Aeronautical Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK, with extensive career opportunities in research and development, testing, and maintenance.

Course details

This course covers the basic principles of aeronautical engineering, including experimental and theoretical aerodynamics, aircraft design, flight dynamics and control, aircraft propulsion, flight simulation technologies, aircraft structures and computational aerodynamics.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

You can study Aeronautical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or as a four-year integrated master’s. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng or continuing your studies for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements.


Entry requirements

A typical offer is 112 UCAS points (120 UCAS points for MEng) from at least two A-levels including Mathematics or Physics at grade C, or

Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM (DDM for MEng)


After completing this programme, graduates have the skills to pursue employment in aeronautical and aerospace industries, civil aviation management, the defence sector, aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul services.

According to a House of Commons briefing paper, the UK aerospace industry is the second largest in the world with a turnover of £34.8 billion in 2020.

“The industry will continue to grow in the coming years and this exciting course will allow us to train the next generation of aerospace professionals” says Dr Hobina Rajakaruna, programme leader.


Assessment includes exams (unseen and open book), phase tests including multiple choice test where appropriate, group presentations, case study analysis, individual lab exercises as well as report portfolios, report and essay writing.

  • Block 1: General Engineering Tools and Principles 1
  • Block 2: General Engineering Tools and Principles 2
  • Block 3: Fundamentals of Aeronautical Design 1
  • Block 4: Fundamentals of Aeronautical Design 
  • Block 1: Mechanical, Energy and Aeronautical Tools and Principles
  • Block 2: Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control
  • Block 3: Aircraft Structures and Flight Dynamics
  • Block 4: Design and Project Management
  • Block 1: Human Factors and Aviation Management
  • Block 2: Propulsion Systems
  • Blocks 3 and 4 Choose one of:
  • Modelling and Simulation for Aeronautical Projects 1 and 2
  • Analysis, Programming and Simulation for Aeronautical Projects 1 and 2
  • Materials and Design for Aeronautical Projects 1 and 2
  • Block 1: Engineering Business Environment and Research Methods
  • Block 2: Advanced Materials, Structures and Design
  • Block 3: Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Design and Maintenance
  • Block 4: Group Project