Aircraft Engineering

Aircraft Engineering

This degree is specifically designed to help meet the growing need for skilled aircraft maintenance engineers.

Course Information

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Engineering and Aerospace
  • Qualification Foundation Degree (FdA, FdEng, FdSc)
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 5
  • Course Length This is a 2 year, full time programme
  • Start Date September Yearly
  • Day Up to 5 days per week
  • Fee £7,745
  • Course Code 2H60 FdEng/AE
Overview

This degree is specifically designed to help meet the growing need for skilled aircraft maintenance engineers. As part of the programme, you will gain the knowledge requirements for the EASA Part 66 B1.1 licence. You will also receive practical hand skills training in the purpose-built workshop facilities.

The programme balances assignments and examinations in almost equal measure. You will undertake formal lectures and practical work.
As a student you will complete a course designed to meet the knowledge requirements to become a qualified Aircraft Technician with the option to complete a top-up programme to a full Bachelor degree, either one year full time or two years part time, with Kingston University. This programme is validated and awarded by Kingston University.

(Please note that at the present time Exeter College does not offer the Licence Exams.)

Topics will include:

  • Aircraft engineering fundamentals
  • Mathematics and physics for practitioner engineers
  • Aerodynamics and aircraft electrical and electronic principles
  • Digital techniques and electronic instrument systems
  • Aircraft maintenance and professional practice
  • Aircraft structures and their systems
  • Aviation legislation and human factors
  • Gas turbine engines and propellers
  • Aircraft materials and hardware
  • Practical hand skills
  • Project and report writing
  • Higher Education study skills

 

Entry Requirements
A minimum of 96 UCAS tarriff  points.
You will need A Levels (or equivalent) in mathematics and a science or an equivalent qualification such as the Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.
You are also required to have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O levels).
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to apply for the Foundation Degree with Kingston University to complete the Foundation Degree programme.

 

Facilities

Learning will take place at the new Future Skills Centre located near to Exeter Airport and opening Autumn 2020. Students will have access to the college’s own aircraft, along with other industry-specific resources.

Additional Costs

None.

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