University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aerospace Engineering (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Fascinated by aircraft, spacecraft and their technologies? Our Aerospace Engineering Foundation Entry Degree is the course for you. You’ll work on a range of vehicles for design, analysis, simulation and test.
  • Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.
  • You’ll learn about aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, systems, flight dynamics, mechanical engineering and computer-aided design. And you’ll apply this to the analysis and design of flying vehicles.
Why study with us
  • Flight simulators reinforce your understanding of aircraft flight dynamics. Configure them to aircraft types such as civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle.
  • A group design project will give you valuable experience in team working and development processes.
  • You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications.
Further Information
  • You’re responsible for finding your own placement. The Faculty Placement Team and University of Central Lancashire Careers Team will support you, helping you to plan and develop your CV and applications. They also hold practice interviews.
  • Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years of learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. Experience gained during a placement often leads to improved final year performance and is of real benefit when you’re competing for graduate jobs.
  • You can either apply for MEng Aerospace Engineering (UCAS Code 6L13) or MEng Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Placement (UCAS Code 4Q67). You have the option to transfer from one course to the other, dependent on whether you are successful in gaining a placement. The academic content of both courses is identical.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Study Skills, Basic Mathematics, ICT, Practical Skills, Design Studies, Analytical Studies. Year 2: Aerospace Vehicles (including Flight Challenge), Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Maths, Drawing and CAD, Manufacturing. Year 3: Aircraft Design and Manufacture, Aerospace Systems and Computing, Structures and FEA, Thermofluids and CFD, CAD and Manufacture, Operations Management A. Year 4: Flight Dynamics and Control (including Flight Test), Aerospace Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Advanced CAD, Operations Management B, Individual Project. Year 5: Group Design Project, Modelling and Simulation, Engineer and Society, Plus two specialist options.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B4A6
Institution code:
C30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
U

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Aerospace Engineering (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS