Admissions are now open for the University of South Wales (USW) Dubai’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineering top-up course, to be offered at its Dubai South campus starting February 2019, after the site was launched in September.
“The internationally recognized degree allows professionals to convert technical training into a UK academic qualification in just one year full-time, through a block delivery top-up course,” according to USW. “This block-mode format will enable practicing professionals to study while working.”
The program is recognized in aviation law, as detailed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), giving access to real aircraft experience. The course is seen as ideal for individuals who have already obtained EASA certification, HND, or other qualifications and it builds on existing knowledge of aircraft maintenance to give official recognition to technical understanding and skills.
“The university has a reputation for innovative program delivery that meets both the professional and personal needs of our students,” said Julie Lydon, USW vice-chancellor. “Our aircraft maintenance engineering block mode top-up degree program certainly achieves that by enabling students to further their studies while continuing to develop their careers in the workplace. It’s a win-win for the employee and the employer.”
USW Dubai’s 3,000-sq-m Dubai South facility houses an EASA/GCAA-accredited workshop, with an aircraft and CFM56-3 engine, mechanical principles laboratories, and soundproofed maintenance areas.
Open days to give potential students the opportunity to find out more by touring the campus, speaking to lecturers, and learning more about scholarships, funding, and the application process will take place December 12-14, and January 9.
USW is centered in Newport Wales and was created in 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales in Newport. It claims to be a major force in UK higher education, especially renowned for engineering teaching and innovation, with an enrolled student body of 30,000 individuals from 120 countries. USW Dubai is its first international branch campus and it is located at Dubai South Business Park, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central).