Aeronautics machinery

Key facts

Total expected intake 
120 (2018 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio 
6.1 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework 2014 
1st in the UK for research impact that is outstanding in terms of reach and significance 

About the Department

Imperial's Department of Aeronautics is at the cutting edge of aerospace teaching and research.

We offer four undergraduate degrees, which are all professionally accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This dual accreditation demonstrates the broad base of engineering, computational and analytical skills that they deliver, as well as the specific knowledge and experience required for careers in the aeronautical industry.

Our research and teaching facilities are first class – some are unique to the UK, and many are also used by commercial companies. These include:

  • a Mach 9 hypersonic gun tunnel and a variable Mach supersonic wind tunnel
  • a range of low-speed wind tunnels for road vehicle studies
  • a large flight test arena for the development of next-generation aerial robots
  • a state-of-the-art flight simulator where you can test-fly your own aircraft designs

We have extensive links with the aerospace industry and other world class universities. These provide unique opportunities for our students to study abroad or undertake a year in industry as an integrated part of your course.

These opportunities, coupled with our excellent reputation for teaching and research and a growing number of academic staff, make the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial an exciting and vibrant place to study.


Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Five-year course (300 ECTS):

*Apply initially for MEng Aeronautical Engineering (H401)

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