Aircraft Maintenance Management at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is for those who have been working within the aircraft maintenance industry (for at least two years). Current students include engineers, maintenance staff, the majority have a license/professional education. We also welcome students with a military background. This Aircraft Maintenance Management MSc programme is tailored towards those working who cannot attend regular university schedules. This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the UK Armed Forces. If you are/have been a member of the UK Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course. Airlines, MRO and other aviation companies are mostly led by license holders, aircraft engineers and many more. This means the demand for management knowledge is growing. Our programme gives students the opportunity to freshen their knowledge, learn the latest management techniques and build a lifelong network of peers. With unexpected events affecting the aviation industry as well as increased competition and technological and regulatory changes, every organisation needs a core of up-to-date managers ready to succeed into leadership positions. The programme is designed to deliver individual success. First initiated by the AJ Walters (AJW) to increase the career opportunities of aircraft engineers, today the programme is recognised as a key resource within the aircraft maintenance industry and as a benchmark for innovation.


To begin your MSc, you will first be required to complete the Induction Workshop, which gives you a thorough introduction into Higher Education and introduces all the tools and facilities available for your MSc. The Induction Workshop is assessed by a 2,500 to 3,000-word piece of individual coursework, which serves as the final assessment for acceptance into the MSc programme. Core Modules

  • Induction Workshop (0 credits)
  • Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance (15 credits)
  • Airworthiness (15 credits)
  • Airline Maintenance (15 credits)
  • Airline Operations (15 credits)
Elective Modules
  • Airline Fleet Planning (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Air Transport Economics (15 credits)
  • Airline Finance (15 credits)
  • Crisis Management (15 credits)
  • Active Safety Management (15 credits)
  • Psychology in Aviation Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Strategy and Business Planning (15 credits)
  • Air Accident Investigation (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Safety Risk Management (15 credits)
  • General Principles in Human Factors (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Aviation (15 credits)
  • Aviation Law (15 credits)
  • Future Aviation Challenges – from Unmanned to Spaceflight Vehicles (15 credits)
  • Airline Training Management (15 credits)
  • Airport Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Airline Commercial Management (15 credits)
  • Business Aviation (15 credits)
The final project/dissertation is worth 60 credits, undertaken by all MSc students of the Aircraft Maintenance Management programme and must focus on an aircraft maintenance management topic. This is a substantial piece of writing, deriving from academic research that you have undertaken. The dissertation is the result of your independent work carried out under the guidance of an appointed supervisor. There is a high degree of flexibility in terms of sequence and time frame to suit students working in airlines, air traffic control, air forces and other organisations. We cover the full spectrum of a Master of Science education, adding Management modules for the future career in aviation and the dissertation gives each student the opportunity to demonstrate the new research and project management qualifications achieved through the programme.

Assessment method

Each elective is assessed by two pieces of coursework, the core modules are assessed by one piece of coursework and an examination. Each module comprises: Part I: Prior reading before the module where appropriate Part II: Attendance at City (or other locations) for the module over three days Part III: Examinations are held on the third day of the core modules Part IV: Coursework is due within six weeks from the last day of the module."

Entry requirements

Applicants must be employed in the aviation industry for at least two years to be considered for this programme. You do not need a Bachelor's degree to enter this MSc programme, but you will need a professional licence, for example an Air Transport Pilot's Licence, Aircraft Engineer Licence, Air Traffic Controller Licence or similar. The mandatory Induction Workshop to our MSc programmes must be passed and will assess the English capability and writing skills required for the MSc programme. Students must successfully pass the Induction Workshop before commencing with the MSc programme. The Induction Workshop is a short course offered every three months, which means you can apply to the MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management at any point during the year. The fee for the Induction Workshop is £500.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22290 Whole course
International £22290 Whole course
England £22290 Whole course
Northern Ireland £22290 Whole course
Scotland £22290 Whole course
Wales £22290 Whole course

Additional fee information

Plus £860 for mandatory induction workshop
Aircraft Maintenance Management at City, University of London - UCAS