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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Programme code EG114704

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Tsing Yi) - 110
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
14
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education /  Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. For applicants with HKDSE Level 2 or above in Physics / Combined Science (with Physics component at Level 2 or above) or equivalent qualification, they can be granted an exemption from the study of the module - Fundamental Engineering Science.
  2. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) /  Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education without successful completion of the relevant optional Mathematics module, should possess HKDSE Mathematics at level 2 or above.
  3. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  4. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  5. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  6. Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin graduates are not eligible to apply.
  7. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
  8. For details please contact Engineering Department of IVE (Tsing Yi) :
    Telephone No. : 2436 8641 
    E-mail Address : ty-eng@vtc.edu.hk
  9. Other information :
    • Students will have to attend about 400 hours of additional practical training / industrial attachment in Xiamen or Guangzhou, China, at an extra fee (For reference, HK$24,000 would be required for academic year 2017/18, 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 the requirement of medical fitness by the industry.
    • For the training in Xiamen or Guangzhou, students will be provided with accommodation. They have to pay for their own travelling to and from Xiamen or Guangzhou and living expenses.
    • Students who opt to obtain the “HKAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence in B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine or B2* Avionics” are required to accumulate practical training hours in an approved aircraft maintenance organization to fulfill the HKCAD requirement after graduation.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to train students becoming licensed ( B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine 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.

This 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.
Career Prospects
The programme is also designed in accordance with the Hong Kong Aviation Requirements-66 so as to train students to a standard recognised by the authorities and the industry in the field of aircraft maintenance engineering. Graduates may be employed by aircraft maintenance companies, airline companies, airfreight cargo operators and / or related organisations / companies in the aviation industry. Graduates may apply for full-time or part-time related professional degree programmes at local or overseas universities.
 
The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. (HAECO) and IVE(TY) collaborate to offer an Industrial Training programme. Students being successfully selected may undergo training at HAECO.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the relevant BEng (Hons) programmes offered by the following local universities :
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  4. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  5. The City University of Hong Kong 
Upon admission to relevant degree programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Higher Diploma is recognised by most overseas universities. Special offers are given by :
  1. The University of Sheffield, UK
  2. Swansea University, Wales, UK
  3. The University of Liverpool, UK
Professional Recognition
This programme is approved by the Civil Aviation Department of the Hong Kong S.A.R. Government as an approved aircraft maintenance training course.
 
The Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering 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$30,000 (whichever is the less) each. For more details, please refer to :
http://www.thb.gov.hk/eng/whatsnew/transport/2014/20140401-02.htm
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 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. 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.