Avionic Systems BEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: H430
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : D*D*D*
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Entry Requirements

A level offerAAB

All of our Avionics programmes have the option of a Pilot Studies pathway. This enables you to learn how to fly and obtain a pilot’s license as part of your timetabled activities. For further details see the overview section.
Subject requirementsA level Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

For applicants from England: For science A Levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary DiplomaDistinction* in BTEC (any subject) plus AB in A Levels.

A Levels must include Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
BTEC Level 3 DiplomaD*D* in a relevant BTEC considered alongside grade B in A Level Mathematics.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*D*D* and B in A Level Mathematics or D*D*D* including Distinction in 'Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians' unit and a pass in the university's online Mathematics assessment.
International Baccalaureate35 overall, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in a Higher Level science subject.
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H3 including H2 or above in Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherAAB in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at grade B alongside A Level grades AA in Mathematics and a science subject (Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
Cambridge Pre-U DiplomaD3 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade A M2 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade B Global Perspectives and Short Courses are not accepted.
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
AccessConsidered if taking a relevant subject. 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.
International entry informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our A Level offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be AAB or ABB plus A in the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science