Aircraft Piloting Integrated studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.63 k / Semester(s) Foreign:$ 2.63 k / Semester(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5907 Duration:60 months


Antanas Gustaitis Aviation Institute in VGTU is offering Integrated (5 year) studies in Aircraft Piloting programme completely in English language. The study programme offers specific practical training using aircrafts, simulators and other aviation equipment in Flight Training and Air Traffic Control units, Aviation Engineering Practical Training Depot and Aviation Specialists‘ Qualification improvement Centre.

There are two entrance tests for Aircraft piloting programme:

  • Professional assessment test;

  • Physical fitness test.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1st of August Tuition fee
  • EUR 2630 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2630 Semester (EEA)

First year:2630 EUR/semester;Second - Fourth year:7133 EUR/semester;Fifth year8471 EUR/semester

Start date September 2015 Credits 300 credits
Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Study programme aims:

  • T1. To provide knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, basic elecronic technologies, aeronautics and engineering design and to develop the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in engineering.
  • T2. To provide knowledge of air navigation and flight operation.
  • T3. To provide knowledge of social development of society, law, economics, manegment, history and philosophy.
  • T4. To develop correct aviation language skills in English and Lithuanian.
  • T5. To develop the ability to understand the theoretical basics of natural sciences, humanitarian and social phaenomena, operation of aircraft systems, air navigation, flight planning and procedures.
  • T6. To develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge for practical aircraft piloting and for scientific work in the field of aeronautic engineering.
  • T7. To develop the ability to decide critically and to present issues of aeronautical sciences, work in groups and systematically plan work.
  • Prospective study programme results:

    Application of knowledge

    Z1. Mathematics knowledge: mathematical analyse, differential and integral calculation, differential equations, digital methods, theory of probability, statistics, MATLAB.
    Z2. Knowledge about nature and its phenomena, their quantitative expressions and simulation.
    Z3. General knowledge of technology science field.
    Z4. Aeronautical knowledge about aircrafts and their systems.
    Z5. Air navigation and flying knowledge.
    Z6. Humanitarian and social science, law, management and economic knowledge for the formation a world outlook.
    Z7. Knowledge of correct professional pilots' English and Lithuanian language.

    Research competencies

    GV1. Understanding of general theoretical fundamentals of mathematics and other natural sciences, competence to combine theory and practise, to perform laboratory works and experiments, to interpret achieved information.
    GV2. Understanding of humanitarian and social society development basics and problems.

    GV3. Understanding of principles of aircraft systems action, organization of air navigation and performance of flights.

    Special skills and competencies

    SG1. Ability to assess the theoretical knowledge in practical aircraft piloting.

    SG2. Ability to make scientific research and generalize got results.

    Social skills and competencies

    CG1. Ability to co-operate, to present the results of work by correct state and one foreign language.

    CG2. Ability to plan time rationally, to show creativity, motivation, novelty, enthusiasm and discipline.
    CG3. To work in command, effective cooperate with colleges and borderland specialists, to defend own position with arguments.

    Personal skills and competencies

    AG1. Ability to show motivation, independence, responsibility in studies of professional activity
    AG2. Ability to plan own work and time thoroughly, to solve problems creative

    AG3. To wake up moral responsibility for own activity results, safety of community members and nature

    Access to further study: Access to the third cycle studies

    Professional status: Aircraft piloting graduates have ability to be employed in Lithuanian military air forces, board duty of Interior Affairs Ministry, "AirBaltic", "Wizzair" and other private aviation companies, pilot schools and Antanas Gustaitis aviation institute.

    The programme includes:

    • 14 ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) courses

    • 215 hours of aircraft piloting training;

    • 55 hours on the simulator FNPT II MCC.

    All AGAI’s theoretical and practical training activities meet the standard requirements of international aviation organizations ICAO and EASA as certified by Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration.

    Our students acquire:

    • Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering

    • ATPL license issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

    Aircrafts for training: Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna 172S, Piper Pa-34-220T;

    Helicopters: Cabri G2

    Flight simulator: FNPT II MCC for aircrafts Cessna 172, Piper Seneca, Beachcraft King Air 200 and not certified FNPT type Boeing 737;

    Training aerodrome: Kyviškes aerodrome (20 km outside of Vilnius).

    After studies

    After a five-year Aircraft Piloting degree programme, the student receives Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

    A graduate of the programme is also prepared for ATPL - Airline Transport Pilot Licence. The license is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). To obtain the licence the student has to complete ATPL programme and take exams at CAA. With the license student can go to a specific employer and train on the particular aircraft type.

    At Aviation Specialists‘ Qualification improvement Centre there is a possibility to follow special courses:

    • ATPL (A) Training Course

    • CPL (A) Training Course

    • Multi-crew Cooperation MCC Training Course

    • CRM Training Course

    • Aviation English Training Course

    • Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods

    • Organization of Sales of Cargo and post transportation by air

    • Calculation of Airline Route Profitability

    • Training Course of Service Provision to Persons with Disabilities

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) FCE score : 80(Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 510 TOEFL iBT® test : 70

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    All applicants should be under 25 years old.

    Professional assessment test:

    Dates of the test: 2015-04-06, 2015-05-11, 2015-06-19 – 2015-07-05 registration is necessary.

    Test is held in three stages:

    First stage (duration 1 hour 30 minutes)

    The first stage is to assess operational abilities required for profession (with pencil on paper):

    • “Compasses” and “Clocks” examine spatial orientation - the ability to focus on a plane and in the three-dimensional space;

    • “Scale 1” examines the short-term memory and the ability to quickly calculate;

    • "Device awareness”, “Block computing" and "Rotated blocks” examines spatial orientation/visualization (the ability to create a three-dimensional model of the situation from the available information);

    • "Hidden figures” examines the attention allocation;

    • “The information in the table” examines information perception and attention allocation.

    Second stage (duration 2 hours 30 minutes)

    Applicants carry out three individual tests:

    • MMPI methodology to diagnose personality characteristics and deviations from the norm;

    • Holland Methodology - to assess adequacy of career choices and fitness for the profession;

    • Kraepelin methodology – to assess mental productivity and focus variations.

    In the third stage (duration 1 hour) candidates participate in three individual interviews with each of the members of the enrolment commission. These interviews assess individual personality characteristics.

    Physical fitness test

    The test consists of three athletic tasks:

    For males – 100 metre run, 3000 metre run, pull-ups.

    For females – 100 metre run, 2000 metre run, crunches.

    Medical examination

    Each entrant must undergo a medical examination. Medical examination is carried out by the Aeromedical Centres’ civil aviation medical experts (CAGEK). JAR-FCL First class health certificates are issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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