Aeronautical Engineering at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering allows students to achieve a qualification equivalent to the first two years of a degree. The programme is taught by industry specialists dedicated to ensuring you acquire the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the sector and offers the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of flight and professional standards. Work Experience and Placement There is no requirement for work experience or a work placement within an Engineering company, although it is encouraged for those that have not currently employed in the sector. Using our excellent links with local employers we will always support you in finding a suitable placement. After the Course If you successfully achieve your programme of study, you will be awarded a Pearson Higher National Diploma (Level 5) in Aeronautical Engineering. On successful completion of the HND Aeronautical Engineering, you could apply to complete a full BEng Honours degree. Your second option would be to seek employment with an engineering company.


A typical week has around 10 - 12 hours of contact time in taught sessions, plus additional 1-1 support available by student request. As with all higher education programmes, students are required to take ownership of their learning and development and should expect to spend time studying and completing assessment tasks with independence outside of lectures. You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Listed below are examples of units that are likely to be studied: Year 1 (Level 4): Engineering Design, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Managing a Professional Engineering Project, Aircraft Aerodynamics, Aircraft Electrical Power & Distribution Systems, Airframe Mechanical Systems, Turbine Rotary Wing Mechanical and Flight Systems. Year 2 (Level 5): Research Project, Aircraft Flight Control Systems, Professional Engineering Management, Further Mathematics, Aircraft Propulsion Principles and Technology, Advanced Turbines and Flight Systems, Aircraft Structural Integrity. Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a range of methods including presentations, assignments and practical assessments. Feedback will be provided to you in writing, along with information reflecting your performance and recommendations for improvement.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typical entry requirements are 48 UCAS tariff points from two A levels or equivalent, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, Access to HE Diploma, International Baccalaureate (with at least 24 points achieved), UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers, UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate are generally accepted. It is highly recommended that these 48 UCAS tariff points come from an Engineering or Science-based discipline, however, applicants from outside of these specialisms with relevant experience will be considered. Grade 5 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is required. Grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent) and GCSE Physics is highly desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as of 1st September) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 5.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please email [email protected].

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7228 Year 1
England £7228 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7228 Year 1
Scotland £7228 Year 1
Wales £7228 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information about tuition fees please see the 'YCUC Fees' and 'YCUC HE Fees Policy', both available in the 'Policies and Reports' area of our website. Please note there are no required additional costs for the programme. Although some students may choose to buy their own copies of certain key texts this isn't essential as relevant resources are available through the College's Learning Resources Centre.
Aeronautical Engineering at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS