Aeronautical Engineering


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Brief Overview of the Program

BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council - UK) Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering is a work-related (job specific) qualification for students who desire to take their first steps into aviation employment or are looking to gain a lateral entry into Aerospace Engineering degree programs offered by Universities in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia. There are more than 1,000 university campuses in 100 countries that provide lateral admission for the final year of an Aeronautical Engineering Degree Program..

BTEC HND in Aeronautical Engineering at Cornerstone offers guaranteed progression to complete the final year in any of our partner universities - University of Hertfordshire (UK), Emirates University (Dubai) and an entry at the third year with the Institute of Technology in Carlow (Ireland) and RMIT University (Australia).

Other countries which house universities that offer advanced entry upon completion of HND qualifications include USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Mauritius, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Japan, Czech Republic, South Africa, France, and Sweden.

Cornerstone’s BTEC HND in Aeronautical Engineering was created in collaboration with a broad range of organizations such as Alstom, Eaton, Siemens and Higher Education Providers such as UCL, Brunel University, Coventry University College, Aston University, Teesside University as well as subject experts, to ensure that it meets their needs and expectations.


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HND Architectural Technology
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Course Duration
First 2 years at Cornerstone +Next 2 years abroad at any one of the partner Universities – Institute Of Technology - Sligo, Ireland, University of Coventry, UK ( via Pearson, UK)


Our module includes Engineering Design for Aerospace, Mathematics for Aerospace, Physics for Flight, managing a professional engineering project, Aircraft CAD & CAM, Aircraft aerodynamics for low and high speed, Boeing 737 & 747 power distribution system, airframes mechanical systems, advanced composite materials for aerospace applications, advanced turbine rotary wing, mechanical flight control systems, propulsion principles and technology, aircraft structural integrity, avionics systems, gas turbine


A successful completion of our two year HND module is just the beginning.




  • You are equipped with both vocational and academic skills.

  • 60% lesser spend and guaranteed lateral entry into our partnering foreign universities

  • Dual certification –HND from Pearson, UK and a Degree award from the University you choose to study the final year

  • Opportunity to skilled employment while studying abroad

  • Better chance of entry into top universities in the world upon scoring good grades in BTEC HND

  • Practical and hands-on approach with industry connections, internship and on the job training

  • Evaluation system based on case study, work-based project, presentations, reports, planning documents, design documents, machine operating, Portfolios, production of artifacts, work log books and witness statements by employers

  • No exams and memorizing


  • HND Aeronautical Engineering program is also aligned and developed in consultation with professional bodies in the UK such as Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Society of Operations Engineers, The Institute of Engineering and Technology and The Institute of the Motor Industry

  • Aligned to the academic requirements for Engineering Council Engineering Technician Standards (EngTech)

  • Incorporated Engineer status and professional membership with professional bodies, upon successful completion of a final year of a degree program with any of our partner universities

  • Pathway to Chartered Engineering status with Engineering Council in the UK.

  • Degree earned from our partner universities are recognized in India, USA, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand under Washington Accord