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Tim Peake set to open Futures Day at Farnborough

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Young Person’s Conference 2018

This September, the Young Person’s Conference returns to London. The theme this year is “The Air Transport Revolution,” and it will feature technological developments and innovation that will shape the future of aerospace.

This conference is designed to bring together undergraduates, graduates and people at the start of their career in a unique networking experience.

Futures Day at Farnborough

Futures Day returned once again at the  Farnborough Airshow. The event was a huge success with over 5,000 young people registering.

During the day, students were able to experience aerospace technology of the future and meet with academic institutions, all designed to give young people a glimpse into what a future in aerospace could look like.

Major Tim Peake opened the days proceedings. He said, “Attending Futures Day again will be a huge honour for me. Farnborough International Airshow is a spectacular event and I can say without a doubt that Futures Day is the most important day in the week.”

Aerospace Engineering degree courses

BEng Aerospace Engineering (H405)

University of Bristol

Course information: This three-year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

These subjects are specialised from day one and are taught with aerospace applications and examples.

The first two years are devoted to core concepts, taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, are covered in specialist units.

You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design. There is extensive mathematical content throughout.

In year three there is greater flexibility for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as aeroelasticity or computational aerodynamics. Others units study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or optimisation.

The diversity of topics in our Aerospace Engineering course makes this a very challenging degree, but the reward is a uniquely broad education.

Duration: 3 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Fees – Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,750 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics (Other requirements are also available here)

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng (Hons)

University of Liverpool

Course information:  Pilot Studies lab The School of Engineering has a fantastic facility for undergraduate and postgraduate aerospace students to use.The interactive Pilot studies lab enables students to experience all aspects of flight from programming, aircraft design, navigation and system management to simulation flying in one of the three flight simulators; a jet stream 41, Piper PA38 and generic fast jet.

Duration: 3 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,000 per year

Fees – International students: £17,900 per year

Entry requirements: A-Level grades AAB including Maths & Science subject

Flying: 20 hours towards PPL, additional cost £3,400

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng (Hons) or MEng

University of the West Of England (UWE) Bristol

Course information: This course has been designed alongside regional aerospace partners and is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society. This means you will be equipped with industry knowledge as well as an in-depth understanding of the aeronautical design and build process. Alongside the fundamentals of aerospace engineering, you will study materials and manufacturing processes, stress and dynamics, aerospace design, thermodynamics and fluids.Throughout the course, you will get practical experience developing and testing your prototypes in our well-equipped laboratories.

Duration: 4 years (5 years sandwich)

Start date: 2018/19

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year 

Fees – International students: £12,250 per year

Entry requirements: A-Level grades B in Maths plus Science subject pass

Aerospace Systems Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

Course information: The aerospace industry is increasingly in need of Systems Engineers with the skills to integrate modern communication systems with conventional aerospace systems to enhance aircraft performance. This variation to our Aerospace Systems Engineering degree can be the first step for those wishing to become professional pilots. It combines the multidisciplinary nature of the Aerospace Systems Engineering degree with pilot studies to a National Private Pilot’s Licence level and beyond.

The compulsory flying experience is mainly in the Fourth Year, provided locally by a nationally recognised flight centre either in the UK or the USA. There are additional fees for this, but with an attractively discounted rate compared to other flight centres. There are also opportunities to do some flying in the First and Second Years as an extracurricular activity, including use of various flight simulators.

Duration: 3  or 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year 

Fees – International students: £11,850 per year 

Entry requirements:  104 UCAS Points / A-Level Maths and either Physics or Technology Subject

MEng Aerospace Engineering (H410)

University of Bristol

Course information: This four-year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

These subjects are specialised from day one and are taught with aerospace applications and examples.

The first two years are devoted to core concepts, which are taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, are covered in specialist units.

You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design. There is extensive mathematical content throughout.

In years three and four there is greater flexibility for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power. Others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics, or you can choose to undertake a research project.

The diversity of topics in aerospace engineering makes this a very challenging degree, but the reward is a uniquely broad education.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Fees – Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,750 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics (Other requirements are also available here)

MEng Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace

University of Southampton

Course information: A four-year course, designed to develop expertise in aerospace systems whilst maintaining the broad based engineering background associated with Mechanical Engineering. Students can also take the Industrial Placement Year, providing the opportunity for a year-long placement with an engineering-based organisation.

Our four-year MEng course in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace focuses on aircraft aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics and structural design. Having offered aerospace degrees for over 80 years, we pride ourselves on the quality and astounding achievements of our graduates, with many going on to work in the space industry or defence sector.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA (A*A in Mathematics and Physics with a pass in Physics Practical.)

GCE A-level and EPQ A*AB (A*A in Mathematics and Physics with a pass in Physics Practical) with grade A in the Extended Project Qualification.

(Other requirements are also available here)

MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe (H401)

University of Bristol

Course information: This four-year course combines years one, two and four of our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree with the chance to spend your third year in Europe.

Years one and two cover underpinning material organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

Specialised from day one, these subjects are taught with aerospace applications and examples. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, is covered in specialist units. You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design, and language units to prepare you for your year abroad.

If you achieve the required grades in your first two years you will spend your third year at a European institution where your studies will match the third year at Bristol.

You will return to Bristol for year four and choose your study from a range of options. Some options relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power, others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics, or you can choose to undertake a research project.

This course combines the challenging and broad academic content of our aerospace engineering degrees with an overseas dimension, which reflects the pan-European nature of the modern aerospace industry.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Fees – Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,750 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics (Other requirements are also available here)

BEng (Hons) Aeronautics & Astronautics

University of Southampton

Course information: This three-year degree covers the core subjects of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It is ideal if you wish to complete your studies in three years. The first two years of the course have identical content to that of the MEng course. Students can also take the Industrial Placement Year, providing the opportunity for a year-long placement with an engineering-based organisation.

During this degree course in Aeronautics and Astronautics, you will gain a solid foundation in aerospace engineering such as aerodynamics, astronautics and propulsion along with a wider appreciation of the economic, legal and environmental issues associated with aircraft operations and aircraft performance. In your third year, you can choose to specialise through a wide selection of advanced aerospace modules and will also carry out an individual project.

Duration: 3 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA (A*A in Mathematics and Physics with a pass in Physics Practical)

GCE A-level and EPQ A*AB (A*A in Mathematics and Physics with a pass in Physics Practical) with grade A in the Extended Project Qualification

(Other requirements are also available here)

Aeronautical Engineering BEng/MEng

University of Glasgow

Course information: You’ll take part in practical laboratories, including running a jet engine test, and a flight-testing course in a Jetstream aircraft during year 5 of the MEng.

You will study the same courses in the first three years whether you are on the BEng or MEng degree programme. Both embed creativity to develop world changing engineers.

In year 4 you will begin to deal with some of the advanced concepts in aeronautics. These include the study of composite materials, aeroelasticity, propulsion, high-speed aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control theory.

For BEng students individual project work allows you to apply the knowledge you have gained during your studies to a problem in aeronautical engineering.MEng students undertake an interdisciplinary team project instead.

If you are an MEng student, in year 5 you will learn about aircraft handling qualities, aircraft operations, and advanced structural analysis techniques. Half of this year is devoted to project work, which can be carried out in industry, within the university or via a placement abroad.

A range of optional courses are available in years 4 and 5 to allow you to develop and follow your interests.

Duration: 5 years

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MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad

University of Bristol

Course information: This four-year degree combines years one, two and four of our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree with the chance to spend your third year at one of our English-speaking partner universities overseas.

Years one and two cover underpinning material organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

Specialised from day one, these subjects are taught with aerospace applications and examples. Further context – such as space applications and aviation operations – is covered in specialist units. You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design.

If you achieve the required grades in your first two years and are selected, you will spend year three at a partner institution overseas in, for example the US, Canada or Australia, where your studies will match the course at Bristol.

You will rejoin the Bristol course in year four and have a range of topics to choose from in your final year of study. Some options relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power. Others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or you can choose to undertake a research project.

This degree combines the challenging, broad academic content of all our courses with an overseas dimension that reflects the multinational nature of the modern aerospace industry.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Fees – Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,750 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Physics (Other requirements are also available here)

Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons)

University of Bath

Course information: This course aims to understand the principles of aerospace engineering science and explore the latest thinking in aircraft design and manufacture. The first two years of this course give you a detailed understanding of core mechanical engineering principles.

You’ll learn how to use mathematics and computing to analyze engineering systems, and develop knowledge in design and manufacturing processes. You’ll study aircraft performance, control and structures, composites, aerodynamics, propulsion and space flight. Lectures are balanced with laboratory work to give you the skills you need to build, analyze and test a product. So that you can develop a full understanding of aircraft from design to manufacture, you’ll visit an aerospace manufacturing company and take a flight test course at a local airfield.

Our MEng degrees give you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work and fulfill the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. You can switch to any of our five mechanical engineering degrees, and between full-time study and placement year option up to the end of your second year.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £19,800 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Mathematics or Physics (or Further Mathematics if applicable).Alternative A level offer:AAA including Mathematics and Physics plus one of:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificategrade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.

MEng Engineering Design with Study in Industry (H150)

University of Bristol

Course information: Inspired by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this in-depth course aims to develop high-calibre engineers who can lead complex engineering projects that are vital to modern society.

After a broad, common first year, students can choose to specialise in mechanical, aerospace or civil engineering, studying technical units alongside students from these other engineering degrees.

The third year is a paid placement in industry, which forms an assessed part of the course and is closely monitored by the University, allowing you to start working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. You will be given similar levels of responsibility as graduate entrants, with opportunities to manage your own projects.

In years four and five you can choose from a wide range of technical modules from the Departments of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, as well as open units from Engineering or other faculties. This gives you the chance to gain further technical expertise in your chosen specialisation and a broader learning experience in other subjects, such as computer science, finance, geography or languages.

A group research and design project forms a major component of your final two years. The project is conducted with one of our industrial partners and you can choose from a range of topics covering areas such as robotics, manufacturing, renewable energy, future cities and sustainable transport.

Our degree is accredited by numerous bodies under licence from the Engineering Council. An accredited degree provides you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Duration: 5 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year

Fees – International students: £20,300 per year

Fees – Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,750 per year

Entry requirements: A*AA including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Mathematics (Other requirements are also available here)

MEng Aeronautical Engineering

Imperial College London

Course information: The first two years are the same across all of our Aeronautical Engineering courses, covering a strong base of physical and engineering subjects.

Year two includes more specialised aeronautical material such as aerodynamics, flight mechanics and propulsion and turbomachinery, plus the chance to attend a flighttesting course at the National Flying Laboratory Centre at Cranfield University.

Both years include laboratory-based coursework plus design, make and test exercises to develop your design and analysis skills.

You continue to cover core modules and laboratory work in years three and four.

Duration: 4 years

Fees – EU/UK students: £9,250 per year (Additional course costs will apply)

Fees – International students: £29,000 per year (Additional course costs will apply)

Entry requirements: Three A-level offer: A*A*A or Four A-level offer: A*AAA

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