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University of South Wales

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Including Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: H404

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Aerospace engineering

If you don’t have the right qualifications to start our three year BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree, you could start your studies with a foundation year. The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme.

This aircraft maintenance course is recognised by aviation law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and gives you access to real aircraft experience.

We are the only university in the UK that has integrated the industry-standard aircraft maintenance qualification 'EASA Part 66' with an Honours degree, delivered on a single campus.

On completion of the required EASA training, you'll be able to apply for a full EASA Part 66 and GCAA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence in just two years, which usually requires five years' professional experience. Additional costs are likely to apply to the required professional experience.*

The University has CAA and CAR 147 approved Maintenance Training Organisation status. This means that our Aerospace Centre on campus is treated as a real aircraft environment, and emulates the same commercial aviation quality control you would expect in the industry worldwide. This approach not only satisfies EASA and GCAA regulations, but will also help you make the transition from the classroom into employment.

You'll also have the option to arrange and undertake practical training all over the world with any University-approved Part 145 Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation.

The aircraft maintenance course is based at Treforest, USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

* EASA Part 66 Licence: Complete all three years of the degree, attain 90% attendance of the EASA elements, pass EASA modules at 75%, complete 360 hours of approved practical training (additional costs may apply and are at the discretion of your Part 145 host organisation) and you'll be able to apply for an EASA Part 66 Licence after two years' experience. Otherwise, you will need five years' experience.

Modules

The Foundation Year focuses on the study of mechanics and mathematics in order to provide a good numerical background that will support you throughout the remainder of the degree. Following your initial foundation year, you will progress onto the modules studied as part of the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

In year one, you’ll study the principles of engineering and the EASA B1 Basic Knowledge modular structure in greater depth. You’ll study the basic laws and theories of electrical and electronic fundamentals, aerodynamics, physics, analytical methods, and professional practice. In year two, you’ll enhance your knowledge of aircraft materials, hardware, instrumentation systems and human factors, and hone practical and workshop skills. You’ll also study engineering management and issues surrounding the aircraft maintenance industry. In year three, you’ll study aircraft structures and systems, gas turbine engines, project management strategies in an aircraft maintenance context, and aviation legislation, and complete a dissertation project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

59%
low
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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