Exeter College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Kingston University

Aircraft Engineering

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Course summary

This Foundation Degree is a progression programme from the Extended Diploma in Engineering, A Levels or equivalent and is specifically designed to help meet the growing need for skilled aircraft maintenance engineers. Delivered at the Future Skills Centre (FSC) at Exeter International Airport, this Foundation Degree is fully-accredited by Kingston University and approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). As part of the programme, you will also visit aerospace-related companies and you will receive practical skills training in the purpose-built engineering workshop facilities and on the College’s Jetstream aircraft. Successful completion of the programme provides you with the module exam certificates for the UK CAA B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Licence required for work in aerospace engineering and recognised internationally. To complete your Licence application you will require 2 years additional experienced (opposed to 5 years for unapproved training) working in a UK CAA Part 145 approved organisation. You can also progress to the top up to a full BEng (Hon) degree with Kingston University which has a part time (2 years) or full time (1 year) option. The programme balances theoretical and practical training with assignments and examinations. You will undertake formal lectures and laboratory work. As a student you will complete part of your training using the College’s own aircraft and equipment in the Future Skills Centre aircraft maintenance workshop, getting hands on experience on advanced aircraft systems and technology. Topics will include: Mathematics and Physics for Practitioner Engineers Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Aerodynamics and Aircraft Digital Systems Academic Practical Skills and Study Skills Aircraft Materials, Hardware and Maintenance Practices Aircraft and their Systems Aircraft Maintenance and Professional Practice (Aviation Legislation and Human Factors) Aircraft Propulsion Systems This programme leads to careers in companies such as Exeter Aerospace, Air Atlantic Group at Brize Norton, British Airways, Ryan Air, Gulf-stream, Royal Navy or Skybus.

Modules

Modules (for guidance only): › Aerodynamics and aircraft electronic techniques and digital systems › Mathematics and physics for practitioner engineers › Aircraft and their systems › Aircraft practical and higher education study skills › Aircraft materials, hardware and maintenance › Electrical engineering fundamentals


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
2H60
Institution code:
E81
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

https://www.exe-coll.ac.uk/International/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8245 Year 1
Scotland £8245 Year 1
Wales £8245 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8245 Year 1
EU £8245 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Aircraft Engineering at Exeter College - UCAS