Aerospace Systems

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: In your first year you will take courses in mathematics and study engineering fundamentals including applied mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics and electronics. These courses will form a solid foundation for development later in the degree programme and are supported by individual and group project and laboratory work. This interdisciplinary approach, favoured by industry, also makes it possible to switch to most other engineering disciplines at the end of year 1 should you wish to do so.

Years 2 and 3: In your second and third years you will concentrate on aerospace dynamics, aeronautical engineering, electronics and systems, electrical circuits and mathematics. Also, throughout the programme there will be a focus on developing key software programming skills.

Years 4 and 5: In year 4 you will study topics including flight simulation, aerospace vehicle guidance and control, radio and radar, dynamics, aircraft handling qualities and aircraft operations.

For BEng students, individual project work allows you to apply the knowledge you have gained during your studies to a problem in aerospace systems. MEng students undertake an interdisciplinary team project instead.

If you are an MEng student, in year 5 you will learn about aircraft handling qualities, aircraft operations, and advanced control concepts. Half of this year is devoted to project work, which can be carried out in industry, within the university or via a placement abroad. A range of optional courses are available in years 4 and 5 to allow you to develop and follow your interests.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
5 Highers at AAAAA (first sitting) including Maths and Physics or Engineering Science or 2 Advanced Highers at AB including Maths plus 4 Highers at AAAA (two sittings with a min AAAA/AAABB after S5) including Maths (at end of S5) and Physics or Engineering Science.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

5 years


College of Science and Engineering



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy