Aeronautical Engineering

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course is ideal if you want to become a pilot or work as an engineer or manager in the airline industry. On our Aeronautical Engineering degree we place special emphasis on flight deck design, particularly the relationship between pilot and modern fly-by-wire computer interfaces. You will learn about propulsion systems, which covers gas turbine engines, rocket engines and internal combustion engines. Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art labs, which include a flight simulator that can simulate Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as helicopters, and a new computerised wind tunnel. The computer-aided design (CAD) techniques you’ll learn are the ones used by professional practitioners in the sector, including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Many of these subjects are taught in group-based projects so you can apply your skills and knowledge to a real aircraft engineering design brief. Many graduates from this course have gone on to pilot roles with companies such as British Airways, Etihad, Monarch, the Royal Air Force and Virgin. Others have secured engineering roles with companies like Rolls Royce, General Electric, Augusta Westland Airbus Helicopters and Eurocopter. Alternatively you could study an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeH413
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advise
A level ABB Other A Level combinations possible to achieve required points. Can be combined with AS levels/Extended Project to achieve required points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Grade combinations below 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve required points
Scottish Higher AAAAA - AABBB
AS A - E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Scottish Advanced Higher BCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/fees
Aeronautical Engineering at Staffordshire University - UCAS