Aeronautical Engineering

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


This course introduces you to the many different aspects of aeronautical engineering and how flight is achieved. It’s mainly a theory based course, although there are some practical modules too.

The course looks at the fundamentals of aeronautical engineering, including common aircraft types, aircraft assemblies, thrust production and the theory of flight.

You will: explore the theory of flight in more detail; look at aircraft systems, including mechanical, fluid, electrical and avionic; focus on engineering dynamics; develop your maths knowledge within an aeronautical engineering context; develop skills in basic aircraft maintenance operations.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including Maths and Physics; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF level 5. Entry by interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 7 or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


STEM - Engineering and Science

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy