Avionic Systems MEng (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • 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: 4 years
  • UCAS code: H431
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : D*DD
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This programme provides a deeper level of knowledge than the BEng degree in Avionic Systems, allowing for more specialisation and a faster route to a recognised professional qualification as a Chartered Engineer.

Modules explore the technical and industrial management aspects of a professional engineer’s role. An additional fee of approximately £3,400 is required to cover the costs of the mandatory 20 hours pilot training that is required for all students who choose the pilot studies pathway and work towards the NPPL, JAA/PPL and fATPL.

Programme in detail

The first two years of this programme are the same as the BEng programme. In the third year, there is some commonality, but there is more emphasis on longer term project work. This gives you more time to develop your interests and knowledge of the subject.

There is also a group project which interfaces with other disciplines within Aerospace Engineering to provide specialist avionics expertise on large scale airframe design. Examples from previous years have included the design of UAVs (Uninhabited Air Vehicles) and their associated control systems and sensor suites.

The fourth year offers you more depth in your speciality (eg radar systems or navigation systems and flight control) and further hands-on project work. This year also includes flight simulator work with flight handling qualities, advanced guidance systems and avionic systems design modules.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

94 Year One undergraduates in 2016

Graduate prospects

90% of our graduates who are in employment six months after graduating, have a professional or managerial job (Unistats)

National Student Survey

• 90% of students agree staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)
• 90% of students are ‘satisfied’ with their programme (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects

We work closely with top employers in the development of our programmes so that all of our undergraduate programmes will give you the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Emphasis is given to the basic principles of electrical/electronic engineering together with information technology, both software and hardware, and you will use industry standard tools, technologies and working methods ensuring you are industry ready.

Be prepared for the global workplace

The technology economy is truly global and transcends borders. We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through placements with the Study Abroad programme and take advantage of our international University partnerships, including studying at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.

Gain real hands-on experience

Often working closely with leading technology companies, you will work on individual and group projects throughout your studies. Our approach is to enable you to mature through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. You will take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation and there are many opportunities to put your learning into practice through an optional year in industry.

Thrive within our friendly environment

Our supportive and friendly environment is reflected in our high overall student satisfaction rate (National Student Survey). Your personal development and employability skills are reinforced in the supportive small group environment of our fortnightly tutorial sessions.

Apply for generous scholarships

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers generous scholarships worth up to £1,000 per year. More details can be found at www.theiet.org/awards.

Benefit from our excellent facilities

You’ll study in our £2 million refurbished teaching laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities for robotics and digital systems.