United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Aircraft Engineering BEng Hons

This programme will provide you with skills appropriate to aircraft design, manufacturing, aerodynamic and structural design and repair and overhaul sectors. Designed in partnership with aerospace industry employers, the programme offers visits to organisations such as Spirit AeroSystems and British Airways whilst a number of final year Honours projects are undertaken in collaboration with industry. Guest speakers will deepen your understanding of the subject. Career prospects A shortage of aircraft engineers ensures that your skills will be in demand by aerospace companies locally, nationally and internationally, allowing you to take on roles in design, manufacture or maintenance. Career opportunities include junior management roles, technicians, structural aircraft design and maintenance. Placement/Work-based learning The local aerospace industry has frequently recruited graduates from this programme and these employers also help to continually inform the strategic direction of the programme, ensuring it is fit for local, national and international aerospace employment. Site visits to large aerospace employers such as Spirit AeroSystems and British Airways are offered to students on this programme whilst a number of final year honours projects are undertaken in collaboration with local industry ensuring that students nearing graduation are offered genuine aircraft industry exposure enhancing their employment readiness. A few unpaid short term summer internships are available in local aerospace companies further enhancing the practical experience and employability skills of graduates from this programme. Laboratories and practical software sessions are integrated into all levels of study ensuring active learning is prevalent in the programme.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Paisley Campus,Paisley