School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences

BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

BEng (Hons) Full-time 3 years

The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of aerospace engineering. 

The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of aerospace engineering. 

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BEng (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
UCAS Code
H400
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
University: Telford Campus
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Why choose this course?

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The aerospace industry is seen as a core sector in the industrial development strategies of many countries, and the UK is a leader in providing aircraft systems. The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of aerospace engineering. 

The aerospace field is extensive and services a rapidly expanding and exciting market. Graduates from this course will find many opportunities for well-paid jobs, such as designing aerospace components and systems or managing engineers and technicians. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industries, from design and manufacture to process control in the aerospace sector. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the School.

Aerospace engineering deals with diverse engineering problems in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, vibration, design & manufacturing, materials science, and electromechanical systems, among others.

Studying Aerospace Engineering will give you practical skills that will help you change the world, as you will have access to our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories, plus new specialist equipment and technologies that are at the forefront of engineering developments. Our laboratories include:

  • aerospace laboratory with sub-sonic and supersonic wind tunnels, including aircraft flight demonstrator equipment

  • industrial- and computer-aided CAD design laboratories

  • thermo-fluid laboratory

  • machine workshop

  • composites laboratory

  • electronics and telecommunications laboratory

  • metrology laboratory

  • materials testing laboratory

  • additional facilities, including engine test facilities, 3D printing facilities, and more

In addition, you will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. Responding to the regional and the national shortage of graduate-qualified engineers, the University of Wolverhampton has invested over £10m in new engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton. The Telford Innovation Campus is located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire, and close to many amenities. In addition, our relationships with RAF Cosford, MOOG, Collins Aerospace, etc., provide a unique learning experience for our students.

Our offers ensure that our graduates are prepared for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, through employability workshops, engineering seminars, club activities, and field trips to engineering companies.

What's unique about this course?

  • Access to small and large scale wind tunnels
  • Taught in state-of-the-art Telford Campus
  • Opportunity to gain experience with UWR
  • Accredited by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE)

What happens on the course?

Our curriculum has been designed to enhance and develop your professional and interpersonal skills to ensure you succeed as an engineer.

In Year One, study will focus around mastering the underpinning general engineering modules like engineering mathematics, computer-aided design (CAD) techniques, engineering experimentation, engineering science, a design project, and more specialist aerospace principles. These modules will give you the opportunity to learn a range of engineering topics and provide you with the opportunity to interact with students from other engineering programmes, as well as staff from various engineering disciplines and with diverse experience. You will also gain good knowledge in the use of different 3D CAD software package to create designs of various engineering components. The laboratory and project modules will allow you to utilise your acquired knowledge to build and test a design prototype.

In Year Two, you will extend the knowledge gained in Year One to more specialist modules. You will also work as a team on a design project and learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. At the end of the second year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of professional development as an incorporated or chartered engineer.

In Year Three, highly experienced lecturers who have worked in the aerospace industry and have been engaged in innovative research for many years will share their wealth of experience with you, to further help develop your future career and accomplish your dreams. You will continue to develop your knowledge of SolidWorks, Matlab, and also learn how to use and apply new engineering software to carry out design, modelling, and simulation. Our new wind tunnel facilities will allow you to experimentally test, evaluate, and analyse the performance of various engineering designs under various real-life working conditions.

This is developed further in the MEng degree to include more advanced topics on flight dynamics and control, advanced aircraft propulsion system, CFD and heat transfer, etc. Our four-year Integrated Master’s, MEng Aerospace Engineering, is ideal if you wish to pursue an advanced level of study.

 

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Our Engineering courses share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem- and activity-based learning, and live industrial project work. They have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modelled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a Formula 1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3D printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory, and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition, and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All Engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

You will have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, such as Aerospace Club and University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR) team. This gives all the Engineering students the opportunity to participate in the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) Challenge; UAS challenge (University of Wolverhampton Aeronautics – UWA), and IMechE Formula Student Activities.

All these activities provide opportunities for students to build real engineering components and apply industry standards and procedures, which will improve their technical knowledge, teamwork spirit, enhance teaching and learning experience, as well as be beneficial to a student’s CV.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 104 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BCC  including Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject) or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject) - grades DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (104 UCAS point equivalence) in a Maths, Science or Technology based subject.

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

“Since I started my BEng Aerospace Engineering course with the University of Wolverhampton, I have been able to advance my theoretical knowledge. Starting with the basic principles of what makes an aircraft fly and the varying forces applied to that aircraft. Currently in my second year, I can further those skills by partaking in a more focused subject with various systems within aircraft. With this university I was also able to take extracurricular activities, partaking in designing a fuselage for a UAS Drone challenge”. Daniel Copson – BEng Aerospace Engineering with Foundation Year student and UWA Student Design Engineer.

“Aerospace Engineering is an interesting degree to study with many exciting extracurricular activities alongside the course, which students can pursue. For example, the IMechE UAS challenge creates a big learning curve for all those involved, as well as providing opportunities whereby all theoretical knowledge gained from study can be applied to a real-life scenario, taking students from design to manufacture and test flying their UAS. All of this gives students essential experience in working in the aviation industry”. Jake Adams – BEng Aerospace Engineering student and UWA Student team leader.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 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.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

"The accredited BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UKSPEC. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng)."

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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