UWE Bristol - BEng Hons Aerospace Engineering

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Aerospace Engineering

Study in the UK's aerospace hub on a course developed with some of the biggest names in engineering.

Why study aerospace engineering?

Engineering is where creative thinkers become world changers. An aerospace engineering degree will challenge you to ask questions, take risks and explore new perspectives.

You'll turn ideas into reality, applying the principles of science and technology to the research, design, manufacture and certification of current and future aerospace vehicles.

If you're fascinated by the history, technology and progress of aircraft and spacecraft, we'll take your passion and transform it into career-shaping skill and experience.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum will broaden our engineering audience, enabling students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Engineering Council, we've developed our BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with input from regional aerospace partners. You'll gain the skills and attributes needed to become a technical specialist and future leader within the aerospace industry.

You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering, designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Where can it take me?

As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, as you would in practice.

There's an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers, so you'll graduate with sought after skills and good employability prospects. Choose from broad career options, from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, to working with helicopters and jet engines

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:

    International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.

  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics, plus a Pass in one of the following: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.
  • Relevant subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Mathematics; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics

Career Prospects

Our BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering will equip you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process. You'll study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering principles.

Graduate ready to take up your place within the exciting, fast-paced aerospace industry. You'll develop core skills that you'll take with you through your career, such as innovation, teamwork and creativity.

Our course will prepare you for employment in leading aerospace companies such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo, MBDA, Boeing and GE Systems. Past graduates have gone into careers in the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and jet engines.

Get an inside track on the industry through regular factory tours and professional briefings from leading aerospace organisations, and work on placements to build up valuable experience and professional skills.

In your second year, you'll also have the opportunity to specialise through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways, allowing you to follow your career aspirations.

Course Details

If you study on the four year sandwich course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Thermofluids
Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Engineering Practice 1
Solid Mechanics Materials and Manufacturing.

Year 2

Aerospace Systems Design
Engineering Practice 2
Engineering Research
Fundamental Aero-Propulsion
Fundamental Aerodynamics
Structural Mechanics.

Placement year

Year 3

Engineering Project
Aerospace Group Design Project
Professionalism for Engineers.

Four optional modules from:
Aero Structures
Composite Engineering
Control Engineering
Digital Manufacturing in Aerospace
Further Aero-Propulsion
Further Aerodynamics
Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems
Space Engineering

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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