Engineering (Aerospace) - BEng Hons Degree

Course Code: ET1HE587
UCAS Code: H400

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Start DateLocationDuration
09/09/2019Bispham Campus3 YearsApply

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points from one of the following: 2 GCE A2 levels to include maths and a technology, engineering or science based subject. A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma in a science or technology based subject, including passes in maths.

Qualification Obtained

BEng (Hons) in Engineering (Aerospace)

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Academic and Digital Literacy ScienceET4MD20820Mandatory
Computer Aided DesignET4MD20920Mandatory
Engineering ScienceET4MD21020Mandatory
Managing a Professional Engineering ProjectET4MD21120Mandatory
Engineering MathematicsET4MD21220Mandatory
Engineering DesignET4MD21320Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Professional Engineering ManagementET5MD21720Mandatory
Aircraft AerodynamicsET5MD21820Mandatory
Research ProjectET5MD21920Mandatory
Further Engineering MathematicsET5MD22020Mandatory
Aircraft Flight Control SystemsET5MD22120Mandatory
Aircraft PropulsionET5MD22220Mandatory

Level 6 Modules

Professional EngineerET6MD19820Mandatory
Control and SimulationET6MD19920Mandatory
Advanced Engineering Techniques and MaterialsET6MD20120Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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