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University of Central Lancashire

UCAS Code: A798 | Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements

104 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics or STEM at grade C. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry.

104 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Maths and Physics or STEM at Merit. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects, including HL6 Maths and Physics or STEM. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry.

104 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics or STEM at grade H2 or A2. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Engineering and Aerospace Engineering BTEC: Merit in all of the following units: 1 Engineering Principles 7 Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

104 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics or STEM at grade C. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry.

T Level

M

Including Maths and Physics. The following T Levels can be accepted for entry to this course: Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

UCAS Tariff

104

including A2 Maths and Physics or STEM at grade C. Acceptable STEM Subjects to replace Physics: Applied Science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology and Chemistry. Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

About this course

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich including industrial placement | 2024

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Course Overview**

Fascinated by aircraft and spacecraft? On this Aerospace Engineering degree, you’ll apply everything you learn from our experts to the analysis and design of flying vehicles.

**Why study with us**

- Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, with access to flight simulators, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laboratory, and more.

- We have links with leading aerospace companies and you'll benefit from guest lectures, field trips and placement opportunities. Our Aerospace Society organises regular lectures and events.

- During your studies you'll benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels and a UAV Lab.

**What you’ll do**

- Get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications and learn the principles of flight testing.

- Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.

- Work with a range of vehicles and use different types for design, analysis, simulation and testing.

**Accreditations**

- This BEng course is professionally accredited by the IMechE (which represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession) as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.

- This BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers as meeting the academic requirement for membership and registration for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.

**Future careers**

Aerospace Engineering could lead to a career in many sectors including aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing.

Modules

Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering and Computing

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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.

44%
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
59%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

69%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
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
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation

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Aeronautical and 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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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.

Aeronautical and aerospace 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.

£25k

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£32k

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£34k

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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