Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aerospace Engineering

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Course summary

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Course summary • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories. • Gain the ability to design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and/or manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems • Develop the skills and attributes for a career in aerospace. • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies. Become a high-quality and highly skilled graduate aerospace engineer with specialist knowledge of aerospace technology. You undergo a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. How you learn You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop you as a professional and enhance your employability particularly at highly skilled standards. You learn through • lectures • tutorials • seminars • laboratory sessions • activity-based learning • group work • individual project • field trips • guest lectures • extra-curriculum activities • acting as mentors or student ambassadors Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment, learning how industry works and making connections for your future career. We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation means that many companies tell us they want to work with our students, who often return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including • Rolls-Royce • Airbus • Boeing • Bombardier • Lockheed Martin • Meggitt Aircraft Breaking Systems • Jaguar Land Rover Live projects As well as your placement, you have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community. For example, by joining our student UAV society, rocket team or formula team, or by becoming a student ambassador or a student peer. You may also have the opportunity to spend time on a pilot training programme, such as the programme run by Northwestern Michigan College in the USA. Networking opportunities If you join this course you will join a strong community of aerospace students and academics. Our students are renowned in the aerospace industry for their dedication, spirit and sense of teamwork. Competitions You can also take part in national and international engineering competitions, including • The Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS competition, which involves designing and building a remote-controlled UAV model and testing it in a competition • Formula Student, where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix • Engineering Without Borders, a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Aerodynamic Principles Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Aircraft System And Avionics Applied Engineering Mathematics Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Year 2 Compulsory modules Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Professional Practice Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Aerospace Structural Integrity Aircraft Design Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics

Assessment method

Coursework Examinations

Professional bodies

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H415
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-aerospace-engineering/full-time/2021


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS