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Study aeronautical engineering abroad

An in-depth guide to studying aeronautical engineering as an international student.

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Aeronautical engineering degrees abroad

Aeronautical engineering is a discipline that focuses on the research, design, construction, and maintenance of aircraft. You’ll graduate with the theoretical knowledge and technical expertise needed to make your career soar.

You’ll develop a solid grounding in engineering fundamentals, like thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, before applying them to aircraft. You’ll trace the evolution of flying machines throughout history, and get to grips with the latest technologies and discoveries in the industry.

Studying abroad will take your employability to new heights. You’ll learn how to collaborate with people from different countries and communicate across language barriers. You’ll also build an impressive professional network that’s sure to catch the attention of employers.

Aeronautical engineering program structure

BEng degrees require three years of full-time study, or four years if you complete an industrial placement. Sandwich years are a fantastic chance to sharpen your professional skills and gain hands-on experience.

It’s also possible to study a four-year integrated master’s program known as an MEng. The first half of your course will be identical to the BEng program, but you’ll dive into more specialist and technical modules during your final two years.

If the integrated course isn’t for you, you can pursue a separate MSc over one or two years. If you want to take your education one step further, doctorate degrees are available. A PhD usually takes between three and six years to finish.

Your timetable will mainly consist of lectures, laboratories, tutorials, and design workshops. You’ll also get to go on interesting field trips and work on full-scale builds.

Although every program will be slightly different, here are some of the core topics you’ll likely cover:

  • Thermofluids
  • Introduction to aircraft design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Mechanics of flight
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering materials
  • Aircraft systems and performance
  • Manufacturing, technology, and management

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Aeronautical engineering study abroad programs

Aeronautical engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in aeronautical engineering

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    Aeronautics Leadership - BA (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    43,338 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 54,074 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Aerospace Engineering (Aeronautics) - BEng Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,634 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,634 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering - BEng (Hons) (with placement) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,665 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in aeronautical engineering

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    Airframe Technician - ASc College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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Diploma in aeronautical engineering

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    Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics - UGDip Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in aeronautical engineering

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    Aircraft Structures Technician - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,829 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,760 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Airframe and Powerplant Technology - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Airframe Technician - Cert College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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    Aviation Maintenance Airframe & Powerplant - Cert South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Pathway in aeronautical engineering

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    International Year - Aeronautics - UGP Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,340 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,340 USD

    Start date
    -
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Aeronautical engineering graduate programs

Master's in aeronautical engineering

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    Aeronautical Engineering - MSc Linköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,000 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Aeronautical Engineering - MAE Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,628 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,900 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Aeronautical Engineering - MEng University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,995 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,321 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Future aeronautical engineering careers

With the aviation industry expected to double in size over the coming years, the sky’s the limit for enthusiastic and highly-qualified graduates.

Hundreds of career paths will be open to you in this multi-billion dollar global market. Here are just a few of the most popular:

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Aeronautical designer
  • Aeronautical researcher
  • Aeronautical maintenance technician
  • Aviation consultant
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Mechanical engineer

Your university’s employability office can help you apply for your dream job, secure work experience, and improve your resume. It’s worth arranging an appointment if you’d like some extra support.