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    1. 2016
    2. 2017
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Aircraft Maintenance Management

MSc |
With the MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management you can align, develop or transform your career. Study across several locations on this industry-accredited global programme.

Key Information

Start date

Modular (throughout the year)

Duration

Part-time. The taught component normally takes three years and must be completed within five years. The project normally takes up to twelve months.

UK/EU

Part-time: £14,100 (total cost for 3 years) plus £500 for mandatory induction workshop

Non-EU

Part-time: £14,100 (total cost for 3 years) plus £500 for mandatory induction workshop

Who is it for?

This programme is for those who have been working within the aircraft maintenance industry (for at least two years).  Current students include engineers, maintenance staff, the majority have a license/professional education. We also welcome students with a military background. This Aircraft Maintenance Management MSc programme is tailored towards those working who cannot attend regular university schedules.

This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the UK Armed Forces. If you are/have been a member of the UK Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course.

Objectives

Airlines, MRO and other aviation companies are mostly led by license holders, aircraft engineers and many more. This means the demand for management knowledge is growing. Our programme gives students the opportunity to freshen their knowledge, learn the latest management techniques and build a lifelong network of peers.

With unexpected events affecting the aviation industry as well as increased competition and technological and regulatory changes, every organisation needs a core of up-to-date managers ready to succeed into leadership positions.

The programme is designed to deliver individual success. First initiated by the AJ Walters (AJW) to increase the career opportunities of aircraft engineers, today the programme is recognised as a key resource within the aircraft maintenance industry and as a benchmark for innovation.

“The aircraft maintenance industry (MRO) has completely separated from the airline industry and has become a major employer for engineers and many other supporting staff. Airlines, Helicopter operators, Business Jet companies... nothing happens without aircraft maintenance. To be an innovator in aircraft maintenance is leading the way. City, University of London helps you on this way.”

Captain Tilmann Gabriel, Programme Director

Accreditation

Royal Aeronautical Society logo

The MSc in Aircraft Maintenance Management is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

Applicants should be employed in the air transport industry for the duration of the course and should have at least two years of experience in a position of professional responsibility in aircraft maintenance at the time of application.

Applicants should hold an Aircraft Engineer Licence or a relevant lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution and a Category B or C Aircraft Maintenance Engineers' Licence or military equivalent.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City, University of London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

English requirements

The mandatory IW to our MSc programmes must be passed and will assess the English capability and writing skills required for the MSc programme.

Your English should be proficient as is required in the aviation industry.

INTO English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City, University of London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

How to apply

If you wish to apply to start the course during the 2016/17 academic year, please complete this online application.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8112
Email: pgaviation@city.ac.uk

Paper Applications

We encourage online applications. However, you can also apply via paper application to the following address:

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Dubai and Frankfurt
We have satellite facilities outside London, so you can learn internationally
500
Active students from a strong global peer network and over 1200 alumni
Career success
Several hundred of the working aviation managers around the globe are MSc graduates from City

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

More about funding

  • Split into 3 equal installments spread over the duration of the programme (18 months to 3 years).
  • All students will also have to pay £500 for the Induction Workshop
  • Students may continue their studies for up to 5 years in total but must pay an extra £1000 for the fourth and for the fifth year.

Funding your postgraduate study

If you want to find out more about funding your Masters degree, there is up-to-date information about tuition fees and financial support, at Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and programmes are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

The aviation industry

Programme Director Tilmann Gabriel discusses the aviation industry and the fight for the best pilots

Academic facilities

As a student you will benefit from learning within modern lecture theatres (equipped with the latest interactive AV systems) and modern IT laboratories.

A dynamic virtual learning environment (Moodle) gives you access to online assessment and communication tools as you study and you can work with specialist School facilities including:

  • A flight deck and flight test course
  • A320 procedure training
  • Wind tunnels and micro turbines
  • Optical compressors and fuel injection systems.

As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

Find out how to apply

Teaching and learning

Teaching

Modules are held regularly in London, Bahrain, Dubai and Frankfurt and elsewhere on an occasional basis. This MSc in Aircraft Maintenance Management follows the format of the well-established MSc Air Transport Management and MSc Air Safety Management. Since its inception, it has been supported by AJWalter Aviation, the world leading specialists in the supply, repair process management, exchange and lease of aircraft spare parts and aircraft project management services.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework, examinations and a final dissertation. The pass mark is 50 percent in each case. Students attaining an average mark of 65% for both modules and dissertation will be passed with Merit. Those achieving 70% will be passed with Distinction.

Modules

The course is based on completing nine modules, which are taught over three day periods and held frequently throughout the year in London, Frankfurt and Dubai.

Students are also required to undertake a project in a maintenance-related subject. Students who choose not to complete the project receive a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of five modules or a Postgraduate Diploma on successful completion of nine modules.

Core modules

  • Airline Maintenance (EPM906): is the module for managing maintenance departments or stand-alone MROs
  • Airworthiness (EPM897): gives you a detailed introduction to the maintenance regulations and strategies
  • Airline Operational Regulatory Compliance covers all regulatory questions

To begin your MSc, you will be required to attend the Induction Workshop (IW), which gives you a thorough introduction into Higher Education and introduces all the tools and facilities available for your MSc. You will have to write a short essay after the IW, which will be your final assessment to be accepted into City, University of London.

Elective modules

  • Airline Operations (EPM825): the basic module for air transport, introducing all the requirements for running a successful airline
  • Air Transport Economics (EPM823): gives you all the financial and strategic inputs in running a successful airline
  • Airline Business (EPM831): should be taken as final core module, it combines all new knowledge into strategic business cases of successful airlines.
  • Human Resource Management (EPM822): is a popular module, with detailed People Leadership examples in aviation
  • Psychology in Aviation Management (EPM966): is taught by one of the leading aviation psychologists, covering all psychological issues to be observed in leadership
  • Active Safety Management (EPM836): covers the latest trends in safety management in aviation
  • Airline Marketing (EPM821): taught by one of the marketing experts in media and brand management
  • Fleet Planning (EPM829): is a comprehensive introduction to buying aircraft, fleet management and lease management
  • Developing a Business Plan (EPM969): provides a good preparation for the business cases needed in aviation managemnet
  • Crisis Management (EPM828): taught by the leading British crisis management consultant looks at what to do in case of a crisis
  • Financial Accounting (EPM824): gives you the necessary tools for understanding aviation accounting and financial reports
  • Sustainable Aviation (EPM975): handles all sustainability questions in aviation, looking far deeper than just fuel preservation
  • Airports and Ground Handling (EPM968): (is taught by a major airport executive and introduces management and fuctions of an airport and the ground services companies
  • Airline Revenue Management, Pricing and Distribution (EPM972): is taught by the leading consultant on this subject, Louis Busuttil, for maximizing the revenues in a very complex airline world
  • Safety Management - Tools and Methods (EPM833): gives a thorough introduction in managing safety pro-actively
  • Air Accident Investigation (EPM970): is an intro to what happens after an accident
  • Leadership in Organisations (EPM971): is a popular module for all leadership styles and questions
  • Safety Risk Management (EPM973): focuses on the new risk management of all airline operations
  • Aviation Law (EPM978): gives the aviation manager the other side of law, what every manager needs to know of business laws
  • Future Aviation (EPM980): is a new module for UAS and space exploration.

Dissertation

A dissertation related to experience in the industry is required. There is a high degree of flexibility in terms of sequence and time frame to suit students working in airlines, air traffic control, air forces and other organisations.

We cover the full spectrum of a Master of Science education, adding Management modules for the future career in aviation. The dissertation at the end of the MSc programme gives each student the opportunity to demonstrate the new research and project management qualifications achieved thru the programme.

Career prospects

Graduates are prepared for positions of responsibility within airlines, aviation authorities and defence forces. Destinations of our graduates have included chief engineer, head of safety and senior investigator.

A J Walter Aviation

Christopher Whiteside, Managing Director of A J Walter Aviation said, when announcing his Company's financial support for this course:

"The MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management is for the experienced aviation industry professional.  It benefits mid-career progression in the field by improving knowledge of the complex disciplines required to enable full understanding of the various technical, operational and financial pressures impacting on flight operations throughout the aircraft maintenance programme.

"By working with City, University of London to provide this professional qualification for industry colleagues we believe we are contributing effectively to ensuring that our industry is prepared to meet the challenges that the next 75 years will bring - and it gives us, as a business, the opportunity to give something back to the industry in which we have thrived."

A J Walter Aviation supports this course because of City's long-standing reputation within the field of aviation education. City has been providing education in the field of aeronautics since 1909 and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in aeronautical engineering and related topics. Today, City is renowned for its international focus, the employability of its graduates and its links with business and professions.

Graduate Destinations

  • Licensed Engineer, Emiri Flight Abu Dhabi
  • Project Superintendent, Kuwait Airways
  • Engineering Manager, Air Canada
  • Performance Engineer, Air Bosnia, Finland
  • Chief Engineer, Flying Wing, Bahrain
  • Dept. Head Eng Licencing, CAA, Gatwick
  • Engineer, Air Zimbabwe
  • Shift Manager, BA, Gatwick
  • Quality Engineering Manager, Shannon Aerospace
  • De-icing Superintendent, Finnair
  • Departmental Head, Uganda CAA
  • Chief Engineer, United Eagle Airways, Shuangliu, China
  • Senior Investigator, Airclaims, LHR
  • Superintendent Engineer, Tanzania Airways
  • SVP Tech. Ops,  GE Commercial Finance Aviation, Asia
  • Engineering Manager, Precisionair, Tanzania
  • Dept Head of Safety, Tanzania CAA
  • Engineering Consultant, Portugal
  • Head Engineering Licencing  CAA, Gatwick
  • Service Engineer Rolls Royce Commercial Engines
  • Chief Engineer, Cyprus Police Air Wing
  • Airbus Manager, Emirates
  • Inspector, Tanzanian CAA
  • Manager Quality and Standards, CAA
  • Engineer, Kenya Airways, Amsterdam
  • Engineering Consultant, Nigeria
  • Licensed Engineer, Cyprus Airways
  • Engineering Manager Cathay Pacific Express , Hong Kong
  • Safety Engineer, RAF
  • Powerplant Engineer, Thomas Cook Airlines , Manchester
  • Engineering Analyst, Boeing, Seattle, USA
  • Air Safety Inspector, BA
  • Engineering Manager, Netherlands
  • Chief Engineer, Brunei Shell

Working with the Armed Forces

This course is compatible with the MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the UK Armed Forces.

If you are/have been a member of the Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course.


If you wish to apply to start the course during the 2016/17 academic year, please complete this online application.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 8112
Email: pgaviation@city.ac.uk

Paper Applications

We encourage online applications. However, you can also apply via paper application to the following address:

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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