Staffordshire University
Aeronautical Engineering (Top up) BEng (Hons)
Staffordshire University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £26500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26500 £21000 - £33000 £25500 - £39000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27597 £32050 £37396
25-75 percentile range £23821 - £30797 £25785 - £37213 £30105 - £44675

Course Description

The BEng Aeronautical Engineering [Top Up] course enables applicants who have completed an HND/ FDSc in a relevant Engineering discipline to progress onto the final year of the BEng qualification.

On this year, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in different areas of Aeronautical Engineering including applied aeronautical principles; computational fluid dynamics, and UAV and synthetic flight. . You will also study current developments and innovations within Engineering practice, allowing you to understand how the discipline is evolving and changing.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individual Engineering project allowing you to explore a topic or challenge within Engineering which is of individual interest to you.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Aeronautical Engineering (Top up) BEng (Hons) at Staffordshire University

20% Information Technology Professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Caring personal services
10% Engineering professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Elementary occupations

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Completion of a relevant HND or FDSc in an Engineering Discipline. [nb. Dependent on Units taken on HND/FDSc students may be required to take additional modules from Level 5 in order to acquire necessary knowledge/skills to undertake requirements of L6 BEng study]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 5.0
    • Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Aeronautical Engineering (Top up), BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Aeronautical Engineering (Top up) BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Staffordshire University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Staffordshire University

Established in 1970, Staffordshire University offers students the opportunity to become a part of the diverse and lively city of Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands. This university provides a rich experience in a variety of disciplines, including state-of-the art Specialist Technical Facilities, such as their Motion Capture suites for Biomechanics students, or the Simulation Hospital Wards for those in the Medical programme. International learners can also benefit from language support offered by the university’s designated teams, ensuring both a strong academic and social start.

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Where is this programme taught

Stoke on trent campus
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