Masters | Postgraduate Course - Aerospace Systems MSc Course Details within University of Glasgow

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Aerospace Systems MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time

Aerospace systems are the future of the aerospace industry and constitute the major component of all modern aircraft. They are the essential onboard systems that ensure the safe and accurate operation of all aerospace vehicles, from civil passenger planes to sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles.

Why this programme?

  • The University has been the home of Aerospace Research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems.
  • The University of Glasgow is one of the few institutions in the UK, and the only University in Scotland, to offer an Aerospace Systems MSc.
  • The School of Engineering’s aeronautical engineering is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 7th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2016).
  • If you are an aeronautical engineering or avionics graduate wanting to improve your skills and knowledge; a graduate of another engineering discipline, mathematics or physics and you want to change field; looking for a well-rounded postgraduate qualification in electronics & electrical engineering to enhance your career prospects; this programme is designed for you.
  • Students in this programme can benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including several wind tunnels, a flight simulation lab, an autonomous unmanned vehicle (UAV) laboratory, helicopter test rig laboratories and computer labs for modelling and simulation.

Module details

Semester 1 core courses

  • Aircraft flight dynamics
  • Control M
  • Navigation systems
  • Simulation of aerospace systems
  • Space flight dynamics 1.

Semester 2 core courses

  • Autonomous vehicle guidance systems
  • Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration
  • Radar and electro-optic systems
  • Robust control 5.
  • Aerospace systems team design project.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree .

Student Destinations

Career opportunities include aerospace, defence, laser targeting systems, radar development, electro-optics, autonomous systems and systems modelling.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard
Avionic and Mission System Engineer at Qinetiq
Engineering Corporal & Driver at Hellenic Army.


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