Level 6 BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice (Cambridge)

Please note that this course will not run in Sep 17 as the course is not viable due to low student applications.  The university will contacting all existing applicants to offer alternative arrangements.

 

 

This is a new qualification which is taking enrolments for September 2017.

The course is a three year, full time, fully integrated work-based BSc (Hons) degree. The degree is designed so aviation engineering students gain academic qualifications as well as the training and the practical experience required towards their European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) aircraft maintenance engineer licences.

This qualification is offered in by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group AeroAcademy in partnership with the University of South Wales and Aviation Skills Partnership with delivery taking place at AeroAcademy, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Cambridge. This degree programme will enable you to achieve your ambition to become a fully qualified Aircraft Engineer. On successful completion of this course, you will achieve a BSc honours degree and aircraft maintenance engineer’s licences.

This qualification is conducted in an industrial setting to prepare you for Licensed Maintenance Engineer roles

About the course

This industrially based qualification has been structured to enable students to gain an academic qualification based on the theoretical and practical elements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Category B Licence.

The overall aim of the course is to prepare students for a career in aviation engineering.

Students will also gain theoretical, practical and managerial aspects of maintaining civil and commercial aircraft together with other topics appropriate for the level of study.

Entry requirements

In addition to five GCSE subjects at grade C or above, to include Mathematics, English and a Science, the following minimum criteria will apply UCAS Tariff a minimum of 240 points from the following:

  • GCE A/AS level, AS VCE single or double award/AVCE single or double award: Minimum of one A Level or equivalent.  Acceptable A level or equivalent subjects are typically Mathematics or a numerate Science such as Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, CDT or Engineering.
  • Edexcel-BTEC Nationals: Certificate/Diploma, typically in Engineering/Science. Grades DMM, preferably to include Mathematics and an analytical subject such as Mechanics or Environmental Science.
  • Successful completion of a 1 year foundation certificate in the study of Science/Engineering.
  • An Access course in Science/Engineering.

BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

The BSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice degree programme is offered over 3 years with delivery at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, AeroAcademy, Cambridge. The course is an intensive package where you will be required to attend classes for 40 weeks at 30 hours per week to meet CAA regulations. Approximately 50% of the course will be practically based.

There are 2 licence options available:

  • B1.1 Mechanical (Modules: NG2D3350 and NG2D351)
  • B2 Avionic (Modules NG2D352 and NG2D353)

*The optional modules at level 5 determine the category of EASA licence that can be achieved. Optional modules must be taken in pairs, both B1 and both B2 to achieve the appropriate licence

Level 4

Module Code Module Title Credits Module Status
NG1D350 Materials, Hardware and Workshop Practice 40 Specified
NG1S350 Analytical Skills for Engineers 20 Specified
NG1S351 Aerospace Mechanical Science 20 Specified
NG1S352 Maintenance Practices and Aircraft Practices 20 Specified
NG1S353 Human Factors and Legislation 20 Specified

Level 5

Module Code Module Title Credits Module Status
NG2D350 Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems 40 Option B1
NG2D351 Propulsion Systems 40 Option B1
NG2D352 Aircraft Aerodynamics 40 Option B2
NG2D353 Propulsion Control 40 Option B2
NG2S350 Electrical Fundamentals 20 Specified
NG2S350 Analogue and Digital Electronics 20 Specified

Level 6

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Module Code Module Title Credits Module Status
NG3D360 Project Management and Work-based Learning 40
NG3S350 Safety and Quality Systems in Aviation 20 Specified
NG3S351 Aviation Business and Maintenance Planning 20 Specified
NG3S352 NDT techniques and reliability 40 Specified
NG3S353 Aircraft Engineering Specifics (Type) 20 Specified

NG1D350 – Materials, Hardware and Maintenance Practice

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft materials and hardware. Some of the content will include: Introduction to the metallurgy of aircraft materials: Ferrous / Non-Ferrous / Composites and non-metallic, Detailed examination, analysis of material testing methods and corrosion. Students will develop an understanding of the structures and properties of metals and composites, commonly used in aircraft design. The module will go through component specifications and the importance of working to defined maintenance procedures.

NG1S350 – Analytical Skills for Engineers

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This Module provides students with the mathematical skills needed to solve engineering problems. Students will manipulate and evaluate problems using Basic arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics to understand the relevance of mathematics in engineering.

NG1S351- Aerospace Mechanical Science

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide the student with an understanding of the fundamentals of physics through detailed theoretical knowledge, and present practical task opportunities to further enhance student understanding of Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems and Structures. An understanding of the principles and applications of physics to airframe and propulsion of technology will be developed

NG1S352 – Maintenance Practices and Aircraft Practices

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

 This module provides the student; knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of aircraft maintenance practices. Students will understand the practices of aircraft maintenance and the engineering drawings and terminology used in such an environment. An appreciation will be gained of advanced CAD tools and the design flow in developing artifacts requiring solid modelling and stress test simulation.

NG1S353 – Human Factors and Legislation

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module gives learners the ability to understand and analyse legislation and regulations and their application in the aviation industry as well as the aptitude to analyse human factors that can affect the performance of an aircraft technician. Students will analyse key elements of aviation legislation and their implications within a commercial aircraft maintenance environment. They will also analyse Human Factors within the commercial aircraft maintenance environment, and to develop the ability to identify and manage the factors affecting human performance and safety.

NG2D350 – Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems

This module is a component of the following course:

  • BSc: BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide detailed theoretical knowledge, and present practical task opportunities to enhance integration of Aircraft Systems and Structures. It will establish a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of the application of Aircraft Mechanical and Avionic Systems. Students will evaluate: the use of Mechanical Systems on modern commercial aircraft and the use of Avionic Systems on modern commercial aircraft

NG2D351- Propulsion Systems

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide detailed knowledge of aircraft propulsion and associated systems. It will provide a detailed understanding of Gas Turbine Engines and Propeller fundamentals. Students will investigate and evaluate the principles of propeller operation, maintenance, and storage and Analyse and evaluate aspects of Gas Turbine Engine in terms of performance.

NG2D352 – Aircraft Aerodynamics

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the complex avionic and mechanical systems used in an aircraft and how they contribute to the operation of the aircraft.

NG2D353- Propulsion Control

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of the aircraft’s propulsion systems along with an understanding of: The application of the tools and techniques applied to the analysis of industrial control systems, gas turbine engines and the parameters that influence the efficiency of their operation

The student will gain the ability to apply the standard tools and techniques employed in classic control system analysis, appreciate a range of sensors used in feedback control systems, along with their limitations and gas turbine engine performance, interpretation and effect of sensor information shown on typical indication systems

NG2S351 – Analogue & Digital Electronics

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice
  • FdSc Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of design techniques applied to analogue and digital electronics, along with an ability to use industry standard ECAD design tools for circuit design and verification through simulation. Students will develop an understanding of the underlying principles and technologies used in electronic design and understand the design considerations in developing electronic systems for commercial aircraft applications.

NG2S350 – Electrical Technology

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module will provide detailed understanding of the principles of electrical science and any consideration that should be taken into account when applying these to real examples. The student will acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles of electrical science and how these are applied to analyse electrical systems. They will gain a detailed knowledge of electrical power generation along the theory of power distribution and efficient usage.

NG3D360 – Project Management & WBL Project

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

The aim of this module is to integrate project management, theoretical knowledge and technical skills in the execution of a major singleton project. The module also aims to apply the knowledge and understanding gained throughout the course in an integrative manner reflecting industry practice for project execution.

On completion, the student will have a detailed understanding of project management and execution. Formal project plans for complex projects, defining progress-monitoring mechanisms with identified milestone activities will be produced.

The student will research, plan, organise and execute a substantial, investigation within time and budgetary constraints, developing and implementing a solution to a complex problem.

NG3S350 – Safety and Quality Systems in Aviation

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

The aim of this module is to enable the students to investigate, recognise and manage the risks associated with aircraft maintenance along with the processes of ensuring an aircraft meets airworthiness compliance. Students will transfer and apply risk assessment models to a range of aircraft maintenance situations to solve complex problems. They will understand and apply well defined procedures to a very high standard in the evaluation of an aircraft’s airworthiness as set out in the CAMO.

NG3S351 – Aviation Business and Maintenance Planning

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module aims to familiarise the student with the current business and quality challenges from a managerial point of view and to provide tools for efficient decision making in an aviation environment. Students will analyse and apply business related data to facilitate effective decision making within the aviation maintenance sector to improve overall business performance and understand the concepts of continual quality improvement within an organizational context of an aviation business.

NG3S352 – NDT Techniques and Reliability

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module aims to provide students with a systematic understanding of non-destructive testing and its industrial applications. Students will be able to set up and calibrate test equipment, conduct inspections according to codes and standards and compile work instructions for technical operators; also demonstrating a complete comprehension of NDT techniques and have the ability to select an appropriate method in testing a variety of materials under unfamiliar conditions.

NG3S353 – Aircraft Engineering Specifics (Type)

This module is a component of the following course(s):

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

This module aims enable the student to gain an in depth understanding of the individual aircraft systems on the specific aircraft type. Students will understand complex aircraft systems and how failure modes are contained; also critically evaluate how redundant systems on the aircraft contribute towards flight safety.

Course Info

Aerospace Engineering
3 years
Full time
AeroAcademy, Cambridge
£9000.00

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It was great studying at a company which is well known in the industry for training and aircraft engineering. I enjoyed being in small classes and having access to industry on site.
Anna Davanzo, Design Engineer - Foundation Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Foundation Degree?

Foundation Degrees are higher education qualifications which combine practical work-based learning with academic study.

Foundation Degrees are developed directly with employers. They provide the work skills relevant to a particular sector of industry or public service, and are an excellent way to combine critical thinking and academic skills with practical experience.

When you successfully complete your Foundation Degree you can use the letters FdEng for engineering courses.

How is Foundation Degree connected to an undergraduate degree?

A Foundation Degree is a higher education qualification in its own right. In addition, it is also equivalent to the first two years at university, and there is an option to extend the qualification into a full honours degree.

What qualifications do I need to take a Foundation Degree/Certificate?

Applicants to Foundation Degrees will be expected to have three passes at GCSE grade C or above (including Mathematics and English)and have a minimum of 1 x 6 unit award, including A Levels or vocational equivalents, such as AVCEs / GNVQs, or NVQ Level 3.Entry requirements will be listed within the relevant course information.

How long does it take to study for a Foundation Degree?

You will study for a Foundation Degree full-time, which takes two years to complete.

Where would I study the Foundation Degree?

You would be studying for your Foundation Degree at the AeroAcademy which is part of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group located at Cambridge International Airport.

How do I apply for a Foundation Degree?

To apply for a Foundation Degree you must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Applications for this course should be submitted via UCAS (Institution code K84, course codes H403 and H411).