This course, delivered by Cranfield University, has successfully run for many years on behalf of REME (SEAE Arborfield), as a pre-alignment or preparatory course to their in-house full Officers Long Aeronautical Engineering (OLAE) course.
The main purpose of the pre-alignment course was to give non Aeronautical Engineering graduates a condensed version of some of the more relevant disciplines to put them on a more even footing with their colleagues.
The subject content is broadly in line with that taught at equivalent UK MEng Aeronautical Engineering Degree level, and with a firm emphasis on Rotary-Wing Aircraft applications throughout. It is a fully-accredited M-Level module (25 credits).
The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of several key aeronautical (mechanical-based) engineering subjects, primarily aligned towards rotary-wing aircraft applications.
A key development course to support the needs of the business.
Normally a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in engineering, science or mathematics or the professional equivalent. Students whose native language is not English must attain a minimum IELTS score of 7.
Two 2-hour open-book written examinations (worth 70% of the overall mark).
A group exercise based upon a helicopter airframe and engine design exercise (worth 30% of the overall mark).