36 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Aerospace Engineering (Private Pilot Instruction) course at University of Sheffield is the same as our aerospace engineering degree, with added initial flight training. Individual arrangements may be made with a local flying school to continue to a UK or European Private Pilot's Licence. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Your acceptance for pilot instruction is subject to medical and security checks.

Modules in the Aerospace Engineering (Private Pilot Instruction) programme from University of Sheffield cover aero propulsion, aerodynamic design, aircraft dynamics and control, computational aerodynamics and project management. 

Key Features 

  • You'll also take ground training for flight and five hours of flight training. Your study includes some experience of flight instrumentation and an individual investigative project of your choice.
  • All our students also take the Global Engineering Challenge, where teams of students work to solve engineering problems in developing countries. This is designed to develop you as a professional engineer and enhance your career prospects. 


Our courses are accredited by some of the UK's leading professional engineering institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Avionic Systems 
  • Mathematics (Electrical) 
  • Engineering Solids, Liquids and Gases 
  • Engineering Statics and Dynamics  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Maths and a science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Maths and a Science + B in AS or A Level Further Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths and a science
  • BTEC | DDD in Engineering or Applied Science + A in A Level Maths
  • Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAABB + AB, including Maths and Science in both
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | A + AA in Maths and a science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, inclusing 45 credits at Level 3 with 36 credits at Distinctions to include 5 credits in Maths, & 15 credits in Physics (or an appropriate science), and 9 credits at merit in credits + Grade B in A Level Maths 
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25670 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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