BSc (Hons) Aerospace Technology with Management

About the course


This course has an emphasis computer-aided engineering including 3D modelling, computer-aided analysis, simulation and computer-aided manufacture.

What you will learn

This course will give you the combination of skills necessary to support many branches of engineering related to the development of aerospace products.

You will develop your practical skills in the early stages in workshops and well-equipped laboratories, while you will develop your management skills in the second half of the course to enable you to achieve your career aspirations within the aerospace industry.  A particular feature of the course is group work, which will enable you to develop your team-working skills and improve your employability.

More about the Course

Rapid changes in technology and global business structures mean that today's graduates need to be flexible and versatile. This broad-based aviation course, covering computer simulation and design, technology, production, manufacture, management and business studies, equips you for a wide variety of career paths.

In the first year of your BSc Honours degree course in Aerospace Technology with Management you will gain a good grounding in engineering focused on technology, information technology and management, as well as being introduced to basic aircraft systems, principles of flight, aircraft operations.

In your second year you will build on your knowledge of core technologies, IT and management skills as they are applied within the aerospace industry. This includes studying aerodynamics with, wind tunnel testing, design of aircraft structures and components, using commercial standard software used within the aerospace industry. You will also have the option of some flying lessons at a local flying school. In your third year you can choose to spend a year on professional placement gaining valuable experience with a company who are active in this field.

In your final year you will concentrate on the application of aerospace technology and key business skills. You will also get involved in a project to design a complete aircraft with MEng and BEng students, and develop specialist knowledge by undertaking an in-depth project on a topic that interests you. There is also further opportunity for flying.

Why choose this course?

  • This BSc Honours degree course in Aerospace Technology with Management is part of our suite of aerospace degree courses.
  • Our longstanding, good reputation and our contacts with industry ensure a very high record of graduate employment.
  • We maintain close links with industry to keep our courses fresh and relevant.
  • You will have access to the best equipment: flight simulator, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories and CAE software.
  • Our courses include input from aircraft makers, research projects and leading industry figures.
  • You do not need an A-level in Mathematics or Physics to gain entry to this course, you simply need the correct UCAS points and your enthusiasm for the subject.

Professional Accreditations

Accredited for Chartered Engineer (IEng) status by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This programme is currently going through the process of re-accreditation with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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There are employment opportunities in a variety of areas, ranging from airline operators to large aircraft manufacturers to small aerospace supply chain companies. Jobs can vary from managing specialist laboratories/ test facilities to the supervision of production lines, and specialisation in CAD to project management. The breadth and flexibility of this course will also open doors to careers in other branches of engineering, computing or business.

Teaching methods

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning with most modules delivered through a combination of traditional face to face teaching and distance learning through the university's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic learning resources, electronic discussion with staff and other students, and, for some modules, submit coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world!  With a heavy emphasis on Computer Aided Engineering, the school has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School also operate an open access laboratory policy of when possible students doing experiments in their own time.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to spend a year working either in a professional research environment or within industry. The practical experience you gain will be of tremendous benefit both when you resume your studies and when you embark on a career. Students have previously undertaken placements in organisations such as:

  • Airbus Industries
  • Duxford Aviation Society
  • BAE Systems
  • Lockhead Martin
  • Numerous smaller companies

Study abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

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Level 4

Core Modules

  • Aerospace Technology & Industry - 15 Credits
  • Mechanical Experimental Engineering - 15 Credits
  • Engineering Statistics - 15 Credits


Level 5

Core Modules

  • Aerospace Design,Test and Certification - 15 Credits
  • Computer Aided Design - 15 Credits
  • Computer Aided Manufacture - 15 Credits


Level 6

Core Modules

  • Engineering Management and Finance - 15 Credits
  • Reliability Engineering - 15 Credits
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems - 15 Credits
  • Careers Portfolio - 0 Credits


  • Industrial Placement - 0 Credits
  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

2018 entry 

96 UCAS points.

Minimum of 2 A levels. Engineering or Technology based BTEC Diploma NQF/QCF, Advanced Diploma, or Progression Diploma.

Access to Engineering or Technology Diploma with merit profile. IB - 96 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above  (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C), English Language at grade 4 (D) and Science at grade 4 (C) or above

How to apply


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