3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
About the course
Becoming a pilot is one of the most exciting and rewarding of career choices. This specialist degree provides an ideal starting point for you to train to become a professional pilot after graduation.
The programme incorporates fundamental practice and theory, but also presents the opportunity to obtain a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and to undertake training in a flight simulator.
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2nd best UK university for overall student satisfaction in Aerospace and Aviation: 2013 National Student Survey
Top London-based university for overall student satisfaction in Aerospace and Aviation: 2013 National Student Survey
Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
From jet aircraft to air conditioning plant, from tunnelling machines to body-scanners, from technical consultancy to financial services such as insurance, mechanical engineers deal with the design and production of the machines, systems and structures that are taken for granted in the modern world.
This course has been developed to allow graduates the widest possible range of career options within the aircraft industry. The engineering content is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the pilot training provides the first stepping stone for those hoping to progress to a career as a commercial or military pilot.
As well as covering flying basics, the degree programme examines wider aspects of the aviation industry, for example airport design (BEng), aircraft operations (MEng) and environmental issues. This aims to prepare graduates for the many career opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as for becoming a commercial pilot.