StudyQA — Bachelor: Aviation Transport — Riga Technical University

Aviation Transport

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.4k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 2.02k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1765 Duration:48 months

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Desire to fly is one of the most ancient and beautiful dreams of mankind. However, aviation specialists know very well that a flight is not just a beautiful dream, but it involves hard work, patience and responsibility. Great responsibility, quality of work, ability to work together towards common goal is the main features of employees in aviation. In essence, engineers of aircrafts maintenance are working in organizations that use aircrafts, do maintenance and repair work. They can analyze economical aspects, plan further works, and prepare equipment for work in accordance with instructions and safety of work. The programme Aviation Transport offers two different qualifications:
o Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
o Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Specialists in Avionics can perform tasks that are connected with aircrafts´ electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic equipment. Specialists in mechanics perform tasks in relation to aircrafts´ mechanical equipment.

Professional higher education programme provides the qualification which helps students to acquire and develop specialist knowledge, intellectual and practical skills in
planning, extensive design and scientific work that enable them to analyse and develop robust solutions to engineering problems. The main aim of the bachelor study programme is to provide necessary knowledge in the field of aviation transport with
specialisation in avionics or mechanics and to ensure practical training for acquired knowledge. This will enable graduates to operate effectively in their initial professional role and Faculty of Transport and Mechanical Engineering (Aviation Institute) Bachelor´s Programme in Aviation Transport provide strong basis for future development. Students will be prepared for further studies in the master programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline August 1; Non EU July 1, December 1 Tuition fee
  • EUR 1400 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 2020 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date February,September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

There are different ways how the studies are implemented. Students will attend lectures, work in labs, they will be involved into practical training. It is possible to work in groups and independently. Online resources can be accessed to support student´s personal workload. There is a range of special subjects, language studies, industry placements and project design works. The students will get familiarized with advanced use of computer applications e.g. MATLAB, SolidWorks, Mechanical Desktop etc. In addition, the students will develop techniques in computer-aided design, analysis and approaches in simulation. The programme Aviation Transport includes compulsory, limited choice and optional subjects*, e.g.:
o Global Navigation Satellite System
o Construction and Durability of
Aviation Turbojet
o Digital Techniques
o Endurance of Aircraft Gas Turbine
o Aircraft Aerodynamics
o Technical Exploitation of Aircraft
Electronic System
o Control Dynamics of Flight Vehicle
o Aerohydromechanics
o Propulsion
o Aircraft Radiolocation Systems
o Human Factors
o Mechanics of Airframes Aviation
Technical Diagnostics
o Aircraft Electro Supply Systems
o Aircraft Communication Systems and
o Practice
*For complete curriculum, check the RTU website.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Riga Technical University.

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