Aeronautical Engineering
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

Aeronautical Engineering
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

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.

Introducing the School of Engineering

  • 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, building and sustaining an excellent international reputation.
  • Each year our 2,500 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, one of Europe’s premier research clean rooms, 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.
  • The education we provide is informed and supported by our links with industry and industrially relevant research. In Singapore, the UoG-SIT programmes seek to provide students with various dimensions of exposure to local industry in order to enhance their employability upon graduation, including the engagement of industry partners in UGS Industry Day and the Industrial Liaison Committee, as well as industry talks, visits and networking events.
  • All our established MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by their respective professional bodies.

Introducing Singapore Institute of Technology

Established in 2009, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is an institution funded by the Ministry of Education offering undergraduate degree programmes in partnership with various reputable overseas universities. SIT has brought to 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 is slated to become the fifth autonomous university in Singapore and will offer its own degree programmes from AY2014 onwards.

To find out more about SIT, visit:

Programme structure

You will study almost the same programme in Singapore as students on campus in Glasgow in the final two years of their BEng (Hons) 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 wind tunnel. You will also be introduced to Scottish culture.

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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
  • Space Flight Dynamics 4S.

This degree is accredited in Glasgow by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The programme in Singapore was reviewed by the accrediting bodies in January 2013 and it is anticipated that accreditation will follow this.


How to apply

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:

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