Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies (Foundation Entry)
Combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aerospace engineering on our Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies Foundation Entry Degree course.
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.
Gain the theoretical training required to obtain a pilot’s license while simultaneously gaining an engineering degree.
The University has excellent aerospace facilities including a full motion simulator and several flight training devices, allowing you to benefit from the practical application of theories taught in the classroom. Configure them to aircraft types such as civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle.
Why study with us
- You’ll undertake ‘Private Pilot License (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year.
- Fine tune your practical skills using the University’s excellent flight simulators.
- You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications.
- 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
What you'll do
- This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between the second and third years.
- You’ll access lectures and masterclasses on topics such as the effective use of computer-aided design software, computational fluid dynamics, and finite element analysis.
- Our flight training school partners cover the practical flying components of the PPL (typically 45 hours), for an additional fee.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
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.
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.Find out more
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Aerospace Engineering graduates go on to roles in the aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing sectors.
If you’re interested in the scientific and mathematical aspects of the discipline, you can continue on to a career in research and teaching, including postgraduate aerospace research degrees here at the University.
If you 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 4. The university examinations prepare you for sitting CAA ATPL examinations after graduation.
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Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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