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School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies BSc

BSc Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies - Undergraduate Degree


Drawing on our extensive expertise in design, materials, propulsion, environmental issues and industrial management in addition to the pilot training facilities and the expertise of a professional Flying School, our degree in Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies will equip you with a solid science and engineering base and broader aviation knowledge vital for pilots in the 21st century.

On this course you will benefit from specialist input into the curriculum, through
the involvement of professional pilots and senior managers from the aviation industry. By bringing working knowledge of advanced communications and navigation systems, management techniques and strategic thinking, they complement the knowledge base that this course provides you with.

UCAS code: H460
Industrial placements: Yes, in the form of short project work and summer internships.
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 years
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The table below shows the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which provides detailed module descriptions and is used by current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Many of our students see this course as the first step towards gaining a commercial pilot's license (CPL). However airports and airlines offer an extensive range of other opportunities and you will therefore be well placed to launch your career in a wide variety of aviation related areas, such as airport operations and management, air traffic control, non-airline commerical flight operations, flying instruction, technical sales and marketing in aviation related industries. Some students have also been sucessful in obtaining RAF sponsorship.

Entry requirements

A-level: AAA including Mathematics or Physics.

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics or Physics.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics or Physics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 6542.