Aerospace Engineering - Foundation Degree (Lancaster University)
Qualification Obtained: Foundation Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Course Entry Requirements
5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications), including English, Mathematics and a Science subject, PLUS a minimum of 120 UCAS Points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline. We also welcome applications from those with relevant work experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.
2017 Entry Requirements
A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;
A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120) excluding functional skills in an appropriate discipline and GCSEs in English Language, Maths and a Science subject at grade C or above.
Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Career Options and Progression
Skilled aerospace engineers are currently in short supply and excellent career opportunities exist from technician level through to graduate aerospace engineer for talented individuals. Extensive employer consultation ensures our curriculum delivers the skills and applied knowledge required to become a highly skilled Aerospace Engineer and maximise employment opportunities. Successful students also have the option of continuing onto our BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering programme.
Modules and Assessment
This foundation degree programme provides a broad range of skills and knowledge for those wanting to pursue a career in aerospace engineering, the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction and science of aircraft. Through consultation with BAE Systems (the UK’s largest manufacturing employer and the UK’s biggest employer of professional engineers), we have developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this specialist field. As part of the foundation degree, all students will experience a work placement in a relevant aerospace engineering or aerospace supplier organization, which will provide a contextual setting in which to apply your skills.
The strategy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at programme level 4/5 has been defined taking in to consideration the needs requirements and feedback from students on similar programmes. For instance, the learning and teaching strategies are designed to be as informal as possible and are based on interactive lecture and seminar sessions and inclusively of the VLE platform as an appropriate blending learning medium.
Both formal and informal formative and summative assessments will require students to demonstrate advanced study skills and to use them in the critical analysis and synthesis of information from a variety of sources. Various modes of assessment will be used in different modules to ensure all aspects of learning are assessed and that students are engaged in different forms of assessment, covering their diversity of learning needs.
Year 1 - Level 4
BFC401 – Academic and Digital Literacy:
AERO402 – Mechanical Engineering Science:
AERO403 – Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science:
AERO404 – Analytical Methods for Engineers:
AERO405 – Aircraft and Aerospace Principles:
AERO406 – Systems Engineering Techniques:
Year 2 - Level 5
AERO501 – Materials Engineering:
AERO502 – Further Engineering Science:
AERO503 – Major Project:
AERO504 – Engineering Management within the Workplace:
AERO505 – Aircraft Propulsion:
AERO506 – Aerodynamic Principles and Aircraft Design:
Teaching and Learning Methods
Students will be required to develop over the programme to become autonomous learners in many respects. The summative assessments will require students to demonstrate advanced study skills and to use them in the analysis of information from a variety of sources. Various modes of assessment will be used in different modules to ensure all aspects of learning are assessed and that students are engaged in different forms of assessment, covering their diversity of learning styles.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Students are required to complete 70 hours of work experience within the level 5 Engineering Management in the Work Place module. This module will provide you with the opportunity to contextualise your studies and significantly reflect on your developments in a work based environment, triangulating your knowledge through the context of the workplace and interface with professional engineers.
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.
You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing
You will need your own scientific calculator (costs start from around £7). Other resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College.
Regulation and Accreditation
This programme is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Terms and Conditions
Read our full terms and conditions for more information.
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