Aerospace Engineering Beng

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

aerospace-engineering-beng

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,691

Course Accredited By

IMECHE

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Aerospace Engineering degree starts by providing a broad engineering foundation, which includes mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering subjects. You will then develop further specific knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering.
  • Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change.
  • Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.
  • Specialised lectures on topics such as flight dynamics, aircraft navigation, aero-engine design, aerospace materials and aircraft performance may be given by visiting lecturers from aerospace industry companies. You will have the opportunity to attend a practical flight test course or to use a flight simulator to enhance your knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering.
  • Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our Engineering degrees include a selection of management content or specialised modules throughout. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism.

What's the difference?

Each of our Engineering subjects is available in six forms:

  • BEng (3 years), BEng with Industry (4 years), BEng with Year Abroad (4 years)
  • MEng (4 years), MEng with Industry (5 years), MEng with Year Abroad (5 years)
  • The MEng places greater emphasis on industrially-related project work, advanced technical content and leadership, and automatically meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The MEng shares its first three years with the corresponding BEng.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB including Maths and Physics. Other Physical Science subjects may be considered. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted. 
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths and a Physical Science at grade B.
  • GCSEs: Grade C/4 in English Language.
  • BTEC Nationals: DDD in Engineering including Further Maths at Distinction. If you don't have A-level Maths you will need to take an additional Maths assessment test - please contact Admissions.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 5 and 6 points between Maths and Physics at HL. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Engineering Diploma with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which are at Distinction. To include all level 3 Maths modules at Distinction. If you don't have A-level Maths you will need to take an additional Maths assessment test - please contact Admissions.

Please note: If you do not have Grade B at Maths A-level, you will need to take an additional Maths assessment test.

  • Other national and international qualifications considered.
  • If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for:
  • International Foundation Year – Engineering and Technology run by the Global Study Centre. This course is for international students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.
  • Engineering with Foundation Year BEng run by the School of Engineering. This course is for all students whose academic and/or English results fall just below those required for direct entry to year one of the degree.
  • Second year entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Interview and maths assessment test may be required. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the department.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • All engineers require an excellent knowledge of basic engineering principles, which is why 75% of our first year is common for all our subjects.
  • Degrees in Aerospace, General and Mechanical Engineering share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch between any of these degrees before your second year.

Modules

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Experimentation
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • This is the same as the first year of the MEng. 

Year 2

  • In your second year you will begin to specialise in the field of aerospace engineering while continuing to develop fundamental engineering principles. You will also take an integrated design project in which you will work in a team with students from other engineering disciplines – vital experience for the modern world of engineering.

Modules

  • Materials and Structures
  • Dynamics and Thermofluids
  • Aircraft Performance and Navigation
  • Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems
  • Engineering Experimentation and Analysis
  • Integrated Engineering Design
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • This is the same as the second year of the MEng.
  • If you achieve at least 55% in your second year you can, if you wish, transfer to the MEng.

Final Year

  • In your third year (or fourth year if you take a year out) you have the opportunity to specialise in different aspects of aerospace engineering through a number of optional modules. Your individual project is a significant part of this year, giving you the opportunity to investigate a specific aerospace engineering concept or challenge.

Modules

  • Engineering Management
  • Finite Element Analysis and Design
  • Compressible and Applied Aerodynamics
  • State Variable Control

Plus two option modules (including at least one marked *) from:

  • Flight Dynamics, Control and Avionics 
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • Digital Control and Actuators
  • Rigid Body and Structural Dynamics
  • Plus your Individual Project
  • This is the same as the third year of the MEng. 

Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)

  • If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year 
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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