Aviation Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 16 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:4865 Duration:36 months

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Description

This degree programme is aimed at those students who wish to undertake senior engineering roles within the operational side of the aviation industry, but who also retain an interest in flying. The engineering content is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The course runs alongside the Pilot Studies course, replaces flying training with greater design content, making this particularly suitable for anybody aiming for a professional engineering career, but not in a flying role.

Accordingly, the programme integrates basic flight principles and the opportunity to train on a flight simulator with a solid grounding in general engineering and a background in management and operations. The programme will draw on the close proximity of Heathrow and the other London airports and, on completion, graduates will be expected to follow careers within the aviation industry.

Why Study Aviation Engineering Undergraduate Course at Brunel University?

  • NSS3rd best UK University for overall student satisfaction in Aerospace and Aviation: 2012 National Student Survey
  • NSSTop London-based University for overall student satisfaction in Aerospace and Aviation: 2012 National Student Survey
  • NSSAccredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

About Mechanical Engineering at Brunel

From jet aircraft to air conditioning plant, from tunnelling machines to body-scanners, from technical consultancy to financial services such as insurance, mechanical engineers deal with the design and production of the machines, systems and structures that are taken for granted in the modern world.

The range and diversity of career choice is consequently tremendous. In response to this diversity, we offer a variety of courses.

Interacting with students from different specialisms and with different interests is an important part of the University experience. To help with this, we have introduced a multidisciplinary project for Level 1 students. This is a design-based competition between teams made up of students from a number of subjects.

We also offer the Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year course.

The range of courses reflects several of our research interests:

  • energy and environmental engineering;
  • internal combustion engines and their fuels;
  • structures and materials;
  • fluid mechanics.

Aims

This course has been developed to allow graduates the widest possible range of career options within the aircraft industry.

The course differs from the Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies programme in that students do not undertake the practical flying training at Level 1; instead, an additional design project is undertaken. The aim here is to allow students to avoid paying the additional fees needed for the Pilot Studies option, but still to follow an engineering degree that is heavily biased towards aviation and which develops skills in flying practice (using the flight simulator) and flight theory. All Aviation Engineering students also take the PPL ground school.

From Level 2 onwards, the Aviation Engineering course is identical to the Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies course and so covers flying basics and the wider aspects of the aviation industry. This includes airport design (BEng), aircraft operations (MEng) and environmental issues. The course aims to prepare graduates for the many career opportunities within the aviation industry.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Three-year BEng Route

Level 1 provides grounding in engineering fundamentals and all students will study for the ground examinations for the European Private Pilot’s Licence, including air law, meteorology, principles of flight and human factors.

Levels 2 and 3 are common to both courses and will comprise specialist engineering and aerospace subjects. Flight simulation, making extensive use of the University’s flight simulator, is used throughout the course.

Modules

Level 1

  • Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics

  • Fundamentals of Thermofluids

  • Analytical Methods and Skills

  • Aircraft Ground Theory and Design Project

  • Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines

  • Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience

Level 2

  • Solid Body Mechanics

  • Thermofluids

  • Performance and Control of Aircraft

  • Principles of Aircraft Design

  • Professional Engineering Applications and Practice

Level 3

  • Major Individual Project

  • Flight Testing and Propulsion Systems

  • Aviation Management, Safety and Ethics

  • Airworthiness, Aerospace Business and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

  • Airport Environment and Design

(If you choose the placement route, you will take your year-long placement in between Levels 2 and 3)

Four-year MEng Route

The four-year MEng route provides an opportunity to add an aerospace engineering flavour to your degree and so more detailed technical aspects are covered, such as advanced computer modelling and advanced aeronautics.

Level 1

  • Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics

  • Fundamentals of Thermofluids

  • Analytical Methods and Skills

  • Aircraft Ground Theory and Design Project

  • Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines

  • Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience

Level 2

  • Solid Body Mechanics

  • Thermofluids

  • Performance and Control of Aircraft

  • Principles of Aircraft Design

  • Professional Engineering Applications and Practice

Level 3

  • Major Individual Project

  • Flight Testing and Propulsion Systems

  • Aviation Management, Safety and Ethics

  • Airworthiness, Aerospace Business and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

  • Engineering Systems Design and Numerical Modelling

Level 4

  • Major Group Project

  • Strategic Management and Enterprise

  • Research Methodology and Innovation

  • Advanced Aerodynamics, Propulsion Systems and Space Mechanics

  • Current Topics in Aerospace

  • Aircraft Operations

(If you choose the placement route, you will take your year-long placement in between Levels 2 and 3)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

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Requirements

  • GCE A-level AAA, including Maths and Physics (General Studies not accepted for this subject at all)
  • Advanced Diploma Progression Diploma Grade A in Engineering, plus the Specialist Unit in Maths for Engineers at grade A along with 1 AS-level (excluding General Studies) at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D* to include Distinction grade in Further Mathematics for Technicians, and Further Mechanical Principles or equivalent
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D* in a related subject with an A Level Maths or Physics at grade A.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D* in a related subject with A Levels grade AA in Maths and Physics.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 37 points, including 6 in Higher level Maths and 6 in Higher level Physics
  • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Applicants should apply for the BEng Those who achieve the progression requirement can transfer to the MEng at the end of Level 2

GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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