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
In your second year, you will begin to explore key areas such as aerodynamics and flight mechanics, supported by further mathematics and mechanics. You will develop a practical engineering base through group work on aircraft design, and understand regulatory and environmental requirements.
Further Mathematics for Engineers*
Business and Finance for Engineers*
Engineering Mechanics 2
Engineering Material Science
Aircraft Systems & Performance
Design for Aeronautical Engineers
Year three modules cover a range of technical subjects including stability and control,propulsion, aircraft materials and structures,and modelling techniques. The modules allow you to evaluate and analyse key challenges in aeronautical engineering and devise costeffective solutions. You will learn about planning, operations, regulations, health and safety, and management, which are important issues within aeronautical engineering. You will also have flying lessons and complete a project in a topic of your choice.
Finite Element Analysis*
Computational Fluid Dynamics*
Aircraft Maintenance Management*
Aircraft Stability and Control
Individual Project (BEng) – 30 credits
*10 credit module
The above information is a sample module description for illustrative purposes. Modules and module content may change from time to time.
Learning and teaching methods
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions and seminars. You will also need to devote time to self-study, such as conducting research and preparing for your assessments and lectures.
You will also have the opportunity to visit sites such as Rolls Royce, GE Aviation, British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) and Airbus, and learn from guest lectures delivered by senior industrialists from the Ministry of Defence, BAMC, Augusta Westland and the RAeS, on current technological advancements in the field. We also encourage our students to take a year out in industry and can help you arrange this through our industrial links.