Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport
Course code UBSCHATPPON
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 4 Years
Mode of attendance Part-time Online
Total ECTS credits 240
Coordinator David Zammit Mangion
Delivered by Institute of Aerospace Technologies
If you are a professional pilot licensed to fly turbine powered aircraft, seeking to develop or strengthening your career path through formal university education and qualification, then the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport will help you to achieve that goal. This part-time course is offered jointly with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is part of a dual degree programme that will award you with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics. You will be enrolled with both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide and the University of Malta and will graduate from both universities with the two awards. The programme structure and delivery is specifically tailored for the combined needs of the professional pilot and airline industry, allowing you to continue working as a professional pilot whilst studying at your own pace and to immediately apply the learning outcomes at your place of work to the benefit of your organisation.

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The Course shall be open to professional air transport pilots who are licensed to fly turbine powered aircraft who:

(a) satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations, and are in possession of a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in Physics or a comparable qualification or

(b) are applicants considered as “Adult Learners” (mature applicants) in terms of paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Institute Admissions Committee and the University Admissions Board that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for the Course, together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).

The Board may require applicants in terms of paragraph (b) to follow and pass a number of additional study-units to make up for the missing requirements. Such study-units will be offered to applicants against a fee.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Tuition fees for academic year 2020/21 amount to Eur 8,000. Fees may be revised for subsequent academic years.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Tuition fees for academic year 2020/21 amount to Eur 8,000. Fees may be revised for subsequent academic years.
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

• Apply the scientific and technical knowledge gained in the programme when trouble-shooting and making decisions;
• Manage cockpit resources more efficiently;
• Apply the knowledge in automation and human factors acquired in the programme to interact with automation in the cockpit more effectively;
• Identify and assess potential failure paths in flight;
• Describe the systems, processes and procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of accident and ensure safety in flight; and
• Apply mathematical techniques to data for scientific interpretation.

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If you are a professional pilot licensed to fly turbine powered aircraft, seeking to enhance your professional career with a formal university education, then this is the ideal course for you. It is also intended if you are a commercial pilot planning for a career change and wish to enhance your knowledge and skills for a new career.
This dual degree award from internationally recognised universities will enhance your career opportunities as a professional pilot, providing the edge in the progress of your flying career, such as in promotion to command and other senior roles. It also offers you a greater opportunity of securing office-related appointments that may include management, safety, regulatory, planning, technical and business roles. The award also provides you with a perfect platform to further specialise in the sector of air transport at master’s and doctoral levels.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 5 January 2022

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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