Aerospace Engineering (Private Pilot Instruction) BEng

UCAS Code: H460 | Duration: Three years

Year one

In your first year, you'll study a core range of modules designed to give you a sound understanding of general engineering concepts.

Core study

Module credits

Introduction to Systems Analysis and Control 15
Introduction to Electric Circuits 10
Avionic Systems 10
Mathematics (Electrical) 20
Introduction to Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials 20
Engineering Solids, Liquids and Gases 20
Engineering Statics and Dynamics 15
Introduction to Aerospace Design 10

Year two

By year two, you'll have grasped the fundamental principles of engineering and will have begun to work out which areas you're most interested in. Alongside a comprehensive programme of core study, you'll begin to specialise on either our Avionics or Aeromechanics stream.

Core study Module credits
Ground and Flight Training 10
Control Systems Analysis and Design 20
Mathematics II (Electrical) 10
Aerospace Fluids Engineering 10
Aerostructures 10

Avionics stream Module credits
Discrete Systems 20
Electrical Energy Management and Conversion 20
Introduction to Systems Engineering and Software 20

Aeromechanics stream Module credits
Introduction to Electronic Circuits 10
Applied Aerospace Thermodynamics 10
Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics 10
Selection and Processing of Aerospace Materials 10
Dynamics of Aerospace Structures and Machines 10
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving 10

Year three

Your final year is all about consolidating your knowledge and developing a deeper understanding of your chosen field of study. If you choose the Aeromechanics stream, you'll have the option to specialise further by following either the Aerodynamics and Propulsion or Aerspace Materials, Structures and Manufacturing stream.

One of the highlights of this year is experiencing a flight test on board a Jetstream aircraft at Cranfield University as part of the Aircraft Dynamics and Control module.

Core study Module credits
Aircraft Design 10
Aerodynamic Design 10
Aircraft Dynamics and Control featuring the Cranfield Flying Day 10
Aero Propulsion 10
Finance and Law for Engineers 10
Project Management and Human Resource Management for Engineers 10
Aerospace Individual Investigative Project 30

Avionics stream Module credits
Space Systems Engineering 10
Antennas, Radar and Navigation 10
Real Time Embedded Systems OR State Space Control Design 10

Aeromechanics: Aerodynamics and Propulsion stream Module credits
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles 10
Computational Fluid Dynamics 10
Aerospace Metals 10

Aeromechanics: Aerospace Materials, Structures and Manufacturing Module credits
Manufacturing Systems 10
Finite Element Techniques 10
Aerospace Metals 10

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