This course, planned in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, prepares you for a career in the aerospace industry. You gain knowledge, skills and experience in *aerospace technology *aerodynamics *electronics/avionics *the principles of flight *engineering materials *manufacturing *aircraft design *aerospace structures *jet propulsion.
It is vocational and focuses on the *analysis *design *prototype *manufacture *testing of aerospace systems and components in terms of *function *integrity *sustainability *environmental efficiency.
If you choose the sandwich route, you spend the third year on a work placement. This allows you to apply your knowledge in practice, gain new skills and develop a better understanding of the industry. Previous students have worked with companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Smiths Aerospace.
We recently came third in the national Heavy Lift Challenge competition, which involved designing a large model aircraft. This is an ongoing feature of the course which you can choose to take part in.
We are well placed for regional and local flying facilities, and you have opportunities to gain external qualifications leading to *private pilot's licence on a fixed wing aircraft or helicopter *glider training *hang gliding training * microlight training *British Model Flying Association (BMFA) certificates to fly models.