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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Aviation Maintenance








Not Applicable

Level 5

4 Semesters + 2 Summer Periods

Part-time Day


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.
LEARNING OUTCOMES 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.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY 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.
COURSE INTENDED FOR 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.
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 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 2017.

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



Last Updated: 23 June 2017
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.

For applicable fees please check the link on the Finance Office webpage.
IAT Timetables



Institute of Aerospace Technologies Timetables

Meeting with Latécoère and ONERA

The Institute of Aerospace Technologies recently had a workshop with representatives from Latécoère and ONERA. Latécoère is a French aircraft company which works closely with the major aircraft manufacturers (such as Airbus and Boeing) and airlines and specialises in areas including avionics racks, test benches, harnesses and sensors. On the other hand, ONERA is the French aeronautics, space and defense research lab. The IAT has worked with both of these entities in past research projects, including ALICIA.

Delegation from Okinawa, Japan

The Institute of Aerospace Technologies (IAT) at the University of Malta recently had a meeting with a delegation from Okinawa, Japan.


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