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Year of Entry 2019/20
BEng (Honours)

Aerospace Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Develop the knowledge and skills to work in product design and development or senior management in the aerospace industry.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H415
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories.
  • Gain the ability to design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and/or manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems
  • Develop the skills and attributes for a career in aerospace.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies.

Become a high-quality graduate aerospace engineer with specialist knowledge of aerospace technology. You undergo a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject.


Student View

Watch student George Brooks talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Xinjun Cui talk about this course.


You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop you as a professional and enhance your employability.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory sessions
  • activity-based learning
  • group work
  • individual project
  • field trips
  • guest lectures
  • extra-curriculum activities
  • acting as mentors or student ambassadors

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Xinjun Cui
Dr Xinjun Cui
Course Leader for BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering

Xinjun is Course Leader for BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering.

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment, learning how industry works and making connections for your future career.

We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation means that many companies tell us they want to work with our students, who often return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers.

Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Meggitt Aircraft Breaking Systems
  • Jaguar Land Rover

Live projects

As well as your placement, you have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community.

For example, by joining our student UAV society, rocket team or formula team, or by becoming a student ambassador or a student peer. You may also have the opportunity to spend time on a pilot training programme, such as the programme run by Northwestern Michigan College in the USA.

Networking opportunities

If you join this course you will join a strong community of aerospace students and academics. Our students are renowned in the aerospace industry for their dedication, spirit and sense of teamwork.

Competitions

You can also take part in national and international engineering competitions, including

  • The Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS competition, which involves designing and building a remote-controlled UAV model and testing it in a competition
  • Formula Student, where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix
  • Engineering Without Borders, a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world

Future careers

This course prepares you for a successful career in aerospace research and development, manufacturing industry, product design, testing, service, maintenance or other commercial engineering enterprises.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • QinetiQ
  • MOD
  • RAF
  • European Space Agency
  • Bombardier

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of meeting, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

This course automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a precision workshop
  • digital design centre
  • sub-sonic wind tunnel
  • gas turbine engine
  • state-of-the-art flight simulator
  • professional engineering software such as Ansys, Solidworks, Matlab and Abaqus

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based science or technology subject) but excludes general studies. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance, or from another suitable science or technology foundation course containing an appropriate level of mathematics.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a mathematics-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerodynamic Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aerospace Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Aerospace Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aircraft System And Avionics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aerospace Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerospace Structural Integrity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aircraft Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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