Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons)

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School of Engineering

Built on a strong research environment, the School of Engineering offers taught degree programmes at both BEng and MEng levels in aerospace, civil, architectural and mechanical engineering and industrial design. Industry collaborators include organisations such as Airbus, Arup, Ford, Leonardo Helicopters and Renishaw.

Decide to study engineering and you are choosing a path that will allow you to make a real and lasting impact on the world we live in. At the University of Liverpool’s School of Engineering, our industry-led degrees are creating the engineers of the future.

Which degree

Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace Engineering excites the imagination. These programmes are interdisciplinary, incorporating all of these facets of engineering and more. They provide a firm educational background and engineering training for entry into the design, development, manufacturing and operational sectors of the aerospace industry but they are also well suited to many other industries. They are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies: These programmes are tailored for students who aspire to be a pilot but who wish to have a solid engineering degree as well. The Pilot Studies-modules have been designed to help you to prepare for the required Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and Air Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) ground school examinations, which must be taken outside of the degree. All students must complete a programme of 20 hours of flight training in the first year. This currently costs approximately £3,400. This is in addition to the normal University fees. Students who additionally wish to qualify for either a PPL or ATPL must also complete the stipulated in-flight training outside of the degree programme. The cost of this flying must be met by the candidate together with the associated ground school examination and appropriate air medical certificate fees.

Civil Engineering: Whether you are interested in designing roads, airports, bridges, stadia, hospitals, power stations, harbours or water supply systems, a degree in Civil Engineering will teach you the latest construction technologies and design methods. There has never been a greater need for well qualified Civil Engineers: towns and coasts in need of flood defences; people and freight in need of safe and efficient transport systems; ever more urgent challenges in environmental conservation, sustainable design and infrastructure maintenance.

Engineering: If you are unsure which engineering discipline or degree to choose, then one of our general engineering programmes is for you. They are ‘deferred choice’ programmes which means students study across the main engineering disciplines of Aerospace, Civil, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering in their first year before deciding which discipline to specialise in. Please note that the Engineering BEng and MEng are entry routes for deferred choice and therefore you will graduate with a degree in whichever engineering discipline you choose at the end of Year One.

Industrial Design: These programmes have been specifically designed to respond to the increasingly multi-disciplinary nature of new product development and the demand for articulate, high-calibre engineering graduates that are capable of operating professionally in both a creative and a technical capacity. You will study in depth the latest industrial and product design engineering techniques, materials and manufacturing processes, modern information technology, management, business and entrepreneurial practices. You will develop skills, ability and knowledge processes in three dimensional designing, prototyping and production techniques for a successful career in and around the exciting discipline of designing and developing new products. This programme brings together the traditional discipline of engineering and the very latest in new product techniques.

Mechanical Engineering:These programmes are the basis for a professional career in a broad range of industry sectors. Our graduates go on to work in fields such as medicine and healthcare, sustainable power generation, environmental technology, food production, sports science, aerospace, automotive, construction, nuclear, mechatronic and robotics, industrial product design, manufacturing, project management and many more. Engineering graduates are also in demand in sectors such as accountancy, management consulting, and logistics. More than any other discipline, a degree in Mechanical Engineering is preparation for an enormously wide range of careers. Our professionally accredited degree programmes offer an exciting blend of learning experiences designed to ensure our students not only master the scientific fundamentals, but also develop the skills, attitudes and experience demanded by 21st century engineering and society.

Architectural Engineering: These multidisciplinary degrees, encompass Civil Engineering and Architecture. The degree programme will provide you with a multidisciplinary skill set to design building structures, bridges and critical infrastructure utilising not only the solid technical grounding that a typical civil/structural engineering degree provides but also a robust and wider appreciation of the architectural, societal, economic and environmental aspects associated to a particular design solution.

BEng or MEng (Hons): You can opt to take a three year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree (BEng) or a four year Masters of Engineering (Hons) degree (MEng). Students studying for a MEng (Hons) degree benefit from: their degree being a direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer from an academic qualification perspective. Students with a BEng degree must complete further academic learning. Full participation in capstone projects (which incorporate participation in several different national and international competitions including ; extended financial benefits as the tuition fee loan incorporates all four years for a MEng degree programme and increased employment opportunities as a MEng degree is both highly recognised and desirable within the Engineering industry.

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Elliot Carty

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies MEng (Hons)

I've never looked back since picking Liverpool because it's got everything I need in terms of the student lifestyle; the life experience plus the study. The flight simulators really caught my eye and that's something that really appeals to me. The course provides you with a really valuable degree and I know that employers see it as a valuable degree.

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