City University London

Course Introduction

Graduates work in all areas of the air transport industry, including airlines, maintenance organisations and airports, focused on operations and engineering. Areas covered include global air transport strategy, the design of aircraft and systems to meet diverse operating requirements, flight safety, reliability, maintenance, the environment, regulation, airline planning and economic performance. City has been delivering well'qualified, motivated graduates into the mechanical and aeronautical sectors for over 100 years. Our courses are accredited and have received commendations on the balance between theory and practice to give graduates the best preparation for their careers. The strengths of the Air transport engineering course is the laboratory and workshop facilities, used for teaching and research, our teaching staff, who have spent many years working in or are closely connected with industry and our commitment to a solid grounding in engineering design. Students on all Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering courses may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Course Modules

Year 0: Mathematics; engineering principles; computing; information technology; electronics. Year 1: Fluids and thermodynamics; mechanics of solids; engineering materials; engineering laboratory; engineering drawing and design; mathematics; computing; electrical engineering; engineering management; manufacturing methods (including elements of workshop practice). Year 2: Aerodynamics; aircraft structural analysis and materials; mechatronics; thermodynamics; mathematics; statistics; computing; engineering management; aeronautical design. Year 3: Avionics and control engineering; engineering management; selection of 3 options; individual project; group design study.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level DE-DD
  • SQA Higher BC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC-BBBCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Tariff 200

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

35% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 35%

Total Coursework: 40%

Total Practical: 25%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation