Aerospace Faculty of Advanced Technology Aerospace Courses www.glam.ac.uk/fat FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY “ We prepare our students for the demands of the dynamic aerospace industry ” Glamorgan Aerospace Courses at “Forecasts indicate that between 2006 and 2025 Demand for qualified engineering professionals is Student profile 22,000 new aircraft will be required to meet the strong and if current trends continue as expected, demand for air travel” aerospace and aviation will remain an exciting and “The University of Glamorgan has a great Society for British Aerospace Companies. vibrant industry to be part of. reputation and it is recognised nationally and internationally. The facilities are excellent, especially The UK already has the largest aerospace and defence The University has established links with industry, which the flight simulator - it has benefitted everyone on industry in Europe (second only to the US globally), enables us to develop courses tailored to match my course by putting into practise what we learn in employing over 100,000 highly skilled professionals. employers’ needs – making our graduates more class, while enjoying the experience of being a employable. pilot.” The University of Glamorgan recognises the importance Mandla Sibanda – South Africa of the aerospace industry to the UK economy. Our Developed in conjunction with industry experts and BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering ongoing investment in this area reflects our professionals, our courses are taught through a mixture commitment to becoming a recognised centre of of lectures, online learning and practical lab and excellence for aerospace training and education in the workshop training. Students also benefit from work UK. placements, which provide real-life experience. Glamorgan’s Faculty of Advanced Technology has an Wales is home to a variety of aerospace companies excellent reputation for engineering, which has been including EADS, BAE Systems, Nordam Europe, GE further enhanced by our comprehensive aerospace Aviation, General Dynamics, Raytheon, SLEX Sensors & offering. Operating at the cutting-edge of technology, Airborne Systems, QioptiQ, British Airways and Airbus we prepare our students for the dynamic aerospace UK. industry. 1 2 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Facilities The investment in dedicated facilities for our aerospace courses reflects our ongoing commitment to this sector and our students – ensuring they work with the latest industry-standard equipment, in preparation for their future careers. Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre Gas Turbine Engine Due for completion in Spring 2010, the University’s The invention of the gas turbine Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre will house a full- engine (jet engine) in the 1930s size commercial jet – on our Treforest campus. This revolutionised air flight. Our gas centre will become the hub for the aerospace practical turbine engine is used to teaching sessions – in particular BSc (Hons) Aircraft demonstrate the principles of thrust Maintenance Engineering. and propulsion. Aeronautical engineering and aircraft Having a commercial plane on campus will provide you maintenance students will develop a with much more hands-on access, in a purpose-built comprehensive understanding of environment. The aircraft itself will be located on the these principles and gain first-hand first floor, along with a suite of workshops and experience in their application with classrooms. this industry-standard equipment. Resident Plane Wind Tunnel We have a BAE Jetstream 31 Twin Turboprop aircraft Computer simulations often enable quicker, right here on campus. The 31 seat, 19 passenger aircraft more efficient and more readily available is fitted with Honeywell TPE331 engines, which burn insights into real-time scenarios. However, 30-40% less fuel than previous generations. It also even the most complex of computer features Rockwell Collins Pro Line I avionics. These simulations cannot replace wind tunnel aircrafts are typically used as executive shuttles or air analysis in understanding and assessing the ambulances, depending on how the seating principles of aerodynamics and stability. configuration is aligned. Flight Simulator Our Merlin MP521 Flight Simulator will provide vital flight time in a variety of flight scenarios, from the largest Airbus to the smallest Cessna. The flight simulator is used in all aspects of aircraft design related principles, from the classic stability and control evaluation, through to cockpit ergonomics, systems engineering and avionics. Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre 3 4 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Course content How you will study This course is highly focused on industrial needs, so you You will spend approximately 18 hours per week in will not only have to understand the technical aspects, lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will also spend but also appreciate the commercial implications of about 20 hours per week doing research, studying working in the aerospace industry. You will study the current issues and preparing for future lectures. following modules: Modules are assessed through a mixture of exams, coursework and problem-based exercises. All of the Year One teaching and practical sessions take place at the • Principles of Aeronautical Engineering University’s Treforest campus. You will also benefit from • Mathematics for Engineers lectures delivered by guest speakers from industry. • Engineering Mechanics 1 • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles • Manufacturing and Materials Career opportunities • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics • Personal Development Planning The structure and content of this course have been • Computer-Aided Design designed in consultation with the aviation industry to meet the requirements of the professional accreditation Year Two body. Therefore, this course could be a pathway • Further Mathematics towards Institutional Accreditation** as a • Aerodynamics and Propulsion Chartered Engineer (CEng) preparing you for a career in • Engineering Mechanics 2 all facets of the aviation industry. Careers include the • Aircraft Systems and Performance design, development, manufacture, operation and BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering • Design for Aeronautical Engineers maintenance of all aspects of flight vehicles such as • Engineering Materials airframe, engines, systems and avionics. • Management and Sustainability The UK's aerospace industry is one of the largest You will be based at the University’s Treforest campus You can also work in research and development, as well in the world and contributes significantly to and, unlike aerospace courses at other universities, Year Three as HM Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and regional and national economic growth and there is no need to travel to an external site to benefit • Stability and Control regulatory authorities like the CAA. There are productivity. The aeronautical engineer applies a from these facilities. Our new Aircraft Maintenance • Aircraft Structures and Materials opportunities to enter the aviation industry at many wide range of engineering knowledge and skills Training Centre and engineering laboratories offer the • Computational Techniques for Aeronautical levels. With the significant growth in air travel, the to the design, development, manufacture and latest dedicated facilities, with teaching equipment for Engineers demand for highly skilled engineering professionals far operation of flight vehicles and related products. aerodynamics (including wind tunnel facilities), • Aircraft Maintenance Management outstrips supply. This course covers the key theoretical aspects of thermodynamics, materials testing and analysis, • Individual Project aeronautical engineering including aerodynamics, instrumentation and control, composites, fluid systems Starting salaries for graduate aeronautical engineers propulsion, aircraft design, manufacturing and and extensive finite element analysis, and are typically £23,000* – rising rapidly with experience, flight systems. computational fluid dynamics software. Our MP521 further postgraduate study and professional flight simulator will even let you take to the skies and accreditation. Our courses have been designed and developed in monitor your journey. consultation with the aviation industry to meet the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) and the professional accreditation body’s requirements. This course is your Did you know? Did you know? UCAS information pathway to becoming a professionally accredited aeronautical engineer, with many graduates In the third year, you will undertake practical “Long-term demand for air travel is projected to UCAS code: H410 commanding a salary in excess of £55,000* by their mid- flying lessons with a local flying club. You will not grow internationally at 4-5% per annum, with UCAS tariff: 260-300 points (including twenties. be charged any additional fees for this. demand for new civil aircrafts worth an estimated Mathematics and a science-based subject). Visit $1.6 trillion over the next 20 years.” www.glam.ac.uk or www.ucas.com for the This course is academically-focused and will prepare you Society of British Aerospace Companies, 2008 most up-to-date details on entry requirements. for a career in the air transport industry. You will be taught by teams of experienced and dedicated aircraft engineers and lecturers. You'll get a solid base of practical skills and an understanding of design and the * www.prospects.ac.uk commercial world, plus experience in problem-solving, ** Subject to a successful accreditation submission to the Royal Aeronautical Society teamwork and creativity. You will also have the option to progress onto the MSc Aeronautical Engineering award – further enhancing your employability. 5 6 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY “ Within this field, graduates with avionics skills are highly valued ” Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Systems Engineering with Avionics The UK aeronautical systems engineering industry This academic course has been a strong practical Course content comprises both truly international businesses and element and has designed and developed in How you will study smaller, niche market players. As such, it can offer consultation with the aviation industry to meet the Civil Year One excellent opportunities for engineers with Aviation Authority’s (CAA) and the professional • Principles of Aeronautical Engineering You will spend approximately 18 hours per week in relevant skills and qualifications to meet career accreditation body’s requirements. It will prepare you • Analogue Electronics 1 lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will also spend aspirations on a global basis. for a career in the aviation industry but also provide a • Digital Electronics 1 about 20 hours per week doing research, studying range of skills and knowledge that are readily • Personal Development Planning current issues and preparing for lectures. Modules are Avionics is concerned with the integrated operating transferrable within the transport industry and beyond. • Mathematics for Engineers assessed through a mixture of exams, coursework and systems of aircraft. The avionics of an aircraft can be • Introduction to Avionics Systems problem-based exercises. You will also benefit from divided into three main areas – aircraft-based avionics, You will be based at the University’s Treforest campus • Engineering Mechanics 1 lectures delivered by guest speakers from industry. which includes communications and navigation; and, unlike aerospace courses at other universities, • Introduction to 'C' Programming and Embedded ground-based avionics, which includes air traffic control there is no need to travel to an external site to benefit Systems and landing and finally space-related avionics which from our facilities. Our new Aircraft Maintenance Career opportunities incorporate satellite communications and payloads. Training Centre and engineering laboratories offer the Year Two latest dedicated facilities. Our MP521 flight simulator • Configuration and Programming of Embedded The aeronautical and avionics industry is global in The new generation of aeronautical systems engineers will even let you take to the skies and evaluate your Systems nature so it is impossible to cover all the opportunities will need to fully understand how to create highly own aircraft-related designs. Our new Embedded • Aircraft Systems and Performance here. Wales has a thriving aero industry, with reliable products and to have a professional approach Systems Lab will provide the essential practical • Design for Aeronautical Engineers international companies such as British Airways to system design. This course will develop engineers knowledge needed to be successful in this field. • Further Mathematics for Engineers Avionics, EADS, Airbus Industries and GE all with with a wide appreciation of the scope of modern • Avionics Group Project (with Simulator) substantial operations in the region. In the UK there is a avionics, together with the specific and detailed • Fly-by-Wire Systems plethora of major companies such as BAE, Thales, knowledge required to implement rugged designs. It UCAS information QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins that supply both the • Management and Sustainability will cover many areas of avionics and relate these to the civilian and government markets. In Europe and wider aspects of aeronautical engineering to provide UCAS code: H490 beyond, there is the European Space Agency and NASA. Year Three graduates with the competences needed to evolve into UCAS tariff: 260-300 points (including • Project (BEng) highly professional engineers. Mathematics and a science-based subject). Visit • A selection from a number of options including: www.glam.ac.uk or www.ucas.com for the • Aircraft Maintenance Management most up-to-date details on entry requirements. • Advanced Embedded Systems Design • High Integrity Systems • Control and Stability • Communications, Navigation and Autopilots 7 8 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY How you will study As well as the hands-on aircraft training, you will spend around 27 hours each week in lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. You will also spend about 20 hours each week doing research, studying current issues and preparing for lectures. Teaching takes place at the University’s Treforest campus and the International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT), which is adjacent to Cardiff International Airport. Because of the nature of the course, the assessment procedure differs from a conventional engineering degree programme. The pass mark for EASA Part 66 exams is 75%. The EASA Part 66 element of the course is a professional qualification and as such, is governed by European rules and regulations (Part 147). In addition, there are University modules assessed in accordance with University rules and regulations. Course content Career opportunities This is very much a hands-on practical course, but the This course offers excellent worldwide career principles of aircraft maintenance engineering and opportunities, as the EASA Part 66 Licence qualifies science run throughout. holders to be selected for further aircraft-type authorisation before being permitted to sign off BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Year One • Personal Development Planning aircrafts for flight. You can gain employment throughout the UK and all over the world with • Mathematics manufacturing companies, commercial airlines, air-taxi There is a worldwide skills shortage of qualified, licensed • Electronic Fundamentals (Mechanical) operators and flying schools. Aircraft maintenance engineers work across the aircraft maintenance engineers. Consequently, this • Physics globe for airlines, maintenance divisions of aero- prestigious degree attracts students from across the • Electrical Fundamentals Employment also exists with the armed forces and engine manufacturers and specialist aircraft globe, giving your degree a real international flavour • Instrumentation Systems (Mechanical) commercial airlines on long-haul flights. You may also maintenance companies. They are responsible for and many job opportunities. • Materials and Hardware (Mechanical) pursue a career in further and higher education for either the servicing and overhaul of engines, • Management 1 regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) or airframes and basic electrical systems, or as Qualified aircraft maintenance personnel must have airline operators. There is a growing market for avionics engineers looking after the maintenance obtained a full ‘EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Year Two maintenance, repair and overhaul of military and of instrumentation – electrical/electronic Engineer Licence’ in order to sign off aircraft for flight. • Aircraft Aerodynamics (Turbines) commercial aircraft. You may also choose to undertake equipment, automatic flight control systems, To receive this licence, you must have completed five • Gas Turbine Engines sub-contract work. radar and radio navigation and communication years of professional aircraft experience. Glamorgan • Basic Aerodynamics systems. This course is recognised and approved graduates of the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance. • Propeller by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the UK. • Management and Sustainability UCAS information You will benefit from dedicated aircraft experience Engineering degree can reduce this requirement considerably. Following successful completion of your Year Three UCAS code: H402 with real aircraft facilities. Glamorgan’s Aircraft award, and with just two further years of work • Project (BSc) September and January start dates available. Maintenance Training Centre on the Treforest campus experience in an approved aircraft maintenance • Maintenance Practices (Mechanical) UCAS tariff: 220-260 points (including Mathematics offers the latest facilities, complete with engineering engineering role, you could be fully licensed to sign off • Project Management or a science based subject). Visit www.glam.ac.uk labs, our own full-size Jetstream 31 commercial plane aircraft for flight. We will assist you in finding placement • Human Factors or www.ucas.com for the most up to date details and an MP521 flight simulator. opportunities through our extensive links with aerospace • Aviation Legislation on entry requirements. companies in the South Wales area. There is more • Management information on EASA training on page 13. 9 10 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MSc Aeronautical Engineering The world is a smaller place following huge The University has already invested significantly in advances in the aerospace industry. Passenger facilities specific to the aeronautical awards. These jets have become larger and are able to fly include a gas turbine engine, an updated wind tunnel greater distances before refuelling. Business and a state-of-the-art flight simulator. A further £1.5m travellers shuttle between continents for is being invested in a brand-new Aircraft meetings, and freight companies such as UPS and Maintenance Training Centre. This centre, on the FedEx operate huge aircraft fleets to facilitate Treforest campus, houses a small commercial jet with their global distribution networks. laboratories and workshops. The breadth, diversity and complexity of this industry, The University is also undertaking leading research into both commercial and military, demands skilled and a number of areas, including foreign object damage highly qualified engineers who possess the latest and turbine engine mountings. Significant funding has knowledge. also been secured in association with Airbus, to monitor the structural health of composite materials. The This MSc Aeronautical Engineering programme has Faculty of Advanced Technology was ranked among the been designed with these demands in mind – for top 30% of British universities in the field of General graduates seeking employment in the aeronautical Engineering (Research Assessment Exercise sector and for practising engineers looking to expand 2008). their skills. “ The world is a smaller place following huge advances in the aerospace industry ” Essential information Course content Career opportunities Course length: Full-time 1 year/Part-time 3 years Modules include: A postgraduate qualification in aeronautical Part-time study day: Friday • Aircraft Materials engineering will open a myriad of opportunities to be • Aircraft Propulsion part of a dynamic industry offering excellent training Course fees 2009-10: • Finite Element Analysis and career development. The variety of jobs is broad Full-time UK & EU students: £3,390. • Computational Fluid Dynamics with opportunities to work across the globe. As well as Full-time international students: £10,250. • Heat Transfer and Combustion the traditional engineering opportunities in Part-time fees calculated on pro-rata basis • Monitoring and Control aerodynamics and propulsion, there are a wide range depending on modules taken. • Safety Engineering of product design and safety systems aspects to • Integrated Project Planning and Management consider. The sheer breadth of the aircraft industry Entry requirements: • Dissertation affords opportunities in helicopters, smaller leisure An honours degree in aeronautical or aerospace aircraft and military applications, as well as the more engineering, although other applicants with a widely publicised passenger airlines. relevant engineering degree or suitable industry How you will study experience will be considered. The structure and content of this course have been Modules involve lectures, tutorials and practical designed in consultation with the South Wales aviation laboratory work, with continually assessed coursework industry to meet the requirements of the professional and exams. The dissertation allows you to research a accreditation body. Therefore, this course could be a specific aeronautical engineering topic to illustrate your pathway towards Institutional Accreditation as a depth of knowledge, critical awareness and problem Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Royal Aeronautical solving skills. The dissertation has three elements of Society (RAeS), following a successful accreditation assessment: a thesis, a poster presentation and an oral submission. presentation. 11 12 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY www.glam.ac.uk +44 (0) 1443 654 450 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EASA Training* A professional career in aircraft maintenance engineering in Europe and many other parts of the world requires an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved licence qualification (Part 66). This allows the certified technician/engineer to inspect, maintain, perform repair tasks and subsequently release checked aircrafts back into service. EASA is responsible for maintaining safe operation of aircraft fleets across Europe. Such licences can be earned from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of an EU member state through the completion of what is known as the basic training course gained from approved training centres (Part 147), followed by the accumulation of the necessary relevant work experience in an approved maintenance environment (Part 145)*. BSc Aircraft Maintenance Category C licence Engineering/ B Licence International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT) A Category C licence (for based maintenance activities) Any work carried out on an aircraft needs to be signed is required to progress onto a supervisory role. The Part of Barry College, ICAT is one of only two colleges in the UK to be CAA approved. It is also off by a B licence certifier. In general, the B licence (line University of Glamorgan is currently working towards recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as part of a Network of Excellence in Wales for maintenance activities) can be gained via five years’ gaining CAA approval. If successful, graduates of our aerospace education, training and consultancy. professional aircraft experience. BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course will be able to work towards the C licence. The partnership between ICAT and the University of Glamorgan has developed over many years, resulting in both The University of Glamorgan, in collaboration with the parties collaborating to jointly offer the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License-based BSc (Hons) International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT), degree. which is a UK Civil Aviation Authority approved Part- 147 training centre, offer an innovative BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree which is structured upon the basic training needs of EASA. Location Industrial Panel Through our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance ICAT is ideally located, adjacent to Cardiff International Within the Faculty, we have a comprehensive panel Engineering, our combined resources are capable of Airport and just a few miles from key players in the consisting of representatives from major companies, meeting both the basic academic and practical industry, such as British Airways Maintenance Centre including BAMC, Storm Aviation, GEAES, Nordam training** requirements to the B1.1 (Aeroplanes (BAMC), Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA), and Europe, TES and BA Avionics. This allows industry to Turbine-Engines). This means if you successfully RAF St Athan. directly impact on the design of our courses so that you graduate from our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance graduate with the skills and knowledge to integrate Engineering degree you will only need to complete a quickly and easily into employment. These companies further two year’s work experience to gain the B Aerospace excellence can provide placement and work experience licence. opportunities as well as the potential offer of graduate ICAT’s facilities boast a series of workshops and employment. Over the three year duration of the course our students classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment reflecting submit the necessary coursework in addition to the CAA the needs of the aerospace sector, where high-level examination on the EASA modules. The EASA element technology skills in engineering and avionics are Accreditations makes up two thirds of the course. Students are also demanded. The provision of two fully serviceable light required to study University modules aimed at further aircraft, associated systems, a wind tunnel, avionics, gas Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) developing their communication and management turbine engines, composites and materials testing We are seeking accreditation for our new Aircraft skills, and undertake a project in their final year. equipment underpin the Centre’s Network of Maintenance Training Centre from the CAA – the UK’s Excellence position. largest specialist aviation regulator. The completion of the new Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre at Glamorgan’s Treforest campus These provisions, together with the teaching expertise, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) enables the University to offer practical aircraft enable ICAT to play a major role in the education and Our BEng courses are developed in consultation with maintenance training in addition to the delivery of training of technicians and engineers for the global the South Wales aviation industry and are designed to academic modules. The Centre will house a serviceable aerospace sector. ICAT works in partnership with a meet the academic requirements for course registration turbine powered aircraft and simulate a commercial diverse range of aerospace companies. The Centre is to a CEng level of the RAeS. We are confident of a aircraft maintenance facility. Expected completion date also an Aerospace Education and Training Resource successful accreditation submission to the RAeS by 2011. is spring 2010. Centre working with professional institutions, government agencies, Aerospace Wales Forum and careers organisations, providing students with a * The information concerning EASA, B and C licence qualifications are comprehensive network of contacts to engage with intended only as a guide and further details can found at during and on completion of their studies. www.easa.eu.int and www.caa.co.uk 13 **Subject to approval from the UK CAA. 14 Call: 0800 716 925 +44 (0) 1443 654 450 (overseas) E-mail: email@example.com Visit: www.glam.ac.uk/fat Information in this brochure is correct at the time of print, but may be subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, call or check our website: www.glam.ac.uk Produced by the University of Glamorgan’s Marketing & Student Recruitment department.
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