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
125 Year One undergraduates in 2017
National Student Survey
91% of students agree staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2017)
Why this subject?
Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects
We work closely with top employers in the development of our programmes. You will focus on the basic principles of electrical/electronic engineering together with information technology, both software and hardware. You will use industry standard tools, technologies and working methods ensuring you are industry ready.
Be prepared for the global workplace
We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through Study Abroad placements.
Gain real hands-on experience
You will learn through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. Working with leading tech companies, 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.
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.
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.
Be part of an institution which is leading the way in new technologies
From our Sensor City joint project with Liverpool John Moores University, to the new Centre for Plasma Microbiology, to our pioneering work on cyber security and organic electronics, the work of the department is leading the way in providing technological solutions to modern problems.