Our wide range of master’s programmes attract students from around the world – we are the UK’s top destination for aerospace engineering postgraduate students and are ranked in the Top 5 UK institutions for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing by QS World University Rankings. Our students are drawn by the combination of academic excellence and strong industry focus. Our work embraces the entire spectrum of aviation, helping to define and deliver the aircraft of the future, the airport of the future, the airline of the future and airspace management of the future.We take a practical and holistic approach right across the business of flying, bringing together aeronautical engineering, materials and manufacturing with expertise in aviation business processes and practices. In the aerospace business sector we hold close relationships with British Airways, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, to name just a few.
Our varied aerospace and aviation activities are underpinned by advanced facilities, including some unique to Cranfield – from our own airport, aircraft and flight deck simulators to industrial-scale gas turbine engine test facilities used for performance and diagnostic studies. In 2016 we opened the Aerospace Integration Research Centre at Cranfield with co-investment partners Airbus and Rolls- Royce. 2020 will see us open the doors on our latest facility the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC).
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