The BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree has the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 aircraft maintenance licence fully embedded within the university modules. This allows you the opportunity to obtain this industry recognised qualification while studying for your degree.
In your first year, you will study the principles of engineering and the EASA B1.1 basic knowledge modular structure in greater depth. You'll study the basic laws and theories of electrical and electronic fundamentals, aircraft materials, aerodynamics, physics, analytical methods, and professional practice.
In your second year, you will enhance your knowledge of propellors, maintenance practice, instrumentation systems and human factors, and hone practical and workshop skills. You will also study engineering management and issues surrounding the aircraft maintenance industry.
In your third year, you will study aircraft structures and systems, gas turbine engines. aviation legislation, and complete an individual project.
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 27 hours per week during term time. The first year primarily covers theoretical aspects of aircraft engineering with some practical activities in avionics. Following your initial year, study is more mixed with practical activities such as working on the aircraft, carrying out mechanical repairs in the workshop and using composite materials.
Assessments include written assignments, coursework, ongoing class test and exams. You will also undertake EASA Part-66 examinations that can count towards a professional qualification, governed by European Aviation Safety Agency rules and regulations.
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.
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.
BCC - CDD to include Mathematics or a numerate subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
We welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Other entry requirements can be found on the international students website.
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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 of military and commercial aircraft, or you may choose sub-contract work.