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University of Salford

Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H415

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

Entry requirements


Must include a E Grade in A-Level Maths Applicants who have not studied A-Level Maths will be offered the BSc Physics with a Foundation Year programme (F305) - Applicants can progress onto BEng Aeronautical Engineering upon completion of this Foundation Year Must include Pass in Science Practical (Science A level)

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

64 UCAS tariff points from and Engineering or Science based Access course

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

26

including Grade 4 in Higher Level Maths OR Physics

64 UCAS tariff points including 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)

MM

In Engineering and Science subjects (Electrical Eng, Manufacturing Eng) with Merits in all Maths modules

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

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

MPP

In Engineering and Science subjects (Electrical Eng, Manufacturing Eng) with Merits in all Maths modules

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

64 UCAS tariff points including E in Advanced Higher Maths

64 UCAS tariff points including D in Higher Maths

UCAS Tariff

64

From a minimum of 1 A2 or equivalent

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

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

Major airlines are constantly seeking opportunities to fly further, improve fuel-efficiency and enhance safety. 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 full degree course combines essential mechanical engineering content with aeronautic specialism and is a gateway to professional Chartered Engineer status.

Our Foundation Year is an effective bridging course for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the BEng degree. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester, voted the UK’s most liveable city in 2018. You’ll complete a range of modules to develop your maths and physics knowledge, so you have the confidence and ability required for higher-level engineering study.

You’ll gain awareness of social, legal and environmental issues that are associated with the role of a senior engineer. You’ll study a broad range of engineering subjects to prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Led by our academic engineering team, our Foundation Year will give you the capabilities to take your passion for engineering further. On successful completion, this course will provide a seamless entry on to our full Aeronautical Engineering degree course.

**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 Methodology (Semester 1 and Semester 2), Mechanical Systems, Study Skills, Experimental Methods, Power and Energy. Year two 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 three modules may include: Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Enterprise, Aircraft Structures, Engineering Mathematics, Flight Systems, Navigation Systems and Aircraft Performance. Year 4; Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Enterprise, Finite Element Analysis and Structural Mechanics, Flight Systems, Industrial Management and Project Preparation.

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.

80%
med
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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


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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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