University of Leicester

Aerospace Engineering University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is for you if... you want the knowledge and skills required to work in the exciting field of aerospace engineering - including a practical flight test at a later stage of your degree.

Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change.

Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.

Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Aerospace Engineering degree starts by providing a broad engineering foundation, which includes mechanical, electrical, communication and software engineering subjects. You will then gradually develop further specific knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering.

Specialised lectures on topics such as flight dynamics, aircraft navigation, aero-engine design, aerospace materials and aircraft performance will be given by visiting lecturers from BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and other aerospace industry companies. You will have the opportunity to attend a practical flight test course and to use a flight simulator to enhance your knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering.

Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our engineering degrees include a selection of management modules in the second and third years. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism.

Course details

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages

Assessment method

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work.

For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually under the supervision of an academic member of staff.

Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.


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 code H400
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB including Mathematics and a Physical science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction.

Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Engineering Access with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which at Distinction. Including all level 3 Maths modules at Distinction.

Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.
Scottish Higher AABBB Including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.
AS Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 including Maths and Physics.
Extended Project BBB at A level including Mathematics and Physics plus grade B in EPQ
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 in English Language.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points with a minimum of 16 points at HL, including 5 points in Mathematics and Physics at HL.

Pass Diploma with 30 points with a minimum of 16 points at HL, including 6 in HL Maths and 6 in SL Physics.

Pass Diploma with 30 points with a minimum of 16 points at HL, including 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including Mathematics and a Physical science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB including Maths and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/1 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

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University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Course contact details

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Admissions Office (UG Science and Engineering)

+44 (0) 116 252 5281