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The Continuing Professional Development in Aerospace Engineering (CPDA) is a flexible part-time postgraduate framework provided by the University of the West of England with support from a number of Aerospace and Engineering companies. The scheme has been running for over 20 years and continues to meet the needs of the Aerospace Industry.

The CPDA scheme is a flexible framework offering you a range of part time study options across the topic areas of Aerospace, Design, Manufacture and Management. Subject areas include Systems, Airworthiness, Management and Aircraft Operations. The programme works closely with Aerospace industry to provide short courses and postgraduate qualifications relevant to the Aerospace and Engineering sectors. Courses are developed in collaboration with the scheme’s Industrial Advisory Board which meets throughout the year to review the course portfolio. Members of the Industrial Advisory Board include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, QinetiQ, MOD, AgustaWestland and Marshalls Aerospace.

The MSc in Aerospace is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers which are licensed to accredit academic courses run by universities and professional development schemes provided by companies and the armed forces. Successful completion of the accredited MSc will contribute towards the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The CPDA courses will develop your professional capabilities as an engineer or manager within the context of your organisation. They also seek to enhance your technical and business awareness, helping prepare you for key functions within the industry.

 The CPDA is an excellent way for you to network with the industry and the majority of courses will include employees from a number of aerospace companies.

Study options include short courses and bespoke in-house training as well as postgraduate qualifications including the Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Aerospace.

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