This specialist degree programme is aimed at those students who wish to undertake senior engineering roles within the operational side of the aviation industry, but who also retain an interest in flying. The engineering content is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
The course runs alongside the Pilot Studies course, replacing flying training with greater design content, making this particularly suitable for anybody aiming for a professional engineering career, but not in a flying role.
Accordingly, the programme integrates basic flight principles and the opportunity to train on a flight simulator with a solid grounding in general engineering and a background in management and operations. The programme will draw on the close proximity of Heathrow and the other London airports and, on completion, graduates will be equipped to follow careers within the aviation industry.
Why Study Aviation Engineering Undergraduate Course at Brunel University?
This specialist course has been developed to allow graduates the widest possible range of career options within the aircraft industry.
The course differs from the Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies programme in that students do not undertake the practical flying training at Level 1; instead, an additional design project is undertaken. The aim here is to allow students to avoid paying the additional fees needed for the Pilot Studies option, but still to follow an engineering degree that is heavily biased towards aviation and which develops skills in flying practice (using the flight simulator) and flight theory. All Aviation Engineering students also take the PPL ground school.
From Level 2 onwards, the Aviation Engineering course is identical to the Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies course and so covers flying basics and the wider aspects of the aviation industry. This includes airport design and environmental issues. The course aims to prepare graduates for the many career opportunities within the aviation industry.
Level 1 provides grounding in engineering fundamentals and all students will study for the ground examinations for the European Private Pilots Licence, including air law, meteorology, principles of flight and human factors.
Levels 2 and 3 are common to both courses and will comprise specialist engineering and aerospace subjects.
Flight simulation, making extensive use of the Universitys flight simulator, is used throughout the course.
Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics
Fundamentals of Thermofluids
Analytical Methods and Skills
Aircraft Ground Theory and Design Project
Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines
Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience
Solid Body Mechanics
Performance and Control of Aircraft
Principles of Aircraft Design
Professional Engineering Applications and Practice
Work Placement (for thick-sandwich mode of study)*
Major Individual Project
Flight Testing and Propulsion Systems
Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures and Materials
Professional Engineering Practice
* If you choose the placement route, you will take your year-long placement in between Levels 2 and 3.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.