Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Institute of Aerospace Technologies

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport
(B.Sc. (Hons))

(for courses commencing February 2022)

Semester 2 (February 2022 - June 2022)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET1901* Private Pilot Operations (ASCI121) 10 ECTS
AET1911 Pre-Calculus for Aviation (MATH111) 6 ECTS
AET1912 Applied Calculus for Aviation (MATH112) 6 ECTS




Summer Period (July 2022 - September 2022)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET1004* Theory of Flight 4 ECTS
AET1905 English Composition (ENGL123) 6 ECTS
AET1121 Principles of Flight 1 6 ECTS

Students are required to choose one compulsory study-unit from the below:

AET1906 Studies in Rhetorical Theory (ENGL143) 6 ECTS
AET1907 Technical Report Writing (ENGL221) 6 ECTS
AET1908 Business Communication (ENGL222) 6 ECTS
AET1909 Collaborative Writing and Presenting (ENGL223) 6 ECTS
AET1910 Creative Writing (ENGL355) 6 ECTS
AET1913 Speech (SPCH219) 6 ECTS




Semester 1 (October 2022 - January 2023)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET1002* Private Single Flight 4 ECTS
AET1902 Introduction to Aeronautical Science (ASCI202) 6 ECTS

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints)

Students are required to choose one elective study-unit from the below:

AET1903 Computer and Network Technologies (CYBR235) 6 ECTS
AET1904 Introduction to Computing for Engineers (ENGR115) 6 ECTS

* Students who are licenced to fly turbine powered aircrafts shall not be required to follow these study-units.

Total ECTS credits for year 1: 60 ECTS credits



Semester 2 (February 2023 - June 2023)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET2124 Principles of Flight 2 6 ECTS
AET2906 Statistics with Aviation Applications (STAT211) 6 ECTS
AET2907* Meteorology 1 (WEAX201) 6 ECTS




Summer Period (July 2023 - September 2023)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET2003* Instrument and Multi-Engine Pilot Operations 6 ECTS
AET2213 Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) 6 ECTS
AET2903 Material Science for Engineering (ETEC310) 6 ECTS

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints)

Students are required to choose one elective study-unit from the below:

AET2901 Microeconomics (ECON210) 6 ECTS
AET2902 Macroeconomics (ECON211) 6 ECTS




Semester 1 (October 2023 - January 2024)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET2004* Human Performance Limitations 6 ECTS
AET2904 Introduction to Psychology (PSYC220) 6 ECTS
AET2905 Introduction to Research Methods (RSCH202) 6 ECTS

* Students who are licenced to fly turbine powered aircrafts shall not be required to follow these study-units.

Total ECTS credits for year 2: 60 ECTS credits



Semester 2 (February 2024 - June 2024)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET3002* Aviation Legislation 1 6 ECTS
AET3111 Avionics 6 ECTS
AET3902 Financial Accounting (MGMT210) 6 ECTS
AET3903 Principles of Management (MGMT201) 6 ECTS




Summer Period (July 2024 - September 2024)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET4001* Aerial Navigation 6 ECTS
AET3123 Aircraft Structures and Design 6 ECTS
AET3904 Human Factors in Aviation Safety (SFTY320) 6 ECTS




Semester 1 (October 2024 - January 2025)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET3001* Advanced Aircraft and Systems 6 ECTS
AET2200 Aircraft Powerplants 6 ECTS
AET3901 Aviation Legislation (ASCI254) 6 ECTS

* Students who are licenced to fly turbine powered aircrafts shall not be required to follow these study-units.

Total ECTS credits for year 3: 60 ECTS credits



Semester 2 (February 2025 - June 2025)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET4004* Aviation Legislation 2 6 ECTS
AET4902 Critical Thinking for Leadership 6 ECTS
AET4904 Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety 6 ECTS




Summer Period (July 2025 - September 2025)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET3221 Aircraft Systems and Components 6 ECTS
AET4002* Commercial Flight Planning and Training 6 ECTS
AET4200** Long Essay (Capstone) 6 ECTS
AET4905 Aviation Safety (SFTY409) 6 ECTS

** Study-unit AET4200 starts during the Summer Period and continues up to the end of Semester 1 (January 2026).



Semester 1 (October 2025 - January 2026)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AET4003* Operational Procedures and Advanced Aircraft Handling 6 ECTS
AET4903 Values and Ethics (HUMN330) 6 ECTS

Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints)

Students are required to choose one elective study-unit from the below:

AET4901 Applications in Aviation/ Aerospace Law (ASCI404) 6 ECTS
LAW4012 Principles of Law and Aviation Law 6 ECTS

* Students who are licenced to fly turbine powered aircrafts shall not be required to follow these study-units.

Total ECTS credits for year 4: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.Sc. (Hons) in Air Transport: 240 ECTS credits



This programme of study is governed by the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Air Transport - B. Sc. (Hons) - Degree Course Regulations, 2020.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 26 April 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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