BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering (with industrial placement)
Year of entry
4 YRS (FT) 8 YRS (PT)
with the industries such as Airbus, Raytheon and JCB
Merlin Flight Simulator and access to packages such as FLITE, RANT navaids trainer and Boeing 747
Why choose? this course?
The key aim of the Aeronautical Engineering Degree is to develop intellectual and application skills through knowledge acquisition, problem solving, deductive skills, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. This also encompasses social and environmental implications.
During the degree, you will:
- develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the product development process.
- gain key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft design and manufacturing industries, as well as in a variety of modern manufacturing engineering sectors,
- be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality.
- seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative, and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner.
- be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical, and technical skills, using appropriate tools.
- be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities.
- be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce, and communication;
- be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue.
- be professional in your outlook, be capable of team working, be effective communicators, and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches.
You will have opportunity to transfer to an integrated-master’s degree course MEng Aeronautical Engineering at the end of your year 3 (placement year) study.
You can also choose to study this degree without industry place BEng Aeronautical Engineering (3 years) or with a foundation year BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation year (4 years).
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Key course features
- Industry placement year provides students with a more diverse range of skills and experiences in a workplace setting.
- You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team, with extensive industrial experience.
- Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities.
- Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre based in Broughton.
- Rapid prototyping facility and specialist manufacturing systems simulation software.
- 3D laser scanner.
- Access to cutting edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (level 4)
You will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. Acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems. Use CAD for engineering design. Competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and being able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor.
- Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Science
- CAD and Production Science
- Materials and Environment
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Professional Development
- Modern Aircraft Technology
YEAR 2 (level 5)
You will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. More in depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop understanding in business and research methods.
- Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability
- Thermo-Fluid and Propulsion
- Further Engineering Mathematics
- Computer Aided Manufacturing
- Mechanics, Structures & FEA
- Flight Mechanics, Avionics and Control
YEAR 3 (Industry Placement)
This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of the engineering-related workplace via first-hand experience. It will allow you to undertake a sustained period, embedded with a host employer, to work on one or more defined projects or goals. You will be expected to find and secure a suitable placement opportunity. The Industrial Placement will normally take place during the normal academic year, as if over the two normal University semesters. As such its duration should normally be in the region of 20-40 weeks dependent on working hours.
YEAR 4 (level 6)
You will acquire a critical understanding and application of the high-level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in structural vibration, aircraft design and flight stability, and aerodynamics. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.
- Project (Honours)
- Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation
- Aircraft Design & Flight Stability
- Advanced Structures and Vibrations (optional)
- Professional Engineering (optional)
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths or Physics.
Teaching & Assessment
Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. An open and friendly atmosphere enhances the students’ learning experience. Strong links to local, national, and international companies ensure teaching is industry relevant and provides students with the best possible starting point into their engineering career paths taking on key roles in industry and public services.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments.
Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
The degree will develop your intellectual and practical skills to meet the future needs of a rapidly changing technology and business environment. As well as continuing your professional development, the course prepares you for a career as a professional Engineer in industry, in roles such as:
- Design Engineer
- Automation Software Engineer
- Test and Calibration Engineer
- Commissioning Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Quality Control
- Maintenance Management
- Production Management
- A management role in the industry
Past students work for globally known companies, such as Rolls-Royce Derby, Airbus, Bentley Motors.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.