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BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Our Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree allows you the opportunity to work towards an aircraft maintenance licence whilst you study for your degree.

Course Overview

Our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree has been designed to meet the worldwide demand for specialist expertise in aircraft maintenance and overhaul. The course integrates EASA training into study modules and will give you real-life experience of maintenance practice to equip you with the knowledge and skills expected of a modern aerospace engineer.

Key Information

  • Course length: 3 years, full-time
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Location: Dubai

Course Content

You will study the following modules:

Year One

In this module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the mathematics needed for engineering. You will manipulate and evaluate problems using basic arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, Calculus and statistics. 

Enhance your understanding of aerodynamics, aircraft systems and structures through practical tasks and gain a fundamental understanding of physics to airframe and propulsion technology.

Improve your general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of electrical fundamentals and their application in an aircraft engineering environment, including electrical components and machines.

This module is a standard module within the EASA aircraft maintenance licence framework. It will prepare you for the electronic aspects of aircraft maintenance and explore how this is applied to commercial aircraft systems.

Develop key skills and practices, such as communication and task management, required by professional engineers that will provide a basis for your future personal and professional development.

You will be introduced to the properties of aircraft material and related material test methods. This will give you a better understanding of the application of materials and hardware on commercial/military aircraft.

Year Two

From workshop safety to aircraft handling, inspection, repair and assembly, gain a thorough understanding of aircraft maintenance practices and the technical skills required to work in a maintenance set-up.

In this module, you will further refine your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of aircraft electronic instrument systems and digital techniques.

Learn how to identify, evaluate and manage factors affecting human performance within a commercial aircraft maintenance environment. You’ll study the implications such factors have on safety in the industry.

This module examines the theory and construction that lays behind propellers and their system. You’ll gain a comprehensive knowledge of propellers including their operation, maintenance, storage and preservation.

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.

Year Three

This module will provide detailed theoretical knowledge, and present practical task opportunities to further enhance your understanding of Aerodynamics, Aircraft Systems and Structures on modern commercial aircraft.

You will analyse and evaluate aspects of gas turbine engines performance in this module, whilst deepening your understanding of aircraft propulsion and associated systems.

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. 

Teaching and Assessment Methods

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.

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 A-Level Offer

BCC - CDD to include Mathematics or a numerate subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

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

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