Studying Aeronautics at Salford
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Browse this page to get a flavour of what to expect when you arrive in September, including course highlights, how we work with industry and a look ahead to your first year.
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Experience an applicant visit day
You’re on your way to studying with Salford, but why wait until September? Join an applicant visit day and preview the Salford aeronautics experience.
On a visit day, you can learn more about your course, meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants. You can even test out our laboratories.
Sessions run throughout February to May, but places fill quickly - don’t miss out!
What facilities will I have access to?
Aeronautical students have access to specialist laboratories which support the teaching and practical development of their skills. The Aerodynamics Laboratory contains low speed and supersonic wind tunnels, the Control and Dynamics Laboratory is home to flight simulators and programmable control experiments, such as the Merlin MP520-T Engineering Flight Simulator, and the Mechanical Laboratory has a tensile test machine for static loading experiments.
Hear from BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering Student Alex, and BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student Corin about the facilities they have access to.
How will I benefit from studying an accredited course?
Each of our courses in Aeronautics are accredited by both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, so you will be educated to the highest of industry standards. The accreditation also means that by completing the course, you will achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status, working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status if you choose to continue your study.
Achieving IEng or CEng status has a number of potential benefits for your career, including: improved career prospects and employability, higher earning potential, international recognition of your skill and competence, while also demonstrating a professional attitude at the very start of your career which is valued by employers.
Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?
Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.
Where have students done their placements in the past?
With a huge number of relevant work placements available, students across our aeronautics courses have secured placements with a variety of organisations including Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Thales, the Royal Air Force, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), CTC Aviation and Goodrich.
What additional experience can I get during my course?
As well as the opportunity to complete an industry placement, across our Aeronautics courses, you will be able to experience a practical flight test project at the National Flying Laboratory at Cranfield University. And, if you study on our BEng/MEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies course, you will also have the option to complete a structured pilot training course, with the opportunity to gain a private pilot license.
How many Maths units are there in the course?
You will have Engineering Math modules at Level 4 and Level 5 (first and second year). You will also have a lot of Math in all engineering modules, such as Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics, etc. We have MathScope, which is free of charge extra tutorials, so if you need help with Math or just want to do some extra Math, you can stop by at any time and ask questions.
Will there be group work as part of the course?
The programme has a mixture of both syndicate and group work as well as individual assessments. BEng Aeronautical Engineering also has a mixture of both group work and individual assessments. Group work is required by Royal Aeronautical Society for the programme to be accredited.
Are there any costs associated with the pilot studies aspect?
The cost of the programme is the same as other engineering programmes. The Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is extra, and it's non-compulsory.
Will there be opportunities for individual support if I find need it from time to time?
As well as the usual support you would expect from the lecturers on your course, we also offer extra help if you are stuck solving a particular maths problem. This is a drop-in session called MathScope where you can turn up without an appointment.
A student's perspective
Hear from BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering student Muazzam Deen about his experience studying at Salford, why he chose Salford, and his experience studying as an international student.
A student's perspective
Hear from BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering student Alexandra about her experience studying at Salford, how she got into engineering, and how she puts her studies into action as part of Salford Racing.
Life at Salford
Located in either Peel Park or Media City, yet minutes away central Manchester, you'll get to experience campus life and the big city buzz.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience.
Fees and funding
Making the decision to study at university can be a big financial commitment, which is why it's important for you to learn about the fees you will need to pay as well as how to manage your money before you start your studies.
Support and wellbeing
We're sure you will enjoy your time with us, but there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling in to student life, or just want a chat with our friendly team, we are here to help.
If you have any questions not covered on these pages, you can contact our friendly team at email@example.com, or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.