University of South Wales

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

UCAS Code: H402 A
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2016 | 2015
Ucas points guide

240

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics and Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Appropriate subjects

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

Must include Mathematics and another science-based subject areas, eg, Physics, Chemistry

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
M

Must include Mathematics and another science-based subject areas, eg, Physics, Chemistry

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Must include Mathematics and another science-based subject areas, eg, Physics, Chemistry

UCAS tariff points
240

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
140-180

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 240 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course is recognised by European Aviation Law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and gives you access to real aircraft experience. We are the only University in the UK which has integrated the industry standard aircraft maintenance qualification â??EASA Part-66â?? with an Honours degree and delivered on campus. On completion of the required EASA training, you will be able to obtain a full EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License in just two years, which normally requires five yearsâ?? professional experience.*

Modules

Year 1: analytical method for engineers; physics; electrical fundamentals; electronic fundamentals; basic aerodynamics; human factors; aviation legislation; professional practice for engineers. Year 2: maintenance practices for B1 licence; instrumentation systems; materials and hardware; propeller; engineering management and business constraints. Year 3: aerodynamics of flight; aircraft structures and systems; gas turbine engine; project research methodology; engineering project management and business methods; individual project.

University of South Wales

Treforest campus

The University of South Wales, formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, is one of the largest in the UK, offering more opportunities and better prospects for students. Students will benefit from the University’s growing reputation as a major university for jobs and employers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

56%

Library resources are satisfactory

68%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

66%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
7% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
33% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £23k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

31%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Only a few hundred students study the subject every year. But with very few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry - the relatively high early unemployment rate shows that it isn’t always easy for graduates who are not prepared. Starting salaries are usually good, especially if you get a job overseas, 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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