Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Management

UHI Perth


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This unique course is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is designed to produce graduate-calibre aircraft maintenance engineers. The course meets the syllabus requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Category B1 aircraft maintenance licence syllabus (EASA Part-66). Delivered in conjunction with Air Service Training (Eng) Ltd, the longest established aviation maintenance training organisation of its type in the world, it provides you with the opportunity to obtain an EASA Certificate of Recognition in addition to an honours degree. The EASA Certificate of Recognition allows a reduction of the minimum aircraft maintenance experience required by an individual prior to applying for an aircraft maintenance licence.

Obtaining a Category B licence is the first step on the path to becoming a certifying, licensed aircraft engineer, a person responsible for signing-off (certifying) the work carried out on aircraft, systems and equipment.

In years one and two, you will develop hand and maintenance skills of aircraft components and equipment, including system diagnosis, structural repairs and inspection techniques on a variety of airframes, alongside essential academic knowledge in areas such as maths, aerodynamics and propulsion.

Unlike many other aircraft management courses, the third year provides an insight into the management roles within an aircraft maintenance environment and the wider knowledge and skills required by the aviation industry. In your final year you will complete a capstone project which will give you the opportunity to showcase all the skills you have acquired.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BCC including Maths (Physics or Engineering Science required at B if Maths not held at B) plus National 5 Physics at B and English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering plus National 5 Physics at B and English, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Entry to year 3 may be possible with an approved EASA Part-66 Category B qualification; or a full Category B Licence.

Progression Routes

MBA Business Administration (Aviation)

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

4 years


Energy, Engineering and Construction

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