This BEng Aeronautical Engineering degree prepares you for a career in the UK’s aircraft and aerospace industry, the second largest in the world.

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. It forms an educational base for Chartered Engineer status with a period of further learning.

You’ll study the theoretical and technical principles needed for an engineering career in the aviation industry, and 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.

Entry Requirements

280 UCAS tariff points, eg, BBC at A level. Must include Mathematics and another science-based subject at A level, eg, Physics, Chemistry.

GCSE: Five at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English language.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU fees for full-time study

The fee for this course in 2015 is £9,000

To find out what fee you will actually pay, please visit our money website.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
    • Part Time 5 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
      • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2015
        • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
          • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
            • Part Time 5 Years Start Date: Sep 2016



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