Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng

UCAS Code: H404 | Duration: Four years

Each year at university, you will study modules worth 120 credits. There is no formal assessment as part of your time on placement.

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.

With support from the Engineering Employability Placement Team, this is when you'll begin searching and applying for your placement too.

Core study Module credits
Control Systems Analysis and Design 20
Mathematics for Aerospace Engineers 10
Aerospace Fluids Engineering 10
Aerostructures 10
Introduction to Electronic Circuits 10

Avionics stream Module credits
Signals, Systems and Communications 20
Electrical Energy Management and Conversion 20
Introduction to Systems Engineering and Software 20

Aeromechanics stream Module credits
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
Design of Structures, Machines and Systems 10

Year three

You'll spend your fourth year out on placement in an engineering company. There is no formal assessment for this year, but you will be required to give a presentation when you return to university for your final year to reflect on your time in industry.

During this year, you will:

  • Gain insight into what it's like to work as a professional engineer
  • Take on real responsibility and increase your confidence
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge that you've gained during your degree
  • Gain practical experience in an engineering setting
  • Develop transferable skills and enhance your CV
  • Network and gain valuable references and contacts
Year four

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 Aerospace 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
Managing Engineering Projects and Teams 10
Aerospace Individual Investigative Project 30

Avionics stream Module credits
Antennas, Radar and Navigation 10
Space Systems Engineering 10
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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