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Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

Entry requirements


120 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics at grade B

120 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Maths and Physics at Distinction

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 120 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects, including HL6 Maths and Physics

120 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics at grade B

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

DDM

Engineering BTEC: Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical Principles and Applications and Further Maths in Engineering/ for Engineering Technicians OR Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems. Aeronautical Engineering BTEC - Distinctions in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Theory of Flight and Aircraft Mechanical Science OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - Maths for Engineering OR Unit 23: Applied Maths for Engineering at Distinction, and Science for Engineering at Distinction, and Principles of Mechanical Engineering OR Mechanical Design OR CAD at Distinction

120 UCAS points including A2 Maths and Physics at grade B

UCAS Tariff

120

including A2 Maths and Physics at grade B. Our typical offer is 120 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


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Course Overview**

- Are you fascinated by aircraft? This course combines the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of Aerospace Engineering.

- Benefit from the practical application of what you learn in the classroom in our full motion simulator.

- You’ll undertake Private Pilot License (PPL) theoretical studies in Year 2. Successful completion of this is determined by passing the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Private Pilot’s Licence Examinations.

- CAA examinations are an essential component of a PPL. This degree doesn’t include the practical flying components of the PPL (typically 45 hours) but we partner with a flight training school who will offer those for an additional fee.

**Why study with us**

- You will undertake ‘Private Pilot Licence (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year.

- There’s an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry for full-time students between Year 2 and Year 3.

- Benefit from our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre, which includes state-of-the-art software tools and flight simulators.

**Further Information**

This course provides access to these facilities:

- Immersive flight simulators.

- Redbird FMX: The FMX’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual offer fantastic realism. Our FMX can be configured as two different aircraft types,?a Cessna C172, and a Piper Seminole PA44-S and is complete with an instructors’ station, and an external monitoring and debriefing station.

- Desktop flight simulators.

- This equipment takes the advanced flight training tools found on our large simulators and puts them in a multi-screen desktop device. As a student on our aerospace degree courses, you can use these simulators to reinforce your understanding of aircraft flight dynamics and they can be rapidly reconfigured to a wide range of different aircraft types, from civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle!

- Composites (GRP Bodywork) workshop.

- The composites workshop is used for a variety of activities from research on resin infusion to the development of F3 hovercraft. We also intend to use this for airframe manufacture.?

- This course has been designed to comply with the educational requirements published by the UK Engineering Council.

Modules

Year 1: Aerospace Vehicles, Engineering Design, Engineering Science and Engineering Analysis

Year 2: Aircraft Design, Systems and Manufacture, Structures and FEA, Thermofluids, Pilot Operations PPL and Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation

Year 3: Individual Project, Flight Dynamics and Control, Aeromechanics, Aerospace Propulsion, Advanced CAD and Operations Management B

Assessment methods

Written Exam, Coursework and Practical Assessment.

Tuition fees

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

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

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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.

64%
low
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

73%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
100%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

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
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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.

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

£32k

£32k

£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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