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BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Course Code: N/A


Level

7

Duration

28 Months

Department

Mechanical & Automobile Engineering


CAO Points

N/A

Course Type

Other

Location

Shannon

The aim of the programme is twofold; one is on successful completion of the programme graduates will be in a position to apply to the Irish Aviation Authority for their EASA Cat A1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License. Secondly, to provide an academically accredited QQI level 7 Bachelors of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering to prepare graduates to occupations in the aircraft maintenance industry. The occupational standards embedded in this programme identifies the knowledge, skill and competence level that must be achieved to license a graduate.

There will be two cohorts of this course. The first cohort will commence their study on 19th September 2022 while the second cohort will begin on 23rd January 2023.

This Programme takes place at the AAG H1 Shannon Aviation Training Academy‚Äč.

What are the entry requirements?

There are several programme specific pre-requisites that the applicant must satisfy to access this programme. These requirements will be validated by Atlantic Aviation Group H1 Ltd. as part of the screening process of applicants for the programme. Only those candidates who have successfully passed the screening stage are considered for access and registration on the programme. The screening of candidates is conducted by Atlantic Aviation Group H1 Ltd. Shannon. The registration of successfully screened candidates on the programme is conducted by TUS.

Interested applicants to this programme can email international@lit.ie for more detail.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Air Law

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of human factors appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus. 


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Human Factors

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of human factors appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus. 


    Title: EASA Part 66 A1 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems

    Credits: 5

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    To provide students with detailed knowledge of the structural and mechanical systems intrinsic to transport category aircraft as required by the EASA Part 66 Category A course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat A1 Digital Techniques

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of digital electronics appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category A course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat A1 Electrical Fundamentals

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce the students to the fundamental concepts of electricity appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Basic Aerodynamics

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of aerodynamics appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course Syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Gas Turbine Engines

    Credits: 5

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    To provide students with detailed knowledge of the principal components, assemblage, and operation of the gas turbine engine as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course Syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Maintenance Practices

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamentals of aircraft maintenance skills, procedures and practices appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Materials & Hardware

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the materials and the range of hardware used in aircraft manufacture appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus. 


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Mathematics

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. To develop the basic mathematical skills relevant to the technology specified within the EASA Part 66 Category B1.1 Module Course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Physics

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of Matter, Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Optics and Wave Motion appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus.


    Title: EASA Part 66 Cat B1 Propellers

    Credits: 5

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    To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of propeller appropriate to the aircraft maintenance environment as required by the EASA Part 66 Category B1 course syllabus.


  • Year 2

    Title: Manual Handling

    Credits: 10

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    This course is intended for people who wish to receive the theory and practical skills required for correct manual handling. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills and knowledge on how to safely perform a manual handling task.


    Title: Working at Heights

    Credits: 10

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    The student is exposed to the principles of working safely at a height including the usage of wing harness in the performance of the role of an aircraft maintenance engineer.


    Title: A320 Familiarisation Course

    Credits: 10

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    This course follows the Air Transports Association of America, Aircraft Type Training Level 1 specification and provides a brief overview of the airframe, systems and powerplant as outlined in the Systems Description Section (SDS) of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM).


    Title: Aircraft Practical Training

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is that in accordance with EASA Part 147.A.200(d) a Basic Aircraft course must include an aircraft practical training element that will cover the practical use of common tools and equipment, the disassembly / reassembly of a representative selection of aircraft parts and the participation in representative maintenance activities being carried out relevant to the EASA Part 66 modules. This will occur in an EASA Part 145 facility.


    Title: ATA 20E Standard Practices Electrical

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to develop the student's skills in interpretation and accomplishment of electrical wiring repairs and assembly using aircraft manual references and consolidated exercises, utilising precision tooling. Develop workshop safety practices and housekeeping skills.


    Title: ATA 20M Standard Practices Mechanical

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this module is to develop the student's hands skills techniques perform standard practice tasks and procedures in consolidated exercises, develop their ability to read and interpret technical manuals, further develop their workshop safety practices and housekeeping skills. 


    Title: Basic Metal Work

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this module is to develop the students hand skills techniques work with steel, application of techniques and procedures in consolidated exercises, develop their ability to read and interpret technical drawings, develop their workshop safety practices and housekeeping skills. 


    Title: Company Procedural Training

    Credits: 10

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    This course will provide a general understanding of the basic requirements and IQ Move processes.


    Title: Critical Design Control Configuration Limitation

    Credits: 10

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    This course covers the knowledge of the theoretical and practical elements of the subject, including Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88 and Temporary Guidance Leaflet 47, understanding the concept of fuel tank system Airworthiness Limitation Items and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations.


    Title: Inspection Techniques

    Credits: 10

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    This classroom training introduces the learner to the requirements of Inspections on aircraft. The theory part focuses on information regarding the different types of inspections and their requirements to carry out aircraft related inspections.


    Title: Sheet Metal Work

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this module is to develop the students hand skills techniques working with Aluminium, application of techniques and procedures in consolidated exercises, develop their ability to read and interpret technical drawings, develop their workshop safety practices, attitudes and housekeeping skills.


  • Year 3

    Title: Aircraft On the Job Experience

    Credits: 60

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    The aim of this module is to provide the student with a wide range of experience across the full spectrum of maintenance tasks that are available on an aircraft during maintenance in a live EASA Part 145 Maintenance Repair Organisation.  Each task that must be completed and is assessed and graded by a licenced EASA aviation engineer.


    Title: CDCCL / Fuel Tank Safety Continuation Training

    Credits: N/A

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    The learner will review Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) issues and will learn about new instructions issued which are related to the material, tools, documentation and manufacturer's or competent authority's directives.


    Title: Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems

    Credits: N/A

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    AMC 20 22 states, all maintenance personnel need to be aware that aircraft EWIS should be maintained with the same level of intensity as any other system in the aircraft. The objective of this EWIS training programme is to ensure that proper procedures, methods techniques, and practices are used when performing maintenance, preventive maintenance, inspection, alteration, and cleaning of EWIS.


    Title: Human Factors Continuation Training

    Credits: N/A

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    Human factors (continuation training) training course is dedicated to personnel involved in aviation maintenance in accordance with EASA Part 145.A.30(e), Part 145.A.35(d) and Part 147.A.1 05(h). The training program includes review of basic human factors issues and includes new relevant issued which are related to internal/ external quality audit information or incident analysis with route cause is related to human errors in aviation maintenance.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Students who have achieved their Level 7 QQI qualification by successfully completing this programme can continue to an appropriate Level 8 programme either in TUS or in another third level institution. The RPL procedures of TUS would be used in the consideration of applications for progression from students to a Level 8 programme in TUS.

What are the career prospects?

They are many career opportunities that graduates of this programme can move into. Some of these careers become available to you as you gain more experience in the aviation industry.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
  • CAMO
  • Technical Services
  • Aircraft Leasing
  • Engineering
  • Training
  • Maintenance Manager