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  • Top 10 Aeronautical Engineering Universities in the UK

    Top 10 Aeronautical Engineering Universities in the UK
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Since the first balloon flight in 1783 by the Montgolfier brothers, followed by another attempt from the Wright brothers, aerospace engineering has come a long way. From innovative technologies  in aviation to improve the lives on earth to space exploration, it is a daring industry.

    Aeronautical engineering is also one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a huge scope of growth. Aeronautical engineers are recruited in commercial aviation companies, space research agencies, and civil aviation research centres (Industrial, government and academic). Some of the other multifold options you can pursue post course completion are in the field of:

    - Aircraft Construction

    - Efficiency testing, flight testing

    - Airframe design, engine design, etc.

    - Aircraft maintenance

    - Aircraft manufacturing

    - Investigating aeroplane crashes etc.

    - Flight controllers or air traffic controllers.

    According to PayScale website, aeronautical engineers with skills in Avionics gets paid the highest. Specific to India, only 3% of Aeronautical engineers are women while 97% are men. However, when we talk about the salary, it is low in the entry-level, which subsequently spike up with experience, going as high as 27% to 137%! This is true for all countries.

    For the students who are planning to study in UK university, we have handpicked some of the top 10 universities for aeronautical engineering based on four criteria, i.e. student satisfaction, entry standards, research quality and employability prospect (as provided by the Complete University Guide, UK).

    #1 University of Bristol

    Entry standards: 529

    Student satisfaction: 4.11

    Research Quality: 3.30

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 92

    Overall score: 95.9

    The university of Bristol may be known for many reasons, but nothing beats its achievement as the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men! It is also being ranked as the top 3rd Aeronautical Engineering university by the complete university guide.

    #2 University of Southampton

    Entry standards: 467

    Student satisfaction: 4.01

    Research Quality: 3.23

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 94

    Overall score: 94

    Recognised as a leading research university in the UK, the University of Southampton has also achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

    #3 Loughborough University

    Entry standards: 428

    Student satisfaction: 4.04

    Research Quality: 3.08

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 90

    Overall score: 91.3

    The UK’s first technological university, Loughborough University also has a high rating of the student experience. It is also one of the country's largest single-site campuses!

    #4 University of Leeds

    Entry standards: 430

    Student satisfaction: 4.43

    Research Quality: 3.14

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 78

    Overall score: 90.3

    The University of Leeds is also one of the largest universities in the UK, recognised globally. It is ranked among the top 10  research power universities. It also boasts of having numerous prestigious boards like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, CDIO, European University Association, etc.

    #5 University of Nottingham

    Entry standards: 401

    Student satisfaction: 4.19

    Research Quality: 3.16

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 84

    Overall score: 89.8

    The University of Nottingham is one of the leading research facility in the world. It also has an award-winning campus in the UK, China and Malaysia.

    #6 University of Glasgow

    Entry standards: 479

    Student satisfaction: 3.63

    Research Quality: 3.25

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 80

    Overall score: 89.6

    With over 540 years of inspiring great minds, the University of Glasgow is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world. It is located in one of the world’s top student cities.

    #7 Swansea University

    Entry standards: 338

    Student satisfaction: 4.12

    Research Quality: 3.29

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 90

    Overall score: 89.3

    Swansea University became the first campus university in the UK A public research university, Swansea University, has the 3rd largest student cohort.

    #8 University of Strathclydes

    Entry standards: 461

    Student satisfaction: 3.86

    Research Quality: 3.03

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 72

    Overall score: 87.3

    Excellent teaching and research backed with strong links with industry, government and business, the University of Strathclydes is now a leading international technological university.

    #9 University of Manchester

    Entry standards: 439

    Student satisfaction: 3.86

    Research Quality: 3.11

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 70

    Overall score: 86.1

    The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single-site university. So far it has produced 25 Nobel Prize winners and the home for the first stored-program computer. Not to forget, it is in the top 50 universities in the world.

    #10 University of Liverpool

    Entry standards: 383

    Student satisfaction: 4.03

    Research Quality: 3.14

    Graduate Prospect (employability): 74

    Overall score: 85.9

    The University of Liverpool is one of the first civic universities established in 1881. Its excellence in teaching with world-class departments and schools has made it one of the world’s most renowned universities.

    If you have decided to study aeronautical engineering in the UK, you should consider the preceding universities. Here are some of  the major topics in an Aeronautical engineering curriculum:

    - Mathematics

    - Avionics

    - Fluids and solids

    - Control Systems

    - Structural Analysis

    - Fundamentals of Propulsion

    - Electronics

    - Automatic Control Guidance

    - Thermodynamics

    - Aerodynamics

    - Materials Science

    Have we missed out any college you think deserves a mention? You can leave us a note in the comment box.

Comments (2)

Comment By NMU On Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:23 PM

Thanks for sharing information. This article is useful to every medical student and others National medical university providing the the best medical Education in Ukraine Europe 

Comment By Patrick Cohen On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:14 PM

Very interesting topic! Im a student in france and I hope to finish my studying in the UK! Thanks

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