Newcastle College University Centre

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Newcastle College University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Newcastle College Group


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The Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a nationally recognised qualification and is also an alternative progression route to the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. The CERT HE is ideal if you not have reached the required level in BTEC study or A Levels, or if you have chosen a new direction for your HE study. The programme will provide you with entry-level industry knowledge and practical skills in aircraft maintenance engineering and embeds European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) basic skills and competencies throughout the modules. This programme was developed with employers and industry bodies to ensure all requirements are met for both the academic requirements of the programme and the requirements of the aviation industry.This one year course will prepare you for degree level study and after successfully completing the CERT HE, you will be guaranteed to progress onto year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.The programme is suitable for engineering, maths or science students who wish to specialise in aircraft maintenance engineering and who may not have reached the required level in BTEC study or A Levels, or those who have chosen a new direction for their HE study.

Course details


Academic Study Skills, Aircraft Physics, Electrical Fundamentals, Maintenance Practices, Materials and Hardware, Maths for Engineers, Personal Development, Work Related Learning.

Assessment method

Learning methods are flexible and varied and include practical workshops, assignment work, reports, projects, simulations, portfolios, presentations and examinations. Due to the nature and delivery of the programme you will develop a number of vocational competencies and key skills in order to become an autonomous learner. Modules are designed to assist you with your own personal and professional development and support your transition into HE and employment. In addition, the mandatory modules will help you assume greater independence and responsibility for your own learning. Industry resources, hanger environments and local commercial aircraft engineering developments and projects, together with field trips will provide an enhanced curriculum in a vocational context that will complement module delivery.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H401
Institution code N23
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Maths, Science or Engineering subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English Language
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM Maths, Science or Engineering subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher CC Maths, Science or Engineering subjects.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Newcastle College University Centre
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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0191 200 4000

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