Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies
School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Aeronautical Engineering
UCAS Code: H492
Start Date(s): September
Four years full-time
Five years full-time with industrial placement
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE))
- Follow a structured pilot training programme
- Aircraft design is brought into sharp focus in parallel with a full treatment of fundamental and advanced aeronautical science
- International students can apply
This course lets you combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles ofaircraft engineering. The University has excellent facilities including three flight simulators, allowing you to benefit from the practical application of theories taught in the classroom.
The course aims to produce graduates who can integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of maths, science, computer based methods, design, the economic, social and environmental context and engineering practice to solve complex aircraft engineering problems.
You have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme leading to the opportunity to gain a Private Pilot Licence.
A total of 45 flying hours are offered within the training programme, at additional cost, with the twin aims of enabling you to fly solo by the end of level 1 and obtain a Private Pilot Licence by the end of level 2. Lessons are at an additional total cost of £7,608 (correct at time of printing), with flexible payment options - please visit the CSE home page for more details.
You can elect to take a year's relevant industrial placement as part of your degree. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title. This is greatly encouraged and is an excellent opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University.
This course has been awarded accredited status by both the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark for registration as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) requirement in full, and the Chartered Engineer (CEng) requirement in part.
Why is accreditation important?
It provides external validation of the degree course content which recognises that it meets both UK and international standards required by the engineering profession.
Professional registration and Institution membership will enhance your career in the following ways:
- Access to continuous professional development
- Careers advice and employment opportunities
- Increased earning potential over the length of your career
- International recognition of your qualifications, skills and experience
- Evidence of your motivation, drive and commitment to the profession
- Networking opportunities
You will develop flight assimilation and air navigation skills in specifically designed subject modules and through the use of the School's fixed and moving base flight simulators.
There is a flight test course just prior to the final year, which is delivered by Cranfield University’s National Flying Laboratory Centre using their specially instrumented Jetstream 31 aircraft. During the flight, the aircraft will conduct specific manoeuvres during which flight data is gathered for later analysis by the students. This valuable experience allows the students to link practical issues of aircraft behaviour to principles of flight taught in the classroom.
You will undertake experimental and project work throughout the programme, including a significant personal project in the final year.
- develop an in depth knowledge of aviation safety issues;
- use and evaluate analysis so you can anticipate and alleviate safety risks in aviation;
- develop an understanding of Human Factors and CRM to optimise capability to operate in a safe and efficient aviation environment.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.