University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

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Course summary

Our unique BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree combines the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering. Flying is an increasingly popular mode of travel and is predicted to grow even further. Gain the skills to design, manage and fly the next generation of aircrafts with our Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree at Salford. You’ll follow a three-year programme – or four with an industry placement year – which combines mathematics, science, computer-based methods, and design and engineering to solve complex aircraft engineering problems. Gain hands-on experience in our established aeronautical and mechanical facility, featuring a Merlin MP520-T flight simulator and an Elite Flight Training System. Prior to your final year, you will complete a flight test course using the Cranfield National Flying Laboratory. You will also have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme to gain a Private Pilot Licence. Features • Take a placement year to develop essential skills further, adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your final degree award • Gain proficiency and knowledge in the planning of multiple leg flight plans and build awareness and experience of aviation meteorology • Learn the engineering principles that underpin the design of propulsion systems for the aerospace industry and have an introduction to the principles of gas turbine theory and jet engines • Explore the theory of business economics in route planning, learning the techniques and methodologies used for navigating an aircraft using modern navigation aids • Build in-depth knowledge of avionic systems used in modern aircraft, including communication, flight instruments, flight management, automatic flight, warning and recording and passenger systems • Understand the properties and applications of materials and of the principles of electronic and electrical engineering This course is also available with an integrated Masters route [MEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies]

Course details


Year one modules may include: Aviation Business Enterprise, Engineering Materials & Electrical Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Structures & Engineering Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics & Fluid Dynamics, Principles of Air Navigation and Meteorology for Aviation. Year two modules may include: Engineering Mathematics E2, Safety Assessment in Aviation & Human Factors and Crew Resource Management, Aerodynamics E2, Flight Systems, Route Planning and Navigation Systems, Aircraft Structures. Year three modules may include: Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design Enterprise, Avionics, Flight Systems, Industrial Management and Project Preparation, Final Year Project.

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