Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aeronautical Engineering

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Course summary

This extended Aeronautical Engineering degree has been developed to allow you to gain a broad-based knowledge of aeronautical engineering, plus the chance to specialise in modern engineering disciplines. In addition to providing engineering fundamentals, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, stress analysis, mechanics, control, and mathematical modelling and simulation, these disciplines are applied to the aircraft throughout the course, starting from the beginning of Year 1. Examples include aircraft design, aircraft performance, aircraft structures, aircraft aerodynamics and aeroengines. The course has a strong emphasis on group work and design throughout. Furthermore, in the final year each student individually undertakes (with academic supervision) a significant project to tackle a challenging engineering problem in a current research area of interest. During Year 1, the course matches theory and application within lectures and tutorials, linked together with applied studies, such as practical instruction, computing and laboratory experiments. All Aeronautical Engineering students gain experience of testing and flight procedures during a week-long flight test course, involving up to four flights, usually in a Jetstream 31 aircraft.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. The individual project is assessed by oral and video presentations and a written report.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Aeronautical Society, Royal
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
H403
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £24650 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS