Aeronautical Engineering

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Aeronautical Engineering at De Montfort University (DMU) is a broad-based engineering course providing the experimental, computational and analytical skills required for careers in the aeronautical and aerospace industry. Our academics are active, renowned researchers in these industries and have developed specialist modules exploring aerodynamics and flight simulation. The UK aerospace and aeronautical industry is the largest in Europe and the second-largest in the world (second to the US). The sector has seen consistent growth in recent years and supports a growing number of high-skilled, high-value jobs. The courses will provide graduates with the skills to secure a career in a range of industries such as aeronautical and aerospace, automotive (vehicle aerodynamics), renewable energy (wind turbine design), aviation management, military and defence. DMU has made a significant investment to establish modern aeronautical laboratories equipped with a low speed wind tunnel and will have a selection of simulation facilities including a professional (AMST Airfox DISO) flight simulator and specialist engineering software.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Engineering Mathematics I Engineering Mathematics II Mechanical Principles - Statics Mechanical Principles - Dynamics Thermofluids Aircraft Design Principles CAE and Programming Mechanics of Flight Year 2 Aircraft Structures and Materials Fundamentals of Aerodynamics Project Management Engineering Mathematics III Introduction to Control Engineering Flight Dynamics and Control Product Design Fluid Mechanics Year 3 Individual Project Flight Simulation Technology Aircraft Propulsion Human Factors and Flight Safety Computational Aerodynamics I Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity Management Concepts in Aviation (optional) Navigation and Pilot Studies (optional)

Assessment method

Aeronautical Engineering is taught by knowledgeable and professionally experienced staff giving you the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the aeronautical engineering fundamentals along with the personal skills that will enable you to study successfully and embark on a rewarding career. A combination of different forms of teaching is used throughout Aeronautical Engineering, with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes. Student-centred learning takes place through research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical-work-based exercises for the development of required skills and through understanding of delivered material. You will be exposed to industry-standard computational methods 3D design, CFD and FEA analysis, Matlab/Simulink, C++ programming software and have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, you will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.


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 codeH410
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level C A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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 £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Aeronautical Engineering at De Montfort University - UCAS