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The aerospace industry has many exciting opportunities from design and construction to maintenance and operations. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to pursue these opportunities.
On this course you will be taught the intricacies of aircraft systems, the various types of system failure that can occur and the implications of failure. You will be provided with the vital skills needed to work as an aerospace engineer working for an airline or the military.You will work on a fantastic suite of Merlin flight simulation equipment. You will see what it is like flying a range of aircraft and understand the cockpit and instrumentation. By wearing a special helmet, you will be able to see the environment whilst you are flying, even above your head or between your feet.If you choose this course you will benefit from:
*Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the accreditors standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
Course structure and module listThis course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession and industry. Subjects taught include:
Optional placement or study abroad year
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and practical workshop classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 30%; coursework, tests, essays 25%; practical or project work 25%; group work etc.15%; presentations, posters etc.5%.
In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 5 hours of tutorials each weekMedium group teaching: 5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each weekLarge group teaching: 10 hours of lectures each week Personal study: 20 hours each week of studying and revising in your own time
5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.Typical OffersA-Levels: BBC to include one from Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, ICT or Design Technology. Excludes General StudiesBTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in EngineeringAccess: The Access Diploma to include 25 Level 3 credits in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.International Baccalaureate Diploma: 29 points to include either Mathematics, Physics, Design Technology or IT at Higher LevelFind out more about acceptable equivalent qualifications here.English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0
The course aims to produce graduates with the skills to become successful engineers and engineering managers, both in aerospace and the wider engineering context.Previous graduates have gone on to become aircraft engineering officers (both military and civil), design engineers, quality engineers and engineering managers for a wide variety of companies. Students have also become pilots and worked in the whole spectrum of aerospace careers.
Included in the fees:Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year;Specified core textbooks;Any mandatory UK residential field trips;Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;Initial set of safety clothingAdditional costs not included in the fees:Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip;Optional personal computer and software: £500+;Optional flying lessons and private pilot’s licence: £7000+This will be updated with more specific information on the books and equipment you will receive as soon as it becomes available.Find out more about No Hidden Extras here.
The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employability––and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.Click here for further details
The Faculty of Engineering and Computing has links with many universities around the world.To increase your employment prospects after graduation we encourage you to study abroad as part of your degree. We will support you in finding a placement anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience. Placements are currently primarily available in Europe (through the Erasmus scheme), America or Asia.
To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.Click here for further details.
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