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University of Leeds

Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies and Management

UCAS Code: H461

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Mathematics or Physics. Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking. Extended Project Qualification - Whilst we recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, we do not currently include this as part of our offer making. We do however encourage you to provide further information on your project in your personal statement and if invited, at interview.

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, 30 credits with Distinction (including Mathematics) and the remaining 15 credits with Merit or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in Mathematics or Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics and Physics.

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

D*DD

D*DD with Distinctions in relevant Mathematics and Physics units. Some Mathematics and Physics units may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AA at Advanced Higher level, including Mathematics and Physics, and AABBB at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

144-147

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Aviation studies

The global aviation industry is forecast to grow from carrying around 4 billion passengers annually at present to 7.8 billion in 2036 – and global airline revenues already exceed £600 billion per annum (IATA). Hence, the global aviation industry needs knowledgeable, skilled and creative people as pilots, managers and other aviation professionals. The aviation industry is a complex, interlocking, highly integrated system of engineering, people, regulations, procedures and business models.

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and creativity needed to take a highly integrated approach to the global aviation industry, as the basis for a world-class aviation career. Discover the relationship between aviation, materials, energy, economics and policy – and the system that connects these together – through this course’s interdisciplinary nature. Develop specialist aviation engineering, technical and management skills, alongside drawing upon our extensive expertise in aircraft, materials, propulsion and environmental issues and the ability to apply this knowledge to real-life aviation industry scenarios.

You’ll benefit from the training facilities and expertise of a professional flying school as you undertake ten hours of flight training, have the opportunity to achieve the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ground exam requirements for the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), while learning how to manage and finance activities in the aviation industry.

The course has specialist input from expert academics, experienced professionals and pilots from industry. Bringing working knowledge of advanced communications and navigation systems, management techniques and strategic thinking, these contributions complement the knowledge base provided by the course to succeed in the aviation industry. Following completion of this course, you could pursue a career in aviation project management, aviation enterprise, air traffic control, airline operations or with further training, piloting.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by more than one component. These components can include written examinations held at the end of each year, in-class and online tests, example sheets, assignments, and coursework in the form of reports, projects, presentations and posters.

Flying skills are assessed formally in line with civil aviation practices and requirements. We give individual feedback so you can improve your skills.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
Aviation studies

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.

Aviation studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

75%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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Aviation studies

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Engineering professionals
13%
Transport associate professionals
9%
Senior officers in protective services

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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