Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Course summary • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories. • Gain the ability to design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and/or manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems • Develop the skills and attributes for a career in aerospace. • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies. Become a high-quality graduate aerospace engineer with specialist knowledge of aerospace technology. You undergo a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. How you learn The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as they progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop you as a professional and enhance your employability. You learn through • lectures • tutorials • seminars • laboratory sessions • activity-based learning • group work • individual project • field trips • guest lectures • extra-curriculum activities • acting as mentors or student ambassadors In the foundation year, you’ll study the fundamental maths, science and engineering principles that you’ll need at undergraduate level, and apply them to a range of different topics. You’ll learn through many of the same techniques used on the degree course, and familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam and its facilities — ensuring that you’re ready to hit the ground running. Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment, learning how industry works and making connections for your future career. We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation means that many companies tell us they want to work with our students, who often return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including • Rolls-Royce • Airbus • Boeing • Bombardier • Lockheed Martin • Meggitt Aircraft Breaking Systems • Jaguar Land Rover Live projects As well as your placement, you have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community. For example, by joining our student UAV society, rocket team or formula team, or by becoming a student ambassador or a student peer. You may also have the opportunity to spend time on a pilot training programme, such as the programme run by Northwestern Michigan College in the USA. Networking opportunities If you join this course you will join a strong community of aerospace students and academics. Our students are renowned in the aerospace industry for their dedication, spirit and sense of teamwork.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Electrical And Electronic Principles Engineering Investigations Foundation Mathematics 1 Foundation Mathematics 2 Fundamental Engineering Principles Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Year 2 Compulsory modules Aerodynamic Principles Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Aircraft System And Avionics Applied Engineering Mathematics Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Year 3 Compulsory modules Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Professional Practice Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Aerospace Structural Integrity Aircraft Design Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics

Assessment method

Coursework, exam

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A026
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-aerospace-engineering-with-foundation-year/full-time/2021

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS