UCLan’s Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies programmes combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aerospace engineering. The University has excellent aerospace facilities including four flight simulators and two wind tunnels, allowing you to benefit from the practical application of theories taught in the classroom.
While studying for your Aerospace Engineering BEng degree you will undertake ‘Private Pilot License (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year, and successful completion of those subjects, determined by passing the Civil Aviation Authorities Private Pilot’s Licence Examinations. These CAA examinations are an essential component of a PPL. These degree programmes do not include the practical flying components of the PPL (typically 45 hours), but we have arrangements with a flight training school who will offer these to you for an additional fee. You can however, fine tune your practical skills using UCLan’s excellent flight simulators. Practical flying is not an essential component in order to complete these programmes.
You can elect to take a year's relevant industrial placement as part of your degree, which you arrange with our support. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Industrial Placement' to your degree title. This learning experience is greatly encouraged and is an excellent opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University.
For those students who would like a future career as a commercial pilot, we offer our integrated MEng programme, which introduces ‘Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)’ theoretical studies in year four. These are university examinations that are intended to prepare you for sitting CAA ATPL examinations after you have graduated. Again you can make use of our simulation facilities to further develop your flying skills, and practical flying can be arranged at additional cost with our flight training school partners.
These programmes are an ideal way to gain the theoretical training required to obtain a pilot’s license while simultaneously gaining an engineering degree.
3 years full time or 6 years part time
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 120 UCAS Points including Maths and Physics at B. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit (including Maths unit).
Pass Access Course: 122 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 122 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent .
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.