In recent years, a number of aircraft engineering degrees have become begun in universities which either complement existing aircraft maintenance training or provide further learning to qualified aircraft maintenance engineers looking to add a degree qualification or even postgraduate degree to their other skills.
For example, despite the high standard needed to become a Licensed Engineer, to work in some other European countries, a degree is also required. So Kingston University has developed a flexible offering of Aircraft Maintenance degrees including a top-up year for experienced engineers, distance-learning courses and traditional three-year undergraduate programmes. The University of Glamorgan has also developed a three-year Aircraft Engineering BSc which also leads to an EASA Part-66 aircraft engineer licence. Both universities incorporate relevant work experience, an essential element of the qualification route for certified engineers.
These programmes also address the problem of decreasing apprenticeship places in recent years, offering an alternative route to aircraft maintenance if you don't secure an apprenticeship with a company.
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