• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

Aeronautical engineers apply their knowledge and skills to every aspect of air vehicles; from design, development, manufacture, flight testing and certification, to preserving airworthiness and sustainable aircraft operations. 

In this Aeronautical Engineering (Hons) programme from University of South Wales you'll study the engineering principles needed for a career in the aerospace industry, and you'll gain practical experience on campus in our Aerospace Centre. Weather permitting, you'll also take to the skies with flight test lessons in your final year.

Work placements and experience are strongly endorsed to complement your studies, along with visits to sites such as GE Aviation Wales, Airbus Filton, and British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).

Teaching

The BEng Aeronautical Engineering degree is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions and seminars. You will also need to devote time to self-study, such as conducting research and preparing for your assessments and lectures.

You will also have the opportunity to visit sites such as Rolls Royce, GE Aviation, British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) and Airbus, and learn from guest lectures delivered by senior industrialists and academics from the Ministry of Defence, BAMC, the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and various aerospace industry companies, on current technological advancements in the field.

In the final year, subject to weather conditions, you will fly inside a real aircraft to consolidate your understanding of aircraft static and dynamic behaviour and control principles.

Careers

The programme has have links with the regional aviation industry, which includes GE Aviation, BAMC, Nordam Europe, TES Aviation Group, and other members within the Aerospace Wales Forum. Graduates of our Aeronautical Engineering degree are in demand in the UK, and in the civil and defence sectors worldwide. 

Some of the  companies with which our students work include Rolls Royce, GE Aviation, MBDA, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BAMC, EasyJet, Emirates, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the UK Ministry of Defence.

Typical job profiles of our graduates are design engineers, certification and airworthiness engineers, project engineers and researchers

Accreditation

  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Engineering Society
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematics for Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineers
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Computing Applications 
  • Engineering Mechanics 
  • Electrical Science 
  • Thermofluids
  • Further Engineering Mathematics 
  • Control and Instrumentation 
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Aircraft Systems Integration and Performance 
  • Aeronautical Design

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer: BCC - CDD to include Mathematics and one other Science subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer: Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level to include Mathematics and one other Science subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical BTEC Offer: BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant Maths, Science or Engineering subject which must include Maths modules (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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