Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aeronautical Engineering

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Course summary

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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, Institute of

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH403
Institution code L79
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA including Maths and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics (AAA may be offered in exceptional circumstances)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Grade Distinction PLUS A Level Grades A*A to include Mathematics and Physics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA including Maths and Physics, plus Highers at A grades
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points 38 (7,6,6 HL) including Maths and Physics at HL, with 7 in HL Maths or Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

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/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £23100 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. The fees stated above are for the 2020/21 academic year; fees for 2021/22 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS