BEng (Hons)

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Are you fascinated by aircraft? This course combines the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of Aerospace Engineering.

Why study with us

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  • You will undertake ‘Private Pilot Licence (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year.
  • There’s an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry for full-time students between Year 2 and Year 3.
  • During your studies you'll benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels and a UAV Lab.
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Sub and Supersonic Wind Tunnel Facilities

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Student using wind tunnel
Student using wind tunnel

What you'll do

  • You’ll graduate with a rounded education in aerospace engineering which can lead to a wide range of career options.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Fine tune your practical skills using the University’s excellent flight simulators and UAV lab.
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Hear from our students

The lecturers treat you as peers and really value your opinion and interests, their doors are always open when you need assistance.
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Georgia Rae Green
MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

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View the course facilities

During your studies you'll benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators and a UAV Lab.

You’ll take to the skies in our immersive flight simulators, including the Redbird FMX, which will help reinforce your understanding of flight dynamics.

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Academic expertise

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Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (C…

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Dr Abdullah Desai
Senior Lecturer in Aviation and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Abdullah is a Senior Lecturer in our School of Engineering and is the Course Leader for our Aviation degree programmes. He is a Private Pilot License holder and is research active in Aerospace Engineering. His research focusses on novel design methods across a diverse range of sp…

Future Careers

Studying Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies leads to careers in the aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing sectors. 

Get to know us

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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