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Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons) top-up

Course Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons) top-up 1 year full time H416 2019
Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons) top-up 2 years part time Apply direct to the University 2019

Why choose this course?

If you have completed a Kingston University aircraft engineering foundation degree or one of the other Kingston University feeder courses, or you hold an EASA Cat B aircraft engineering licence, then this course is the perfect choice for topping up your qualification to a BEng(Hons).

Successful completion of your foundation degree will have guaranteed you a place on the course; there are no other hurdles to get over other than completing the application.

If you are an aircraft maintenance engineer who is in possession of an EASA category B licence then this course gives you a fantastic opportunity to gain academic recognition for the training you have undertaken to obtain your licence, and a chance to obtain an Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons) in two years part time (or one year full time if you can get the time off work). This opportunity is possible because the Kingston University Aircraft Engineering Foundation Degree is basically a B licence course and we are able to use your EASA licence to give you credit for it. Unfortunately, it is only possible to give credit for two-thirds of an award, so we cannot give you the Foundation Degree. But, armed with 240 credits against the Foundation Degree from your licence, you only need to complete 120 credits (at Level 6) in order to achieve the honours degree.

For this course, the William Willis Aircraft Engineering Scholarship offers financial assistance to those unable to afford the cost of the tuition fees.

What you will study

You will study fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft performance and will analyse aircraft structures. You will evaluate materials for aircraft applications and the fundamental principles of air transport economics and their application to management decision-making.

You will also learn about the fundamentals of project planning and mapping, and will complete significant group and individual projects on industry-related topics.

Partner institutions

The following partners also deliver the top-up course:

  • Air Transport Training College (ATTC), Singapore. This course is open to local SAR Part-66 category B licence holders. Applicants need to pass an entry test and interview conducted by ATTC and may be expected to complete a short bridging course prior to starting the degree.
  • Nilia University, Malaysia. This course is currently only available to students who complete the Nilai University Diploma in Aircraft Engineering.

Application for places on these courses must be made directly to the institute. Please note that local restrictions apply.

Module listing

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Please note: those studying the part-time route will be required to complete the Aircraft Maintenance Operations module before starting the Individual Project module. Taught modules will be delivered in alternate years and only one will be available in each year.

Modules

  • This module is designed to encourage independent learning and develop the skills required of those holding senior posts in the aviation industry; particularly in the field of aircraft maintenance. It therefore provides an ideal opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate a number of intellectual, practical and transferable skills.

    The module starts by briefly examining maintenance cost drivers, airline logistic support processes and cooperative logistic support strategies before moving onto project planning. In project planning, the basic processes of determining tasks, writing aims and objectives and estimating time are considered before looking at the planning and mapping of projects using network diagrams and finally network analysis.

    The purpose of completing the preparatory studying is to prepare you for what is to follow: a significant group exercise in which you work together to produce a realistic and cost effective maintenance solution for an airline operation. The details of which (routes, flight schedule, aircraft details etc.) are provided by the course team. The project involves reviewing the "scenario" to determine the exact requirements, planning for successful completion of the project, identifying options and determining costs through research, analysing data collected and formulating an evidence-based solution and presenting the findings. As part of the project, you will produce a project plan, do a group presentation, produce a substantial written report, and maintain a project log book.

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  • This module is designed for students from a range of aerospace related programmes.  It provides an understanding of how the principles of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science all determine the configuration and performance of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

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  • Throughout the course of your studies, you will have so far studied material that has been focused on a specific role or roles within the air transport industry whether it be aircraft design, maintenance, operations or repair and overhaul.  The aim of this module is to take a step back and explore how employers within the various sectors of the air transport industry combine all these functions in order to make a profit. 

    In addition to looking in detail at the overall profit and loss equation:

    Traffic x Yield - Output x Cost = Profit or Loss

    The module also compares the operation of the air transport market with that in other sectors and, in more general terms, looks at what makes the industry tick. The standard method of recording and reporting financial performance is also considered. 

    On successful completion of this module, you will not only understand how your future role will contribute to your employer's success but, should you decide to move away from the air transport sector, you will have a firm grounding in the general economic principles by which all industries operate.

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  • The overarching aim of this individual project module is to provide each student with the opportunity to impress.  Working on a topic of their own choosing, the student, with minimal guidance from their supervisor, should apply approximately 300 hours of individual effort into the analysis of a problem and determination of the best solution and/or course of action.  The analysis can take a variety of forms ranging from an in-depth comparison of a number of already documented potential solutions to the collection and comparison of experimental and theoretical data. The topic investigated should ideally be of an aircraft maintenance or engineering nature, though other topics may be permitted with the agreement of the module leader.

    By completing a capstone project of this type, each student is able to demonstrate that they can draw together the information from all the other teaching and learning on the course and past learning and experience; and through innovation and analysis, demonstrate that they truly are independent learners.

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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.

A copy of the regulations governing this course is available here

Details of term dates for this course can be found here

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