Set your future alight with aerospace and fire engineering at UCLan

Known for being a top modern institution in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2018), the UK’s University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) brings innovation to life with its Faculty of Science and Technology.

Home to the vibrant School of Engineering, the faculty attracts academically-curious, industrially-focused international students from around the world to its cutting-edge courses.

Engineering with purpose

The UCLan School of Engineering ensures you leave equipped with the practical skills needed to be sought by contemporary employers.

Through an extensive array of accredited undergraduate courses and the option to weld your skills with industrial work placements, you may join fellow UCLan graduates in exciting roles with Formula One, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus, BAE Systems and more.

Since 2014, the school has shaped the future of engineering skills development within the North West of England through the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Opening in 2019, this hub for engineering teaching, research and innovation allows you to experience engineering with purpose. As an integrated space for specialist knowledge exchange, you’ll dismantle many interesting theories and techniques and produce projects that have a real-world impact.

The school itself addresses seven contemporary engineering subject areas. From aerospace, civil, fire, mechanical to construction and surveying, electronic, robots and motorsports – there’s an engineering field for everyone to explore.

Alongside a supply of content-rich courses, research is at the core of UCLan’s mission to work with businesses, the global community and fellow educators. By disassembling today’s pressing issues and working with students, professors and trusted researchers, the School of Engineering and the university strive towards a better world…

…A world where engineering has a purpose, where research efforts benefit every continent and where the school’s funded and independent projects form proactive solutions.

Aim higher with Aerospace Engineering

With intense demand from STEM industries for highly-skilled aerospace engineers, UCLan’s School of Engineering is training top global learners to become industry leaders.

The BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering dives headfirst into aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, systems, flight dynamics, mechanical engineering and computer-aided design.

Instead of taking a backseat, UCLan lets you be the driver and encourages you to analyse and design flying vehicles, also getting involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications, and completing research projects that allow you to work creatively on an aerospace-related subject.

With this diverse degree, your career prospects will reach new heights in the aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing sectors.

From 2019 onwards, you can join forces with UCLan and unite your passions for aerospace engineering with academic practice with the establishment of the Engineering Innovation Centre.

Plus, UCLan’s Aerospace Society is always organising competitions, lectures, events, visits and competitions, while you’ll also have the chance to participate in local branch events with the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Incredible facilities help propel your learning. For instance, Immersive Flight Simulators such as the Redbird FMX, informative Composites workshops and interactive CNC workshops include high-quality machines, with features such as 5/6 axis machining and Windows-based 3D colour operating systems that have ‘conversational’ software options.

So, if the idea of a career in aerospace engineering is exciting, apply now and accelerate your skills with UCLan.

Ignite your studies with Fire Engineering

If you’d rather fuel your passions with fire, the UCLan School of Engineering supplies learners with the BEng (Hons) in Fire Engineering.

Searching for a senior role in fire safety? By enrolling on this course, you’ll not only receive a qualification that will take you to the highest professional level, you’ll also get to work with the training team at Lancashire Fire and Rescue HQ in your first year.

Since this school fosters an experiential learning approach, your studies aren’t confined to the classroom. Instead, you’ll learn about the fluid dynamics of fire, fire and the built environment, accidents and catastrophe safety, health and environmental management and computational engineering from a practical perspective.

You’ll also be required to venture on industrial placements, site trips, charity initiatives and even international exchange visits with the school’s partner colleges and universities in the Middle East and Hong Kong.

Furthermore, you’ll have exclusive access to innovative facilities such as purpose-built fire laboratories, state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics facilities and analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.

So, if this degree ignites your interests and you want to learn more about how fires work, apply now.

And if you want to check out the University of Central Lancashire online to see where you’ll be studying, take a look at this immersive virtual tour and see how far the School of Engineering can take you.

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