aerospace engineering


Aerospace Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering FdEng and BEng (Hons) degree programme is unique in the education sector as it has been developed in partnership with industry leaders. This creates an industry relevant degree education that will continue to be developed through wider industry consultation with our partners, BAE Systems and Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, ensuring that these courses continue to be industry specific and high quality.

The course explores the complex world of aerospace engineering from a holistic perspective, where your skills will be developed towards technical competency in both theoretical and practical knowledge of aerospace engineering sector. You will also develop an appreciation of the through life complexities of the aerospace business, including how to support environmental and operational changes to aircraft platforms once they are delivered to the customer.



Entry Requirements

The normal entry criteria at level 4 of this degree is five GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above, (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications), including English, Mathematics and a Science subject PLUS a minimum of 48 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) from one of the following:

  • Two A Levels (or equivalent), to include mathematics and a technology, engineering or a science based subject.
  • A National Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (or equivalent) in a science or technology based subject, including merits in mathematics.

For direct entry to level 5 of this programme applicants will have achieved a Higher National Qualification (HNC or HND) in an appropriate engineering discipline, having achieved a final classification as a merit or above.

If English is not the candidates first language, an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills is also required.

Note: Mature candidates and applicants who have alternative equivalent qualifications or can demonstrate relevant industrial experience will be interviewed on an individual basis to determine suitability for the programme.

Applicants must also be employed within an appropriate setting/sector. Your employer will be able to offset the tuition fees associated with this programme against the Apprenticeship Levy; they should seek financial guidance on this through professional services.

Equipment Requirements

You will be required to provide your own stationary and scientific or graphical calculator. You will also require regular access to a PC with internet access to complete independent study via Canvas and Teams.

Learning Resources are provided on-site and free for students to use Monday to Saturday at both our Bispham Campus and University Centre.

Other equipment during your course may include personal protective equipment for workshops, such as boots, gloves and overalls. Guidance as to what specific equipment is required will be provided in advance of your workshop.

It is recommended that students join a Professional Engineering Institution as a student member, with a small associated cost.


This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.  Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). 

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.


Why Choose B&FC?


  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Assured Status in recognition of our industry-led skills training

  Engineering Council accredited programmes through the IET, confirming that courses meet national standards

  Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience

  Specialist engineering facilities and equipment

  Flexible delivery modes with workplace support and day release study options

  Commendations from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

  Degrees awarded by Lancaster University – ranked in the UK’s top ten institutions

  Working with over 1,800 partner employers locally, regionally and nationally

  The largest college provider of degree-level education in England

  Student satisfaction is consistently over 90%



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