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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 28 students are admitted per year.

Aircraft maintenance engineering is taught in english.

General information

Admission requirements

The minimum age of applicants is 18 years.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 upper secondary school credits, including the following subjects with a minimum grade of 7:

  • 10 credits on level 2 in upper secondary school maths
  • 5 credits on level 2 in upper secondary school physics
  • 10 credits on level 2 in upper secondary school English

Students who are interested in the study programme but do not meet these qualifications can do preparatory studies at the Technical College or take assessment tests in the above mentioned subjects. For further information please contact the student counsellors or headmaster.

Applicants must have a clean criminal record.

After graduation

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

Technical College Reykjavík collaborates with Resource Group – Aviation Technical Training Division, this study programme is 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 each year.

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.

The programme is 2400 hrs. Taught every weekday from 08:00 – 17:00, on site, and is organised into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Academic courses – First year from September to the end of May
  • Phase 2: Practical courses – Second year from September to January
  • Phase 3: Internship – Second and third year from March to December

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 4.950.000 ISK. Included in this price are all courses, materials and teaching materials. The payment process is as follows:

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. Menntasjóður (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).

When do classes start?

In the fall semester at the beginning of September. The spring semester ends May 31st. Students attend the school 8:00-17:00 weekdays.

Are students in the programme eligible for student loans?

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

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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