Aeronautical Engineering

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Years 1: In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum which includes courses in aeronautical engineering, mathematics, dynamics, electronics, materials, statics, thermodynamics and engineering skills. These courses are supported by individual and group project work 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 year 2 you will study fluid mechanics, dynamics, aeronautical engineering, thermodynamics and mathematics. In year 3 you will learn about the design of aircraft. You will begin to analyse and understand aircraft behaviour, aircraft performance and propulsion systems, and you will begin to perform detailed analysis of aircraft structural components.

Years 4: In year 4 you will begin to deal with some of the advanced concepts in aeronautics. These include the study of composite materials, aeroelasticity, propulsion, high-speed aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control theory.

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

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAAAB (two sittings with a min AABB after S5) including Maths (at end of S5) and Physics or Engineering Science at AB or BA (Maths at A if offered with Engineering Science). 2 Advanced Highers at BB preferred.

Widening access entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths and Physics or Engineering Science. May be considered for offer with BBBB. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 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