BEng (Hons) Aircraft engineering

University of the Highlands and Islands
Leicester, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
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Entry Requirements

  • Entry to year one, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR 
  • 1 A level at grade D or above 
  • These must include Maths, Physics or another technical subject. Plus English at Standard Grade credit level 
  • Entry to year two, HND, is the HNC Aircraft Engineering 
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the EASA Part 66 (or equivalent) course will normally be required to complete a one-semester progression course (at SCQF Level 8) to gain direct entry to year three (Ordinary level) of the BEng course 
  • For people with relevant aircraft engineering experience but no relevant formal qualifications, the arrangements for accreditation of prior learning (APL) will be in accordance with the conditions set out by UHI 
  • International applicants must meet the IELTS entry criteria as well as meet the UKBA requirements 
  • International applicants must meet the IELTS entry criteria as well as meet the UKBA requirements

Curriculum

First Year

Mandatory units are:

  • Aerodynamics 
  • Aircraft engineering graded unit 1 
  • Aircraft propulsion systems introduction 
  • Aircraft structures and materials 
  • Communication practical skills 
  • Mathematics and physics for aviation

Option units may include:

  • Practical aircraft skills 
  • Aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems 
  • Aircraft electrical and electronic practical skills 
  • Electronic and electrical fundamentals for aviation 
  • Aircraft flight control systems 
  • Aircraft maintenance skills
Second Year
  • Aviation business and management 1 
  • Aircraft systems: Electrical and avionics 
  • Aviation systems: Propulsion and power transfer 
  • Aircraft systems: aerodynamics and structures 
  • Engineering mathematics and science 
  • Engineering computing and laboratory skills
Third Year
  • Aviation business and management 2 
  • Aircraft structural mechanics and aerothermodynamics 
  • Avionics and aircraft computer systems 1 
  • Airframe and propulsion systems 1
Plus

Air transport operations pathway:

  • Aircraft engineering reliability and maintenance management 
  • Airworthiness requirements
OR

Air design pathway:

  • Aerostructures performance 1 
  • Aircraft design 1
Fourth Year
  • Engineering project (double credit) 
  • Avionics and aircraft computer systems 2 
  • Aircraft and propulsion systems 2
Plus

Air transport operations pathway:

  • Quality systems and airworthiness management 
  • Air transport operations and management
OR

Air design pathway:

  • Aerostructures performance 2 
  • Aircraft design 2

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