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University of Salford

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

UCAS Code: H490

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 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)

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 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

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 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.

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

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

112-120 UCAS tariff points including A in Higher 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


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Aerospace engineering

Flying is an increasingly popular mode of travel and is predicted to grow even further. Gain the skills to design, manage and fly the next generation of aircrafts with a BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree at Salford

Our unique Aircraft Engineering course combines the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering. You'll look to improve flight performance as you develop flight assimilation and air navigation skills. Accredited by professional institutions including the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), you'll be educated to the highest industry standards.

You’ll follow a three-year programme – or four, if you choose the integrated Masters option - which combines mathematics, science, computer-based methods, design and engineering, to solve complex aircraft engineering problems. 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. Prior to your final year, you will complete a flight test course using Cranfield University’s specially instrumented Jetstream 31 aircraft. You’ll have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme to gain a Private Pilot Licence. You can also take a placement year to develop essential further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your final degree award.

**FEATURES**

- Understand the properties and applications of materials and of the principles of electronic and electrical engineering

- Gain proficiency and knowledge in the planning of multiple leg flight plans and build awareness and experience of aviation meteorology

- Learn the engineering principles that underpin the design of propulsion systems for the aerospace industry and have an introduction to the principles of gas turbine theory and jet engines

- Explore the theory of business economics in route planning, learning the techniques and methodologies used for navigating an aircraft using modern navigation aids

- Build in-depth knowledge of avionic systems used in modern aircraft, including communication, flight instruments, flight management, automatic flight, warning and recording and passenger systems

*The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

Modules

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.

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
Aerospace 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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