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Course summary

This Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree is the only degree of its kind in the North East and the course content is in line with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 category B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering license syllabus. You will be taught aerodynamics, aircraft systems and maintenance practices by tutors who have many years’ experience in aircraft engineering as well as the military. You will study at Newcastle College Aviation Academy, a PART 147 training facility, audited and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) based at Newcastle International Airport. This degree has been developed in line with what the industry looks for in graduates. Guest lectures are regularly delivered by organisations including British Airways, Newcastle International Airport and Storm Aviation offering up-to-date industry insight. Voluntary work placements are encouraged and you will be supported to secure one to further develop your knowledge and experience. After you complete your degree you will need to undertake a further two years of practical experience within industry completing your logbook, in order to gain your license from the CAA. Previous graduates have secured employment with organisations including British Airways, Ryanair, Jet2 and Virgin. You may decide to continue your studies and progress onto an engineering related Masters degree.


Year One: • Academic Study Skills • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Work Related Learning • Maths for Engineers • Aircraft Physics • Electrical Fundamentals • Materials and Hardware • Maintenance Practices. Year Two: • Professional Development • Work Based Learning • Electronic Fundamentals • Aerodynamics • Turbine Aircraft Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures (Mechanical) • Turbine Aircraft Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures (Avionic). Year Three: • Dissertation • Research Methods for Engineers • Aircraft Maintenance Techniques • Digital Electronics/Electronic Instrument Systems • Human Factors • Air Legislation.

Assessment method

Students are taught through • Practical lessons • Lectures • Group work. Students are assessed through: EASA exams • Essays • Presentations • Vivas • Portfolios • Reports • Logbook of practical work • Personal reflections.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS