Combine flying skills with aviation technology
Option to follow a structured pilot training programme
Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The course is engineering focused towards aircraft performance, aircraft handling qualities and flight systems, together with an aviation management theme which includes a hands-on aviation operations and flight practice dimension.
It aims to produce graduates who can apply theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, construct, commission and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services within the aviation sector. You will study flight dynamics and control, aircraft propulsion and performance, and avionics. Aviation management skills are developed through moduleson aviation business enterprise, airline and airport management, airport design and aircraft maintenance.
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 course, at additional cost, with the twin aims of enabling you to fly solo by the end of year 1 and obtain a Private Pilot Licence by the end of year 2. Lessons are at an additional total cost of £7,608 (correct at time of printing), with flexible payment options.
You are encouraged to join the Manchester Branch of the RAeS which is based at the University. We also encourage you to take a placement year either in Europe or the UK, which you arrange with our support. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
Thanks to the generosity of University of Salford donor and Chairman of Morson Group, Gerry Mason, we were delighted to be able to offer five scholarships specific to students beginning courses in September 2016 across all disciplines of engineering and will have ten more on offer in 16/17 and fifteen in 17/18. Students studying this course will be eligible to apply for this scholarship, please see here for more information.
Ross, a student on BSc (Hons) Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies talks about studying at Salford.
This course has been awarded accredited status by both the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for 2010 to 2014 intake cohorts and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for 2009 to 2011 intake cohorts as meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark for registration as Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
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:
On graduation you will:
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. This valuable experience allows you to link practical issues of aircraft behaviour to principles of flight taught in the classroom.
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.
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above|
|UCAS tariff points||96-104 points|
|GCE A level||96-104 points Mathematics at grade C and Physics at grade C|
|BTEC National Diploma||MMM to include Engineering - must include Merits in Maths modules|
|Scottish Highers||96-104 points; Advanced Higher Mathematics at grade C and Physics at grade C; Higher Mathematics at grade B or Physics at grade B or Design at grade B.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||96-104 points including Higher Level Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate||28 Grade 5 or above in Higher Level Maths and Physics|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at email@example.com. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.academic-technology-approval.service.gov.uk/
Career pathways will be in to the design, manufacture and operation of aircraft and their related systems.
A wide range of opportunities will exist with main aircraft producers, sub-assembly manufacturers and airport operations. Many of our 'sandwich year' graduates go on to work for the companies they worked with during their year in industry.
Students who have completed this degree have gained employment with several leading companies such as Aviance UK, Flybe, and Oxford Aviation. Typical jobs titles have included Flight Dispatch Officer and Pilot.
Students who have completed this degree have gained employment with several leading companies such as National Air Traffic Services (NATS), CTC Aviation and Goodrich.
Typical job titles have included Air Traffic Control Safety Engineer, Airworthiness Engineer, and Pilot.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
Students may choose to study for their pilot's licence at a cost of approximately £7,000 (based on £140 per hour for 50 hours). Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
Further information is available at: