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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Programme code EG114704

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Tsing Yi) - 25
Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 14
Score Range : 10 - 16
Programme Aims
This programme aims to train students becoming licensed ( B1.1 Airframe or B2* Avionics) aircraft maintenance personnel who may serve as certifying engineers or technicians so that they may be capable to satisfy the growing needs of the aviation industry.

IVE (TY) has acquired approval from Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department as an Approved Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisation. Since aircraft operations and maintenance are international or cross-bordered in nature as well as internationally connected and recognised, students are given chances to widen their perspectives as well as gaining international experiences and practices. Hence, students are arranged to undergo practical training and aircraft maintenance practices at the HAECO (Hong Kong), HAECO (Xiamen), Guangzhou Civil Aviation College and/or other aircraft maintenance organizations located at the Guangzhou International Airport.

The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Professional Recognition
The programme is approved by the Civil Aviation Department of the HKSAR as an approved aircraft maintenance training course.
The programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as satisfying the academic requirements for its associate membership.
Partial Tuition Refund Scheme for the Specialised Aircraft Maintenance Programme:
Graduates from the programme meeting the requirements are eligible to apply for the scheme. Successful applicants may receive 50% refund of the total tuition fee paid for the Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, subject to a maximum sum of HK$50,000 (whichever is the less) each. For more details, please refer to :
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  3. For details, please contact Engineering Department of IVE (Tsing Yi) :
    Telephone No. : 2436 8641 
    E-mail Address :
  4. Other information :
    • Students will have to attend about 210 hours of additional practical training / industrial attachment in Hong Kong or Mainland China as arranged by IVE, at an extra fee (For reference, HK$28,100 would be required for academic year 2023/24, and the actual fee is subject to change). The student grant and loan schemes cover both this fee and the tuition fees. Applicants should also note that, due to airworthiness requirements, there may be employment-related physiological and medical fitness requirements laid by the industry.
    • For the training in Mainland China, students will be provided with accommodation. They have to pay for their own travelling to and from the training venue and living expenses.
  5. Students who opt to obtain the “HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence in B1.1 Airframe or B2* Avionics” are required to accrue practical training hours in an approved aircraft maintenance organisation to fulfil the relevant requirement laid by HKCAD.