Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management BSc (Hons)

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What is special about this course?

This unique new course, which builds on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66, is the only course in Scotland designed to give licenced aircraft maintenance engineers the management skills and knowledge needed for their future careers as leaders of industry, and to gain an honours degree.

The course has been developed in consultation with the global industry to address their training and development needs. It is particularly aimed at engineers who have already graduated from an EASA Part-66 approved course, or holders of the EASA Part-66 licence (or national equivalent).

It is taught by staff with industrial experience both in military and civilian environments and in conjunction with Air Service Training (AST); the longest-established aviation training organisation of its type in the world. You will benefit from close links with many companies in the aviation industry within Scotland, the UK and worldwide.

You will be based at Perth College UHI which boasts world-class facilities including hangar spaces for practical activities that replicate an active commercial maintenance environment.

An optional professional training package is offered in the first year at an additional cost of £2,500.

Special features

  • Specifically designed to develop your management and leadership skills
  • Taught by staff with a wealth of industry experience and knowledge
  • You will benefit from the expertise of the AST - the longest established aviation training organisation of its type in the world
  • Close links with the global aviation industry
  • Optional professional training package is offered in the first year of the programme


We offer modern student accommodation in Perth ideally suited to students on this course.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should be graduates of an EASA part-66 category B approved course (with possible bridging that will be determined on an individual basis), or
  • Holders of the full Category B Licence

Year 1 - BSc

Core modules are:

  • Project and management 1
  • Aircraft maintenance management
  • Aircraft reliability and fault diagnosis
  • Leadership in aviation
  • Airline operations and quality management

You will also choose one option module which may include:

  • Aircraft and engine performance 1
  • Avionics

Year 2 - BSc (Hons)

Core modules are:

  • Airworthiness requirements for maintenance engineers
  • Aviation safety management
  • Sustainable aviation
  • Aviation crisis management
  • Engineering project and project management (double credit)

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn through a combination of face-to-face lectures and tutorials, laboratory and simulation exercises, practical workshops, field trips, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors. 
  • An optional professional training package is offered in year three for which there is an additional charge of £2,500

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 2 years @ 40 hours per week 
  • Part-time: 4 years @ 20 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September


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:

Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645 £645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215 £215

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 full time, the following fees apply:

    Full-time Full-time
Year 1 CertHE £9,000 £9,000
Year 2 DipHE £9,000 £9,000
Year 3 Degree £9,000 £9,000
Year 4 Honours free* free*

**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) -  £1,500 (2017-18 and 2018-19).

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:

Full-time per year (120 credit modules) per year £11,550 £12,200
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year** £5,775 £6,100
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)** £1,925 £2,034

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

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of this course will allow you to enhance your career within the aviation industry, particularly the aircraft maintenance sector, or other sectors including oil and gas, renewables and nuclear.

Can I progress into further study?

On successful completion of the course you may wish to consider progression to our MBA Aviation.

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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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