Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies MEng (Hons)

University of Salford

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Course Summary

**Our unique MEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree combines the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering. Accredited by professional institutions, including the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), you’ll be educated to the highest industry standards.** Flying is an increasingly popular mode of travel and is predicted to grow even further. Gain the skills to design, manage and fly the next generation of aircrafts with our Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree at Salford. You’ll follow a four-year programme – or five with an industry placement year – which combines mathematics, science, computer-based methods, and design and engineering to solve complex aircraft engineering problems. Gain hands-on experience in our established aeronautical and mechanical facility, featuring a Merlin MP520-T flight simulator and an Elite Flight Training System. Prior to your final year, you will complete a flight test course using Cranfield University’s specially instrumented Jetstream 31 aircraft. You will also have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme to gain a Private Pilot Licence.Features • Take a placement year to develop essential skills further, adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your final degree award• Gain proficiency and knowledge in the planning of multiple leg flight plans and build awareness and experience of aviation meteorology• Learn the engineering principles that underpin the design of propulsion systems for the aerospace industry and have an introduction to the principles of gas turbine theory and jet engines• Explore the theory of business economics in route planning, learning the techniques and methodologies used for navigating an aircraft using modern navigation aids• Build in-depth knowledge of avionic systems used in modern aircraft, including communication, flight instruments, flight management, automatic flight, warning and recording and passenger systems• Understand the properties and applications of materials and of the principles of electronic and electrical engineering• In your final year, you’ll take your studies to postgraduate level, completing modules in engineering computation, aerospace system design and aerodynamics

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  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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Must include a B Grade in A-Level Maths AND a B Grade in either A-Level:Physics (PASS practical)Chemistry (PASS practical)ElectronicsDesign and TechnologyComputer ScienceA C Grade in AS-Level Physics would also be acceptedA-Level Statistics is not suitable as a Numerate ScienceStudents who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A levels - refer to Tutor(must have A2 maths)

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The University of Salford embeds industry into all it does: many courses are created with industry wrapped around them and its world-leading research advances industry knowledge and insight. The university's heritage directs its future: having answered the needs of industry since 1896, its connection to industry is stronger than ever. Based just outside Manchester, it is the only university with a campus at MediaCityUK, sitting right next to neighbours such as ITV and the BBC.


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