Aviation engineering degree courses launched

AeroAcademy, the University of South Wales (USW) and the Aviation Skills Partnership have created a Professional Aviation Engineering Practice degree level course.

The course is available as a three-year BSc (Hons) Degree or a two-year Foundation Degree with the course starting next September.

Both courses are tailored to provide graduates with career opportunities in aerospace and are based on an Aviation Skills Partnership framework and around the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Category B licence.

Students will be taught at AeroAcademy, which is located close to Cambridge Airport and the headquarters of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group; one of the world’s largest independent aerospace companies.

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Ian Peart, General Manager of AeroAcademy, said, “Our collaboration with the Aviation Skills Partnership and the University of South Wales has produced two extremely fit-for-purpose degree courses, leading to excellent career opportunities for the successful graduates – as well as feeding qualified, enthusiastic engineers into the aerospace industry.”

AeroAcademy’s aviation engineering degree course opens in September.
Principles and practical

The first two years of training/education are common to both courses.

Year 1 provides the basic knowledge of the principles behind and the practical methods for performing essential engineering tasks; and provides an introduction to the use of design tools, manufacturing techniques and health and safety protocols.

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Year 2 will present students with the option of pursuing either an EASA Type-B1 licence (which focuses on the mechanical engineering aspects of aircraft design) or a Type–B2 licence (which focuses on the avionics systems used in aircraft design).

Year 3 – for the BSc (Hons) Degree only – covers a range of topics around the aerospace business environment. Students will, for example, learn about a variety of aeronautical engineering issues, including planning, operations, health and safety, regulations and management.

The 2016 intake has now opened and applications can be made online (link below) where entry qualification requirements are also listed along with details of Applicant Open Days.

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