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Continued Airworthiness & Maintenance Management - Specialist Diploma

Course Details

Award: Specialist Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award Delivery:
Part Time
Duration:
1 year
Attendance:
Online course supplemented by four classroom days per Autumn & four x two day workshops per Spring
Start Date: September 2019 Enquiries:

The Specialist Diploma in Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance Management is developed in partnership with the Aviation, University of Limerick and Aerospace Skillnet and Aviation MRO/Technical Services sector; 

The online modules are supplemented by some face to face sessions and are delivered by leading Aviation sector practitioners.

With global commercial fleets projected to double over the next 20 years, the Irish aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and technical services sector, including EASA Part-21 Design Organisations and Part-M Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO), is entering a phase with significant international growth opportunities – this programme is focused on meeting this vibrant sector’s specific technical education needs.

Students gain invaluable sectoral knowledge and insights via modules taught by leading Aviation sector practitioners.

The Programme lasts for two semesters, September to the following May.

YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1 (15 WEEKS)
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Economics
  • Continued Airworthiness Management: Maintenance Programmes and Technical Records
  • Lean Management in MRO Organisations - Module Objectives
SEMESTER 2 (15 WEEKS)
  • Aircraft Leasing: Asset and Lease Management
  • Composites in the Aircraft Maintenance Environment 
 

This course is suitable for

  • Experienced Technical Aviation sector employees looking for the upskilling and career progression route
  • Higher-level graduate engineers who can take up complex roles in the expanding areas of Aviation Maintenance Planning, Procurement, CAMO services and Maintenance software development;
  • Experienced technical engineering personnel who would like to enter the Aviation sector
  • Prospective applicants should ideally have a 2.2 honours primary degree and normally 3 to 5 years’ experience in the aviation and related industries. 
  • For applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum entry requirement the course board may at its discretion, accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience. An interview may form part of the application process

Programme delivery is via blended learning with a number of face-to-face workshops oncampus in both semesters, supported by an online Learning Management System and online tutor interaction.

Participants are expected to attend:

  •   Autumn Semester: five separate on-campus workshops in the Autumn semester (4.5 days in total)
  •   Spring Semester: four x two-day workshops (8 days in total)

In the Autumn semester, the three (3) modules will be delivered concurrently, and in the Spring semester the two modules will be delivered via a four-day workshop, split over two Fridays and Saturdays for each module.

YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1 (15 WEEKS)
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Economics
  • Continued Airworthiness Management: Maintenance Programmes and Technical Records
  • Lean Management in MRO Organisations - Module Objectives
SEMESTER 2 (15 WEEKS)
  • Aircraft Leasing: Asset and Lease Management
  • Composites in the Aircraft Maintenance Environment 
 

Blended, part-time delivery.

This nine-month, part-time, specialist diploma programme will be delivered via blended learning, with a number of face-to-face workshops on-campus in both semesters, supported by UL’s online Learning Management System and online tutor interaction. Participants are expected to attend:

  •   Autumn Semester: five separate on-campus workshops in the Autumn semester (4.5 days in total)
  •   Spring Semester: four x two-day workshops (8 days in total)

Face-to-face tutorials will also be recorded and available online for participants who are unable to attend any of the on-campus days

Fees will be €6,286 and on a limited basis, partial funding is available to eligible member companies of the Aviation and Aerospace Skillnet, once prospective students meet the eligibility criteria set out for this programme - for details please contact Maeve O'Neill by email: maeve@icbe.ie or by phone: 061 423622, and  Dr K. Kourousis-  kyriakos.kourousis@ul.ie.

Before you apply, you will need to gather documentation. Please visit the How to Apply page to read detailed guidelines on which documents to gather and the application fee. You will also find the application link for your chosen course on the 'How to Apply' page.

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