Aeronautics machinery

Key facts

Total expected intake

130 (2021 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

8 : 1 (based on 2019 entry data)

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

2nd in the UK

About the Department

Studying Aeronautics at Imperial means joining a department at the cutting edge of aerospace teaching and research.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • A Mach 9 hypersonic gun tunnel
  • Variable Mach supersonic wind tunnel
  • Low-speed wind tunnels for road vehicle studies
  • Large flight test arena for the development of next-generation aerial robots
  • Flight simulator where you can test-fly your own aircraft designs

We also have extensive links with the aerospace industry, resulting in talks and seminars by visiting experts, specific lecture courses delivered in full or in part by industry experts and industry-inspired projects.

We offer five undergraduate degrees, which have been 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.


Four-year courses (240 ECTS):

Five-year course (300 ECTS):

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.