City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aeronautical Engineering (with Professional Placement)

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Course summary

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This course prepares students for an exciting and rewarding career in the global aerospace industry, working on manned and unmanned aircraft and spacecraft projects. This degree places particular emphasis on encouraging and enabling students to be innovative in their engineering design. The course is designed in collaboration with industry, which is directly reflected in the emphasis on the professional and transferrable skills you will learn. The BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree has been developed to educate you in the design, analysis and testing of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology. City was the first institution in the UK to introduce Aeronautical Engineering courses. The department has strong links with industry (local, national and global), maintaining partnerships through research projects and student placements. Students are strongly encouraged to take a 12-month industrial placement between the end of year three and the start of their final year. Specialist advisors within the School are in regular contact with companies to assist students in finding suitable work experience. Student s are paid while on placement and are visited by their personal tutor during this time. Following placement, students more fully appreciate the context and relevance of their university studies and gain a greater understanding of the industry they are about to join. This valuable experience may count towards the requirements for a professional engineering qualification. In recent years Aeronautical Engineering students have been able to obtain placements at leading companies within their chosen field such as Airbus, DHL Air, British Airways, Delphi and EDF Energy. Aeronautical Engineering graduates work in all areas of the aircraft and airline industries and in other high-tech industries, such as motor manufacturing, F1 design, tall building design and offshore oil and gas extraction. Careers in aeronautical engineering in the UK are provided by larger companies such as Leonardo Helicopters, Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and QinetiQ and many successful specialist companies that supply components and services.

Course details

Modules

Our courses are reviewed regularly to respond to the priority needs of the engineering marketplace, meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council. Students learn from academic staff from the Fluid Dynamics and Fluid-Structure Interaction Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. They are also instructed in how to develop computer programs to (i) solve numerical analysis problems and (ii) control mechatronic systems. Students begin to specialise in Aeronautical Engineering in year two, advancing their knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics. Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree. The third year places increasing emphasis on aircraft design. Modules include aerodynamics and propulsion, flight dynamics and control, structural analysis and thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

  • Year 1
Written examination: 63% ∙ Coursework: 37%
  • Year 2
Written examination: 60% ∙ Coursework: 40%
  • Year 3
Written examination: 48% ∙ Coursework: 52%


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H401
Institution code:
C60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For 2021 fees information, please visit - https://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees
Aeronautical Engineering (with Professional Placement) at City, University of London - UCAS