Aircraft Engineering HNC

UCAS code 014H
Information line 0845 272 3600*

What is special about this course?

This HNC is an engineering technician-level course with content similar to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) syllabus for certifying aircraft mechanics within the aviation operations industry.

You will study subjects including aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion systems and aircraft structures and material.

 

 

Special features

  • Practical engineering workshop skills to aviation industry standard
  • Content is similar to the knowledge elements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for aircraft engineering staff
  • Facility to take EASA examinations on-site at Perth College UHI

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, in Maths or Physics or
  • 1 A level at grade C, in Maths or Physics
  • Plus English at Standard Grade credit level or equivalent
  • Alternatively, NC/NA Engineering at level 6 or equivalent
  • Those with relevant aircraft engineering experience but no relevant formal qualifications will be considered
  • International applicants must meet the IELTS entry criteria as well as meet the UKBA requirements

 

Access routes

  • NC/NQ Engineering

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Communication: Practical Skills
  • Mathematics and Physics for Aviation
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Structures and Materials
  • Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Introduction
  • Aircraft Engineering: Graded Unit 1

Option units may include:

  • Electronic Fundamentals for Aviation
  • Electrical Fundamentals for Aviation
  • Practical Aircraft Skills
  • Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Skills
  • Aircraft Maintenance Skills
  • Aircraft Systems: Flight Controls
  • Aircraft Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • You will study primarily by way of classroom-based lectures and tutorials at Perth College UHI, and practical workshops at the Air Service Training centre in Scone.

How long will my course last?


  • Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434 £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434 £434

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the HNC will allow you to seek employment as an engineering technician or apprentice in the aviation industry.

Can I progress into further study?

Students successfully achieving Grade A in the graded unit and greater than 70% in Maths and Physics on the HNC Aircraft Engineering may progress to year two of the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I chose Perth College UHI above other universities because of the teaching facilities and the size of the classes. I want to work as an aircraft maintenance engineer and the employability centre is helping with my applications by working with me on my CV and covering letters. As well as being a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ambassador while studying, I have also managed to reach the finals of The Telegraph STEM awards 2017 for the Power systems challenge sponsored by Rolls-Royce. I was one of the five shortlisted finalists for Rolls-Royce category.

Qasim Alhaji came to Scotland from Oman specifically to study, starting on the Air Service Training programme, before moving on to the BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering. He is now in his fourth year of the degree at Perth College UHI.

 

I was top of the class with the highest grade point average and was also presented with both the UHI Student Research of the Year and the Aircraft Engineering Best Operational Research Project awards. In May 2016, I was offered the Carnegie Trust Postgraduate Scholarship and I'm now undertaking my MSc in Air Transport Operations and Management while working at Glasgow Airport as a flight dispatcher and gate coordinator. I am an ambassador for women in aviation and STEM and have given numerous careers events presentations and talks promoting aviation, further education, and women in engineering.

Rebekah Watson, graduated with a first class honours in Aircraft Engineering from Perth College UHI.

The Aircraft Engineering course from day one combined my awe and bewilderment of aircraft, their systems and technologies they use and made me ambitious for more. With the help and guidance of staff within the Aircraft Engineering department I have succeeded as a mature student and gone on to achieve my BEng First Class Honours degree, changing my career prospects significantly

Kevin Rooney, Perth College UHI

Apply for Aircraft Engineering HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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