BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top Up)

Delivered through block mode, this top up course is ideal for individuals who may have already obtained an EASA Part-66 certification, relevant HND, or equivalent qualification. You can build on your existing knowledge of the aircraft maintenance sector and gain further recognition for your technical understanding and skills by obtaining a full British Bachelors degree.

Our aircraft maintenance engineering courses are recognised by aviation law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and gives you access to real aircraft experience. 


Key Information

  • Course length: 1 year | Full-time
  • Delivery: Block mode
  • Start date:  16 September 2019 | 01 February 2020
  • Location: Dubai

You will begin your studies with three introductory modules in human factors analysis, reviewing maintenance practices and fundamentals of business engineering management. These modules will help get you up to speed with the remaining module study which will cover key technical subjects relating to flight, aircraft materials and structures and modelling techniques. You will learn about planning, operations, regulations, health and safety, and management, which are important issues within aeronautical engineering. You will also complete a project in a topic of your choice. 

List of modules to equal 180 credits:

  • Fundamentals of business engineering management
  • Human factor analysis
  • Aviation maintenance legislation
  • Aerospace propulsion systems
  • Engineering project management
  • Emerging aerospace technologies
  • Aviation maintenance resource and planning management
  • Individual project

What is block mode?

Your lectures will be delivered in block mode. This means, you will attend our USW Dubai campus two weekends a month. Each module will equal to 48 hours of teaching, you will also be expected to carry out additional independent study. 

The dedicated teaching team strive to ensure that you receive the highest standard of teaching and learning possibly.

Assessments include written assignments, exams and practical assessments. 


Professionally-recognised degrees

Our aircraft maintenance engineering courses are recognised by aviation law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and gives you access to real aircraft experience. 

We have integrated the industry-standard aircraft maintenance qualification 'EASA Part 66' into our degrees. On completion of the required EASA training, you'll be able to apply for a full EASA Part 66 and GCAA Aircraft Maintenance engineering licence in just two years, which usually requires five years' professional experience*. 

*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.

There may be an additional cost for the practical training depending on the maintenance organisation. Once the criteria above have been successfully met, you will be eligible for a three-year reduction in your professional experience requirement for an EASA Part-66 Licence.

If you do not meet all of the above criteria for the accelerated route, you will transfer to the non-accelerated route and will need five years’ professional experience in order to apply for an EASA Part-66 Licence.

Facilities fit for industry

The University has approved Maintenance Training Organisation status in the UK and Dubai. This means that all on-campus practical workshops and laboratory spaces are treated as a live aircraft environment, and uphold the same commercial aviation quality that you would expect in the industry worldwide. 

Training facilities at our campus includes mechanical principles laboratories, sheet metal working soundproofed riveting areas, and composite-based equipment to produce sample materials. Dedicated laboratory space for practical electronic tasks and avionics systems are also a key feature of providing hands-on experience for our students. 

You will also have access to a student library, which includes breakout rooms, a social space where you can meet your classmates and relax between lectures, and numerous seminar and teaching rooms alongside our specialist workshops. 

The entry criteria below shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable.

Typical Offer

EASA Part-66 completion certificate, relevant HND or equivalent qualification.

International Offer

We welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Other entry requirements can be found on the international students website

Note: Not all course offers relevant to the University's UK campuses are available in Dubai. Any enquiries regarding admission to courses in Dubai can be directed to

Finance and funding are important factors when choosing where and whether to study. At the University of South Wales, we offer specialist support and advice to help you make sense of it all. 

Find out how to pay your tuition fees and the payment structure.

Scholarships are available for self-funding students.

February and September intake Fees

  • Tuition fee: AED 86,305
  • Scholarship: AED 10,206

Amount to be paid: AED 76,099 (inc. VAT)

For detailed information on scholarships, including eligibility criteria and application deadlines, visit our fees and scholarships page or contact us directly at

The University of South Wales Dubai is located at the heart of an emerging global hub for the aviation industry, so you will be ideally placed for employment opportunities within Dubai South. You could gain employment across the world with manufacturing companies, commercial airlines, air-taxi operators, flying schools, the armed forces and commercial long-haul flights. There is a growing market for maintenance, repair and overhaul military and commercial aircraft, or you may choose sub-contract work.