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University of Salford

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H410

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

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 Students who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A Levels must be referred to Tutor (must also have A2 Maths) A-Level Statistics is not suitable as a Numerate Science

AS levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Passing an Engineering Access course with 120 UCAS points. A minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 60 credits overall and Distinctions in numerate modules required.

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics

112-120 UCAS tariff points including A2 in Higher Level Maths AND Physics

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

D*D*

In Engineering and Science subjects with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance will also be accepted BTEC Manufacturing Engineering will also be accepted Will not accept BTEC Sub Dip Applied Science in place of Physics A level BTEC Aviation Operations will only be accepted with additional Grade C in A-Level 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

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

DMM

In Engineering and Science subjects with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance will also be accepted BTEC Manufacturing Engineering will also be accepted BTEC Sub Dip Applied Science will not be accepted in place of Physics A Level BTEC Aviation Operations will only be accepted with additional Grade C in A-Level 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

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

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

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

UCAS Tariff

112-120

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

Aeronautical engineers design, develop and manage civil and military aircraft. Get onboard for a successful, lucrative career in a global industry with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Salford. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), our course is a gateway to professional Chartered Engineer status.

Aeronautical engineering at Salford combines essential mechanical engineering content with aeronautic specialisms.You’ll follow a structured, three-year programme – or four, if you choose to do the integrated Masters – which combines theory, simulation and real-world aviation practice. Early course content includes electrical systems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and structures. You’ll progress to look at elements of aircraft design, including aircraft structures, flight systems, navigation, aerodynamics and performance.

Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester, voted the UK’s most liveable city in 2018. You'll gain hands-on experience in our established aeronautical and mechanical facility, featuring a Merlin MP520-T flight simulator and an Elite Flight Training System. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a flight test course using Cranfield University’s instrumented Jetstream 31 aircraft at its National Flying Laboratory Centre.

As a leading regional centre for aeronautics, Salford has strong industry connections. Our 'With Professional Experience' option gives you the opportunity to take a placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your final degree award. With increasing career opportunities in both the UK and abroad, you can join other course graduates at prestigious organisations, including Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls–Royce and the Royal Air Force.

**FEATURES**

- Complete experiments and projects in aeronautical laboratories, using our flight simulators to enter national competitions which Salford has won twice

- Specialise in propulsion, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, materials and structures

- Develop a deeper understanding of the theory of statics and dynamics and flight control as related to the dynamic behaviour of an aircraft.

- Learn about aircraft design, including detailed refinement of component design and major interactions that have a crucial influence on the overall design effectiveness

- Assess aircraft performance by modelling aerodynamic loads and propulsion system performance, leading to key results in both steady and accelerated flight

Modules

Year one modules may include: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Materials and Electrical Systems, Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Structures and Engineering Dynamics, Product Engineering, Aviation Business Enterprise. Year two modules may include: Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Enterprise, Aircraft Structures, Engineering Mathematics, Flight Systems, Navigation Systems and Aircraft Performance. Year three modules may include: Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Enterprise, Finite Element Analysis and Structural Mechanics, Flight Systems, Industrial Management and Project Preparation, Final Year Project.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

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.

69%
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

54%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

77%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
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
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Engineering professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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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