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BEng Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies and Management

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features in a range of aspects of the aviation discipline and are related to aircraft engines, systems and performance, airline economics and management, safety science and engineering, airline and airport operations, materials for aircraft and the mathematical basis for aerodynamics;
- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied, in a variety of aviation contexts;
- appreciate and employ the main qualitative and quantitative methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry to aviation industry problems;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of numerical and qualitative data and information;
- adjust to professional and disciplinary boundaries and thus the high standards set by both regulation and industry expectations of an aviation professional;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms, ranging from concise to a long-form project.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied, gaining greater depth of insight into the expectations of employment in either the aviation industry or the public sector, related to aviation;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility at the level expected by regulation and industry practice;
- technical and non-technical decision making, including situations where there is uncertainty and/or no single prescribed answer.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that may be in part descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material, but which also encompasses some originality of thought and outcomes;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion and in particular to distinguish between uninformed speculation versus cases where viewpoints are supported by objective evidence.


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