UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

This course was designed with input from regional aerospace partners to give you the industry relevant skills needed to become a technical specialist.

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 as you apply 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.

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 of the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Engineering Council, our BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies has been developed with input from regional aerospace partners. Gain the skills you need to become a technical specialist and future leader within the aerospace industry.

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.

As a graduate, you'll be set for a career in the aerospace industry. You'll have exciting career prospects, 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 with Pilot Studies will equip you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process. Study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering.

There's an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers in the industry, so you'll have strong employability prospects. Many of our graduates go into careers in the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and jet engines.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Thermofluids
Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Engineering Practice 1
ICAO PPL Ground School
Solid Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing.

Year 2

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

Placement year

Year 3 Final Year for BEng

Engineering Project
Aerospace Group Design Project
Pilot and Airline Operations
Professionalism for Engineers.

Two optional modules
Aero Structures
Avionics
Composite Engineering
Control Engineering
Further Aero-Propulsion
Further Aerodynamics
Spaceflight
Space Engineering
Digital Manufacturing in Aerospace
Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems

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