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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

T Level

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including Maths and Physics

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

4.0years

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. This programme is an ideal way to gain the theoretical training required to obtain a pilot’s license while simultaneously gaining an engineering degree.

- 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.

- In Year 4 you’ll be introduced to Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) theoretical studies. These are university examinations designed to prepare you for sitting CAA ATPL examinations after you’ve graduated – ideal if you want to become a commercial pilot in the future.

**Why study with us**

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

- You’ll undertake Private Pilot License (PPL) theoretical studies in Year 2.

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

**Further Information**

- 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.

Year 4: Aerospace Group Project, Pilot Studies ATPL and Engineer and Society.

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.

65%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

53%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
25%
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.

£27k

£27k

£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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