The HNC Aeronautical Engineering programme is ideal for students wishing to work within the aviation industry. Students firstly study the HNC Aeronautical Engineering and then have the option to progress to the HND Level 5 course. Designed to help students build technical knowledge and skills, our course focuses on the underlying principles of aeronautical engineering. Students have the opportunity to develop the skills to recognise and alleviate risk, create a safe and efficient operating environment, and assess vital information. With a focus on the future, students can also build transferable skills and learn about the decision-making methods used by industry. The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at level 4 (the same as the first year of a UK honours degree). It is an eight-unit qualification which involves studying four mandatory core subjects and a further four specialist subjects. The units have been selected to meet a broad range of local industry needs. Our aeronautical engineering students will be based in our aviation and engineering classrooms, workshops and emulation zone that keep teaching and learning apace with cutting-edge innovation and discovery including the use of virtual reality technologies and a flight simulator. We have a strong focus on employability, and our training partners and professional connections can give students the chance to immerse themselves in the industry. Our close proximity to East Midlands Airport, along with other regional aviation partners, means students have the opportunity for networking, seasonal jobs and work placements where available. At ASI Newark, students learn from skilled lecturers who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching is designed to enable students to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of the aerospace and aviation sector. As well as receiving interesting lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within ASI to enrich their learning. Previously we have welcomed speakers from Jet2, British Airways, EasyJet and East Midlands Airport. Assessments are mainly by assignment with some testing in the analytical subjects. As part of the programme, students can choose to take an optional structured pilot training programme delivered by external partners at an additional cost that could lead to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Details will be available once enrolled on the course. This course is a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ). HTQs are technical qualifications that have been developed by employers and awarding bodies so students can develop the skills that employers want.
Typical Course Structure, Engineering Design Engineering Maths Managing a Professional Engineering Project (Pearson set) Aircraft Aerodynamics Aircraft Electrical Power and Distribution Systems Airframe Mechanical Systems Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications Turbine Rotary Wing Mechanical and Flight Systems
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments, Timed assessments, Coursework, Written assessments
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Newark College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
EU and International Applicants ENIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.