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Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Whether it's planes that take us to far-off destinations or rockets that launch satellites into orbit, aeronautical engineers are responsible for many of the technical feats that positively contribute to our society.If you've got an interest in the science of flight and want to learn the skills that allow you to work in one of the most exciting branches of engineering, this BEng Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering degree course is the ideal choice.In years 1 and 2 you'll learn how to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. You'll apply your skills using the same technology as the professionals in our Thermofluids and Future Technologies Labs, and develop your analytical and mathematical skills in lectures and tutorials.In your final year, you'll specialise in sustainable aeronautical engineering, studying topics including aircraft design, propulsion and aerodynamics.To enhance your career prospects further, you'll have the opportunity to complete a year-long sandwich placement in industry between years 2 and 3.The world relies on aeronautical engineering, so qualified mechanical and aeronautical engineers are in high demand. When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need for a career designing, manufacturing and maintaining aeronautical and mechanical systems. You could also undertake further specialised study in the engineering field.**What you'll experience**On this Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering degree course, you'll:- Explore and build expertise in topics such as mechanical design, fluid mechanics, propulsion, and aircraft stability and control- Develop transferable analytical, numerical, presentation and report writing skills, which you can use in all areas of your life and career- Deepen your knowledge of conventional and advanced engineering materials and manufacturing processes in our materials and manufacturing lab- Learn about fluid flow and power systems in our thermofluids lab- Use our stress analysis lab, energy systems lab, metrology, 3D scanning microscopy facilities, CAD and rapid prototyping suites- Put your knowledge into action by building your own products in our manufacturing workshopsYou can also:- Apply for free membership to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)- Get valuable professional experience by spending a year working in industry between years 2 and 3**Careers and opportunities**When you finish this Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.Previous mechanical engineering students have gone on to work in the mechanical and aerospace sector, in areas such as:- Research and development- Stress analysis- Engineering design- Project managementRoles you could take on include:- Aerospace engineer- Applications engineer- Design engineerYou can also continue your studies at postgraduate level or even set up a business with help and support from the University.**Placement year**After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the mechanical and aeronautical engineering industry.Previous mechanical engineering students have worked in companies such as:- Pall Europe (helicopter filter design)- BAE- Eaton Aerospace- AirbusOn your placement year, you can work in roles such as:- Design engineer- Stress engineer- Quality engineerWe'll help you identify work placement opportunities that fit your aspirations. You'll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,100per year

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Entry requirements

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112-128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, with Mathematics at grade C, plus a relevant subject.


University information

University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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