Welcome to Year 3. We hope you have an enjoyable and successful year.
For BEng students, your thoughts will inevitably turn to what you will do when you graduate. Whether you want to apply for jobs or are considering postgraduate study, there is lots of information and support available.
By now you should be settled into life as a student on the Aerospace Engineering course. But do remember, that the staff are here to help you. If you are experiencing problems with the course, or there are factors affecting your ability to study, you should not hesitate to seek help.
Your personal tutor has a pastoral role and acts as your tutor for the whole of your time at University. They should be informed of any problems or difficulties you may be having, including health, disability, domestic, and personal problems which may affect your performance on the course or in your exams. Your Personal Tutor will also be able to provide references for you upon graduation.
Regular meetings with your Personal Tutor will be timetabled to take place three times per semester.
If you are struggling to get in touch with your Personal Tutor you must inform us by emailing Michelle Deakin at email@example.com.
Attendance at all personal tutorials is compulsory.
You can find your Personal Tutor listed on myRecord under Course Information.
|BEng Final Year Project||
BEng Final Year Project
This final year project is an opportunity to take the lead on a specialised research project. You will build on the technical knowledge gained during your taught modules as you apply your experience and skills to a specific problem area.
|MEng Group Design Project||
MEng Group Design Project
MEng students will work in teams on this project to tackle a challenging engineering problem.
The aim of the project is to give you the opportunity to apply and develop your knowledge and skills. A key part of this is working with your peers, giving you the opportunity to develop your team working skills.
You are expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence on the project, as well as skills in creative and critical thinking, analysis, reflection, project management and communication.
The project is very different from many of your taught modules where the lecturer takes the lead in your learning. As a group, you will be expected to take the lead and the module leader will provide overall guidance and support.
|Flight lab course||
Flight Laboratory Course (Cranfield Flying Day)
During the second semester you will undertake a flight laboratory course run at Cranfield University.
The aim of the course is to demonstrate how the performance and handling qualities of a real aircraft can be measured, and, where applicable, compared with airworthiness requirements.
The course will provide practical demonstrations of theoretical concepts covered in AER324. The flight laboratory course is formally assessed by a written assignment as part of AER324.
It is crucially important that you engage with all aspects of the Flight Laboratory Course. Passing this course is a formal requirement of your degree programme. If you do not pass this course you will not be eligible for an accredited degree. The Briefing and Debrief are both compulsory and attendance will be taken. If you do not attend the Briefing you will not be permitted to fly, or attend the the Flight Laboratory Course Flying Day at Cranfield. If there are any medical or other circumstances which may affect your ability to take this course, then you should seek advice from staff at the earliest opportunity.
Key Dates for Your Diary:
Allocation of flying dates (Link TBC)
Please ensure that you keep all dates free. You will be allocated to one of the Flight Test Course Dates. These allocations have been made taking into account your timetables to minimise impact to your lectures. You should also ensure that you are free to attend the backup dates which are in place if, for example, bad weather or mechanical failure prevented any of the other Flight Test dates from taking place.
Important Flight Test Course Information - PLEASE READ
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|Moving to year four||
Moving to year four