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Aviation Engineering BEng(Hons): Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and assessment for this course

Many instructional lectures have been replaced by active learning activities such as collaborative, problem-solving or enquiry-based learning workshops and tutorials. The assessment strategy has been designed to help students to learn and prepare them for employment, rather than just a tool to measure their learning. The assessment methods include exams, coursework and practical/laboratory works.

Contact hours for this course

Typically each 30 credit module consists of 300 hours of learning time. It can be broken down into 110 hours of lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory work. Students are expected to devote 190 hours of guided independent study. At level 6 students will be expected to take greater ownership of their independent study with academics taking on more of a supervisory role of student independent study, this is exemplified in the individual and  project and the industrial based group work.

Full details of modules and credit weighting can be found in the programme specification.

Workload for this course

All the modules set out clear expectations for guided independent learning. Students are expected to engage with the guided learning to prepare for these teaching sessions and consolidate their learning after the session.
The staff has the experience delivering the programmes with partners with the industry and the military that are based around the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) B licence curriculum, these programmes have Aircraft Engineering in the title. Some of the programmes are delivered by EASA approved training providers under EASA part 147 approval.

Teaching, learning and assessment at Kingston University

Curriculum

Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme.

We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.

Our course teams also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide masterclasses and workshops to enrich your learning.

Academic skills support

Our courses take a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has an Academic Success Centre that will provide one-to-one advice including generic skills such as:

  • essay writing;
  • exam techniques;
  • presentation skills; and
  • research skills.

In addition, the Academic Success Centre will support students with discipline-specific skills such as:

  • computer-aided design;
  • high-level mathematic support;
  • JAVA programming support; and
  • support with laboratory skills.

We also run developmental opportunities for students around personal branding, confidence building and networking.

Assessment

Assignments are designed not just to test what you know, but to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. 

Because we want you to reach your full potential in every assignment, we build in opportunities for practice and 'feed forward' on assessment tasks so that you will know what you need to do to perform at your best when you submit your work.

When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers and your personal tutor.

Personal tutors

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor – the member of academic staff who will keep a particular eye on your progress throughout your time at Kingston University (and after you graduate) and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.

Your tutor will give you academic guidance and will make sure that you know how to access our other support services if you need them.

Independent learning

When not attending timetabled teaching sessions (lectures, seminars, workshops, labs, studios etc), you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study.

Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in one of the University’s Learning Resources Centres (LRCs), preparing coursework assignments or revising for examinations or tests.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including the LRCs and the University’s virtual learning environment, Canvas.

Return of marked work

Helpful feedback on your assessed work is hugely important in enabling you to perform your best. The University makes a commitment to all students that you will receive feedback on all your assessed work within 20 University days* of submission.  
                                                           
* University days count as Monday to Friday – the following are not included:  Saturdays, Sundays, Public Bank Holidays, or when the University is closed during Christmas vacation.

Programme specification and guides

To help you choose the right course to study at Kingston University, you can read the programme specification and the module listings which make up each course, which can be found on the individual course page.

A programme specification is a summary of the main features of a programme and provides details of the intended learning outcomes for students. It details the teaching, learning and assessment methods, including the structure of the programme.

Please note detailed course handbooks to guide you through each year of study are normally available at the start of term.

Availability of timetables

Kingston University provides each student with an individualised timetable. Timetables are normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment.

While we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm.

For undergraduate students Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

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This course is taught at Roehampton Vale

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*5p per minute from a BT landline. Call charges from other providers may vary.

Location

This course is taught at Roehampton Vale

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