BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

The University of South Wales’s BEng Aeronautical Engineering degree prepares you for an exciting career in the UK’s aircraft and aerospace industry, the second largest in the world. It was developed in close consultation with industry and professional engineering bodies, including the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), to boost your employability.

Aeronautical engineers apply their knowledge and skills to every aspect of air vehicles, from design, development, manufacture and certification, to maintenance and sustainable operations. The BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering teaches you the engineering principles needed for a career in the aerospace industry, and you’ll gain practical experience on campus in our state-of-the art Aerospace Centre. You’ll also take to the skies with flight test lessons in your final year. Work placements and experience are strongly endorsed to complement your engineering degree, along with visits to sites such as GE Aviation Wales, Airbus and British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).

What you will study

Year One

Year one of the Aeronautical Engineering degree provides you with essential scientific principles and engineering practices associated with aeronautical engineering including an introduction to the use of design tools and general manufacturing/workshop techniques. You are also taught industry standard CAD packages and programming language.

  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Electrical Science
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Computing Applications
  • Engineering Mechanics 1
  • Engineering Thermofluids 1

Year Two

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

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The aerospace industry has become increasingly competitive and in recognising this, the University has recently invested another 3.3m into its existing aerospace facilities. A two-storey Aerospace Centre extension adds 1,000m2 of practical workshop and laboratory space for engineering students. This includes two aircraft hangars with civil and military aircraft, and a MP521 engineering flight simulator.

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

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • SW 4 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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