Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H401
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics
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This programme is very similar to the Aerospace Engineering degree programmes (H425, H426, H421 and H422) but also introduces elements of relevant material for students interested in becoming either private or professional pilots.

In Year One, the Pilot studies module, which is based on the Private Pilot’s License (PPL) ground school syllabus, is studied alongside the mandatory 20-hour flight training programme.

You will need to pay an additional fee to cover the costs of this to the flight training organisation which is approximately £3,500 (subject to change due to fuel prices).

In Year Two, the Pilot studies modules are based on the Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) ground school syllabus.

Programme in detail

During Year One and Year Two of Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies, in addition to students studying the core aerospace engineering topics they will also take the pilot studies modules and develop their knowledge, skills and experience of flying. As well as the flight training, pilot studies students also have access to and use of the students pilots lab and can join the Flight Simulation Group (FSG).

Year Two includes a two-day flight test course in the national flying laboratory aircraft.

During Year Three students will undertake an individual project. This provides you with the opportunity to conduct independent research and/or develop innovative concepts in your preferred technical area of interest

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

267 Year One undergraduates in 2018

UK league tables

Ranked 14th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2019

Graduate prospects

97% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17) and 100% of Mechanical Engineering MEng students employed after graduation (unistats.co.uk 2018).

Why this subject?

Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future

You’ll benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, government, research laboratories and academics.

Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities

Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory, two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind tunnels and a water flume.

Shape our flexible programmes around you

Specialise in one discipline or develop a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.

Gain professional accreditation

All of our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional engineering institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. An MEng degree in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering from Liverpool, satisfies all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We have excellent links with the professional engineering institutions and benefit from their support.