BEng (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance (top-up)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeF301
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT)
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham

Course Highlights

Flight Sim

Access to the state-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator

One year

top-up course


computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software

Why choose this course?

This one year top-up programme aims to produce graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of modern aircraft maintenance legislation, regulation and planning and an in-depth understanding of modern aircraft maintenance practice.

Students will benefit from:

Students graduating will:

  • Be skilled in dealing with complex aircraft maintenance, design and structural analysis issues systematically and creatively, and able to make sound engineering judgements.
  • Have the breadth and depth of learning, skills and attitudes to meet the future needs of a rapidly changing technology and business environment.

Key course features

  • Strong links with industry including Airbus, Raytheon, etc.
  • Work on jet engine aircraft in our aircraft hangar.
  • Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre based in Broughton.
  • State-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator and cutting-edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.
  • Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities.
  • Rapid prototyping facility.
  • Eligible to be a student member with the IMechE, RAeS, and/or IET.

What you will study


Students will acquire a critical understanding and application of the higher-level concepts, principles and theories in engineering, as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in structural vibration, maintenance planning, optimisation and aerodynamics. You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of modern aircraft maintenance legislation, regulation and planning and an in-depth understanding of modern aircraft maintenance practice. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.


  • Aircraft Maintenance Group Project
  • Aircraft Maintenance Planning
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structural Vibration
  • Dissertation


The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

UCAS Code: F301

For entry to this Level 6 (top up) you must satisfy the entry criteria and admissions tutor by producing documentary evidence that you have achieved a qualification at Level 5 or better in a relevant discipline and have the necessary background, having accumulated the equivalent of 240 HE credits.

  • Foundation degree in engineering or equivalent
  • Completion of EASA part 66 B1/B2/B3 modules or equivalent

Teaching & Assessment

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.


Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

Career opportunities are wide-ranging and the present shortage of practising engineers in the fields of aircraft maintenance, aeronautical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering should lead to an increased demand from industry in future years. There may also be opportunities arising in consultancy, research and development or the Armed Forces.

Students on these programmes in the past have been successful in seeking employment as engineering personnel with renown organisations such as Airbus, British Airways, Jaguar Cars Ltd, J C Bamford Excavators Limited (JCB), Kronospan Ltd, Rolls Royce plc, Siemens, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Ltd, to name a few.


Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are TBC.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.


If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.