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When I search up the best aerospace engineering universities, most websites say something like Cambridge, Imperial, Bath, Bristol, Glasgow. However, I realised that this ranking is just the top universities from the overall rankings table which offer aerospace engineering, and this probably isn't very accurate since some unis may be ranked lower overall but will have very good aerospace engineering departments.

So, in terms of just aerospace engineering, what would you say are the best unis for this in the UK? (I'm particularly interested in spacecraft engineering and rockets so this would probably be a factor for me as well).

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Good analysis, you’re looking presumably for universities who make statements like this:-
We are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway”
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/themes/aerospace
However, I think they are a post-grad college....

Surrey have always actually launched satellites, spin-off https://www.sstl.co.uk/
Careers:- https://www.sstl.co.uk/getmedia/65bf...png?width=2000

But as you are Space Vehicle/Rocket oriented - maybe you need to consider US/RU/CN study, perhaps also Darmstadt ESOC or ESA/ESTEC in NL https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC/E..._Centre_ESTEC2
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For space specifically you would be looking at Surrey, Sheffield, Southampton, and Strathclyde as the top universities. These unis have the best developed space related content and activities which are accessible to undergrads.

Technically Surrey doesn't fare so well in terms of space content in the actual degree but their extracurricular offerings are best in class in the UK. The others have decent amounts of space content plus good space related extracurriculars.
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(Original post by LuigiMario)
Good analysis, you’re looking presumably for universities who make statements like this:-
We are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway”
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/themes/aerospace
However, I think they are a post-grad college....

Surrey have always actually launched satellites, spin-off https://www.sstl.co.uk/
Careers:- https://www.sstl.co.uk/getmedia/65bf...png?width=2000

But as you are Space Vehicle/Rocket oriented - maybe you need to consider US/RU/CN study, perhaps also Darmstadt ESOC or ESA/ESTEC in NL https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC/E..._Centre_ESTEC2
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(Original post by Helloworld_95)
For space specifically you would be looking at Surrey, Sheffield, Southampton, and Strathclyde as the top universities. These unis have the best developed space related content and activities which are accessible to undergrads.

Technically Surrey doesn't fare so well in terms of space content in the actual degree but their extracurricular offerings are best in class in the UK. The others have decent amounts of space content plus good space related extracurriculars.
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Thanks for the mention LuigiMario !

Yes we are a postgraduate only university here at Cranfield, however that doesn't necessarily mean you have t have done a bachelors before if you have lots of experience in the are already. The student community here is really diverse and from all different backgrounds and academic routes, so it's worth having a look.

The most relevant course fo ryou would probably be our MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering:
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/...ce-engineering

Let me know if you have any questions or need any more information
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(Original post by Ch16les)
When I search up the best aerospace engineering universities, most websites say something like Cambridge, Imperial, Bath, Bristol, Glasgow. However, I realised that this ranking is just the top universities from the overall rankings table which offer aerospace engineering, and this probably isn't very accurate since some unis may be ranked lower overall but will have very good aerospace engineering departments.

So, in terms of just aerospace engineering, what would you say are the best unis for this in the UK? (I'm particularly interested in spacecraft engineering and rockets so this would probably be a factor for me as well).

Thanks
Hi!

I'm a current student studying Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Sheffield. I'm extremely interested in aerospace materials and that's what I'm specializing in and that's why I have loads of modules in common with Aerospace Engineers. The thing I love the most about the department is its connection with various industries like Rolls Royce and Boeing. Some professors directly research for Rolls Royce and the department has a direct research centre for them. Because of this, I've received loads of exposure and workshops from them regarding employability or CV checking sessions, mock assessment centres and so on. My final year project is also a collab with RR so that's been great for me.

In addition to that, Uni of Sheffield also has Sheffield Space Initiative that houses loads of different aerospace projects. I was part of SunbYte which was in collab with NASA and we actually went there and launched our telescope from there. There are other student-led projects as well which multiple engineering departments fund and support.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

-Sanchari
4th Year, MEng Materials Science and Engineering, UoS
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my cousin studies aerospace at bristol and loves it, but https://le.ac.uk/courses/aerospace-engineering-msc/2020 is pretty good for space programmes
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https://le.ac.uk/courses/aerospace-e...ring-beng/2020 thats the undergrad
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