Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng (Hons)

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H401
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics

This programme is very similar to that of the Aerospace Engineering degree programmes (H425 and H421) but also introduces elements of pilot studies for students interested in becoming pilots.

In Year One, the Pilot studies module (based on the PPL ground school syllabus) complements the flight training programme of 20 hours which is mandatory. In Year Two, the Pilot studies module is based on the Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) ground school syllabus.

An additional fee of approximately £3,400 is required to cover the costs of the mandatory 20 hours pilot training (subject to change due to fuel prices).

Programme in detail

Year One students study core engineering topics such as Structures; Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Materials; Maths; Electronics and Management. The Year 1 Pilot Studies modules provides a first insight into this exciting career This, alongside general engineering skills such as technical drawing and communication is reinforced throughout the year via a design-build-test project where students are required to demonstrate their learning by creating an unmanned glider aircraft for use in a humanitarian mission.

In Year Two, you will take modules in Aeroengines; Avionics; Computer Programming; Maths; Dynamics; Structures; Design; Aircraft Performance and Project Management. The pilot studies modules are based on the material required in the Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) ground school syllabus.

In Year Three you will undertake an individual project providing the opportunity to conduct research and develop innovative concepts in your preferred technical area of interest.

You will also take modules in Aerodynamics; Flight Dynamics and Control; Aerostructures; Aeroengines; Avionics; Aircraft Design and Management. You can take optional modules in topics such as Spaceflight and Rotorcraft Flight.

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)

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 turbines 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 our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. A MEng degree from Liverpool satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).