BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineers apply their knowledge and skills to every aspect of flight vehicles; from design, development and manufacture, to maintenance and operation.

This degree was developed in close consultation with industry and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to boost your employability. The MEng meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status in full, while the BEng requires a period of further learning.

You’ll study the theoretical and technical principles needed for an engineering career in the aviation industry, and you’ll gain practical experience on campus in our Aerospace Centre. You can even take to the skies with flying lessons in your final year. Work placements and experience are a key part of this course, along with visits to sites such as GE Aviation Wales, Airbus Filton, and British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).

Progress to an integrated Masters course

You may have the opportunity to progress to the MEng course which combines the undergraduate degree (BEng) with a Masters-level qualification.

The additional year gives you higher technical knowledge, and allows you to apply what you’ve already learned to an individual project. You enrol on the undergraduate degree, and have the opportunity to progress to an MEng if you achieve satisfactory grades in your assessments during your first two years of study.

What you will study

Year One

Year one provides you with basic knowledge of routine mathematical methods,essential scientific principles, and engineering practices. It is your introduction to the use of design tools, manufacturing and workshop techniques, health and safety protocols, project management and professional practice.

  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles 1
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Professional Practice for Engineers
  • Engineering Mechanics 1
  • Thermofluids for Engineers

Year Two

In your second year, you will begin to explore key areas such as aerodynamics and flight mechanics, supported...

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The aerospace industry has become increasingly competitive and in recognising this, the University has recently invested 1.8m into its aerospace facilities.

Facilities available to our students have been fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and British Airways. With access to an EASA-approved suite of practical training facilities, our students can use a range of industry-standard facilities.

Our Aerospace Centre is home to a Jetstream 31 Twin Turboprop aircraft, assembled with...

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UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
        • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017



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