Aerospace Systems
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

Aerospace Systems
(in Partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT))

The study of aerospace systems requires a fusion of concepts from aeronautical, electrical and systems engineering. Virtually all modern aircraft, from airliners to micro unmanned systems, rely on complex and comprehensive onboard systems. You will learn how these systems are designed, implemented and operated, and how they can lead to improvements in the operation, performance and safety of aerospace vehicles. Individual project work will give you an excellent opportunity to apply all of the knowledge, skills and understanding gained throughout your studies. This degree programme will help you to embark on a career in the aerospace and related industries.

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 team project to develop guidance and control algorithms for rotorcraft vehicles. You will also be introduced to Scottish culture.

Year 1

Before the start 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
  • Real-time Computer Systems 3S
  • Communication Systems 3S
  • Dynamics and Control 3S
  • Instrumentation and Data Systems 3S
  • Flight Mechanics 3S
  • Software Engineering 3S
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility 3S.

During the vacation between years 1 and 2 you will study Aerospace Systems Team Design 3G in Glasgow.

Year 2

In your second year you will study

  • Flight Dynamics 4S
  • Professional Practice 5S
  • Aerospace Systems Design Project 4S
  • Aerospace Control 4S
  • Navigation Systems 4S
  • Radar and Electro-optic Systems 4S
  • Final Year Project 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.

As this is a new programme we will seek accreditation from the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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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