Diploma in Aviation Maintenance

Diploma in Aviation Maintenance

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Course title Diploma in Aviation Maintenance
Course code UDAVMPTD
Postnominal Dip.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 4 Semesters + 2 Summer Periods
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator David Zammit Mangion
Delivered by Institute of Aerospace Technologies
The programme of study is designed to provide individuals pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance with a university level education. It is designed to complement EASA Part 66 training and is intended to give students an academic standing in the broader field of the industry in which they will be working.

Areas that the diploma will cover include:

• Aerospace Engineering (Principles of Flight, Aerospace Materials, Aircraft Structures and Aircraft Powerplants);
• Avionics and Electrical Engineering Technology;
• Aviation rules and shop-floor operations;
• Engineering mathematics.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

(a) passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Physics, and a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in one other subject or

(b) the EASA Part 66 License or equivalent or

(c) a technical diploma (such as HND/HTD) or equivalent.

If applicants have other qualifications considered to be sufficient, they may be exempted by the University Admissions Board, on the advice of the Institute Admissions Committee, from the whole or part of these special course requirements for admission.

Admission to the Course may, with the approval of Senate, be restricted to applicants who are nominated by an organisation that commissions the Course, provided that such applicants are eligible for admission in terms of the above paragraphs. Such restriction shall be announced at the time of the call for applications.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

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.

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

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Annual Tuition Fees: Eur 5,400
By the end of the programme the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate a sound understanding of the fundamental principles (electrical, mechanical, aeronautical, regulatory, etc.) that make commercial flight and aviation maintenance possible and safe;
• Describe the functionality and fundamental principles of operation of various aircraft avionics systems on board aircraft and the interaction between different systems;
• Explain the merits of aircraft structures and design as well as those of the materials and processes used in the industry;
• Explain the merits of aircraft and turbine powerplant design and technology;
• Explain the regulatory and operational frameworks associated with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisations.
The course is intended for individuals working in the aviation maintenance sector, including maintenance personnel holding an EASA part 66 license or equivalent, or have a sound understanding of Physics at Advanced Matriculation level or equivalent.
The Diploma in Aviation Maintenance will provide successful students of the programme with a university qualification that will contribute to their career progression in the aviation maintenance sector. Focussing on the technical and regulatory aspects, it provides a sound technical basis for professionals in the sector wishing to further extend their qualifications into aviation maintenance management.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 25 October 2019

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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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