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Aeronautical Engineering

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

Why choose this course?
The key aim of the Aeronautical Engineering Degree is to develop intellectual and application skills through knowledge acquisition, problem solving, deductive skills, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. This also encompasses social and environmental implications.

During the degree, you will:

- develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the product development process.

- gain key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft design and manufacturing industries, as well as in a variety of modern manufacturing engineering sectors,

- be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality.

- seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative, and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner.

- be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical, and technical skills, using appropriate tools.

- be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities.

- be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce, and communication;

- be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue.

- be professional in your outlook, be capable of team working, be effective communicators, and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches.

- You will have opportunity to transfer to an integrated-master’s degree course MEng Aeronautical Engineering at the end of your year 2 (level 5) study.

You can also choose to study this degree with a foundation year BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation year (4 years) or with Industrial Placement year BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Industrial Placement (4 years)

*This course is subject to EAB accreditation.

Key course features:
- You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team, with extensive industrial experience.

- Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (subject to EAB accreditation in 2023.)

- Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities.

- Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre based in Broughton.

- Rapid prototyping facility and specialist manufacturing systems simulation software.

- 3D laser scanner.

- Access to cutting edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.

Modules

What you will study

YEAR 1 (level 4)
You will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. Acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems. Use CAD for engineering design. Competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and being able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor.

MODULES
Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Science
CAD and Production Science
Materials and Environment
Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Professional Development
Modern Aircraft Technology

YEAR 2 (level 5)
MODULES
You will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. More in depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop understanding in business and research methods.

Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability
Thermo-Fluid and Propulsion
Further Engineering Mathematics
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Mechanics, Structures & FEA
Flight Mechanics, Avionics and Control

YEAR 3 (level 6)
You will acquire a critical understanding and application of the high-level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in structural vibration, aircraft design and flight stability, and aerodynamics. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.

MODULES
Project (Honours)
Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation
Aerodynamics
Aircraft Design & Flight Stability
Advanced Structures and Vibrations (optional)
Professional Engineering (optional)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Teaching & Assessment

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. An open and friendly atmosphere enhances the students’ learning experience. Strong links to local, national, and international companies ensure teaching is industry relevant and provides students with the best possible starting point into their engineering career paths taking on key roles in industry and public services.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments.

Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

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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?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
B

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.

94%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Metal machining, fitting and instrument making trades

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.

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

£40k

£40k

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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