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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H410

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Mathematics or Physics.

Pass Access to Engineering.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We also require GCSE English Language, maths and science at grade C (or 4) or above, or equivalent.

Including B2 in Higher Mathematics.

Mathematics at grade C.

Mathematics at grade C and Any Science subject at grade C.

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40-48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

**Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Hartlepool College (campus code 5, call 01429 295000).

**Course overview**: Aeronautical engineering is a broad discipline including fundamental aspects of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials engineering and design, as well as specialist aerospace topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight dynamics, avionics systems and power plants.

The broad content means that successful graduates have multiple career options in both aerospace and other engineering industries. We have extensive resources for delivering aeronautical engineering including an aerospace workshop with fixed wing and helicopter training aircraft, training rigs/equipment for aircraft systems (including modular radar) and a Rolls Royce RB211 turbofan engine. Other facilities supporting your programme include a flight simulator system, subsonic wind tunnel and aerospace simulation and modelling software. Tuition is provided by experienced engineering staff who have relevant industrial experience in the aeronautical engineering sector. If you have a passion for aircraft, or you simply wish to develop into an engineer with wide and varied engineering skills applicable across a wide range of industries, then this course is right for you.

**After the course**: There are many roles that HND-qualified employees take on, with the vast majority being technician-level jobs in the aerospace/aeronautical industries or the Royal Air Force. Successful graduates have multiple career options in both aerospace and other engineering industries. If you are aiming for a higher degree then by successfully completing your HND Aeronautical Engineering you could seek direct entry to the second year of a BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering or MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering degree.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You are expected to attend a range of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory/workshop sessions. Programme delivery is at Hartlepool College of Further Education but students have full access to facilities both at Hartlepool College of Further Education and at Teesside University.

The programme provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations), but you are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. The programme involves a range of types of assessment including coursework assignments and exams.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,150
per year
EU
£6,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,150
per year
Scotland
£6,150
per year
Wales
£6,150
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hartlepool College of Further Education

Department:

Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
30%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


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Aeronautical 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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Engineering professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

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