Aeronautical Engineering BEngDe Montfort University
About this program
Aeronautical Engineering BEng
Aeronautical and Aerospace engineering is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK, with extensive career opportunities in research and development, testing, and maintenance.
This course covers the basic principles of aeronautical engineering, including experimental and theoretical aerodynamics, aircraft design, flight dynamics and control, aircraft propulsion, flight simulation technologies, aircraft structures and computational aerodynamics.
Employment opportunities include careers in aeronautics and aerospace, namely aircraft aerodynamics, wind turbine design and maintenance, aviation management, defense sector, aircraft maintenance, repair and operation services (MRO).
You can study Aeronautical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated master’s MEng (Hons). At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng (Hons), subject to meeting the progression requirements.
- A typical offer is 112 UCAS points (120 UCAS points for MEng) from at least two A-levels including Mathematics or Physics at grade C, or
- Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM (DDM for MEng)
Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.
Alternative qualifications include:
Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course with at least 15 level 3 credits in the relevant subject at distinction:
- Access to HE Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Engineering Science and Mathematics
- Physics and Engineering
- Physics and Mathematics
If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details.
English and Mathematics GCSEs are required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.
We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
- International Baccalaureate: 26+ points (30+ points for MEng) with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
- Engineering Year Zero: Pass
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
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- Engineering Mathematics 1
- Engineering Mathematics 2
- Mechanical Principles - Statics
- Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
- Aircraft Design Principles
- CAE and Programming
- Mechanics of Flight
- Aircraft Structures and Materials
- Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
- Project Management
- Engineering Mathematics 3
- Introduction to Control Engineering
- Flight Dynamics and Control
- Product Design
- Fluid Mechanics
- Placement Year (Optional)
- Individual Project
- Flight Simulation Technology
- Aircraft Propulsion
- Human Factors and Flight Safety
- Computational Aerodynamics 1
- Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
- Management Concepts in Aviation (optional)
- Navigation and Pilot Studies (optional)
Year four (MEng)
- Group Project
- Advanced Flight Dynamics
- Aircraft Handling Qualities and Control
- Engineering Business Environment
- Systems Operations Management (optional)
- Computational Aerodynamics 2
- Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (optional)
- Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design (optional)
- Composite Materials (optional)
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,250 per year
- EU students: Check the website for more information
After completing this programme, graduates have the skills to pursue employment in aeronautical and aerospace industries, civil aviation management, the defence sector, aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul services.
According to a House of Commons briefing paper, the UK aerospace industry is the biggest in Europe and the second biggest in the world with a turnover of £31 billion in 2016. It employs 95,000 people, with the greatest number of jobs in the South West and East Midlands.
The Aeronautical Engineering team believes the industry will continue to grow in the coming years as technology continues to develop, and this course will help to train the next generation of aerospace professionals.
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De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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