Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year for if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to Year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. Course details: The full degree includes a range of fundamental topics in mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials engineering and design, as well as specialist aerospace and aeronautical topics such as space mechanics, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, flight dynamics, avionics and aircraft systems, aircraft structures and propulsion systems. You are taught by experienced staff with backgrounds in either industry or the Royal Air Force who can bring real-life experience to the classroom. You have access to a wide range of well-equipped laboratories which include fixed and rotary wing aircraft and their components. Your degree programme combines an employability enhancing curriculum with significant practical work, small manageable laboratory group sizes, friendly and accessible lecturing staff. According to UNISTATS (2016), 97% of our aerospace engineering students felt that the staff are good at explaining things and 93% of students felt they have received sufficient advice and support with their studies. Overall, 93% of students were satisfied with the quality of the course. If you have a passion for aircraft, or you simply wish to develop into an engineer with wide and varied engineering skills applicable across a range of industries, then this programme is right for you. Graduate aerospace engineers can expect starting salaries of around £28,000, increasing to £60,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk 2016). After the course: Most students who join an aerospace engineering programme do so because of their passion for flight and engineering - a combination that is both enjoyable and rewarding in terms of career prospects. Most aerospace engineering graduates seek careers in companies directly or indirectly linked to the aerospace industry. Your skills and knowledge will also be relevant to other sectors such as the automobile, engineering process, oil and gas, electronics, electrical engineering and renewable energy industries.