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University of Salford

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

UCAS Code: H490
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Must include a C Grade in A-Level Maths AND a C Grade in either A-Level: Physics (PASS practical) Chemistry (PASS practical) Electronics Design and Technology Computer Science A C Grade in AS-Level Physics would also be accepted A-Level Statistics is NOT acceptable as a Numerate Science. Students who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A levels - refer to Tutor (must have A2 maths)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112-120 UCAS tariff points including A in Higher Maths AND Physics

BTEC Diploma

In Engineering and Science subjects with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance Engineering is also acceptable BTEC Aviation Operations is only accepted with additional A-Level in Maths and Physics BTEC Electrical Engineering is NOT a relevant BTEC for this course BTEC Applied Science is NOT a relevant BTEC for this course BTEC Sub Dip Applied Science will not be acceptable in place of Physics A Level

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In Engineering or Science subjects with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Manufacturing Eng and Operations and Maintenance Engineering is also acceptable BTEC Aviation Operations is only accepted with additional A-Level in Maths and Physics with minimum grades. BTEC Electrical Engineering is NOT a relevant BTEC for this course BTEC Applied Science is NOT a relevant BTEC for this course Btec Sub Dip Applied Science is not accepted in place of Physics A level.

International Baccalaureate

including Grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics

UCAS tariff points

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

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: •Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) •Follow a structured pilot training programme •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 year’s relevant industrial placement as part of your degree. This is greatly encouraged for the following reasons: •An opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University; •Witness the application of modern techniques to your field of interest; •Obtain a better understanding of the role of some of the theory that you have been taught; •Experience working for an organisation; •Discuss your future career with people established within the industry; •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 one modules may include: Aviation Business Enterprise, Engineering Materials & Electrical Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Structures & Engineering Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics & Fluid Dynamics, Principles of Air Navigation and Meteorology for Aviation. Year two modules may include: Engineering Mathematics E2, Safety Assessment in Aviation & Human Factors and Crew Resource Management, Aerodynamics E2, Flight Systems, Route Planning and Navigation Systems, Aircraft Structures. Year three modules may include: 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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 72%
Student score 68% 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


Staff value students' opinions



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
14% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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