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Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) top-up

Qualification Course Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
BSc(Hons) top-up Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) top-up 1 year full time H416 2017
BSc(Hons) top-up Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) top-up 2 years part time Apply direct to the University 2017
Degree Apprenticeship Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) top-up To be confirmed Apply direct to the University 2017

Why choose this course?

If you have completed a Kingston University aircraft engineering foundation degree or one of the other Kingston University feeder courses, or you hold an EASA Cat B aircraft engineering licence, then this course is the perfect choice for topping up your qualification to a BSc(Hons).

Successful completion of your foundation degree will have guaranteed you a place on the course; there are no other hurdles to get over other than completing the application.

If you are an aircraft maintenance engineer who is in possession of an EASA category B licence then this course gives you a fantastic opportunity to gain academic recognition for the training you have undertaken to obtain your licence, and a chance to obtain an Aircraft Engineering BSc(Hons) in two years part time (or one year full time if you can get the time off work). This opportunity is possible because the Kingston University Aircraft Engineering Foundation Degree is basically a B licence course and we are able to use your EASA licence to give you credit for it. Unfortunately, it is only possible to give credit for two-thirds of an award, so we cannot give you the Foundation Degree. But, armed with 240 credits against the Foundation Degree from your licence, you only need to complete 120 credits (at Level 6) in order to achieve the honours degree.

For this course, the William Willis Aircraft Engineering Scholarship offers financial assistance to those unable to afford the cost of the tuition fees.

What you will study

You will study fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft performance and will analyse aircraft structures. You will evaluate materials for aircraft applications and the fundamental principles of air transport economics and their application to management decision-making.

You will also learn about the fundamentals of project planning and mapping, and will complete significant group and individual projects on industry-related topics.

Partner institutions

The following partners also deliver the top-up course:

  • Air Transport Training College (ATTC), Singapore. This course is open to local SAR Part-66 category B licence holders. Applicants need to pass an entry test and interview conducted by ATTC and may be expected to complete a short bridging course prior to starting the degree.
  • Nilia University, Malaysia. This course is currently only available to students who complete the Nilai University Diploma in Aircraft Engineering.

Application for places on these courses must be made directly to the institute. Please note that local restrictions apply.

Module listing

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Please note: those studying the part-time route will be required to complete the Aircraft Maintenance Operations module before starting the Individual Project module. Taught modules will be delivered in alternate years and only one will be available in each year.


  • On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Discuss the various factors that influence decisions regarding the maintenance of airline fleets.
    • Explain, compare and contrast different approaches to maintaining aircraft and produce a realistic maintenance solution for a typical airline operation.
    • Understand the project planning process and be able to decompose a project and produce a comprehensive plan for its completion.
    • Work effectively as a member of a team and as an individual to achieve given goals in fixed timeframes and work independently on self improvement.
    • Produce project plans, presentations and reports, maintain a log book, and present information orally and in writing to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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  • On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Assess the performance of a range of aircraft propulsion systems.
    • Estimate the performance of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
    • Analyse idealisations of typical aircraft structures.
    • Evaluate the suitability of materials for aircraft applications.

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  • This module aims to allow you to explore how employers within the air transport industry combines related areas such as aircraft design, maintenance, operations or repair and overhaul in order to make a profit. The module compares the operation of the air transport market with that in other sectors, in particular, looking at standard methods of recording and reporting financial performance.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Assess the potential impact of an airline's business strategy.
    • Discuss the major determinants of air transport supply, demand and cost.
    • Analyse business accounts and, thereby, be able to describe company performance.
    • By means of the appropriate planning and analysis, assess the options open to a business at any stage in its lifecycle.

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  • On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Investigate or review a specified topic according to given guidelines with minimal guidance.
    • Obtain accurate, relevant data from a variety of sources using appropriate methods.
    • Draw reasoned conclusions from the analysis of data and present evidence-based arguments to support them.
    • Present data, reasoned arguments and evidence orally and in written form to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
    • Demonstrate that you are capable of using your own initiative and working independently.


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We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

A copy of the regulations governing this course is available here

Details of terms dates for this course can be found here

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