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BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Top-up)

Building on your existing knowledge of the aircraft maintenance sector, our top-up course combines academic and practical study allowing you to gain a full British Bachelor’s qualification in one year.

Course Overview

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.

Key Information

  • Course length: 1 year, full-time
  • Start date: February 2019 | September 2019
  • Location: Dubai

Course Content

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.

You will become familiar with modern business and project management techniques. This module aims to equip you with the skill-set for managing projects applicable to technology and engineering related businesses.

In this module, you will further develop your ability to recognise the limitations of human performance and implement management strategies to ensure best practice within an aircraft maintenance environment.

Evaluate key elements of aviation legislation within a commercial aircraft maintenance environment. In this module you will analyse the implications of international aviation legislation.

This is your opportunity to carry out your own independent study of an aircraft engineering problem. You will be required to undertake in-depth research and manage a major project guided by teaching staff.

You will learn how to perform cycle analysis of a gas turbine engine in this module, whilst deepening your understanding of aircraft propulsion systems, installations and their performance.

Gain accreditation for the learning you have gained through experience in the workplace.  In this module, you will learn key project planning and management techniques applicable to engineering and technology businesses.

In this module, you will explore the emerging technologies that are impacting the aviation industry, from safety and maintenance practices to aircraft operations. You’ll not only gain a better understanding of the technological advancements but how to analyse and evaluate their effectiveness.

You’ll gain an appreciation of aircraft maintenance management and planning in this module. Topics covered include the scheduling, capacity planning, and forecasting of aircraft maintenance. You’ll also cover resource planning and management, outsourcing, and production control.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

The dedicated teaching team strive to ensure that you receive the highest standard of teaching and learning possible. You will be immersed in the field of aerospace and supported by staff who are all industry professionals. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical activities and directed study in our impressive facilities at Dubai South Business Park. 

You will be required to attend approximately two hours per module each week and you will also be expected to carry out additional independent study. Assessments include written assignments, exams and practical assessments. 

Career Opportunities

USW 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 of military and commercial aircraft, or you may choose sub-contract work.

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Entry Requirements

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

How to Apply

You can apply to the University directly using the online application form. Simply create your own MyUSW account to begin your application today.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

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.

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