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Aeronautical Engineering HNC

Course Overview

The course is designed for those looking to develop their career prospects in the aeronautical industry after successfully completing a relevant Level 3 course, or direct entry for those with practical work experience.  Learners study in new, state-of-the-art engineering facilities and are supported by a team of experienced professionals.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units.

The course has four core units:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Project

One specialist unit:

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics

And three optional units, which may include:

  • Aircraft Electrical Power and Distribution Systems
  • Airframe Mechanical Systems
  • Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications

There may be opportunities for local work placements to further your practical experience and employability.

Holders of a BTEC Higher National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering meet the academic requirements for the Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech).

Lessons are held over two full college days. There is also the option to study part-time for one day a week over two years.

Course Overview

Course Overview

The course is designed for those looking to develop their career prospects in the aeronautical industry after successfully completing a relevant Level 3 course, or direct entry for those with practical work experience.  Learners study in new, state-of-the-art engineering facilities and are supported by a team of experienced professionals.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of some sector-specific skills and experience through the specialist units.

The course has four core units:

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Engineering Science
  • Managing a Project

One specialist unit:

  • Aircraft Aerodynamics

And three optional units, which may include:

  • Aircraft Electrical Power and Distribution Systems
  • Airframe Mechanical Systems
  • Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications

There may be opportunities for local work placements to further your practical experience and employability.

Holders of a BTEC Higher National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering meet the academic requirements for the Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standard (EngTech).

Lessons are held over two full college days. There is also the option to study part-time for one day a week over two years.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment of learner performance is carried out by means of assignments and may include verbal presentations, projects, group-work, practical exercises, written reports and integrative assignments that link various subject areas.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

You could choose to progress on to an HND course or study a Degree level course at a university of your choice. Alternatively, you could progress into employment.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or A Levels.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants with English as their second language must demonstrate a capability of English at a standard commensurate with IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £7,800* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

Policies and Regulations

Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021