Are you considering a career in aircraft maintenance? This degree, offered in partnership with and awarded by Kingston University, will set you on the path to becoming an aircraft maintenance engineer and a maintenance manager in the future. You will be based at our International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT), where your studies will include hands-on experience of aircraft component and equipment replacement, inspection, condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and rectification. You’ll become familiar with the work environment and the legal requirements relating to the commercial aviation industry. As part of your studies you will have unlimited access to our state-of-the-art Elite Flight Simulators to enhance your learning experience. This is the only UK degree that mirrors the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-147- approved courses. Once you graduate, you’ll need just two years’ maintenance experience before applying to the CAA for your B Licence (the main licence for aircraft maintenance staff ). The course covers all the knowledge requirements specified in the EASA category B1.1 aircraft maintenance engineering licence syllabus (Part 66). It introduces you to practical and maintenance skills, and provides you with opportunities to practice and develop these skills. The degree is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) as meeting the requirements for IEng registration with the Engineering Council.
Year 1 - Mathematics and Physics for Practitioner Engineers; Electrical Engineering Fundamentals ; Aerodynamics and Aircraft Electronic and Digital Systems; HE Study Skills and Professional Development Year 2 - Aircraft Materials, Hardware and Maintenance; Aircraft and Their Systems; Practical Engineering Skills and CAD; Professional Practice for Aircraft Engineers. Year 3 - Turbine Engines and Thermodynamics; Aircraft Maintenance Practices; Individual Project (Aircraft IEng); Air Transport Economics.
Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions, backed up by workshop sessions, simulated aircraft work experience and live aircraft work experience. Assessment includes portfolios of evidence, practical exercises, assignments, reports, presentations and formal written examinations. Some of the modules are assessed by coursework only.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants with military and/or civil aircraft maintenance engineering experience or who have completed vocational aircraft engineering courses will be considered on an individual basis.
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English language requirements
|a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). We require a level B2 standard in all of the elements: • reading • writing • speaking • listening
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
Additional fee information
CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website