Newcastle College University Centre

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


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This course is delivered at Newcastle College Aviation Academy based at Newcastle International Airport. The course is designed to meet the needs of industry by producing aircraft maintenance engineering graduates equipped with the necessary technical knowledge, skills and personal and professional qualities to be successful in the exciting and rewarding world of aircraft engineering. The course is mapped to and embeds the knowledge requirements detailed in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 category B1.1 (large commercial) aircraft maintenance engineering licence syllabus. This course will give you all of the theoretical knowledge, practical training and hand and maintenance skills required. The course offers the opportunity to obtain an EASA Part 66 Basic Training Course Certificate of Recognition which reduces the amount of maintenance organisation work experience required for a licence application from five to two years. The EASA licence material is fully embedded throughout the degree programme to give you the best possible chance of success. 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 course will provide you with the necessary skills to gain employment within aircraft engineering, maintenance and repair organisations with opportunities for you to become a B1.1 (large commercial) licenced aircraft engineer. The course also provides an alternative for those wishing to seek employment in other areas of the aviation industry such as maintenance planning and control, product development, technical services and other support departments. There is also the possibility to progress to a Master Degree

Course details


Year One: Electrical Fundamentals, Gas Turbine Engine and Propeller, HE Study Skills, Maintenance Practices, Mathematics Personal Development, Physics, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Basic Aerodynamics, Electronic Fundamentals, Materials
and Hardware, Professional Development, Systems and Structures – Avionic, Systems and Structures – Mechanical Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Turbine Aircraft Aerodynamics, Work-Based Learning. Year Three: Aviation Legislation, Digital Electronics/Electronic Instrument Systems, Dissertation, Human Factors, Research Methods, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment method

You will learn through a variety of methods including formal lectures, workshops, tutorials, independent research, computer-based laboratory sessions, case-studies and research projects. Assessment methods include exams and controlled assessments, laboratory experiments, written reports, technical specification reviews, literature review, group work, computer based assessments, problem-solving exercises, data interpretation exercises, project work and portfolios.

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 4Q58
Institution code N23
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Engineering, Maths andor Science subjects.
A level BB Engineering, Maths and or Science subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Engineering, Maths and or Science subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths and English Language
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM Engineering, Maths and or Science subjects.
Scottish Advanced Higher BB Engineering, Maths and or Science 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

Course contact details


0191 200 4000

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