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Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Aerospace Engineering
DipHE Aerospace Engineering
CertHE Aerospace Engineering

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
The accredited BEng (Hons) will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UKSPEC. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UFE12900 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UFE12900 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100115

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes : UK-SPEC (Engineering Council UK)

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Programme Leader

VIQUERAT Andrew (Mech Eng Sci)

Date of production/revision of spec

02/12/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • Develops in graduates the knowledge, understanding, practical and inter-personal transferable skills so as to prepare them for practice as professional engineers and scientists in industry, the public services and the academic world.
  • Incorporates specialisation in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Provides an accredited educational base facilitating progression to chartered engineer status.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles to the solution of complex problems. KCP BEng (Hons) C1
analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions. KC BEng (Hons) C2
Select and apply appropriate computational and analytical techniques to model complex Aerospace engineering problems KC BEng (Hons) C3
Recognise limitations of computational and analytical modelling techniques for a given aerospace application KP BEng (Hons) C3
Select and evaluate technical literature and other sources of information to solve complex aerospace problems KCPT BEng (Hons) C4
Design solutions for complex aerospace engineering problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. KP BEng (Hons) C5
Consider health + safety, diversity, inclusion, cultural, societal, environmental and commercial matters, codes of practice and industry standards KPT BEng (Hons) C5
Apply an integrated or systems approach to the solution of complex aerospace problems KCP BEng (Hons) C6
Evaluate the environmental and societal impact of solutions to complex problems and minimise adverse impacts PT BEng (Hons) C7
Identify and analyse ethical concerns and make reasoned ethical choices KT BEng (Hons) C8
Be aware of professional codes of conduct KT BEng (Hons) C8
Use a risk management process to identify, evaluate and mitigate risks (the effects of uncertainty) associated with a particular Aerospace project or activity KT BEng (Hons) C9
Adopt a holistic and proportionate approach to the mitigation of security risks KT BEng (Hons) C10
Adopt an inclusive approach to engineering practice KT BEng (Hons) C11
Recognise the responsibilities, benefits and importance of supporting equality, diversity and inclusion KT BEng (Hons) C11
Use practical laboratory and workshop skills to investigate complex problems PT BEng (Hons) C12
Select and apply appropriate materials, equipment, engineering technologies and processes, recognising their limitations PT BEng (Hons) C13
Recognise the limitations of materials, equipment engineering technologies and processes PT BEng (Hons) C13
Discuss the role of quality management systems and continuous improvement in the context of complex problems KT BEng (Hons) C14
Apply knowledge of engineering management principles, commercial context, project and change management KT BEng (Hons) C15
Apply knowledge of relevant legal matters including intellectual property rights KT BEng (Hons) C15
Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a team. T BEng (Hons) C16
Communicate effectively on complex engineering matters with technical and non-technical audiences T BEng (Hons) C17
Plan and record self-learning and development as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD T BEng (Hons) C18

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 1: Choose 1 of the 3 listed optional modules
Semester 2: Choose 1 of the 3 listed optional modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGP012 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Core 120 Year-long

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Other information

BEng students may transfer onto the equivalent level of the corresponding MEng Programme at any time following the completion of FHEQ Level 6, provided that they achieve an average of at least 50% at L6 prior to the date of transfer.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.