The University of Brighton offers courses with an extra year of study at foundation level to give students the support, knowledge and skills needed to progress. On successful completion of the foundation year, students transfer to the Aeronautical Engineering BEng(Hons). Teaching staff are actively engaged with local industry and in conducting industrially-relevant research. Learning is supported by access to specialist facilities including an advanced engineering building and flight simulators. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status (CEng).