A three year Degree Course of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is offered in the U.K.

Aircraft maintenance engineering degree (B.Eng.) is a balanced practical and theory-based course for the licence element, and a professional engineering degree course.

This course is recognised by European Aviation Law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and gives you access to real aircraft experience. We are the only University in the UK that has integrated the industry-standard aircraft maintenance qualification ‘EASA Part-66’ with an Honours degree, and deliver it on campus. On completion of the required EASA training, you will be able to obtain a full EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License in just two years, which usually requires five years professional experience.*

*EASA Part-66 Licence: Attend 2,400 hours of the EASA elements, pass EASA modules at 75%, complete 12 weeks of approved work experience (at an additional cost) and you’ll get a three-year reduction in your experience requirement for an EASA Part-66 Licence. Otherwise you will need five years experience.


EASA Part-147/66B1.1 licence


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Awarding organisation

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Course type


Course overview

This two-year, full-time course will prepare you for a career in the aviation industry.

You will be working towards one of the industry’s most widely recognised international qualification standards.

Who is it for?

This course is for people interested in a high-flying career in the Civil Aviation Industry. The EASA course offers the opportunity for students to work on live aircraft at an Aircraft Maintenance Organisation either in the UK or overseas.

What you'll learn

This programme is structured so that in the first year students study generic subjects within a comprehensive syllabus that provides coverage of core subjects and fundamentals. In the second year students will focus their studies on their chosen route of either of the Mechanical Systems (B1) or Avionics (B2) disciplines.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you need A level Maths grade 4 (C) or above. A level Science/Physics grade 4 (C) or above and A Level English 3 (D) or above or 5 GCSEs at grade 9 to 5.

Previous experience in engineering may be considered on an individual basis.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers and be assessed through Exams (Multi Choice) – Pass Mark 75%, Exam Essay – Pass Mark 75% and practical assignments.

Future career and study opportunities

Following successful completion of the programme, you could gain employment and work across the globe as an aircraft maintenance engineer.

  • Duration 2 Years
  • Classes Monday to Friday
  • 27 Hours per Week