BEng Aerospace Engineering (Year in Industry)

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Course Overview

BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 13th in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2018 and is recognised as one of the top 200 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings).

As a student on the BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course, you will be taught by leading experts, using the latest equipment, including a state-of-the-art flight simulator.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Graduate Prospects for Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 8th in the UK by The Times Good University Guide 2017.

From the inferno at the heart of a gas turbine to the computer nerve centre of the cockpit, modern aeronautical and aerospace vehicles demand cutting-edge engineering.

Why study Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University?

Our world-leading technology has contributed to many exciting industrial projects, including:

  • Aerodynamics for the current world land-speed record car, Thrust SSC, and the future land-speed record car BLOODHOUND SSC
  • Design of the double-decker super-jet Airbus A380 

As a student on our BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) degree, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by world-class aerospace research with the use of state-of-the-art facilities.

What's the difference between Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering?

There is not a discernible difference. We choose to use the term Aerospace to reflect the fact that our degree programme has an optional space stream that focuses on space technology.

flight simulator bay campus
Swansea University flight simulator

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-161Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermodynamics 1
EG-163Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-165Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 1
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EG-194Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
EGA118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Problem solving for Aerospace Engineers
EGA119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Skills for Aerospace Engineers

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-261Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics 2
EG-263Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 2
EG-264Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Computer Aided Engineering
EG-293Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerodynamics
EG-294Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Airframe Structures
EG-296Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flight Mechanics
EGA220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerospace Systems
EGA227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers
EGA228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Control
EGA229Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Experimental Studies - Aerospace
Optional Modules
Aero Level 2 Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Rocket and Space Technology
OR
Aero Level 2 Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Structural Mechanics and Materials
OR
Aero Level 2 Material/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Material/Propulsion Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Properties of Materials

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Gas Dynamics
EG-353Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-360Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics 2
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EG-397Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Propulsion
EGA302ASemester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Aerospace Engineering Design 3
EGA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10High Performance Materials and Selection
Optional Modules
Optional Modules- Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream. These options MUST be chosen by those on the space stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Satellite Systems
EGA341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Space Propulsion and Power Systems
OR
Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream These options MUST be chosen by those on the structural/computational stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Computational Aerodynamics
OR
Materials/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Materials/Propulsion Stream. These options MUST by chosen by those on the Materials/Propulsion Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-381Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fracture and Fatigue
EGA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Composite Materials

Description

As an Aerospace Engineering student, you will study aerodynamics, thermodynamics, computational modelling and aerospace materials, for which we have a worldwide reputation.

We prepare our students for the design, analysis, testing and flight of the full range of aeronautical vehicles.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB (preferably to include good marks in HL Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD - DDM plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*DD-DDD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

The BEng Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

 

Year in Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website: