BEng Aerospace Engineering
The BEng course lasts for three years and is identical to the MEng course for the first two years. In year 3, nine units are presented which cover the broad spectrum of materials, structures and systems. A final year individual project focuses your studies on an industrially related topic.
In year 3, you will study many of the modules taken by MEng students, including Aero Propulsion, Aerodynamic Design, Aircraft Dynamics and Control, and Engineering Management. You will continue at a more advanced level with the topics you pursued in your chosen elective in year 2.
A major part of the year 3 course is an Individual Investigative Project which you will undertake under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Some of these projects are directly linked to, and sponsored by, our industrial partners.
You will also gain experience of flight instrumentation by attending a flight test course conducted by staff from Cranfield University. This involves flight exercises aboard a Jetstream aircraft and briefing sessions on flight mechanics.
The BEng course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineering) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. It requires further study after you have graduated to meet Engineering Council standards for Chartered Engineer status.
The BEng course may be attractive to students who only wish to commit themselves to three years of study at this stage, or who would like to take up jobs earlier, or who wish to continue with MSc and MBA studies.
The BEng course requires further study after you have graduated to meet Engineering Council standards for CEng status.