De Montfort University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
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.
Engineering Mathematics I
Engineering Mathematics II
Mechanical Principles - Statics
Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
Aircraft Design Principles
CAE and Programming
Mechanics of Flight
Aircraft Structures and Materials
Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
Engineering Mathematics III
Introduction to Control Engineering
Flight Dynamics and Control
Flight Simulation Technology
Human Factors and Flight Safety
Computational Aerodynamics I
Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
Management Concepts in Aviation (optional)
Navigation and Pilot Studies (optional)
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
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!
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|Campus name||Leicester Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|