Aerospace Engineering - Foundation Degree
Course Code: ET1HE567
UCAS Code: B4A5
The Aerospace Engineering FdEng and BEng (Hons) programme is unique in the education sector as in has been developed in partnership with industry leaders BAE Systems, creating an industry relevant degree education that will continue to be developed and partnered through close industry consultation, ensuring that these courses continue to be industry specific and high quality.
The degree qualification is awarded by Lancaster University, which has been consistently been ranked in the top 10 in recent years by UK league tables and in the top 150 worldwide by the main global rankings.
The course explores the complex world of aerospace engineering from a holistic perspective, creating the engineers of the future. In the second year of studies, you will gain experience in a relevant work placement. Your skills will be developed in systems engineering approaches, technical competences covering electrical, electronic and mechanical systems, aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics, airframe, software, design, engineering project management, and aircraft principles.
Admission to the Aerospace Engineering Degree will be on the basis of the applicant possessing:
5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications), including English, Mathematics and a Science subject, PLUS a minimum of 48 UCAS Points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline at Level 3. We also consider applications from those with relevant technical work experience in engineering or science who can demonstrate their suitability via interview, in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline and GCSEs in English Language, maths and a science subject at grade C/4 or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course is delivered on a modular basis, delivering the Foundation Degree Qualification after two years of study, with the option to progress to a top-up year to attain a Bachelor’s Degree.
Content is delivered over two weekdays, which enables you to flexibly allocate a further three weekdays for your self-study and work placements. Independent study makes up a significant portion of Higher Education. Here, we provide a structure which gradually eases you into the structure of Higher Education, proving the best opportunity for you to develop your academic skills and literacy.
Teaching methods range from lectures and seminars, through group tutorials, to working in small groups in laboratories, including our engine test facility, materials and aerodynamics labs. You will also have open access to our online course resources.
You are allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course, support your academic and technical developments, advise you on future career paths and help you to get the most out of your time studying your Lancaster University qualification at Blackpool and the Fylde College.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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 technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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