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Aeronautical Engineering HNC Level 4

Course Overview

This 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.

You will study in new, state-of-the-art engineering facilities and will be 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.

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

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

Course Overview

Course Overview

This 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.

You will study in new, state-of-the-art engineering facilities and will be 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.

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

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

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment of 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. This full-time course is delivered over one academic year. The part-time option is delivered over two years.

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

Typically, entrants will possess: Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. 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 course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

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.

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