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Coventry University

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Aerospace Systems
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Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. Independent surveys show that we provide a caring and supportive environment, enriched by a unique blend of academic expertise and practical experience. Three words set us apart - employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Coventry University was 'Highly Commended' in the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category at the Times Higher Awards 2008

Our aim is to keep on improving. We're investing heavily in developing our state-of-the-art facilities with £160m earmarked for improvements over the next ten years.

Our Courses

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Engineering and Technology our courses aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the aerospace industry. Our courses are tailor-made to provide you with practical skills to prepare you for work.

Undergraduate Degrees

Aerospace Systems Engineering BEng Honours degree

This highly specialised degree fulfils the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer at first degree level and is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge and capabilities required of a newly qualified aeronautical engineer entering the fast moving world of aerospace.

The core programme of study is designed to cover aeronautical systems with the key subjects including, flight dynamics, control systems, mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion plant and materials.

The degree is available as a three-year full-time course or as a four-year sandwich course. In the sandwich option, the professional training period takes place in the third year, subject to suitable placement being obtained. A programme of professional development is incorporated into the placement. A specialist tutor is appointed to oversee all aspects of your placement.

The normal delivery of the course entails the study of six modules (or equivalent) each year.

Currently the full-time study programme for the Aerospace Systems Engineering degree is as follows:

Year One topics

  • Aircraft Principles and Practice
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Year Two topics

  • Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • Flight Dynamics, Control and Modelling
  • Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Avionics Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Management
  • Optional Industrial Placement Year

Year Three Topics

  • Aerospace Systems Design
  • Individual Project
  • Propulsion Systems & Aerodynamics
  • Avionic Systems 2
  • Vehicle Structures & Advanced Materials
  • Professional Development
  • Plus opportunities to study special Add + Vantage modules exist

Aerospace Technology BEng Honours degree

Pioneering in all respects this broad base aerospace degree will enable a graduate aerospace engineer to make a significant early contribution upon entering the dynamic world of aerospace.

This course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at Incorporated Engineer level (IENG).

The core programme covers the technical aspects of aeronautical systems to include key subjects such as aeronautical and mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics, instrumentation, control and aerospace applications.

The degree is available as a three-year full-time course or as a four-year sandwich course. In the sandwich option, the professional training period takes place in the third year, subject to suitable placement being obtained. A programme of professional development is incorporated into the placement. A specialist tutor is appointed to oversee all aspects of your placement.

The normal delivery of the course entails the study of six modules (or equivalent) each year.

Currently the full-time study programme for the Aerospace Technology Engineering degree is as follows:

Year One topics

  • Aircraft Principles and Practice
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Year Two topics

  • Avionics Systems
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance
  • CAD/CAM
  • Engineering Management
  • Optional industrial placement year

Year Three topics

  • Individual Project
  • Control & Instrumentation 2
  • Aerospace Applications
  • Aerospace Technology 2
  • Aerospace Industry Studies
  • Professional Development

Plus opportunities to study special Add + Vantage modules exist.

Avionics Technology BEng Honours degree

An excellent balance of computing and electronics twinned with aerospace engineering this degree programme will take you into the dynamic world of Avionics where future aircraft and space vehicles depend on sophisticated avionic systems.

From electronic fly-by-wire systems that respond flexibly to changing aerodynamic conditions to head up displays, flight safety and communications systems; without them aircrafts such as the Airbus A380 would be impossible to fly.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The core programme of study is designed to cover the technical aspects of avionic systems with key subjects in Avionics, Aeronautical Engineering and Microelectronics.

The degree is available as a three-year full-time course or as a four-year sandwich course. In the sandwich option, the professional training period takes place in the third year, subject to suitable placement being obtained. A programme of professional development is incorporated into the placement. A specialist tutor is appointed to oversee all aspects of your placement.

The normal delivery of the course entails the study of six modules (or equivalent) each year.

Currently the full-time study programme for the Avionics Technology Engineering degree is as follows:

Year One Topics

  • Systems Project
  • Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University

Year Two Topics

  • Avionics 1
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance
  • Engineering Management
  • Choice from a range of Computing and Electronics modules
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University
  • Optional placement year

Year Three Topics

  • Individual Project
  • Aerospace Applications
  • Avionics 2
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Professional Development and Management
  • Choice from a range of Computing and Electronic modules
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University

Aviation Management BSc Honours degree

The BSc in Aviation Management brings together a variety of academic subject areas relevant to the industry. It provides a basic grounding in all aspects of airport and airline business operations, but also goes further.

You will explore the interdependence of the separate areas of air-transport, airline-terminal functions, and logistics operations and gain knowledge and practical skills in dealing with management problems.

Our Aviation Management programme has a heavily practical focus on aviation industry operations through its emphasis on aviation as a system of interrelated activities involving operators and terminal facilities.

The course introduces aviation as a practical activity undertaken by teams of people who have to manage their own work responsibly and their relationships with each other to ensure safety and security of passengers or goods.

The programme is structured to assimilate a variety of academic backgrounds and to provide a basic grounding in all aspects of airport and airline business operations. You will learn how to use relevant analytical techniques and investigate current issues that will enable you to take a strategic and international view of the industry and propose new solutions for the future.

Year one Topics

  • Organisational Context
  • Business Analysis and Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Airport Operations
  • Knowledge & Information Management
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University

Year two Topics

  • Data Management and Operational Research
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Planning
  • Airport Passenger and Cargo Operations
  • Engineering Management
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University

Year Three Topics

  • Individual Project
  • Global Logistics Management
  • Aviation Strategy and Planning
  • Computer-based Business Simulation
  • Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance
  • Professional Development and Management
  • Add+Vantage Coventry University

Student/graduate profile

"Studying here has given me the chance to introduce myself to the exciting world of aeronautics and aerospace, working at the frontiers of advanced technology." Liakat Hossain, Aerospace Systems Engineering BEng. Take a look at our student profiles

Teaching Facilities

The Faculty of Engineering and Computing has industry standard facilities to benefit you while you are studying with us.

Aerospace Workshop - helping projects take-off

There aren't many places you can fly your own Harrier to test how good a pilot you are but it's just one of an array of wonderful opportunities at Coventry University's Faculty of Engineering and Computing. Its Aerospace workshop houses a Harrier fitted with a simulation integration unit in the cockpit, enabling you to take to the skies and the fun doesn't stop there. The Aerospace Workshop also boasts two other simulators which can be flown in the same air space – the only university in the UK with multi-simulator integration. The workshop also houses a Westland Scout helicopter.

Testing times - Wind and Smoke Tunnels Workshop

Designing and modelling aircraft is challenging but here at Coventry University's Faculty of Engineering and Computing you can test your concept to the limit.

As an aerospace student you will be a regular visitor to the Wind and Smoke Tunnels where models can be put through their paces in a Low Speed Wind Tunnel, Smoke Tunnel and even a Supersonic Tunnel, giving you the experience of working in a real project environment.

For more information on our Aerospace facilities follow the links below:

Building for the future

Iconic new Engineering building to support new ways of learning

The stunning new £60 million centre for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing will be innovative inside and out. Its visually stunning, futuristic exterior will mark it out as an iconic building at the heart of one of the UK's most historic engineering cities.

The building will be a fantastic learning environment with:

  • a 2,000 metre square laboratory which is highly connected, flexible and visible
  • collaborative classrooms and IT rooms where students sit in groups of 6 or 9 around tables with retractable computer screens
  • IT fitted in these rooms to allow lecturer to "take over" students computers or to show example of one student's work to everyone
  • more dynamic lecture theatres including one "in the round" which can be split into two semi-circular lecture areas.
  • easy access to the latest industry standard software for students
  • bookable learning booths and IT workspaces
  • café in atrium
  • soft seating areas for informal chats
  • a floating balcony over atrium for semi-private study area
  • open plan administration offices behind glass walls

Designed by leading international architects Arup Associates, and being constructed by Balfour Beatty, the new building will rival the best internationally and will create a significant regional and national resource.

The new building - which is yet to be named - is due to open in early 2012.

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Telephone: +44 (0)24 7688 7688

http://www.coventry.ac.uk

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