Aeronautical Engineering

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Key facts

UCAS code:
H410
UCAS code:
H412
UCAS code:
H411
UCAS code:
H413
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, top-up
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Study option:
Part-time, top-up
Study option:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
1 Year
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021

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Excellent facilities

Including Engineering, Thermofluids and Aeronautical Labratories

Final year GradEX graduate exhibition

You can exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public

This course is ideal if you want to become a pilot, or work as an engineer or manager in the airline industry.

On our Aeronautical Engineering degree we place special emphasis on flight deck design, particularly the relationship between pilot and modern fly-by-wire computer interfaces. You will learn about propulsion systems, which covers gas turbine engines, rocket engines and internal combustion engines.

Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art labs, which include a flight simulator that can simulate Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as helicopters, and a new computerised wind tunnel.

The computer-aided design (CAD) techniques you’ll learn are the ones used by professional practitioners in the sector, including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Many of these subjects are taught in group-based projects so you can apply your skills and knowledge to a real aircraft engineering design brief.

The BEng Aeronautical Engineering [Top Up] course enables applicants who have completed an HND/ FDSc in a relevant Engineering discipline to progress onto the final year of the BEng qualification. On this year, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in different areas of Aeronautical Engineering including.

You will also study current developments and innovations within Engineering practice, allowing you to understand how the discipline is developing and changing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individual Engineering project allowing you to explore a topic or challenge within Engineering which is of individual interest to you.

On our Aeronautical Engineering degree we place special emphasis on flight deck design, particularly the relationship between pilot and modern fly-by-wire computer interfaces. You will learn about propulsion systems, which covers gas turbine engines, rocket engines and internal combustion engines.

Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art labs, which include a flight simulator that can simulate Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as helicopters, and a new computerised wind tunnel.

The computer-aided design (CAD) techniques you’ll learn are the ones used by professional practitioners in the sector, including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Many of these subjects are taught in group-based projects so you can apply your skills and knowledge to a real aircraft engineering design brief.

On our Aeronautical Engineering degree we place special emphasis on flight deck design, particularly the relationship between pilot and modern fly-by-wire computer interfaces. You will learn about propulsion systems, which covers gas turbine engines, rocket engines and internal combustion engines.

Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art labs, which include a flight simulator that can simulate Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as helicopters, and a new computerised wind tunnel.

The computer-aided design (CAD) techniques you’ll learn are the ones used by professional practitioners in the sector, including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Many of these subjects are taught in group-based projects so you can apply your skills and knowledge to a real aircraft engineering design brief.

The BEng Aeronautical Engineering (Top Up) course enables applicants who have completed an HND/ FDSc in a relevant Engineering discipline to progress onto the final year of the BEng qualification. On this year, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in different areas of Aeronautical Engineering including .

You will also study current developments and innovations within Engineering practice, allowing you to understand how the discipline is developing and changing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individual Engineering project allowing you to explore a topic or challenge within Engineering which is of individual interest to you.

On our Aeronautical Engineering degree we place special emphasis on flight deck design, particularly the relationship between pilot and modern fly-by-wire computer interfaces. You will learn about propulsion systems, which covers gas turbine engines, rocket engines and internal combustion engines.

Get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art labs, which include a flight simulator that can simulate Boeing and Airbus aircraft as well as helicopters, and a new computerised wind tunnel.

The computer-aided design (CAD) techniques you’ll learn are the ones used by professional practitioners in the sector, including Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Many of these subjects are taught in group-based projects so you can apply your skills and knowledge to a real aircraft engineering design brief.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MEng Aeronautical Engineering

Work placements

If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course content

Year 1 will introduce you to the fundamentals of technology, mathematics and propulsion systems. Even at this early stage, you will get the chance to be airborne with an opportunity to fly in a glider at a local gliding cub, or fly a commercial Boeing 737 simulator (at a reduced additional cost).

Year 2 will expand your knowledge into areas of aircraft aerodynamics and crash investigation. Between the second and third years, we encourage you to apply for an industrial placement year. These are paid, give you real-world engineering experience, and have been at companies ranging from Airbus Helicopters to GE Engines.

Other specialist modules include flight technology - involving the study of aircraft flight control systems - subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, crash investigation, flight deck controls, instruments and displays, navigation systems, material properties and selection, and computer-based design, analysis and simulation.

In Year 3 you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

In your Top Up year you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

Year 1 will introduce you to the fundamentals of technology, mathematics and propulsion systems. Even at this early stage, you will get the chance to be airborne with an opportunity to fly in a glider at a local gliding cub, or fly a commercial Boeing 737 simulator (at a reduced additional cost).

Year 2 will expand your knowledge into areas of aircraft aerodynamics and crash investigation. Between the second and third years, we encourage you to apply for an industrial placement year. These are paid, give you real-world engineering experience, and have been at companies ranging from Airbus Helicopters to GE Engines.

Other specialist modules include flight technology - involving the study of aircraft flight control systems - subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, crash investigation, flight deck controls, instruments and displays, navigation systems, material properties and selection, and computer-based design, analysis and simulation.

In Year 3 you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

Year 1 will introduce you to the fundamentals of technology, mathematics and propulsion systems. Even at this early stage, you will get the chance to be airborne with an opportunity to fly in a glider at a local gliding cub, or fly a commercial Boeing 737 simulator (at a reduced additional cost).

Year 2 will expand your knowledge into areas of aircraft aerodynamics and crash investigation. Between the second and third years, we encourage you to apply for an industrial placement year. These are paid, give you real-world engineering experience, and have been at companies ranging from Airbus Helicopters to GE Engines.

Other specialist modules include flight technology - involving the study of aircraft flight control systems - subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, crash investigation, flight deck controls, instruments and displays, navigation systems, material properties and selection, and computer-based design, analysis and simulation.

In Year 3 you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

In your Top Up year you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

Year 1 will introduce you to the fundamentals of technology, mathematics and propulsion systems. Even at this early stage, you will get the chance to be airborne with an opportunity to fly in a glider at a local gliding cub, or fly a commercial Boeing 737 simulator (at a reduced additional cost).

Year 2 will expand your knowledge into areas of aircraft aerodynamics and crash investigation. Between the second and third years, we encourage you to apply for an industrial placement year. These are paid, give you real-world engineering experience, and have been at companies ranging from Airbus Helicopters to GE Engines.

Other specialist modules include flight technology - involving the study of aircraft flight control systems - subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, crash investigation, flight deck controls, instruments and displays, navigation systems, material properties and selection, and computer-based design, analysis and simulation.

In Year 3 you will study advanced aerodynamics and flight technology, which will prepare you for your final project. Your studies culminate with the GradEX graduate exhibition, where you will be able to exhibit your work to industry, VIPs and the public.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

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Shannon-Lopez Robinson

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Mature student Shannon talks about pursuing his dream of working with aircraft and that it is never too late to think about a career in engineering.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Aerodynamics 15 credits
Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Aerodynamics 15 credits
Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Design And Technology Placement 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Emerging Technologies And Innovation In Engineering 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Aerodynamics 15 credits
Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 5 compulsory modules
Year 5 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Mathematics (Non A-Level) 15 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Aerodynamics 15 credits
Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Applied Aeronautical Principles 15 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Individual Engineering Project 45 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits
Uav And Synthetic Flight 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Advanced Aeronautical Systems 15 credits
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Advanced Materials And Quality 15 credits
Engineering Design And Manufacture 15 credits
Meng Project 30 credits
Power And Propulsion Systems 15 credits
Structural Analysis 15 credits

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

Completion of a relevant HND or FDSc in an Engineering Discipline.

Note: Dependent on Units taken on HND/FDSc students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BEng study.

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

Completion of a relevant HND or FDSc in an Engineering Discipline.

Note: Dependent on Units taken on HND/FDSc students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BEng study).

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 128 points 
  • A levels*: ABB, BBC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DDM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for both BEng and MEng.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Flight Simulator

Our flight simulator runs XPlane software and has a professional PFC flight console and radio stack system.

It can be used for flying training and practicing advanced procedures, as well as learning aircraft systems and their operation.

Engineering Laboratories

Packed with state-of-the-art software and hardware resources reflecting current trends in the development of engineering & technology subjects.

Thermofluids and Aeronautical

Understanding the interaction between air and objects, particularly at their surfaces, is key to the design and operation of aircraft. Facilities in this laboratory allow practical measurement which is then augmented by computer-based flow simulation and modelling.

Careers

Many graduates from this course have gone on to secure pilot roles with companies such as British Airways, Etihad, Monarch, the Royal Air Force and Virgin. Others have secured engineering roles with companies like Rolls Royce, General Electric, Augusta Westland Airbus Helicopters and Eurocopter. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements. A typical composition of study time for this course is:

Year 1

34% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
66% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

25% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
75% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

22% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
78% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones, a range of laboratories and performance and studio spaces.

Year 1

0% practical exams
88% coursework
13% written exams

Year 2

3% practical exams
54% coursework
43% written exams

Year 3

3% practical exams
54% coursework
43% written exams

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.

Martin Fiddler

Senior Lecturer

Before working at the university, Martin worked at Lucas Aerospace in Wolverhampton as a graduate apprentice, then as a design engineer.

Martin's profile

Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Full-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 6 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BEng (Hons) Part-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MEng Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

The great thing about Staffordshire University is not just the course, but the opportunities that are offered alongside studying. My advice to students is to take every opportunity available in order to achieve your career aspirations.

Laura Davies

Aeronautical Technology Graduate

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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