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MEng (Hons)Avionic Systems

Tuition fee £17,350.00 per year
Course code H431
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Overview

This programme is an enhanced version of the BEng degree in Avionic Systems. It allows for more specialisation and will provide a deeper level of knowledge and a faster route to a recognised professional qualification as a Chartered Engineer. It contains modules that consider the technical and industrial management activities that are an essential part of a professional engineer’s role.

An additional fee of approximately £3,400 is required to cover the costs of the mandatory 20 hours pilot training that is required for all students working towards the NPPL, JAA/PPL and fATPL.

The programme gives you the option to learn to fly and to build towards either a National Private Pilot’s Licence (NPPL) or a full JAA/PPL in the first year and the ‘frozen’ Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (fATPL) in the second year. If you are seeking a career as a commercial airline pilot it is possible to work towards the fATPL. Our flight training partners are based at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and time for flight training is provided in the timetable. Also a particularly exciting experimental facility on the University campus is the Bibby Flight Simulation Laboratory featuring motion and visual cueing and a library of different aircraft types that students can ‘try their hands on’. A new two-seat motion simulator is used as support to our Pilot Studies programmes.

The first two years of this programme are the same as the BEng programme. In the third year, there is some commonality, but there is more emphasis on longer term project work. This gives you more time to develop your interests and knowledge of the subject.

There is also a group project which interfaces with other disciplines within Aerospace Engineering to provide specialist Avionics expertise on large scale airframe design – examples from previous years have included the design of UAVs (Uninhabited Air Vehicles) and their associated control systems and sensor suites.

The fourth year offers you more depth in your speciality (eg radar systems or navigation systems and flight control) and further hands-on project work. This year also includes flight simulator work with Flight Handling Qualities, and Advanced Guidance Systems and Avionic Systems Design modules.

An additional fee of approximately £3,400 is required to cover the costs of the mandatory 20 hours pilot training that is required for all students working towards the NPPL, JAA/PPL and fATPL.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

The first two years of the MEng are the same as the BEng programme.

Digital and Integrated Electronics Design
Electrical Circuits and Systems
Mathematics
Experimental Skills/Engineering Skills
Electronic Circuits
C Programming
Electromechanics and Electromagnetism
Aerospace Engineering

For the optional ‘with Pilot Studies’ time is factored into the timetable to enable you to acquire the flying time. If you are not sure if you wish to take a BEng (Hons) or an MEng (Hons) degree then we advise that you apply for the MEng and make a final decision at the end of Year Two.

Programme Year Two

The first two years of the MEng are the same as the BEng programme.

Signals and Systems
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Instrumentation and Control
Digital Electronics and Microprocessor System
Applied Design/Project
Electrical Circuits and Power System
Field Theory
Aircraft Performance
Avionic and Communication Systems
Electromagnetics

Programme Year Three

You undertake an individual project – examples from previous years have included the design of UAVs (Uninhabited Air Vehicles) and their associated control systems and sensor suites. Also you study modules including:

Electronics for Instrumentation and Communication
Image Processing
Antennas
RF Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics
Flight Dynamics and Control
Project Management
Avionic Systems Design

Programme Year Four

During this year you undertake a Group Project. Also you study modules including:

Advanced Embedded Computer systems
Advanced Systems Modelling & Control
Radio Propagation for Wireless Systems
Digital & Wireless Communictions
Advanced Guidance Systems
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Management of Design

Career opportunities

Our degrees have excellent career prospects: 90% of graduates go on to graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT and Guardian Media Group. Careers are many and varied and include Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist. Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States