BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

About the course

Aerospace Engineers will work primarily within a specific Engineering discipline, such as Airframe, Design and Stress, Systems Integration, Support Engineering, Quality or Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing Engineering, focusing on all aspects related to the full lifecycle of systems and products.

This apprenticeship will develop the learner’s mechanical engineering expertise and professional skills. Your employees can choose from one of three distinctive routes: Aerospace Engineering, which explores aerodynamics and aircraft structural design; Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology, focusing on rocket and satellite technology and space vehicle design; and Aerospace Systems Engineering, looking at how aircraft systems are integrated into aircraft design.

This programme is mapped to the Aerospace Engineer apprenticeship standard.

What will I study?

The School of Engineering and Technology 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.

All engineering apprenticeships offered by the University of Hertfordshire are offered in three study modes: Block Release, Part-time or Day-release + short course delivery. The choice of delivery is dependant on the type of organisation and the working pattern that is most appropriate, as well as the apprentices’ location and ability to commute.

Why choose this course?

  • This BEng Honours degree in Aerospace Engineering has an excellent, long-established reputation with the aerospace industry
  • Apprentices will be taught by experienced aerospace staff with a wealth of industrial know-how.
  • Excellent facilities at the School of Engineering include the best equipment: flight simulator, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories and CAE software

What will I study?

The School of Engineering and Technology 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.

All engineering apprenticeships offered by the University of Hertfordshire are offered in three study modes: Block Release, Part-time or Day-release + short course delivery. The choice of delivery is dependant on the type of organisation and the working pattern that is most appropriate, as well as the apprentices’ location and ability to commute.

Professional Accreditations

The BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering course is accredited by RAeS and IMechE as detailed in the programme specification and satisfies, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to, and including, 2019. The programme has been recently reviewed and updated by the University as part of its regular periodic review process, and we will be seeking RAeS accreditation for the 2020 intake.  

Careers

Aerospace Engineers will work primarily within a specific Engineering discipline, such as Airframe, Design and Stress, Systems Integration, Support Engineering, Quality or Advanced Manufacturing/Manufacturing Engineering, focusing on all aspects related to the full lifecycle of systems and products.

Periodic review

This course is due to be renewed at a Periodic Review event which will be held in May 2019.

We anticipate that there will be further enhancements made to the course as a result of the Review.

Our website and printed literature will be updated following completion of the Periodic Review in order to provide applicants with further confirmed details on the following:

  • module titles
  • whether the modules are core or optional
  • the expected contact hours
  • how the course will be assessed
  • staff teaching on the course

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