Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

Course summary

Are you considering Aviation as a career? Are you looking to study towards a Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence? Would you like your training delivered by an organisation that has more than 90 years of experience in training aircraft maintenance and management personnel for the global aviation industry? This unique course is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is designed to produce graduate-calibre aircraft maintenance engineers. The BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management meets the syllabus requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA) Category B1.1 aircraft maintenance licence syllabus (EASA Part-66). Delivered in conjunction with Air Service Training (Eng) Ltd*, the longest established aviation maintenance training organisation of its type in the world, it provides you with the opportunity to obtain an Approved EASA and/or UKCAA Part 66 Certificate of Recognition in addition to an honours level degree. The Approved Part 66 Certificate of Recognition allows a reduction of the minimum aircraft maintenance experience required by an individual prior to applying for an aircraft maintenance licence. Obtaining a Category B1.1 licence is the first step on the path to becoming a certifying, licensed aircraft engineer, a person responsible for signing-off (certifying) the work carried out on aircraft, systems and equipment. The course is taught by staff with industrial experience both in military and civilian environments. You will combine academic and technical knowledge, understanding and skills, with the personal qualities and leadership skills needed to succeed in this dynamic industry. In years one and two, you will develop hand and maintenance skills of aircraft components and equipment, including system diagnosis, structural repairs and inspection techniques on a variety of airframes, alongside essential academic knowledge in areas such as maths, aerodynamics and propulsion. Unlike many other aircraft management courses, the third year provides an insight into the management roles within an aircraft maintenance environment and the wider knowledge and skills required by the aviation industry. In your final year you will complete a capstone project which will give you the opportunity to showcase all the skills you have acquired. You will be based at Perth College UHI which boasts world-class facilities, including hangar spaces for practical activities that simulate an active commercial EASA/UKCAA Part 145 maintenance environment. You will also benefit from close links with many companies in the aviation industry within Scotland, the UK and worldwide. The degree is IEng accredited with the Royal Aeronautical Society.

  • Applications to complete other licence categories such as B1.2, B1.3 and B2 Avionics will be considered on application but cannot be guaranteed.
**AST hold both UKCAA and EASA Approvals post Brexit, Approval references: UK.147.0002 and EASA.UK.147.0002

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who are currently (or were very recently) working within the aircraft industry, with an HND/DipHE award in an engineering discipline, may be considered for Y3 entry on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15360 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15360 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 .

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS