BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering
BEng with Honours
University of Brighton
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)
Full time – Classroom & Laboratory based
3 years or 4 years with placement year
£13,800 per year
Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton
BBC including maths and a physical science.
28 points, specified subjects including maths and a physical science at higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in maths and a physical science required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C)
at least five subjects including English language, maths and a physical science.
Foundation course with maths and a physical science, with an average of at least 55 per cent.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Further academic study of MEng, MSc, MPhil, PhD or professional career.
Successful graduates will have career opportunities in a range of industries from aerospace to manufacturing.
In year 1, a major design project will familiarise you with the course and your colleagues. Other modules provide a broad introduction to mechanical engineering.
In year 2, you will be introduced to subjects including management, aeronautical computer-aided design and modelling. Design modules include hands-on workshop practice and transferable skills training. Industry-standard computer-aided engineering software is used throughout the course.
You have the option to spend a year in industry or study abroad for a year.
The placement year will significantly enhance your CV and boost your employability. You will be able to use your newly acquired skills in the workplace on real projects and situations – and you might use this experience to inform your final year project/dissertation. Work experience enables you to build contacts in the industry before you finish studying. Some of our graduates even come back to the university with a job offer for after they graduate.
Spending a year abroad will broaden your horizons, enabling you to examine aeronautical engineering from a different viewpoint and to experience a different university culture. You may improve your foreign language skills, and widen your studies by exploring complementary subjects.
In your final year you will be given more flexibility by picking two of three option modules.
You will also embark on a major individual project which is often supported by industry.
Tests, online tests, written examinations, logbooks, presentations, reports, performance test of product, laboratory tests, Dragons Den and viva-voce.
Learning facilities available
Throughout the course you will have access to specialist laboratories and custom-built workshops, all equipped with professional-standard equipment and developed in partnership with industry experts. The equipment meets professional engineering standards so that our students are fully prepared to apply their knowledge to the workplace.
Main learning outcomes
On successful completion of the course students should be able to:
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