Aerospace Technology – BSc (Honours)

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Prepare for a career in aerospace using industry standard facilities, which include a state-of-the-art Merlin full motion flight simulator. As part of this course, you have the chance to significantly enhance your career prospects with a paid year in industry.

Key points
• Prepare for a career in the aeronautical and aerospace sectors. • Benefit from industry-standard laboratories, including a Merlin flight simulator.
• Prototype and test your designs with excellent workshop facilities.
• Take the opportunity to go on a paid placement within the aerospace industry.

What is aerospace technology?
Aerospace technology involves the application of engineering to the design, manufacture, …

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At a glance

Prepare for a career in aerospace using industry standard facilities, which include a state-of-the-art Merlin full motion flight simulator. As part of this course, you have the chance to significantly enhance your career prospects with a paid year in industry.

Key points
• Prepare for a career in the aeronautical and aerospace sectors. • Benefit from industry-standard laboratories, including a Merlin flight simulator.
• Prototype and test your designs with excellent workshop facilities.
• Take the opportunity to go on a paid placement within the aerospace industry.

What is aerospace technology?
Aerospace technology involves the application of engineering to the design, manufacture, testing and operation of products and systems within the aeronautical and aerospace sectors.

This course

This course prepares you for a career in the aerospace and aeronautical industry. You gain knowledge, skills and experience in • aerospace technology • flight mechanics and aerodynamics • engineering design • materials and manufacturing • aircraft design • aerospace structures • electronics/avionics • propulsion systems.

Your studies are centred around our industry-standard engineering facilities, designed to prepare you for the workplace. You learn in dedicated aerospace engineering labs that including a subsonic wind tunnel for aerodynamics and flight mechanics studies.

We also have a state-of-the-art Merlin, full motion, engineering flight simulator for handling, stability and control studies of existing and concept aircraft. The Merlin simulator allows you to experience and assess, first hand, the handling and performance characteristics of commercial and light aircraft. The simulator also allows aircraft designs developed in class to be flight tested without leaving the ground.

You also make use of general engineering labs for • materials science • mechanics • thermofluids • dynamics and control • power electronics and transmission • avionics • Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

There are also excellent workshop facilities that include manual and CNC machines, fabrication rapid prototyping and laser cutting. You use these for workshop practice, design-make-test based teaching and prototyping, and proof-of-concept style final-year projects.

Once you’ve developed skills and knowledge in our labs and workshops, you can apply what you’ve learnt on a paid work placement in your third year. This is usually within the aerospace sector or other high profile engineering company.

This opportunity allows you to gain new skills and improve your subject and industry understanding, making you more valuable to employers. Sometimes your placement can lead to the offer of a permanent job after you graduate, or may lead you onto a graduate scheme.

Previous students have worked with companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Augusta Westland, Lockheed Martin and Smiths Aerospace. Currently the average salary for a student on placement is £14,000. Typical placement roles include those in areas such as CAD, design engineering, product design, test engineering and manufacturing.

We have very good links with local flying clubs and you have the opportunity to have trial lessons or progress to a formal qualification on fixed wing aircraft, such as the NPPL, PPL or gliding certificate. Other clubs cater for those interested in hang gliding, microlights or paragliding.

Key areas of studyThroughout the course there is a strong element of project work focusing on • analysis • design • prototyping • manufacture • testing of aerospace systems and components.

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