Aeronautical engineering is a highly advanced engineering discipline about how flight is possible and how flying vehicles are designed, manufactured, powered, operated and safely controlled. Vehicles range from fixed-wing aeroplanes to helicopters with rotary wings, and from small unmanned drones
to large commercial airliners. You will learn to analyse and understand the vehicle’s behaviour, predict its performance, understand its propulsion and power systems, and perform detailed design of structural components. Individual project work will give you a fantastic opportunity to apply all the knowledge, skills and understanding gained throughout your studies.
- The University established a Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in 1840, making Glasgow the oldest university school of engineering in the UK.
- We have been delivering a world-class engineering education for more than 160 years.
- Each year our 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are taught by staff renowned for their leading-edge research, whose skill lies not only in their expertise in their subject, but in being able to convey this knowledge to their students.
- We have an annual research income of £12m and our facilities include the state-of-the-art James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, a £4.2m Electronics Design Centre, a Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering for spinal injuries, and wind tunnel facilities to test aerofoils, cars and bridges.
- Our research environment is enriched through extensive collaboration with other leading universities and research institutes worldwide on a range of projects that address the technological needs of society.
- All our established MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by their respective professional bodies.
SIT was established by the Ministry of Education in 2009 to offer undergraduate degree programmes primarily for polytechnic graduates. In partnership with various reputable overseas universities, SIT has broughtto Singapore some of the world’s top industry-focused degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy.
Through a unique tripartite collaboration with its overseas university partners and the five local polytechnics, SIT represents a new model that is set to become a key pillar of university education. SIT also adopts a distributed campus model to allow greater synergy and efficiency. Through this model, SIT’s degree programmes will be housed within an SIT building in each of the polytechnics to cater to an intake of at least 2,000 full-time students per academic year by 2015.
You will study almost the same programme in Singapore as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BEng degrees. A few small changes have been made to adapt the programme for polytechnic graduates. For example, we have added two courses on mathematics to prepare you for the advanced analysis in some of the modules.
An exciting feature of the programme is a visit to Glasgow during the vacation between the two years, when you will carry out a preliminary aircraft design project and perform aerofoil experiments in a large-scale wind tunnel. You will also be introduced to Scottish culture.
Prior to the commencement of the academic session you will study the pre-sessional course, Applicable Mathematics 2S.
In your first year you will study
- Applicable mathematics 3S
- Aircraft performance 3S
- Numerical methods in aerospace engineering 3S
- Propulsion and turbomachinery 3S
- Aircraft structures and materials 3S
- Aerodynamics and fluid mechanics 3S
- Dynamics and control 3S
- Instrumentation and data systems 3S
- Flight mechanics 3S
- Aircraft structural analysis and design 3S.
During the vacation between years 1 and 2 you will study aircraft design 3G in Glasgow.
In your second year you will study
- Flight dynamics 4S
- Professional practice 5S
- Aircraft structures and materials 4S
- Aerospace design project 4S
- Final year project 4S
- High-speed aerodynamics 4S
- Aircraft vibration and aeroelasticity 4S
- Turbomachinery 4S (under review).
This degree is accredited in Glasgow by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The programme in Singapore was reviewed
This degree programme is delivered in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) on the campus of Singapore Polytechnic in Singapore. It is primarily intended for students who have graduated with good grades in an appropriate diploma from one of the Polytechnics in Singapore. The programme offers you a route to upgrade your qualification to an Honours degree from the University of Glasgow with a further two years of study, mostly in Singapore.
This degree is accredited in Glasgow by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. We will seek accreditation for this programme in Singapore.
Applications to this programme are processed by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Please visit the SIT web site for admissions requirements or to apply online: