3 good reasons to study Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies at Salford: •Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) •Follow a structured pilot training programme •Aircraft design is brought into sharp focus in parallel with a full treatment of fundamental and advanced aeronautical science. This programme lets you combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aircraft engineering. You have the option to follow a structured pilot training programme and sit the appropriate ground school examinations needed for the award of a Private Pilot Licence. A total of 45 flying hours are offered within the training programme, at additional cost, with the twin aims of enabling you to fly solo by the end of level 1 and obtain a Private Pilot Licence by the end of level 2. Lessons are at an additional total cost of £6,500 (correct at August 2010), with flexible payment options. You can elect to take a year’s relevant industrial placement as part of your degree. This is greatly encouraged for the following reasons: •An opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University; •Witness the application of modern techniques to your field of interest; •Obtain a better understanding of the role of some of the theory that you have been taught; •Experience working for an organisation; •Discuss your future career with people established within the industry; •The possibility of working for the same organisation after you graduate. A large proportion of students undertaking a placement with a company are employed by that company after they have graduated.