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BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Start date

September 2021

Subject area



Full-time, 3 years

Part-time, six years


On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

*This course is subject to validation.

The BEng in Aeronautical Engineering is designed to help you solve real world problems and develop new industrially-relevant solutions.  The programme aims to provide you with a stimulating learning environment for understanding the role of the engineer; understanding mechatronics and related engineering sectors, whilst enhancing your skillset to deal with issues in product design engineering. 
On this course you will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the most up to date theories and hands-on work in within sustainability, aerodynamics, design engineering, mechanical systems and related wider engineering sector. The programme will enable you to plan, execute and undertake critical analysis of results of practical and/or simulation tests within mechatronics engineering context.  Finally it will provide you with the experience to demonstrate self-direction and originality in solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level with clear understanding of health and safety, ethics, sustainability and legal dimensions. 

UCAS points


Course options


UCAS code


Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Optional placement year

Real work experience

Embedding industry readiness in learners through engagement with industry expert

Career focused

Prepare learners for progression in career and educational development.


Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

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Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

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Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:


Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.


Phone: 020 8223 4444


Tuition fees

You don't need to pay this up front.

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations.  Further information can be found at UKCISA.

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.


Tuition fees
EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations.  Further information can be found at UKCISA.
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements


New UCAS Points

A Level
Including passes at A2 in at least two subjects. Must include Maths and Physics or Electronics
Extended Diploma or Diploma in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 29 points including a minimum of 16 points at Higher Level, must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level


(Including European Union)


Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) in a Relevant Engineering Subject (Access to HE Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3 to include at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction and level 3 Maths (Calculus, Differentiation and Integration) – all with Grade Merit.

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

The mechatronics programme combines principles from aerodynamics, electronics, control and sustainability to design, manufacture, testing safety, management and efficiencies with aeronautical and air transport context. Whilst on the course you will gain knowledge of engineering processes and systems, product design, digital electronics and integration of these technologies. 

The aim is to provide a programme of study for aeronautical engineers of sufficient width and depth to meet the demands of your profession and to enable you to progress to the status of Chartered Engineer as well. A specific aim of the programme is to promote an active interest in engineering and to encourage you to respond to changes and developments within sustainability, aerodynamics, design engineering, mechanical systems and related wider engineering sector. 

What you'll study and when

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life 
  • Engineering Materials 
  • Engineering Principles 
  • Applied Mathematics & Computing 
  • Thermofluids 
  • Engineering Mechanics 
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life  
  • Quality Engineering 
  • Dynamics and Control 
  • Applied Electronics 
  • Applied aeronautical engineering* 
  • Advanced Mathematics and Modelling 

This course offers the opportunity of a placement between years two and three.

  • Capstone project 
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Turbomachinery and Energy Systems 
  • Systems Integration 
  • Advanced aeronautical engineering* 

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL’s assessment and feedback policy.

How you'll learn

We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by a personal tutor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.  
If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths or IT, our Skill zone and English for Academic Purposes we offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential.  

Academic Support

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. 
Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs). 


Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. A personalised timetable will be available at the beginning of each term and subject to your modules and any health requirements.  

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course. 

Your future career

The programme, offers hands-on modules, reinforced with strong emphasis on employability via our mental wealth integration strategy into every module. Alongside this, we have very close links with major employers, and our industrial advisory board is already guiding us to further ensure that you are employable in the engineering and related sectors. 

The programme is designed using Engineering Council's attributes of Chartered Engineer. This is ensuring the core skills required for the 21st century, are well-integrated into the programme’ curriculum. The programme offers hands-on modules reinforced with a strong emphasis on employability via our mental wealth integration strategy into every module. Alongside this, we have very close links with major employers, and our industrial advisory board is already guiding us to further ensure our students are employable in the engineering and related sectors.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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