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University of Brighton

Aeronautical Engineering (with Integrated Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: H415

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,C,C

DDD with Maths and Physics at A or AS-level otherwise CCC. General Studies excluded.

Access to HE Diploma exceeds entry requirements so may be considered for BEng/MEng.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4,H5,H5,H5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-96

72 UCAS tariff points with Maths and Physics at A or AS-level otherwise 96 points.

78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

With an extra year of integrated study at foundation level, this course opens up opportunities in engineering if you do not hold the required scientific A-levels or equivalent qualifications, are changing career, or returning to study.

The foundation year gives you the support, knowledge and skills you need to progress. You will be required to successfully complete the foundation year before progressing to the degree course.

With a focus on employability, the course is designed with input from industry experts and accrediting bodies. Our Industrial Advisory Board contributes to the ongoing development of the programme, keeping it updated and relevant, while guest lecturers reinforce our strong industrial links and provide networking opportunities.

You will get involved in challenging and rewarding project work and have the chance to join the Formula Student team. Working in groups with other engineering specialists will develop your teamwork, project management, presentation, and communication skills, giving you an experience that mirrors industry.

The option of a paid professional placement year will help build confidence and provide valuable contacts.

Modules

During your foundation year lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials and seminars provide a varied learning environment. In your first degree year, a major design project will familiarise you with the course and your colleagues and you will be given an introduction to mechanical engineering. During Year 2, subjects including management, aeronautical computer-aided design and modelling are introduced. After Year 2, you can develop your experience by opting to take an industrial placement year. The final year comprises specialist options and a major individual project which is often supported by industry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brighton

Department:

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

57%
low
Aeronautical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

43%
Staff make the subject interesting
46%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
46%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
77%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Engineering professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good 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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