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Aircraft Engineering Foundation Course

Where taught Attendance UCAS code Campus code Year of entry
KLM UK Engineering Technical College, Norwich 1 year full time 4G49 G 2017

Due to Home Office regulations we are unable to take overseas students on this programme.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to prepare you for higher education and progression onto the Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) and our other aerospace and aircraft engineering courses. It will give you an insight into how aircraft fly, how they are controlled and the operation of aircraft engines and power systems.

What you will study 

Taught at KLM UK Engineering in Norwich, this course's primary aim is to develop knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, physics, and academic skills needed for progression onto the Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons).

To provide interest, and a link to aircraft and aircraft maintenance engineering, there are two modules (50 per cent of the course) that focus on flight and aircraft systems. The first looks at aerodynamics and flight, flight controls and aircraft flight instruments. The second examines aircraft engines and hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical power systems. Together, these modules will give you a good insight into how aircraft function.

Please note: this course is specifically designed to prepare you for higher education study and is not linked to EASA Part-66 or EASA-approved. On successful completion, you can progress to our Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) course.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Modules

  • This core module deals with knowledge and understanding of mathematics, physics and electrical engineering in preparation for higher education study in the field of engineering.

    Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

    • use mathematics to solve fundamental physics and electrical engineering related problems;
      present data in an appropriate format and be able to interpret data presented in different formats;
    • explain what electricity is and how it is produced, define fundamental electrical terms and make basic electrical measurements;
    • define the terms associated with mechanics (statics, kinetics, dynamics and fluid dynamics) and, using fundamental principles, solve simple mechanic problems; and
    • define the terms associated with thermodynamics and, using fundamental principles, solve simple thermodynamic problems.

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  • This core module introduces aerodynamics, flying controls and flight instruments sufficient in order to understand how an aeroplane flies and is controlled and monitored from the cockpit

    Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

    • describe the Earth's atmosphere and the International Standard Atomosphere (ISA);
    • explain the basic operation of analog flight instruments and discuss how the derivation and presentation of flight information has changed over the years;
    • define basic aerodynamic terms associated with aircraft and flight;
    • explain how heavier-than-air vehicles are able to fly and discuss the requirements for steady-stat flight; and
    • list the primary flight controls and explain how they are controlled by the pilot and operate aerodynamically to manoeuvre an aircraft in flight.

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  • This core module introduces aircraft engines and electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems.

    Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

    • explain the theory behind the operation of turbine engines, describe the basic instruction of typical turbine engines and give an overview of engine-related systems;
    • describe how electric, hydraulic and pneumatic power is generated, used and managed on a typical large jet aircraft; and
    • describe the basic monitoring/measuring systems associated with engines and electric, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems on aircraft.

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  • This core module introduces and develops the academic skills required for study at degree level and discusses the personal qualities needed to succeed

    Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:

    • produce effective notes from a range of typical academic activities;
    • carry out basic research, critically assess data obtained and maintain effective records;
    • produce well-written work;
    • critically evaluate knowledge and skills gained;
    • produce simple effective plans for your personal development and the production of academic work; and
    • manage and record your personal development planning.

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We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

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This course is taught at KLM UK Engineering Technical College, Norwich

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This course is taught at KLM UK Engineering Technical College, Norwich

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