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Aeronautical Engineering

A course in aeronautical engineering can provide students with a more focused look at flight mechanics and how aircraft are designed. Taking a class may give individuals a competitive edge when pursuing employment opportunities.

Prospective students frequently ask, what is a course in aeronautical engineering? Primarily, it can offer students an introduction to the basics of aerodynamics. The evolution of aviation is often incorporated in the coursework as well. Important historical figures that may be mentioned are the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong. The curriculum may also include supplementary demonstrations, exercises and competitions, all relevant to the coursework.

Taking a course in aeronautical engineering can ground students in the fundaments of this field of study. Enrolling in a class is also a good way to help students evaluate whether the field of study is the right fit and whether they want to pursue further coursework.

The cost of a class in aeronautical engineering will fluctuate by institution and country. Prospective students should thoroughly research their options to ensure any program they are considering is the right fit. It is also advisable to confirm all fees and registration expenses in advance.

A course in aeronautical engineering can lay the groundwork for an exciting career, and there are a wide variety of employment opportunities. Aerospace engineers are typically at the forefront of designing and developing the world’s most advanced vehicles, such as aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and space stations. Even if you don’t want to pursue an aeronautical engineering degree, a class can still help augment credentials. Commercial and recreational pilots may also find these types of classes highly beneficial and interesting.

Prospective students should research all their choices, and an ideal place to begin is with our comprehensive database. For some students, the best fit can be online classes, as they may provide an increased level of flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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CanSat: Hands-on Satellite Design

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Full time 4 weeks January 2017 Germany Berlin

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. [+]

Best Course Studies in Aeronautical Engineering 2017. Winter school: January 3rd to 27th, 2017 Course price: 2.200 Euros 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points Topic Space Technology Target group This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering. It is recommended that students use their own laptops for the hands-on project. Learning Goal/Output After taking part in this course, students will have knowledge of the most important topics related to space technologies. Students will know the parts of a space system and understand their correlations, and will be able to plan and conduct a space mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a space system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming. Course Components The course starts with introductory lectures about the most important topics related to space technologies. In parallel, a practical training will be given to develop specific engineering skills in mechanics, electronics and programming that are necessary to conduct the hands-on project. During project work units, parts of a CanSat will be designed with supervision in smaller groups. During a launch campaign, the CanSat will be tested under real conditions. The course is supplemented by an excursion to space related companies and institutions in Berlin. Short Description A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this course, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch. Therefore, all basics of topics related to exciting area of space technologies is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites. Prerequisites The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Participants should have a general understanding of engineering. Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß is head of the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin’s Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has dealt extensively with nano and pico satellite technologies and their various uses for the communication and remote sensing of the Earth, Moon and planets. Three research assistants of the Chair of Space Technology, Dr. Zizung Yoon, Cem Avsar, Dipl.-Ing. and Sebastian Trowitzsch, Dipl.-Ing. are involved in the summer school course. Cem Avsar Cem Avsar graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2010. During his studies at TU Berlin, he was teaching informatics for eight semesters as tutor. Also, he participated in practical space related projects during his time of studies. With his graduation, he joined the staff of scientific researchers at the TU Berlin, Chair of Space Technology. He worked on modular satellite architectures and CubeSats. As Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß‘ teaching assistant, he was strongly involved in shaping the space technology curriculum. He also managed research projects, for instance a student-built rover. Nikolas Korn Nikolas Korn graduated in Aerospace Engineering from TU Berlin in 2014. During his studies, he was working at GEA Grasso on 3D CAD modeling of screw compressor parts. Later he joined the PiNaSys as researcher. There he is focused on hardware and software development of miniaturized attitude determination systems for parabolic flight experiments as well as GPS orbit simulations. In April 2015 he participated on the 25. DLR parabolic flight campaign in Bordeaux, France. Sebastian Trowitzsch Sebastian Trowitzsch holds a Diploma of Aerospace Engineering, he graduated from TU Berlin in 2010. From 2005 to 2012, he was actively involved in the design, verification and operation of the picosatellite BEESAT. Since 2010, he is project manager and system engineer of the follow-up mission BEESAT-2. Dr. Zizung Yoon After graduating from TU Berlin, Zizung Yoon joined the development team of the small satellite TET (120 kg) in the company Astro- und Feindwerktechnik. Along with the research experience gained in the industry, he accomplished his Ph.D. in the field of fault tolerant attitude control system. [-]

EASA Part 66 Type Ratings Courses - (Boeing 737NG/Boeing 737CL/AS332) B1/B2/C

Aviatec Training Center
Campus Full time 39 days August 2017 Greece Athens

This course is in compliance with EASA Part-66. The participant will acquire knowledge necessary to perform and certify maintenance tasks permitted to be carried out as certifying staff category B1/B2. [+]

BOEING 737-600/700/800/900 (CFM 56) EASA PART-66 B1/B2 THEORETICAL Course Outline This course is in compliance with EASA Part-66. The participant will acquire knowledge necessary to perform and certify maintenance tasks permitted to be carried out as certifying staff category B1/B2. It provides detailed description, operation, component location, removal/installation, bite and troubleshooting procedures to a maintenance manual level. Course Duration: 174h, 29 days Target Group: EASA Part-66 category B1/B2 or other maintenance staff. Number of Participants: Recommended 15 BOEING 737-600/700/800/900 (CFM 56) EASA PART-66 B1/B2 PRACTICAL Course Outline This course is in compliance with EASA Part-66. The participant will acquire practical experience necessary to perform and certify maintenance tasks permitted to be carried out as certifying staff category B1/B2. It provides detailed systems operation presentation, component location, removal/installation, bite and troubleshooting procedures on an actual aircraft in cooperation with our partner EgyptAir. Course Duration: 10 days Target Group: EASA Part-66 category B1/B2 or other maintenance staff. Number of Participants: Recommended 15 Examination Phase examination, closed book, multiple-choice examination type. Pass mark per module examination is 75%. Practical assessment for the practical training. Eurocopter AS332 (Turbomeca Makila 1A/1A1) B1/B2 THEORETICAL Course Outline This course is in compliance with EASA Part-66. The participant will acquire knowledge necessary to perform and certify maintenance tasks permitted to be carried out as certifying staff category B1/B2. It provides detailed description, operation, component location, removal/installation, adjustments and troubleshooting procedures to a maintenance manual level. Course Duration: 153h, 26 days Target Group: EASA Part-66 category B1/B2 or other maintenance staff. Number of Participants: Recommended 10 Eurocopter AS332 (Turbomeca Makila 1A/1A1) B1/B2 PRACTICAL Course Outline This course is in compliance with EASA Part-66. The participant will acquire practical experience necessary to perform and certify maintenance tasks permitted to be carried out as certifying staff category B1/B2. It provides detailed systems operation presentation, component location, removal/installation, adjustments and troubleshooting procedures on an actual aircraft. Course Duration: 10 days Target Group: EASA Part-66 category B1/B2 or other maintenance staff. Number of Participants: Recommended 10 Examination Phase examination, closed book, multiple-choice examination type. Pass mark per module examination is 75%. Practical assessment for the practical training. [-]

EASA Part66 Basic Licence Course

Aviatec Training Center
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Greece Athens

Being a Licensed Mechanic is a highly skilled and responsible job, and it takes two years of theoretical studies and two more years of practical experience in a maintenance organisation, in order to be eligible for obtaining the licence. Even this is just the beginning for most Licensed Mechanics, who does more study, gains more experience toward specialising in aircraft types and therefore is most likely to work at such a position. [+]

Best Course Studies in Aeronautical Engineering 2017. For a successful licensed mechanic PART 66 BASIC TRAINING Being a Licensed Mechanic is a highly skilled and responsible job, and it takes two years of theoretical studies and two more years of practical experience in a maintenance organisation, in order to be eligible for obtaining the licence. Even this is just the beginning for most Licensed Mechanics, who does more study, gains more experience toward specialising in aircraft types and therefore is most likely to work at such a position. Training courses can start any time, but candidates cannot apply for a license until the age of 18. Training includes both theoretical and practical parts, followed by examinations and practical assessments. The candidates must be able to read, write and communicate to an understandable level in English language in which almost all the technical documentation and procedures necessary to support the issue of the certificate of release to service are written. Categories of Aircraft Mechanics Licensed Aircraft Mechanics are divided into the following main categories according to European Aviation Legislation: Category A. A category A aircraft maintenance license permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification tasks. Category B1. A category B1 aircraft maintenance license permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following any scheduled and unscheduled maintenance (line, base, modifications) and defect rectification tasks performed on aircraft structure, power plant, mechanical, electrical, limited on avionic systems. This license applies for airplane turbine, airplane piston, helicopter turbine and helicopter piston. The category B1 License includes the corresponding A category. Category B2. This is when the candidate decides to follow and attend the course which will provide him/her with technical knowledge in avionics skills. A category B2 maintenance license permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following any scheduled and unscheduled maintenance (line, base, modifications) and defect rectification tasks performed on aircraft avionics systems. The category B2 License does not include the corresponding A category. Category B3. Is applicable to piston-engine non-pressurized airplanes of 2000 Kg MTOM and below. Category C. This is when the candidate decides to follow and attend the relevant course which will provide him/her with technical knowledge sufficient to release aircrafts to service after Base Maintenance. The main courses provided by Aviatec are EASA Part-66 Cat A, B1 and C for turbine powered engine airplanes as complete module courses including Practical Training in real maintenance environment and at our own workshops. THE COURSE The training subjects that a candidate has to attend at Aviatec in order to become a Licensed Aircraft Mechanic are divided into the following modules according to the European Aviation Legislation requirements: Module 1. Mathematics Module 2. Physics Module 3. Electrical Fundamentals Module 4. Electronic Fundamentals Module 5. Digital Techniques in Electronic Instrument Systems Module 6. Materials and Hardware Module 7. Maintenance Practices Module 8. Basic Aerodynamics Module 9. Human Factors Module 10. Aviation Legislation Module 11A. Turbine Airplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems (for B1.1 only) Module 12. Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems Module 13. Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems (for B2 only) Module 14 Propulsion (for B2 only) Module 15. Gas Turbine Engine (for B1.1 only) Module 17. Propeller (for B1.1 only) Modules are taught in different levels of knowledge depending on whether the candidate is wishing to follow an A, B1, B2 or C category career. Upon completion of each module, the candidate has to take an exam in which if successfully passed he/she will be credited accordingly. The exams have a certain standard of pass grade and each module exam consists of different kind of tests like multi choice questions, essays, practical tests e.t.c. BASIC PRACTICAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS Aviatec has established practical workshops in order to comply with the practical training requirements. The workshops are equipped with machine and sheet metal shop equipment, actual aircraft parts, a real aircraft, a complete turbine engine, test and calibration units and generally anything that will support customer training needs and students’ practical skill built up. Practical training will also be conducted on actual aircrafts. FURTHER PRACTICAL TRAINING Aviatec is working closely with maintenance organisations and technological institutions, so we are able to provide the complete one stop practical training shop to meet all EASA legislated training requirements and thus supporting customer’s training needs and students’ practical skill built up. [-]

Combined MCC/JOC Course - Oxford

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Campus Full time 40 hours August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy we believe that combining the MCC and JOC into one 40 hour course achieves a better training gradient. [+]

Combined MCC/JOC Course - Oxford At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy we believe that combining the MCC and JOC into one 40 hour course achieves a better training gradient. Our combined MCC / JOC course offers the full MCC and JOC course content but on a more evenly paced course, where elements of the MCC are introduced throughout the full 40 hours. The MCC/JOC is offered as a combined package at a discounted price – but still giving the student 40 hours of jet training in either the B737-400 or CRJ-200. This course meets EASA requirements. Course Dates: We have courses starting every week, please contact fto-oxford.enquiries@cae.com for availability. Pre-Course Entry Requirements In order to undertake the course, you must hold a valid and current EASA Commercial Pilot's Licence with Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine experience (MEIR and/or MEP) or the Skills Test pass certificates if awaiting licence issue. Training Method Classroom lectures and a choice of FNPTII Simulator; B737-400 or CRJ200. Overview 4 days of classroom lessons - (2 days CRM, 2 days Technical) 40 hours (10 sessions) of practical simulator training. *We regret we cannot take bookings any later than 7 days before course commencement. [-]

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

The School of Aviation at Confederation College has a well-established Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program designed and developed in consultation with Industry and Transport Canada [+]

Best Course Studies in Aeronautical Engineering 2017. Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance The School of Aviation at Confederation College has a well-established Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program designed and developed in consultation with Industry and Transport Canada. This program will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to develop into a competent and reliable Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Aircraft Maintenance is a well-established area of aviation technology with continuing requirements for entry level personnel. High on the priority list are Aircraft Maintenance Engineers as Industry Canada predicts a shortage of qualified aviation personnel in the near future. Future graduation levels must rise to meet future industry employment demands. The program is two years in duration and combines a mixture of theory and practical application. Airframe, engine and electrical courses are taught concurrently; approximately 50% of the time is devoted to practical and 50% to theory. Accreditation: The program is accredited by Transport Canada. Graduates having an attendance record greater than 95% are given 18 months credit, determined by Transport Canada, towards the experience requirements for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Category "M" license. [-]

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Confederation College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Canada Thunder Bay

As an Aerospace Technologist you will work alongside Engineers and shop floor personnel, managing projects while resolving manufacturing problems as they arise. [+]

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology If you’re a motivated, enthusiastic individual, eager to pursue an extremely rewarding career with a difference, then look no further. Canada’s aerospace industry provides numerous opportunities to work in a fast-paced, productive team environment. The design and manufacture of aerospace products requires the skills and input of many talented workers. As an Aerospace Technologist you will work alongside Engineers and shop floor personnel, managing projects while resolving manufacturing problems as they arise. Through Confederation College, you now have the option of graduating from the 2-year Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician program with a Technician Diploma or from the Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology with an Advanced Diploma after completing three years of study. [-]

Instrument Rating Course

Advanced Flight Training
Campus Full time 55 hours August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

Pilots need Instrument Rating in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). [+]

Best Course Studies in Aeronautical Engineering 2017. Pilots need Instrument Rating in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). Pre-Entry Requirements: Before commencing the course applicants for an IR shall: Hold at least a PPL (A) The privileges to fly at night in accordance with FCL.810 i; or An ATPL in another category of aircraft; or A CPL (A). Have completed at least 50 hours of cross-country flight time as PIC in Aeroplanes, helicopters or airships of which at least 10 hours shall be in Aeroplanes. Have completed the EASA, IR or ATPL theoretical knowledge exams. The instrument rating flight test must be passed within 36 months of passing the final written exam. Hold a valid medical. If training for a multi-engine Instrument Rating hold a valid multi engine piston class rating or have completed the training for the MEP class rating. All applicants must hold a valid FRTOL. Course Structure: Considering most candidates will be completing the IR course on the MEP aeroplane, The standard IR (A) Training course is a 55 hour course, 40 Hours on FNPT II, 15 Hours on MEP aircraft. If the candidate either holds a CPL (A) or Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) certificate then the initial BIFM may be reduced by up to 10 hours as follows: A BIFM is not required if the candidate holds either a CPL, has completed the CPL course and passed the Skills Test, or already holds a BIFM course Completion Certificate. Any Student requiring Basic IF refresher training may use part of the Basic Instrument Flight Module as required, at the discretion of the Head of Training. Cost: £14604.72 inc. VAT. Additional costs: Skill test with an approved flight examiner: see CAA scheme of charges Solo hire of aeroplane for test: £462.24 [-]

Aviation Course

AMA Education System
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Manila

Delta Air International Aviation Academy, Inc. (DAIAA) was originally started in 2001 by a group of young, idealistic pilots who anticipated a growing demand for quality aviation training at reasonable fees. Backed by a pool of competent senior pilots serving as flight instructors, the school grew to become one of the biggest in the Philippines, counting proud graduates from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and the United States through the years. [+]

Delta Air International Aviation Academy, Inc. (DAIAA) was originally started in 2001 by a group of young, idealistic pilots who anticipated a growing demand for quality aviation training at reasonable fees. Backed by a pool of competent senior pilots serving as flight instructors, the school grew to become one of the biggest in the Philippines, counting proud graduates from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and the United States through the years. In June 2011, AMA Education System (AMAES), through AMA Properties Management Inc., took over the assets and management of DAIAA. For the Chairman of AMAES, Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, this was the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream. He envisions his newest venture to raise and set the bar in the aviation industry, blending state-of-the art technology with the highest standards of safety and quality in all its flight training and operations. With an annual student population of 150,000 in more than 200 campuses in the Philippines and other parts of the world, AMAES prides itself in having a sterling record in the field of education. Thus, in the short time that AMAES has taken over DAIAA, it has put in place improvements in the Company’s facilities, systems and procedures. This is in line with its thrust to produce only world-class and globally competitive pilots. Today, as the newest member of the AMA Education System, the new DELTA AIR is flying higher! Courses available Private Pilot License (PPL) Course for Airplane Multi-Engine Land The multi-engine course is simply designed to make the trainee pilot competent on handling and flying multi-engine aircrafts smoothly and safely with major focus on proficiency. The applicants would get hours of flight instruction about the multi engine aircraft and advanced flight training devices on the ground and classroom training. Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Course for Airplane Single-Engine Land This single-engine course is simply designed to make the trainee pilot competent on handling and flying multi-engine aircrafts smoothly and safely with major focus on proficiency, particularly single-engine aircrafts. Students would also get hours of flight instruction about the single-engine aircraft and advanced flight training devices on the ground and classroom training. Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Course for Airplane Multi-Engine Land The multi-engine course is simply designed to make the trainee pilot competent on handling and flying multi-engine aircrafts smoothly and safely with major focus on proficiency, particularly commercial grade aircrafts. The applicants would also get hours of flight instruction about the multi-engine aircraft and advanced flight training devices on the ground and classroom training. Commercial Pilot License/Instrument Rating–Multi-Engine/CRM Integrated (CPL/IR, ME/CRM) The multi-engine course is simply designed to make the trainee pilot competent on handling and flying multi-engine aircrafts smoothly and safely with major focus on proficiency, particularly commercial grade aircrafts. Aquire qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR), including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments. Instrument Rating (IR) Course for Airplane To be able to give the student with the qualifications that an airplane pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). It requires additional training and instruction Crew Resource Management (CRM) Course Enable the student for the effective use of all available resources for flight crew personnel to assure a safe and efficient operation, reducing error, avoiding stress and increasing efficiency. CRM encompasses a wide range of knowledge, skills and attitudes including communications, loss of situational awareness, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork; together with all the attendant sub-disciplines which each of these areas entails. Flight Instructor License (FIL) Course for Airplane Single-Engine (SE) Land A flight instructor serves to enhance or evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an aviator in pursuit of a higher pilot's license, certificate or rating. Individuals wishing to give instruction in airplanes or powered-lift aircraft are additionally required to hold an instrument rating in the desired category and class. The course focuses on using single-engine aircrafts. Flight Instructor License (FIL) Course for Airplane Multi-Engine (ME) Land A flight instructor serves to enhance or evaluate the knowledge and skill level of an aviator in pursuit of a higher pilot's license, certificate or rating. Individuals wishing to give instruction in airplanes or powered-lift aircraft are additionally required to hold an instrument rating in the desired category and class. The course focuses on using multi-engine aircrafts. 2-year Aircraft Maintenance Technology The Aircraft Maintenance Technology program will help train students to become airframe and power plant technicians in a well-equipped setting. Our program allows students to utilize their hands to diagnose, maintain and repair aircraft. Through hands-on and classroom training, students will learn the proper tools and techniques required to become successful aircraft mechanics. 2-year Aviation Electronics Technology Avionics is the study of aviation electronics, specifically the communication, navigation and instrumentation systems. Avionics degree programs, commonly offered at the associate's degree level, prepare students for careers as avionics technicians, who install, maintain and repair an aircraft's electrical components. [-]

Aircraft Engineering

Estonian Aviation Academy
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Estonia Ülenurme

After the completion of the studies in Aircraft Engineering it is possible to work as an aviation engineer or as a maintenance technician at an enterprise manufacturing or carrying out maintenance procedures on aircraft. [+]

Best Course Studies in Aeronautical Engineering 2017. What are you educated and trained to become? The field of aviation has arisen, grown and developed, first and foremost, due to the development of aviation engineering – due to technical solutions that enable to move around without any contact with the ground. Creating such technical solutions – designing, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of aircraft therefore provides a format and content to everything taking place in aviation. The work of an aviation engineer comprises creation of high-tech solutions or maintenance procedures in the field of mechanics, mechatronics as well as electronics. The skills and experience enable the respective specialist to work in other fields which require application of high-tech solutions to solve technical problems: automotive industry, rail transport etc. After the completion of the studies in Aircraft Engineering it is possible to work as an aviation engineer or as a maintenance technician at an enterprise manufacturing or carrying out maintenance procedures on aircraft. In addition to the work as an engineer at an enterprise designing and manufacturing manned or unmanned aerial vehicles, it is possible to apply the acquired knowledge of engineering in an aircraft maintenance enterprise: - doing aerodynamic analysis and strength calculations of the aircraft or for the structure repairs; making technical drawings; - planning the overhaul and repair operations; - carrying out daily maintenance procedures (inspection and repair of aircraft structures, analysis of system malfunctions and deviations). Working in this speciality requires the specialist to be well versed in on-board systems, have the courage to make decisions, have the planning ability, be meticulous in following the instruction manuals as well as possess good manual skills in handling special purpose appliances and tools. In order to take necessary corrective actions an aviation engineer needs vast specialist experience. They have to display responsible attitude to the quality of the maintenance procedures performed. The course for aviation engineers lasts for four years and the volume of studies is 240 ECTS credits. The study process falls into three phases: - Basic studies last for three semesters (90 ECTS). The course consists of lectures and practical training, and serves as the foundation for an academic degree course. The studies are carried out in co-operation with the University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences. - Basic aviation studies last for one semester (30 ECTS). Specialization begins after the completion of the course in basic aviation studies and falls into two stages: 1. Basic professional training and 2. Speciality training. Special courses (up to 120 ECTS) last for four semesters. The studies are carried out in co-operation with Tallinn University of Technology and the practical training in co-operation with different aviation enterprises and institutions in Estonia and abroad. To graduate from the Academy the students have to write a graduation thesis and pass the exams depending on the speciality chosen. The language of instruction at EAVA is the Estonian language except for the joint courses offered to ERASMUS students which are carried out in the English language. [-]