This one year, full-time course provides a comprehensive programme of study encompassing a range of core, specialist and optional units. This course provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills involved in the design and manufacture of aircraft. You will develop a broad understanding of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, structures, aircraft systems, materials science, manufacturing processes and project management. The course provides the key knowledge and analytical skills sets necessary for technical positions in the aerospace sector. The teaching and learning activities are supported by workshop and practical activities and demonstration, giving you an opportunity to use and become familiar with many of the analytical tools commonly used within industry. Assessment of all units is carried out primarily through assignment based work. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
Career Opportunities / Progression
Due to the analytical content of the course students who complete with good grades can progress to an academic route, either through Belfast Met onto our HNC/D programmes or on to university. Belfast Met has also forged a link to the University of South Wales (USW) who may take successful students who achieve a minimum of an MMM grade onto a BSc programme in aviation maintenance to work towards becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance technician.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria. Applicants should possess a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. Please note that the minimum tariff accepted for this course in previous academic years was 64 points.
Please contact us for information regarding course fees.
Course Fee: £2715
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.