Aircraft Engineering

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


This course will give you a deeper understanding of many aspects of aircraft systems and the processes required for flight. It involves a mixture of theory and practical work. You’ll also have the advantage of learning in our state of the art Aeronautical Engineering Training Centre and being taught by aviation industry experts.

You will: look at modern aircraft construction and the different types of structures and materials used; explore aerodynamics and flight mechanics; look at aircraft propulsion systems; learn about pneumatic and hydraulic power within common aircraft systems; explore physics for aviation; focus on human factors and how they can affect an individual’s performance in an aircraft engineering maintenance environment.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably Maths and Physics, plus National 5 English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering; or NC Aeronautical Engineering; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

HND Aircraft Engineering or employment/apprenticeship.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy