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University of Salford

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

UCAS Code: H490
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
82% LOW
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 at grade C and (Physics at grade C or Chemistry at grade C or Electronics at grade C or Biology at grade C or Design & Technology at grade C or Computing at grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics at grade B.(Physics at grade B or Design at grade B).

BTEC Diploma

Engineering or Science - must include Distinctions in Maths modules

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Engineering or Science - must include Distinctions in Maths modules. Certain BTEC courses are not suitable for entry for this course. Please check with the University directly.

International Baccalaureate

Grade 5 or above in Higher Level Maths and Physics

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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


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

3 good reasons to study Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies at Salford: â?¢Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) â?¢Follow a structured pilot training programme â?¢Aircraft design is brought into sharp focus in parallel with a full treatment of fundamental and advanced aeronautical science. This programme lets you combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering. You have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme and sit the appropriate ground school examinations needed for the award of a Private Pilot Licence. A total of 45 flying hours are offered within the training programme, at additional cost, with the twin aims of enabling you to fly solo by the end of level 1 and obtain a Private Pilot Licence by the end of level 2. Lessons are at an additional total cost of £6,500 (correct at August 2010), with flexible payment options. You can elect to take a yearâ??s relevant industrial placement as part of your degree. This is greatly encouraged for the following reasons: â?¢An opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University; â?¢Witness the application of modern techniques to your field of interest; â?¢Obtain a better understanding of the role of some of the theory that you have been taught; â?¢Experience working for an organisation; â?¢Discuss your future career with people established within the industry; â?¢The possibility of working for the same organisation after you graduate. A large proportion of students undertaking a placement with a company are employed by that company after they have graduated.


Year 1: aviation business enterprise; engineering materials and electrical systems; engineering mathematics; engineering structures and engineering dynamics; engineering thermodynamics and fluid dynamics; principles of air navigation and meteorology for aviation. Year 2: engineering mathematics; safety assessment in aviation and human factors and crew resource management; aerodynamics; flight systems; route planning and navigation systems; aircraft structures. Year 3: aerodynamics; aircraft design enterprise; avionics; flight systems; industrial management and project preparation; final year project.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

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 73%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
9% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
318 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 82% LOW
Average graduate salary £23k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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