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United Kingdom, Coventry / London
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Accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
The electronic systems in aircraft are numerous and complex,
including: navigation control, autopilot design, radar systems,
communication with satellites and spacecraft, communications with
flight controllers, collision avoidance safety systems, and early
A typical modern aircraft engine contains computational power
equivalent to several PCs. These systems control and monitor the
engine performance. They can even contact the engine manufacturer,
automatically, whilst the aircraft is flying, and send data and
information regarding faults and abnormal behaviour.
The people who work in this subject area are specialists concerned
with all the electronic systems used in aircraft and those used to
support aircraft operations. This course has been designed to provide
you with the skills and knowledge that employers need.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- Accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology
- A hands-on approach to teaching using our aircraft simulation
equipment, wind tunnel and electronics laboratories
- Staff who are long serving members of the Institution of
Engineering and Technology (IET) or the Royal Aeronautical Society
(RAeS) and are registered with the United Kingdom Engineering Council
as Chartered Engineers, and bring this experience into their
- The Faculty of Engineering and Computing has collaborative
provision in 20 countries and links with several hundred universities
around the world
The first year covers the fundamentals of aerospace engineering and
The second year continues with a study of aerospace and avionics,
with the balance of subjects evenly distributed in terms of
aeronautical and electronic study. A group project allows you to work
with other aerospace students on the design, construction and testing
of a small aircraft.
You will have an option to undertake a one-year work placement, or
study abroad in a partner institution. The final year is a balance
between aerospace application and associated technology, along with
avionics plus an in-depth study of advanced electronics systems. You
will undertake an individual project.
View the course structure and module list from year one through to
your final year.
As there are many applications of electronics in aircraft systems,
demand from employers is huge. In addition to the UK, Europe has a
massive demand for well-qualified electronics students who have
specialised in aircraft systems.
Aerospace Electronics graduates are found in many roles across the
civil and military aerospace industry. Career options cover a
diversity of capabilities, ranging from design and development through
to testing and manufacture.