UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies with Foundation Year

Get on track for our BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies degree by completing a foundation year. If you're committed to an engineering future and have a less conventional background, this is the course for you.

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?

BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers. Developed with input from regional aerospace partners, it will to give you the industry- relevant skills and attributes you need to become a technical specialist and future leader within the aerospace industry.

This course equips 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 principles. In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to specialise through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways.

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.

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.

Graduate ready to take up your place within the exciting, fast-paced aerospace industry.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate, you'll be set for a career in the aerospace industry.

Job opportunities range from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, to working with helicopters and jet engines.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 80
  • 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: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

This 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 design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and jet engines.

Course Details

Year 0 Foundation Year

Engineering Experimentation
Foundation Group Project
Foundation Mathematics: Algebra and Calculus
Foundation Mechanics
Introduction to Mechatronics.

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

optional modules

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

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