Aviation engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with airspace development, airport design, aircraft navigation technologies, and aerodrome planning. It also involves the formulation of public policy, regulations, aviation laws pertaining to airspace, airlines, airports, aerodromes and the conduct of air services agreements through treaty.
This branch of engineering is distinct from aerospace engineering which deals with the development of aircraft and spacecraft.
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Why choose this course?
This is an ideal degree for anyone considering an engineering career in aviation. It will prepare you to work in aircraft maintenance, airworthiness, aviation management, logistics, systems integration, design, support, manufacturing, and air transport economics.
Studies include aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science and the performance of aircraft. Through practical work in laboratories and workshops, you’ll apply the engineering principles you learn.
This degree will also develop career skills such as effective communication, presentation, team-working, planning and project management.
How you will study
In year 1, you will acquire the fundamental engineering knowledge and skills building a solid foundation for students to undertake a deeper study in year 2. You will have the opportunity to carry out hands-on practical work in laboratories and workshops throughout the program. Most modules are designed to develop key employability skills such as communication, presentation, team-working, planning and project management.
In year 2, you will study the engineering principles underpinning aircraft technologies such as aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science and performance of aircraft. You will study aircraft maintenance operations, aircraft systems, airworthiness and air transport economics.
In years 3 and 4 you will study aircraft maintenance operations, aircraft systems, airworthiness and air transport economics. Please note that our partner universities offer a lot of practice for the students.