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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Academic Year: 2016/17

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
  • The Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Final award B.Eng/B.Eng + DIS + DIntS
Programme title Aeronautical Engineering
Programme code TTUB01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the additional award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies, or study at a University abroad leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies. These occur between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code H410/H401
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/aero-auto/aeronautical-engineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:23:19 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To supply the aeronautical industries with graduates that have a thorough grounding in the aeronautical engineering disciplines, and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills effectively to engineering problems.
  • To provide a sound education in topics of relevance to aeronautical engineering via an understanding of:
    • selected engineering science topics, and
    • the application of fundamental principles to engineering analysis, and
    • the design and development of engineering products, systems and sub-systems.
  • To maintain programme content and coverage that is up-to-date and responsive to developments in Higher Education and industry and informed by department research activities.
  • To develop the students' sense of responsibility and competence by exposure to a range of experiences including aircraft related testing and design, opportunities for industrial training, group and individual project work.
  • To develop students skills in self learning, planning and communication.
  • To produce graduates with an appreciation of the economic, social and environmental aspects of Aeronautical Engineering.
  • To develop the students' ability to work successfully in a group, sometimes multi-disciplinary, on open-ended engineering problems.
  • To develop the students' commitment to life-long learning and enthusiasm for the Aeronautical Engineering through the provision of exciting and challenging programme content.
  • To demonstrate the importance of professional engineering and highlight the route to professional registration.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The following reference points were used in creating the programme specification: the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ); the Engineering subject benchmarks statement; the University Learning and Teaching Strategy; the EC (UK) Specification for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC); The Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Educational Base; our Industrial Advisory Committee.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • a significant number of mathematical methods, and the limitations and areas of applicability
  • appropriate, relevant physical scientific principles
  • the role of IT and communications
  • the design process and the appropriate design methodologies
  • a broad range of engineering materials and components
  • current business practices
  • the professional responsibility of an engineer and the associated ethical issues
  • current practices including the specific codes of practice relating to both the design  process and the requirements for safe operation
  • the capabilities/limitations of computational methods and the limitations of computer-based methods.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • understand the essential principles of aeronautical engineering and the underpinning science and mathematics, with an appreciation of the wider engineering context and social, economic and environmental implications of the modern aerospace industry.
  • understand the specific, relevant mathematical and scientific principles and methodologies and have the apply them in an aeronautical engineering context, often in a multidisciplinary study.
  • understand the commercial aerospace processes, management techniques and legal requirements related to aircraft and the need for professional conduct.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • demonstrate the practical engineering skills to carry out technical work in both laboratories and workshops, use standard design/analysis software, produce design work, work effectively in a group and individually on major aerospace related project work.
  • apply key aeronautical engineering processes especially related to flight test data, use analytical methods, quantitative methods and relevant software and understand the systems approach to problem solving.
  • apply relevant aerospace engineering skills, including an understanding of appropriate aviation codes of practice.
  • apply quantitative technical tools and demonstrate the ability to provide novel solutions to aeronautical problems, particularly in the design of aircraft.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate skills in problem solving, communication, group working, use of general software and information retrieval, which act as a foundation for life-long learning.

4. Programme structure

4.1        Part A  -  Introductory Modules

4.1.1       Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 55)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAA104

Engineering Mathematics 1

10

MPA017

Engineering Materials

10

TTA003

Fluid Mechanics (10)

5

TTA005

Thermodynamics (10)

5

TTA014

Computing (10)

5

TTA106

Aircraft Systems and Performance 1

10

TTA206

Introduction to Aircraft Design # (10)

5

TTA208

Manufacturing, Technology and Management # (10)

5

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

4.1.2       Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 65)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAA204

Engineering Mathematics 2

10

TTA001

Engineering Mechanics

10

TTA003

Fluid Mechanics (10)

5

TTA005

Thermodynamics (10)

5

TTA014

Computing (10)

5

TTA104

Elasticity

10

TTA200

Risk Analysis

10

TTA206

Introduction to Aircraft Design # (10)

5

TTA208

Manufacturing, Technology and Management # (10)

5

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules

4.2.1      Semester 1

(i)        COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAB104

Engineering Mathematics 3

10

TTB002

Dynamics and Vibration

10

TTB100

Systems Reliability Assessment

10

TTB101

Low Speed Aerodynamics (10)

5

TTB109

Aircraft Structural Loading

10

TTB204

Mechanics of Solids

10

TTB208

Structural Design Project # (10)

5

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

4.2.2       Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTB101

Low Speed Aerodynamics (10)  5

TTB201

High Speed Aerodynamics

10

TTB202

Control Engineering

10

TTB203

Turbomachinery and Propulsion

10

TTB208

Structural Design Project # (10)

5

TTB209

Aircraft Systems and Performance 2

10

TTB211

Electrotechnology (# coursework only)

10

 (ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3        Part I - Diploma in Industrial Studies and Diploma in International Studies Modules

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTI001

Industrial Training Placement (DIS, non credit bearing)

120

TTI002

Overseas University Placement (DIntS, non credit bearing)

120

 

 4.3.1    Eight Semester Programme

In accordance with Regulation XI, students can undertake a placement, or study abroad leading to the additional award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies, or if taken at a University overseas the Diploma in International Studies.  Participation in a placement, or study abroad, is subject to Departmental approval and satisfactory academic performance in Parts A and B.

 

4.4       Part C  -  Degree Modules

4.4.1      Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 20)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC003

BEng Aero Project Stage 1

10

TTC067

Aircraft Stability and Flight Test #

10

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 40 from: TTC012, TTC040, TTC050, TTC053, TTC060 and TTC102 to bring the total modular weight for the semester up to 60.

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC012

Spacecraft Engineering

10

TTC040

Noise Control

10

TTC050

Gas Turbine  Design 1 #

10

TTC053

Stress and Structural Analysis

10

TTC060

Signal Analysis

10

TTC102

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

10

4.4.2      Semester 2

(i)        COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 30)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC005 

BEng Aero Project Stage 2 #

30

(ii)         OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from Group 1.

Group 1:  (Design modules): TTC010, TTC011. 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC010

Aircraft Design #

10

TTC011

Gas Turbine Design 2 #

10

Group 2:  Modules from: TTC002, TTC041, TTC045, TTC051, TTC054, TTC057, TTC070 to bring the total modular weight for semester 2 up to 60 credits. 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

TTC002

Finite Element Methods

10

TTC041

Mechanical Vibration

10

TTC045

Rotorcraft Engineering

10

TTC051

Aerodynamics (# coursework only)

10

TTC054

Principles of Composite Materials and Structures

10

TTC057

Flight Control Systems

10

TTC070

Sound Radiation from Structures

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX  but also:

  • In order to progress from Part A to Part B candidates must obtain at least 100 credits from Part A together with at least 30% in all remaining modules.
  • In order to progress from Part B to Part C candidates must obtain at least 100 credits from Part B together with at least 30% in all remaining modules.
  • In order to be eligible for the award of Honours, candidates must achieve at least 100 credits from Part C and at least 30% in all remaining modules.  
  • In order to be eligible for the award of Honours, candidates must achieve at least 100 credits from Part C, including Aircraft Stability and Flight Test (TTC067), and one of the following Design modules: Aircraft Design (TTC010), or Gas Turbine Design 2 (TTC011).

5.2 Subject to the exception specified below, provision will be made for candidates who have the right of re-assessment to undergo re-assessment in the University's Special Assessment Period (SAP) (unless SAP-exempt modules [marked #] are involved).

  • Where a candidate has achieved fewer than 60 credits in a Part of a Programme, reassessment in the relevant Part is not available to that candidate in the special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

 Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C in accordance with the scheme set out in Regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 33.3 : Part C 66.7 to determine the Final Programme Mark.

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