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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering & Management

UCAS Code: H410

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Including Mathematics plus GCSE Physics at grade B and English at grade C or equivalent

Foundation Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)

Pass

Engineering level 6, plus National 5 Physics at grade B and National 5 English at grade C

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

Including Mathematics. You must have grade B or above in either Maths, Physics or Engineering Science Plus National 5 Physics at grade B and National 5 English at grade C

UCAS Tariff

64-69

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Management studies

This unique new course is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is designed to produce graduate-calibre aircraft maintenance engineers.

The course meets the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) category B1 or B2 aircraft maintenance engineering licence syllabus (Part-66). Delivered in conjunction with AST, the oldest aviation training organisation of its type in the world, it provides you with the opportunity to obtain a training certificate in addition to an honours degree. This will reduce the amount of live aircraft work experience you must obtain before applying for a category B, aircraft maintenance engineer licence. Obtaining a category B 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 and their 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 alongside essential academic knowledge in areas such as maths, aerodynamics and propulsion. In the third year, you will be introduced to management 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 of 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 replicate an active commercial maintenance environment. You will also benefit from close links with many companies in the aviation industry within Scotland, the UK and worldwide.

An optional professional training package is offered in year three, for which there is an additional charge of £2,500; this package forms part of the requirements to gain fast-track issuing of a category B License but it is not needed to obtain the degree.

Please note: If you leave after successfully completing the first two years of the course and obtaining your EASA licence, an additional fee of approximately £15,000 will be charged to cover the difference in funding between the full degree and the two-year AST approved programme. If you stay on until the end of year 3 or 4, this fee will not be charged.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Perth College UHI

Department:

Engineering and the Built Environment

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