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Aviation Engineering

Start your journey to a high flying career

Discover world-class aviation engineering training at the International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Apply now for September 2022. 



Looking to start your journey to becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer? With courses that allow you to master your skills through real work experiences and provide you with opportunities to work on live aircraft and complete the EASA licence exams, our aviation engineering courses could be for you!

Start your journey to a career in aircraft engineering with our aviation engineering degree course, awarded by the UEA. Apply for September 2022 today.

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“It is an amazing resource to be able to come in and work on an aircraft and be presented with real-life situations, where you have to fault diagnose, and work around things that you wouldn’t be able to simulate in a classroom. ”

Sammie Ashforth, BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice

“We’re getting hands-on experience. You go right back to the basics, so we’ve been learning everything we need to know for going on to pursue a career in aviation engineering. ”

Belle Connell, Level 2 Diploma in Aviation Engineering

“The Professional Aviation Engineering Practice degree is really demanding, but it rewards you in many ways. It allows you to grow as a person, professionally and academically.”

Davide Tenio, completed the BSc (Hons) course in 2021, and is now employed by Ryanair and working towards his full EASA B licence certification.

Why Study Aviation Engineering with City College Norwich?

Real experiences of work at the International Aviation Academy Norwich

Our aviation courses are designed to provide you with the skills and real work experiences you need by giving you access to the unique learning environment at the International Aviation Academy Norwich (IAAN). 

The first of its kind in world, the IAAN is an outstanding purpose-built learning environment that allows you to work on a live Boeing 737 aircraft in the specialist Aviation Emulation Zone®️. This specialist study centre will help you develop world class skills based on practical experience to help you prepare for a career in the industry.

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Work towards a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) License

Female student working on aircraft engine at the International Aviation Academy Norwich

Our aviation engineering degree course gives you the opportunity to work towards a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Category B License which allows you to work on aircraft unsupervised.

Choosing this pathway in the second year of the course will allow you to complete the examinations you need to apply for a B1.1 or B2 license* alongside your degree course. This will help accelerate your progress in the industry and put you in a better position to work towards securing higher level employment after graduating. 

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Great employment opportunities

Three students at Aviation College

Choosing to study aircraft engineering gives you access to an exciting and varied career option with a variety of specialisms that are ideal for innovative thinkers who enjoy solving problems.

Our courses have been developed with employers and provide direct routes to highly skilled and well paid aviation engineering jobs both nationally and internationally.

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*Please note, you will need to complete two years’ work experience at an approved maintenance organisation after graduating before being able to apply for either a Category B1.1 or B2 EASA Licence.

Financial Support Options

There are a number of financial support options available for degree level study depending on your individual circumstances.

Financial support available for degree level study includes:

  • tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover course fees*,  
  • maintenance loan to help with living costs up to £9,400 per year
  • council tax reduction and
  • Parent Learning Allowance or Childcare Grant if you have dependent children.

Check your eligibility to see what you could be entitled to.

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