New degree course in professional aviation engineering practice


AeroAcademy, the University of South Wales (USW) in the UK and the Aviation Skills Partnership have created a professional aviation engineering practice degree level course. With lessons commencing in September 2016, the course is available as a three-year BSc (Hons) degree or a two-year foundation degree.

Both courses are designed to provide graduates with excellent career opportunities in aerospace and are based on an Aviation Skills Partnership framework and around the EASA Category B license. Students will be taught at AeroAcademy, which is close to Cambridge Airport and the headquarters of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

The first two years of training/education are common to both courses. Year one covers 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. Year two will present students with the option of pursuing either an EASA Type-B1 license (which focuses on the mechanical engineering aspects of aircraft design) or a Type-B2 license (which focuses on the avionics systems used in aircraft design).

Year three – for the BSc (Hons) degree only – covers a range of topics around the aerospace business environment. Students can, 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 at, where entry qualification requirements are also listed along with details of applicant open days.

June 22, 2016

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