Postgraduate study

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

The Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering is a specialist centre within one of the UK’s largest engineering universities. We have 37 academic staff and nearly 150 postgraduate students on taught and research programmes.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help students throughout their studies and fully-equip them for their future endeavours.

The £14 million state-of-the-art facilities include laboratories, workshops, wind-tunnels, a flight simulator and a technical display area with a recently retired military aircraft. Loughborough University’s outstanding £17 million STEMLab is adjacent to the Department, and offers first-class engineering, science and materials laboratories, forming a truly cutting-edge learning facility for Loughborough students.

We have extensive laboratories and facilities including: wind tunnels; high performance computing; anechoic chamber; indoor UAV testing; structures testing facilities; gas-turbine engines; eight purpose built engine test cells; BAE Systems Hawk aircraft; 6-axis simulator (road and aircraft); chassis dynamometer and numerous instrumented test vehicles.

We also host the Rolls- Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes and the Caterpillar Innovation and Research Centre (IRC) in engine systems.