BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


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Pontypridd (Campus code - A )



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Entry Requirements

240 UCAS tariff points, eg, CCC at A-level
A-levels must include Mathematics or a numerate subject, eg, Physics, Chemistry.
GCSE: Five at grade C or above, including Mathematics and English language

Advanced Entry
Applicants for advanced entry (Year 2 or 3) can be considered if they meet all the course requirements on the exempted years.

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This aircraft maintenance engineering degree delivered in partnership with British Airways provides you with hands-on experience. You will study at our new Aerospace Centre, which has a state-of-the-art flight simulator and a BAe Jetstream 31.

About BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Essential Information

University of South Wales’s aircraft maintenance engineering degree is a balanced practical and theory-based course for the licence element, and a professional engineering degree course for the BSc (Hons).

Thanks to a recent £1.8m investment programme, our aerospace engineering facilities are excellent. You will benefit from dedicated aircraft experience with real aircraft facilities. University of South Wales’s Aerospace Centre on the Treforest campus offers the latest facilities, complete with engineering labs, our own, full-size BAE Jetstream 31 commercial plane and an MP521 flight simulator. Plus, with aerospace study at University of South Wales, all costs are included in your standard course fees.

The University has a partnership with British Airways and will deliver the Part 66 training elements. British Airways will, for an extra fee, deliver on-the-job training to a group of students at one of their UK facilities. Qualified aircraft maintenance personnel must have obtained a full EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence to sign-off aircraft for flight. Upon successful completion of the EASA examinations, individuals normally need five years of practical experience in an approved EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation before qualifying for a basic licence in aircraft maintenance engineering, either B1.1 or B2. Our graduates of this BSc (Hons) will only need two years of practical engineering experience in live aircraft – therefore you will be saving three years of practical training with a maintenance organisation, if all elements of Part 66/Part-147 are met and fully complied with.

For more information on the benefits and what it means to you visit our why study section.

For detailed information on EASA, visit

Brochure Download
This undergraduate engineering brochure provides an overview of information that applicants will find useful when making the decision to apply.

Undergraduate Engineering Brochure (PDF, 7MB)

What you will study

Year One

EASA Modules:

  • Analytical Method for Engineers
  • Physics*
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Electronic Fundamentals*
  • Basic Aerodynamics*
  • Human Factors*
  • Aviation Legislation

Non EASA modules:

  • Professional Practice for Engineers
Year Two

EASA Modules:

  • Maintenance Practices for B1 licence – 40 credits
  • Instrumentation Systems
  • Materials & Hardware
  • Propeller

Non EASA modules:

  • Engineering Management & Business Constraints
Year Three

EASA Modules:

  • Aerodynamics of Flight
  • Aircraft Structures & Systems
  • Gas Turbine Engine – 30 credits

Non EASA modules:

  • Project Research Methodology*
  • Engineering Project Management and Business Methods
  • Individual Project (BSc) – 30 credits

*10 Credit module.

The above information is a sample module description for illustrative purposes. Modules and module content may change from time to time.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment for BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Learning and Teaching methods

Students on the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars, in addition to independently preparing for lectures.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through assignments, coursework, ongoing class tests and exams. EASA Part-66 examinations lead to a professional qualification and are governed by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rules and regulations.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects for BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


100% of University of South Wales’s aircraft maintenance engineering graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation (Graduate Destination Survey, 2011).

This aircraft maintenance engineering degree course offers excellent career opportunities worldwide. The EASA Part-66 Licence qualifies its holders to be selected for further aircraft-type authorisation before being permitted to sign off aircraft for flight. You can gain employment throughout the UK and across the world with manufacturing companies, commercial airlines, air-taxi operators, flying schools, the armed forces and commercial long-haul flights. There is a growing market for maintenance, repair and overhaul of military and commercial aircraft, or you may choose sub-contract work.


The University has a partnership with British Airways to deliver Part 66 EASA training elements. This means that graduates of this programme can achieve a licence with two years practical experience instead of five, if all elements of Part 66/Part-147 are met and fully complied with.

For detailed information on EASA and the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Additional Information for BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Further Reading:

For further information about studying aircraft maintenance engineering at the University of South Wales, please visit


The £1.8m Aerospace Centre is the only one of its kind at a Welsh university. The Centre houses a BAE Jetstream 31 Twin Turboprop aircraft in an energy-efficient aircraft hangar, providing hands-on experience in a purpose-built environment for the aircraft maintenance engineers of the future. The centre further comprises a Merlin MP521 flight simulator, a fully equipped wind-tunnel and a gasturbine engine.

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