Aircraft Engineering at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS

Course summary

Are you considering a career in aircraft maintenance? The BEng(Hons) Aircraft Engineering 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.

Assessment method

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a 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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15800 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship 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

Aircraft Engineering at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS