University of South Wales

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: H402 A
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

240

£9,000

No data

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average salary
Aerospace engineering
MEDIUM 72% No Data LOW £21.6k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

Mathematics.

No entry details provided

Mathematics and Any Science subject.

MMM

Appropriate subjects

DD

Appropriate subjects

D*D*

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

M

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

MMD

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

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

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

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 £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

No data

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

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

Will this course suit you?

Source: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Aviation is a fast moving and technologically advanced industry; this course is recognised by European Aviation Law, detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), giving students access to real aircraft experience; it is a balanced practical and theory-based course for the licence element and a professional engineering degree course.

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.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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University of South Wales

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.

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

Who studies this subject?

Source: BestCourse4Me & 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

6% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

3% of students are part-time

Male / Female

5% of students are female

Achievement

35% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

200 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Physics

68%

Most common grade was E (34%)

Mathematics

77%

Most common grade was C (26%)

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 73%
Student score MEDIUM 72%

Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

58%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

77%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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 No Data
Average salary LOW £21.6k

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Source: 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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