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Aircraft Engineering (top-up)

Entry requirements


EASA Part 66 Category B Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence; KU Foundation Degree or appropriate HND (Qatar Aeronautical College + EASA modules)

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

- This is the only UK degree that mirrors the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-147– approved courses. Once you graduate, you’ll need just two years’ maintenance experience before applying to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for your B Licence (the main license for aircraft maintenance staff).

- The course covers all the knowledge requirements specified in the EASA category B1.1 aircraft maintenance engineering license syllabus (Part 66).

- This degree is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) as meeting the requirements for IEng registration with the Engineering Council.

**About this course**

Do you have an engineering foundation degree from Kingston University? Or, do you hold an EASA Cat B aircraft engineering license? If so, this course is a perfect choice to top-up your qualification to an honours degree.

Your studies will include exploring the performance of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and analysis of their structures, and evaluating materials for aircraft
applications.

You’ll also study the principles of air transport economics and how they affect management decision-making and project planning and mapping. You’ll also undertake group and individual projects on industry-related topics.

Modules

Examples of modules:
Year 1 Core - Air Transport Economics;Aerospace Technology; Individual Project (Aircraft Eng); Aircraft Maintenance Operations.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and directed independent learning (self-study).
Assessment includes assignments, reports, presentations and formal written examinations. The Aircraft Maintenance Operations module (which contains a significant group project element) and Individual Project module are assessed by coursework only.

If you are a direct entrant student who has no previous experience of higher education (HE) in the UK then the style of the delivery and learning on this course may be rather alien to you. This will be especially so if the only learning you have completed since leaving school has been through vocational training courses. Those who have progressed from a Kingston University foundation degree will have had some experience of HE but the delivery style of the top-up and what is expected of you in terms of learning is quite different to what you will have experienced on the foundation degree; the foundation degree is actually delivered very much like a vocational training course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
med
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,600
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Vehicle trades

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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