Search our site
Search our site

Aircraft Engineering BEng(Hons): Partner institutions and their facilities

Newcastle Aviation Academy

Newcastle Aviation Academy logoTeaching takes place in a hangar at Newcastle Airport, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, workshops and classrooms, including a functional Boeing 737 aircraft.

The combination of hands-on, practical training at a busy regional airport with use of the latest equipment and academic facilities gives you an outstanding training in aircraft engineering. The Boeing 737 is fully functional and has all the systems – navigation, communication, electrical and hydraulic – you would expect on a modern aircraft. You will carry out standard repairs on the flying controls, engine, power supply, air conditioning and landing gear.

The workshops are kitted out with the very latest equipment, designed for the study of specific aspects of aircraft engineering. These include hydraulics, landing gear, pneumatics, structural repair, electrics and electronics workshops.

The IT suite is equipped with modern CBT training equipment for the electrical and electronic practical training. These computers allow you access to the internet for research. The Academy also has a library of technical publications and aircraft manuals to help you with revision and research.

Newcastle College: Students will have access to all Newcastle College facilities. A range of access courses are also taught at Newcastle College.

Based in the city centre, it's the largest college in the North East, with over 30,000 students. Students are taught at the College's Centre for Engineering, which is equipped with everything you need for practical, relevant training. This includes:

  • state-of-the-art design software and robotics equipment;
  • programmable logic controller suite;
  • laboratories for testing analogue and digital circuits;
  • power systems laboratory;
  • instrumentation and control laboratory;
  • mechanical science laboratory; and
  • engineering workshops for milling, turning and shaping metal.

Campus-wide facilities include four libraries that hold over 125,000 books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, CD-ROMs, and PCs with internet access. The College also has a shop, cafés, a sports centre with a variety of clubs and classes, and an art gallery.

Find out more from the Newcastle College website or contact:

Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College logoIf you're interested in a career in the Aviation industry there's no better place to start than at Cardiff and Vale College. All of our Aircraft Engineering students benefit from the outstanding facilities provided by our training centre ICAT (International Centre for Aerospace Training).

Ideally located next to Cardiff International Airport, ICAT is a purpose built aerospace campus and is a recognised centre of excellence in education and training and has gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a Part-147 Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisation.

Our ICAT campus is fully equipped with classrooms, laboratories, specialist equipment and an aircraft hanger containing a portable Aero Wind Tunnel, Hydraulic Training rigs and equipment, and two aircraft; A Bulldog TMk1 Basic Flying Trainer and a Jetstream TMk2 multi-engine observer trainer aircraft. 

You will also have the opportunity to train in our Gas Turbines area which houses a range of Gas Turbine Engines including Rolls Royce RB211 Triple Spool High By-pass ratio engine, Avon Turbojet and Ardour Twin Spool Low By-pass ration engines.

There is also a Boeing 737 fuselage facility for Cabin Aircrew training.  View images of ICAT's facilities.

About Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College takes pride in the facilities and learning experiences we offer our students, we have dedicated support staff that will help you to make the most of your time with us and we work hard to ensure that all our students achieve their full potential. 

Serving the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff areas, we offer courses at 10 different sites and offer a full range of support services including careers advice, dyslexia and disability support, learning centres and libraries, IT suites, sports centres, restaurants and cafes and childcare.

We also welcome international students from around the world and have a dedicated International team that can provide help and advice on everything from Tier 4 visas to accommodation to social activities. 

Find out more from the Cardiff and Vale College website.

Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Newcastle Aviation Academy, Newcastle College or Cardiff and Vale College

Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Newcastle Aviation Academy, Newcastle College or Cardiff and Vale College

Favourite this course

Did you find what you are looking for?

This field is required.

>

Thank you for your feedback.

Find a course

Course finder

>

Find us on Facebook

Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Newcastle Aviation Academy, Newcastle College or Cardiff and Vale College

Undergraduate study
Site menu