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Faculty of Advanced Technology

                    Aerospace Courses

    FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                               +44 (0) 1443 654 450                 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

“   We prepare our students for the demands of the
    dynamic aerospace industry
                     ” Glamorgan
    Aerospace Courses at
    “Forecasts indicate that between 2006 and 2025           Demand for qualified engineering professionals is                                  Student profile
    22,000 new aircraft will be required to meet the         strong and if current trends continue as expected,
    demand for air travel”                                   aerospace and aviation will remain an exciting and                                 “The University of Glamorgan has a great
    Society for British Aerospace Companies.                 vibrant industry to be part of.                                                    reputation and it is recognised nationally and
                                                                                                                                                internationally. The facilities are excellent, especially
    The UK already has the largest aerospace and defence     The University has established links with industry, which                          the flight simulator - it has benefitted everyone on
    industry in Europe (second only to the US globally),     enables us to develop courses tailored to match                                    my course by putting into practise what we learn in
    employing over 100,000 highly skilled professionals.     employers’ needs – making our graduates more                                       class, while enjoying the experience of being a
                                                             employable.                                                                        pilot.”
    The University of Glamorgan recognises the importance                                                                                       Mandla Sibanda – South Africa
    of the aerospace industry to the UK economy. Our         Developed in conjunction with industry experts and                                 BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering
    ongoing investment in this area reflects our             professionals, our courses are taught through a mixture
    commitment to becoming a recognised centre of            of lectures, online learning and practical lab and
    excellence for aerospace training and education in the   workshop training. Students also benefit from work
    UK.                                                      placements, which provide real-life experience.

    Glamorgan’s Faculty of Advanced Technology has an        Wales is home to a variety of aerospace companies
    excellent reputation for engineering, which has been     including EADS, BAE Systems, Nordam Europe, GE
    further enhanced by our comprehensive aerospace          Aviation, General Dynamics, Raytheon, SLEX Sensors &
    offering. Operating at the cutting-edge of technology,   Airborne Systems, QioptiQ, British Airways and Airbus
    we prepare our students for the dynamic aerospace        UK.

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    FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                                +44 (0) 1443 654 450   FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

    The investment in dedicated facilities for our aerospace courses reflects our ongoing
    commitment to this sector and our students – ensuring they work with the latest
    industry-standard equipment, in preparation for their future careers.

    Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre                          Gas Turbine Engine

    Due for completion in Spring 2010, the University’s           The invention of the gas turbine
    Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre will house a full-       engine (jet engine) in the 1930s
    size commercial jet – on our Treforest campus. This           revolutionised air flight. Our gas
    centre will become the hub for the aerospace practical        turbine engine is used to
    teaching sessions – in particular BSc (Hons) Aircraft         demonstrate the principles of thrust
    Maintenance Engineering.                                      and propulsion. Aeronautical
                                                                  engineering and aircraft
    Having a commercial plane on campus will provide you          maintenance students will develop a
    with much more hands-on access, in a purpose-built            comprehensive understanding of
    environment. The aircraft itself will be located on the       these principles and gain first-hand
    first floor, along with a suite of workshops and              experience in their application with
    classrooms.                                                   this industry-standard equipment.

    Resident Plane                                                Wind Tunnel

    We have a BAE Jetstream 31 Twin Turboprop aircraft            Computer simulations often enable quicker,
    right here on campus. The 31 seat, 19 passenger aircraft      more efficient and more readily available
    is fitted with Honeywell TPE331 engines, which burn           insights into real-time scenarios. However,
    30-40% less fuel than previous generations. It also           even the most complex of computer
    features Rockwell Collins Pro Line I avionics. These          simulations cannot replace wind tunnel
    aircrafts are typically used as executive shuttles or air     analysis in understanding and assessing the
    ambulances, depending on how the seating                      principles of aerodynamics and stability.
    configuration is aligned.

    Flight Simulator

    Our Merlin MP521 Flight Simulator will provide vital
    flight time in a variety of flight scenarios, from the
    largest Airbus to the smallest Cessna. The flight
    simulator is used in all aspects of aircraft design related
    principles, from the classic stability and control
    evaluation, through to cockpit ergonomics, systems
    engineering and avionics.

                          Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre

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    FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                                  +44 (0) 1443 654 450                                                              FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

                                                                                                                            Course content                                              How you will study
                                                                                                                            This course is highly focused on industrial needs, so you   You will spend approximately 18 hours per week in
                                                                                                                            will not only have to understand the technical aspects,     lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will also spend
                                                                                                                            but also appreciate the commercial implications of          about 20 hours per week doing research, studying
                                                                                                                            working in the aerospace industry. You will study the       current issues and preparing for future lectures.
                                                                                                                            following modules:                                          Modules are assessed through a mixture of exams,
                                                                                                                                                                                        coursework and problem-based exercises. All of the
                                                                                                                            Year One                                                    teaching and practical sessions take place at the
                                                                                                                            • Principles of Aeronautical Engineering                    University’s Treforest campus. You will also benefit from
                                                                                                                            • Mathematics for Engineers                                 lectures delivered by guest speakers from industry.
                                                                                                                            • Engineering Mechanics 1
                                                                                                                            • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles
                                                                                                                            • Manufacturing and Materials                               Career opportunities
                                                                                                                            • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics
                                                                                                                            • Personal Development Planning                             The structure and content of this course have been
                                                                                                                            • Computer-Aided Design                                     designed in consultation with the aviation industry to
                                                                                                                                                                                        meet the requirements of the professional accreditation
                                                                                                                            Year Two                                                    body. Therefore, this course could be a pathway
                                                                                                                            • Further Mathematics                                       towards Institutional Accreditation** as a
                                                                                                                            • Aerodynamics and Propulsion                               Chartered Engineer (CEng) preparing you for a career in
                                                                                                                            • Engineering Mechanics 2                                   all facets of the aviation industry. Careers include the
                                                                                                                            • Aircraft Systems and Performance                          design, development, manufacture, operation and
    BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering                                                                                    • Design for Aeronautical Engineers                         maintenance of all aspects of flight vehicles such as
                                                                                                                            • Engineering Materials                                     airframe, engines, systems and avionics.
                                                                                                                            • Management and Sustainability
    The UK's aerospace industry is one of the largest           You will be based at the University’s Treforest campus                                                                  You can also work in research and development, as well
    in the world and contributes significantly to               and, unlike aerospace courses at other universities,        Year Three                                                  as HM Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and
    regional and national economic growth and                   there is no need to travel to an external site to benefit   • Stability and Control                                     regulatory authorities like the CAA. There are
    productivity. The aeronautical engineer applies a           from these facilities. Our new Aircraft Maintenance         • Aircraft Structures and Materials                         opportunities to enter the aviation industry at many
    wide range of engineering knowledge and skills              Training Centre and engineering laboratories offer the      • Computational Techniques for Aeronautical                 levels. With the significant growth in air travel, the
    to the design, development, manufacture and                 latest dedicated facilities, with teaching equipment for      Engineers                                                 demand for highly skilled engineering professionals far
    operation of flight vehicles and related products.          aerodynamics (including wind tunnel facilities),            • Aircraft Maintenance Management                           outstrips supply.
    This course covers the key theoretical aspects of           thermodynamics, materials testing and analysis,             • Individual Project
    aeronautical engineering including aerodynamics,            instrumentation and control, composites, fluid systems                                                                  Starting salaries for graduate aeronautical engineers
    propulsion, aircraft design, manufacturing and              and extensive finite element analysis, and                                                                              are typically £23,000* – rising rapidly with experience,
    flight systems.                                             computational fluid dynamics software. Our MP521                                                                        further postgraduate study and professional
                                                                flight simulator will even let you take to the skies and                                                                accreditation.
    Our courses have been designed and developed in             monitor your journey.
    consultation with the aviation industry to meet the Civil
    Aviation Authority’s (CAA) and the professional
    accreditation body’s requirements. This course is your      Did you know?                                               Did you know?                                               UCAS information
    pathway to becoming a professionally accredited
    aeronautical engineer, with many graduates                  In the third year, you will undertake practical             “Long-term demand for air travel is projected to            UCAS code: H410
    commanding a salary in excess of £55,000* by their mid-     flying lessons with a local flying club. You will not       grow internationally at 4-5% per annum, with                UCAS tariff: 260-300 points (including
    twenties.                                                   be charged any additional fees for this.                    demand for new civil aircrafts worth an estimated           Mathematics and a science-based subject). Visit
                                                                                                                            $1.6 trillion over the next 20 years.”             or for the
    This course is academically-focused and will prepare you                                                                Society of British Aerospace Companies, 2008                most up-to-date details on entry requirements.
    for a career in the air transport industry. You will be
    taught by teams of experienced and dedicated aircraft
    engineers and lecturers. You'll get a solid base of
    practical skills and an understanding of design and the                                                                                                                             *
    commercial world, plus experience in problem-solving,                                                                                                                               ** Subject to a successful accreditation submission to the Royal
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aeronautical Society
    teamwork and creativity. You will also have the option
    to progress onto the MSc Aeronautical Engineering
    award – further enhancing your employability.

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    FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                                  +44 (0) 1443 654 450                                                 FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

“   Within this field, graduates with avionics skills are
    highly valued
                        Aircraft Maintenance Training Centre

    BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Systems Engineering
    with Avionics
    The UK aeronautical systems engineering industry            This academic course has been a strong practical            Course content
    comprises both truly international businesses and           element and has designed and developed in                                                                       How you will study
    smaller, niche market players. As such, it can offer        consultation with the aviation industry to meet the Civil   Year One
    excellent opportunities for engineers with                  Aviation Authority’s (CAA) and the professional             • Principles of Aeronautical Engineering            You will spend approximately 18 hours per week in
    relevant skills and qualifications to meet career           accreditation body’s requirements. It will prepare you      • Analogue Electronics 1                            lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will also spend
    aspirations on a global basis.                              for a career in the aviation industry but also provide a    • Digital Electronics 1                             about 20 hours per week doing research, studying
                                                                range of skills and knowledge that are readily              • Personal Development Planning                     current issues and preparing for lectures. Modules are
    Avionics is concerned with the integrated operating         transferrable within the transport industry and beyond.     • Mathematics for Engineers                         assessed through a mixture of exams, coursework and
    systems of aircraft. The avionics of an aircraft can be                                                                 • Introduction to Avionics Systems                  problem-based exercises. You will also benefit from
    divided into three main areas – aircraft-based avionics,    You will be based at the University’s Treforest campus      • Engineering Mechanics 1                           lectures delivered by guest speakers from industry.
    which includes communications and navigation;               and, unlike aerospace courses at other universities,        • Introduction to 'C' Programming and Embedded
    ground-based avionics, which includes air traffic control   there is no need to travel to an external site to benefit     Systems
    and landing and finally space-related avionics which        from our facilities. Our new Aircraft Maintenance                                                               Career opportunities
    incorporate satellite communications and payloads.          Training Centre and engineering laboratories offer the      Year Two
                                                                latest dedicated facilities. Our MP521 flight simulator     • Configuration and Programming of Embedded         The aeronautical and avionics industry is global in
    The new generation of aeronautical systems engineers        will even let you take to the skies and evaluate your         Systems                                           nature so it is impossible to cover all the opportunities
    will need to fully understand how to create highly          own aircraft-related designs. Our new Embedded              • Aircraft Systems and Performance                  here. Wales has a thriving aero industry, with
    reliable products and to have a professional approach       Systems Lab will provide the essential practical            • Design for Aeronautical Engineers                 international companies such as British Airways
    to system design. This course will develop engineers        knowledge needed to be successful in this field.            • Further Mathematics for Engineers                 Avionics, EADS, Airbus Industries and GE all with
    with a wide appreciation of the scope of modern                                                                         • Avionics Group Project (with Simulator)           substantial operations in the region. In the UK there is a
    avionics, together with the specific and detailed                                                                       • Fly-by-Wire Systems                               plethora of major companies such as BAE, Thales,
    knowledge required to implement rugged designs. It           UCAS information                                                                                               QinetiQ and Rockwell Collins that supply both the
                                                                                                                            • Management and Sustainability
    will cover many areas of avionics and relate these to the                                                                                                                   civilian and government markets. In Europe and
    wider aspects of aeronautical engineering to provide         UCAS code: H490                                                                                                beyond, there is the European Space Agency and NASA.
                                                                                                                            Year Three
    graduates with the competences needed to evolve into         UCAS tariff: 260-300 points (including
                                                                                                                            • Project (BEng)
    highly professional engineers.                               Mathematics and a science-based subject). Visit
                                                                                                                            • A selection from a number of options including:
                                                        or for the
                                                                                                                              • Aircraft Maintenance Management
                                                                 most up-to-date details on entry requirements.
                                                                                                                              • Advanced Embedded Systems Design
                                                                                                                              • High Integrity Systems
                                                                                                                              • Control and Stability
                                                                                                                              • Communications, Navigation and Autopilots

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    FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                                   +44 (0) 1443 654 450                                                      FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

                                                                                                                                                                                      How you will study

                                                                                                                                                                                      As well as the hands-on aircraft training, you will spend
                                                                                                                                                                                      around 27 hours each week in lectures, tutorials,
                                                                                                                                                                                      workshops and seminars. You will also spend about 20
                                                                                                                                                                                      hours each week doing research, studying current issues
                                                                                                                                                                                      and preparing for lectures. Teaching takes place at the
                                                                                                                                                                                      University’s Treforest campus and the International
                                                                                                                                                                                      Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT), which is adjacent
                                                                                                                                                                                      to Cardiff International Airport.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Because of the nature of the course, the assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                      procedure differs from a conventional engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                      degree programme. The pass mark for EASA Part 66
                                                                                                                                                                                      exams is 75%. The EASA Part 66 element of the course
                                                                                                                                                                                      is a professional qualification and as such, is governed
                                                                                                                                                                                      by European rules and regulations (Part 147). In
                                                                                                                                                                                      addition, there are University modules assessed in
                                                                                                                                                                                      accordance with University rules and regulations.

                                                                                                                             Course content                                           Career opportunities

                                                                                                                             This is very much a hands-on practical course, but the   This course offers excellent worldwide career
                                                                                                                             principles of aircraft maintenance engineering and       opportunities, as the EASA Part 66 Licence qualifies
                                                                                                                             science run throughout.                                  holders to be selected for further aircraft-type
                                                                                                                                                                                      authorisation before being permitted to sign off
    BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering                                                                              Year One
                                                                                                                             • Personal Development Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                      aircrafts for flight. You can gain employment
                                                                                                                                                                                      throughout the UK and all over the world with
                                                                                                                             • Mathematics                                            manufacturing companies, commercial airlines, air-taxi
                                                              There is a worldwide skills shortage of qualified, licensed    • Electronic Fundamentals (Mechanical)                   operators and flying schools.
    Aircraft maintenance engineers work across the
                                                              aircraft maintenance engineers. Consequently, this             • Physics
    globe for airlines, maintenance divisions of aero-
                                                              prestigious degree attracts students from across the           • Electrical Fundamentals                                Employment also exists with the armed forces and
    engine manufacturers and specialist aircraft
                                                              globe, giving your degree a real international flavour         • Instrumentation Systems (Mechanical)                   commercial airlines on long-haul flights. You may also
    maintenance companies. They are responsible for
                                                              and many job opportunities.                                    • Materials and Hardware (Mechanical)                    pursue a career in further and higher education for
    either the servicing and overhaul of engines,
                                                                                                                             • Management 1                                           regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) or
    airframes and basic electrical systems, or as
                                                              Qualified aircraft maintenance personnel must have                                                                      airline operators. There is a growing market for
    avionics engineers looking after the maintenance
                                                              obtained a full ‘EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance             Year Two                                                 maintenance, repair and overhaul of military and
    of instrumentation – electrical/electronic
                                                              Engineer Licence’ in order to sign off aircraft for flight.    • Aircraft Aerodynamics (Turbines)                       commercial aircraft. You may also choose to undertake
    equipment, automatic flight control systems,
                                                              To receive this licence, you must have completed five          • Gas Turbine Engines                                    sub-contract work.
    radar and radio navigation and communication
                                                              years of professional aircraft experience. Glamorgan           • Basic Aerodynamics
    systems. This course is recognised and approved
                                                              graduates of the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance.              • Propeller
    by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the UK.
                                                                                                                             • Management and Sustainability                           UCAS information
    You will benefit from dedicated aircraft experience       Engineering degree can reduce this requirement
                                                              considerably. Following successful completion of your          Year Three                                                UCAS code: H402
    with real aircraft facilities. Glamorgan’s Aircraft
                                                              award, and with just two further years of work                 • Project (BSc)                                           September and January start dates available.
    Maintenance Training Centre on the Treforest campus
                                                              experience in an approved aircraft maintenance                 • Maintenance Practices (Mechanical)                      UCAS tariff: 220-260 points (including Mathematics
    offers the latest facilities, complete with engineering
                                                              engineering role, you could be fully licensed to sign off      • Project Management                                      or a science based subject). Visit
    labs, our own full-size Jetstream 31 commercial plane
                                                              aircraft for flight. We will assist you in finding placement   • Human Factors                                           or for the most up to date details
    and an MP521 flight simulator.
                                                              opportunities through our extensive links with aerospace       • Aviation Legislation                                    on entry requirements.
                                                              companies in the South Wales area. There is more               • Management
                                                              information on EASA training on page 13.

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     FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                               +44 (0) 1443 654 450                                                         FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

     MSc Aeronautical Engineering
     The world is a smaller place following huge               The University has already invested significantly in
     advances in the aerospace industry. Passenger             facilities specific to the aeronautical awards. These
     jets have become larger and are able to fly               include a gas turbine engine, an updated wind tunnel
     greater distances before refuelling. Business             and a state-of-the-art flight simulator. A further £1.5m
     travellers shuttle between continents for                 is being invested in a brand-new Aircraft
     meetings, and freight companies such as UPS and           Maintenance Training Centre. This centre, on the
     FedEx operate huge aircraft fleets to facilitate          Treforest campus, houses a small commercial jet with
     their global distribution networks.                       laboratories and workshops.

     The breadth, diversity and complexity of this industry,   The University is also undertaking leading research into
     both commercial and military, demands skilled and         a number of areas, including foreign object damage
     highly qualified engineers who possess the latest         and turbine engine mountings. Significant funding has
     knowledge.                                                also been secured in association with Airbus, to monitor
                                                               the structural health of composite materials. The
     This MSc Aeronautical Engineering programme has           Faculty of Advanced Technology was ranked among the
     been designed with these demands in mind – for            top 30% of British universities in the field of General
     graduates seeking employment in the aeronautical          Engineering (Research Assessment Exercise
     sector and for practising engineers looking to expand     2008).
     their skills.

     “      The world is a smaller place following huge
            advances in the aerospace industry
      Essential information                                                                                               Course content                                               Career opportunities
      Course length: Full-time 1 year/Part-time 3 years                                                                   Modules include:                                             A postgraduate qualification in aeronautical
      Part-time study day: Friday                                                                                         • Aircraft Materials                                         engineering will open a myriad of opportunities to be
                                                                                                                          • Aircraft Propulsion                                        part of a dynamic industry offering excellent training
      Course fees 2009-10:                                                                                                • Finite Element Analysis                                    and career development. The variety of jobs is broad
      Full-time UK & EU students: £3,390.                                                                                 • Computational Fluid Dynamics                               with opportunities to work across the globe. As well as
      Full-time international students: £10,250.                                                                          • Heat Transfer and Combustion                               the traditional engineering opportunities in
      Part-time fees calculated on pro-rata basis                                                                         • Monitoring and Control                                     aerodynamics and propulsion, there are a wide range
      depending on modules taken.                                                                                         • Safety Engineering                                         of product design and safety systems aspects to
                                                                                                                          • Integrated Project Planning and Management                 consider. The sheer breadth of the aircraft industry
      Entry requirements:                                                                                                 • Dissertation                                               affords opportunities in helicopters, smaller leisure
      An honours degree in aeronautical or aerospace                                                                                                                                   aircraft and military applications, as well as the more
      engineering, although other applicants with a                                                                                                                                    widely publicised passenger airlines.
      relevant engineering degree or suitable industry                                                                    How you will study
      experience will be considered.                                                                                                                                                   The structure and content of this course have been
                                                                                                                          Modules involve lectures, tutorials and practical            designed in consultation with the South Wales aviation
                                                                                                                          laboratory work, with continually assessed coursework        industry to meet the requirements of the professional
                                                                                                                          and exams. The dissertation allows you to research a         accreditation body. Therefore, this course could be a
                                                                                                                          specific aeronautical engineering topic to illustrate your   pathway towards Institutional Accreditation as a
                                                                                                                          depth of knowledge, critical awareness and problem           Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Royal Aeronautical
                                                                                                                          solving skills. The dissertation has three elements of       Society (RAeS), following a successful accreditation
                                                                                                                          assessment: a thesis, a poster presentation and an oral      submission.

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     FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY                                                                            +44 (0) 1443 654 450                                                          FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

     EASA Training*
     A professional career in aircraft maintenance engineering in Europe and many other parts of the
     world requires an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved licence qualification (Part 66).
     This allows the certified technician/engineer to inspect, maintain, perform repair tasks and
     subsequently release checked aircrafts back into service.

     EASA is responsible for maintaining safe operation of aircraft fleets across Europe. Such licences can be earned
     from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of an EU member state through the completion of what is known as the
     basic training course gained from approved training centres (Part 147), followed by the accumulation of the
     necessary relevant work experience in an approved maintenance environment (Part 145)*.

     BSc Aircraft Maintenance                                                Category C licence
     Engineering/ B Licence
                                                                                                                                       International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT)
                                                                             A Category C licence (for based maintenance activities)
     Any work carried out on an aircraft needs to be signed                  is required to progress onto a supervisory role. The
                                                                                                                                       Part of Barry College, ICAT is one of only two colleges in the UK to be CAA approved. It is also
     off by a B licence certifier. In general, the B licence (line           University of Glamorgan is currently working towards
                                                                                                                                       recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as part of a Network of Excellence in Wales for
     maintenance activities) can be gained via five years’                   gaining CAA approval. If successful, graduates of our
                                                                                                                                       aerospace education, training and consultancy.
     professional aircraft experience.                                       BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course
                                                                             will be able to work towards the C licence.
                                                                                                                                       The partnership between ICAT and the University of Glamorgan has developed over many years, resulting in both
     The University of Glamorgan, in collaboration with the
                                                                                                                                       parties collaborating to jointly offer the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License-based BSc (Hons)
     International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT),
     which is a UK Civil Aviation Authority approved Part-
     147 training centre, offer an innovative BSc (Hons)
     Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree which is
     structured upon the basic training needs of EASA.                                                                                 Location                                                     Industrial Panel

     Through our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance                                                                                       ICAT is ideally located, adjacent to Cardiff International   Within the Faculty, we have a comprehensive panel
     Engineering, our combined resources are capable of                                                                                Airport and just a few miles from key players in the         consisting of representatives from major companies,
     meeting both the basic academic and practical                                                                                     industry, such as British Airways Maintenance Centre         including BAMC, Storm Aviation, GEAES, Nordam
     training** requirements to the B1.1 (Aeroplanes                                                                                   (BAMC), Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA), and           Europe, TES and BA Avionics. This allows industry to
     Turbine-Engines). This means if you successfully                                                                                  RAF St Athan.                                                directly impact on the design of our courses so that you
     graduate from our BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance                                                                                                                                              graduate with the skills and knowledge to integrate
     Engineering degree you will only need to complete a                                                                                                                                            quickly and easily into employment. These companies
     further two year’s work experience to gain the B                                                                                  Aerospace excellence                                         can provide placement and work experience
     licence.                                                                                                                                                                                       opportunities as well as the potential offer of graduate
                                                                                                                                       ICAT’s facilities boast a series of workshops and            employment.
     Over the three year duration of the course our students                                                                           classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment reflecting
     submit the necessary coursework in addition to the CAA                                                                            the needs of the aerospace sector, where high-level
     examination on the EASA modules. The EASA element                                                                                 technology skills in engineering and avionics are            Accreditations
     makes up two thirds of the course. Students are also                                                                              demanded. The provision of two fully serviceable light
     required to study University modules aimed at further                                                                             aircraft, associated systems, a wind tunnel, avionics, gas   Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
     developing their communication and management                                                                                     turbine engines, composites and materials testing            We are seeking accreditation for our new Aircraft
     skills, and undertake a project in their final year.                                                                              equipment underpin the Centre’s Network of                   Maintenance Training Centre from the CAA – the UK’s
                                                                                                                                       Excellence position.                                         largest specialist aviation regulator.
     The completion of the new Aircraft Maintenance
     Training Centre at Glamorgan’s Treforest campus                                                                                   These provisions, together with the teaching expertise,      Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
     enables the University to offer practical aircraft                                                                                enable ICAT to play a major role in the education and        Our BEng courses are developed in consultation with
     maintenance training in addition to the delivery of                                                                               training of technicians and engineers for the global         the South Wales aviation industry and are designed to
     academic modules. The Centre will house a serviceable                                                                             aerospace sector. ICAT works in partnership with a           meet the academic requirements for course registration
     turbine powered aircraft and simulate a commercial                                                                                diverse range of aerospace companies. The Centre is          to a CEng level of the RAeS. We are confident of a
     aircraft maintenance facility. Expected completion date                                                                           also an Aerospace Education and Training Resource            successful accreditation submission to the RAeS by 2011.
     is spring 2010.                                                                                                                   Centre working with professional institutions,
                                                                                                                                       government agencies, Aerospace Wales Forum and
                                                                                                                                       careers organisations, providing students with a
     * The information concerning EASA, B and C licence qualifications are                                                             comprehensive network of contacts to engage with
     intended only as a guide and further details can found at                                                                         during and on completion of their studies. and

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