CU was founded for aerospace research and is an entirely post-graduate University, primarily focusing on technology and management. CU is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research, and technology support to individuals and organizations. A wide range of full- and part-time masters, doctoral programs and professional development courses are available across a variety of engineering and business disciplines.
The school of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) has been at the forefront of aerospace technology for over 60 years and delivers multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing the aviation industry. SATM is building on its globally recognized capabilities in air transport management, multi-sector safety and accident investigation, together with expertise in advanced vehicle engineering, to develop an integrated approach to the transport challenges of the future.

In 2011 the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further
and Higher Education. In early 2017 a major new Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) was opened in partnership with co-investment partners Airbus and Rolls-Royce, following the award of £35M funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The capabilities within the ‘Centre for Propulsion Engineering’ encompass a comprehensive portfolio of activities including analytical research, large-scale laboratories, and educational programs covering gas turbine technology, turbomachinery and icing research, and engine performance and diagnostics.