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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Aircraft maintenance engineering in accordance with EASA Part-66, B1-1 full qualifications.
Are you interested in a trade that offers varied career opportunities, both on a domestic level and internationally?

This programme will not be accepting any applications for autumn 2020.

Kennsluform: Daily attendance
Lengd náms: 5 semesters

Studies

This programme will not be accepting any applications for autumn 2020.

Aircraft maintenance engineering offers many job opportunities all across the country as well as abroad. Graduates from Technical College Reykjavík have gone on to work for Icelandair, the Icelandic coast guard and Air Atlanta, among others. The field offers many opportunities for continuing education and expanding your knowledge.

All the courses are taught in Iceland but the course language is English. Students are divided into classes and the study programme consists of three phases: academic courses, practical courses and an internship. After completing their courses in school, students complete a payed apprenticeship.

Classes start in the fall and only 25 students are admitted per year.

General information

Admission requirements

The programme is only open for admissions in the fall semester, from mid- March each year (March 16th in 2020) until May 31st.

You need to be at least 18 years old and have good English skills, both verbal and written, as well as fair physics and math skills. This means having done two courses in English and math and one course in physics or natural sciences on upper secondary school level or having the equivalent skills.

You need to have a clean criminal record to comply with background check provisions in regulations regarding access to airports.

After graduation

The study programme gives you full B1.1 qualifications (2400 hrs.) for a journeyman’s examination in aircraft maintenance engineering, including licence to maintain aeroplanes with turbine engines.

Technical College Reykjavík collaborates with Resource Group – Aviation Technical Training Division,  this study programme in accordance with EASA Part-66 standards.

Organisation

All applications are electronic (button on top of page visible when accepted). Applications are accepted from mid- March to the end of May each year. For further information, please contact Pétur Kristinn Pétursson: [email protected]

Applications are processed after the application deadline and applicants that fulfill the admission requirements and pay the confirmation fee are accepted.

Only one group of students is admitted per year and the courses start in the beginning of September.

The programme is 2400 hrs. Taught every weekday from 08:00 – 16:30, on site. It is organised into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Academic courses – September to end of May, the first year.
  • Phase 2: Practical courses – September to January, the second year.
  • Phase 3: Internship – March to December, the second and third year.

After completing their courses in school, students start a separate apprenticeship. The above-mentioned studies qualify the students for such an apprenticeship with an accepted and accredited Part 145 maintenance facility as an aircraft maintenance engineering apprentice. Students get assistance with finding these apprenticeship placements.

All the courses are taught in Iceland but in English. Fully equipped facilities for academic and practical teaching are in Reykjavík. Part of the courses are taught at the Aviation Museum in Akureyri and at various maintenance firms.

The total tuition fee for the study programme is 4.150.000 ISK. Included in this price are all courses, materials and teaching materials. The payment process is as follows:

Students pay a confirmation fee of 550.000 ISK after their application is approved. By paying this fee, the student commits to starting the study programme and paying the rest of the tuition. The confirmation fee is not repayable, nor can it be used as payment for other courses at Technical College Reykjavík should the student change study programmes.

At the start of each of the five semesters, students pay 600.000 ISK (due date September 5th and February 5th) and at the end of the last semeseter, students pay the last payment of 600.000 ISK.

This study programme is funded entirely by tuition fees so their payment is the prerequisite for students being able to continue their studies and graduate. LÍN (the Icelandic Student Loan Fund) lends for this study programme according to their allocation rules.

FAQ

FAQ

How and when do I apply?

All applications are electronic (button on top of page visible when accepted). Applications are accepted from mid- March to the end of May each year.

When do classes start?

In the fall semester at the beginning of September. The spring semester ends May 31st. Students attend the school 8:00-16:30 weekdays.

Are students in the programme eligible for student loans?

Yes, LÍN (the Icelandic Student Loan Fund) lends for this study programme according to their allocation rules.

Where are the classes taught?

All the classes are taught in Iceland but the course language is English.

Fully equipped facilities for academic and practical teaching are located at Árleynir in Grafarvogur, Reykjavík and the majority of the classes are taught there.

Part of the courses are taught at the Aviation Museum in Akureyri and at various maintenance firms. Please note that students are responsible for arranging their own transport and accommodation when attending classes in these other locations.

How can I prepare for the programme?

We offer preparatory courses in aviation English, maths and physics for students wishing to prepare for the programme. The courses are taught on site.

These courses are held at the end of August and are organised by the School of Continuing Education. You can sign up on this website when the courses are available.

Where can I buy tools for aircraft maintenance engineering?

Icelandic retailers:

International retailers:

Interesting links to material related to aircraft maintenance engineering.

Union of Icelandic Aircraft Maintenance Technicians founded in 1947.

The purpose of the union is to protect the interests of Icelandic aircraft maintenance technicians, promote cooperation between members and improve their wages, rights and working conditions. The union advocates for the hiring of unemployed members as well as advancements in the field and insuring that Icelandic aircraft maintenance technicians are as knowledgeable as possible about their trade. Further information is here on the union’s website.

 

Rules and regulatory bodies:

USA:

Aircraft maintenance engineering – educational material:

Icelandic maintenance facilities:

 

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