Aerospace Engineering 2024 (non-residential)

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Course Availability: Unfortunately, boys places are full, but applications are still open for Boys Virgin Atlantic Sponsored Places.

If you’re exploring a career in aerospace engineering, this course will give you an insight into modern aircraft design and help your ambitions take flight. Grab this opportunity to meet and talk to Virgin Atlantic engineers, using all the latest facilities available at Kingston University, whilst learning all about the basics of aircraft flight. This course is for Year 10 in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 11 in Northern Ireland.

Our courses combine fun, interactive learning in a university setting with access to leading engineers who have been in your shoes and are currently following a path you’re interested in taking yourself. This is a great opportunity to understand what a career as an engineer is really like. This course is delivered in partnership with the Virgin Atlantic Foundation.

’I enjoyed meeting new people, experiencing new things and making the most out of this opportunity.’ Aerospace Engineering Course Student 2023


29 May - 31 May 2024
Start time: 09:30 hrs
Finish time: 17:00 hrs


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Working in teams with other young people at Kingston University, you will gain hands-on experience in the design and development of modern aircraft, studying the principles of lightweight structural design, efficient propulsion systems and sustainability in aerospace engineering. We’ll show you what is possible beyond school.

Students will test their designs in the Kingston University wind tunnel and have access to the cutting-edge flight simulator and other technologies and resources that give you a glimpse into life as an aerospace engineer.

Engineers do work today that helps to build the world of tomorrow, the aerospace industry is advancing towards sustainability and by 2026 Virgin Atlantic’s fleet will see a 15% gross reduction in CO2 emissions. This dynamic course explores the reality of a career in engineering, introduces you to industry experts and sets you on the path to becoming a future leader in your sector.

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