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Higher Diploma in Aviation 

The Higher Diploma in Aviation is intended for ab-initio and student pilots who are enrolled for a pilot course leading to an EASA ATPL, MPL or equivalent, and for pilots who are already in possession of such licences and seeking to enhance their professional career.

This course will provide an excellent balance between theoretical understanding and technical insight into the operational environment of the modern pilot. This approach will afford students a deeper insight into their profession, allowing them to take better decisions in the field whilst also giving them a competitive advantage in their career.

Delivered by experts in their respective fields, the course provides an introduction to the fundamental engineering principles associated with aviation and then builds on this to address, with the academic rigour of a higher diploma, the technical and operational aspects associated with flying. It is intended to complement the ground instruction and flying training provided by flying schools leading to EASA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) or equivalent, providing a more professional understanding and insight into the technical and operational matters associated with flying modern large transport aircraft.

Running on a part-time day-course basis over two years, the Higher Diploma in Aviation can be followed by student pilots in parallel with their pilot training courses as well as by licenced pilots who are already flying operationally.

Further information about the course can be accessed from here.


Diploma in Aviation Maintenance 

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.

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.

Further information about the course can be accessed from here.



For more information please contact Mr Christopher Bezzina.


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.

Last Updated: 11 July 2017

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