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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 : 13
Score Range : 10 - 17
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G / 3E; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) /  Diploma of Foundation Studies / Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin without successful completion of the relevant optional Mathematics module, should possess HKDSE Mathematics at level 2 or above.
  5. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  6. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
  7. For details please contact Engineering Department of IVE (Tsing Yi) :
    Telephone No. : 2436 8641 
    E-mail Address :
  8. Other information :
    • Students will have to attend about 400 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 2021/22, 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.
    • 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 organization to fulfil the relevant requirement laid by HKCAD.
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.

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 designed in accordance with the Hong Kong Aviation Requirements-66 so as to train up 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.
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 
  6. The Hong Kong Metropolitan University
  7. The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  8. The Hong Kong Baptist University
  9. The Education University of Hong Kong

Graduates can apply for admission to the top-up Bachelor of Applied Science in Aviation jointly run in Hong Kong by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) of VTC and the RMIT University, Australia. Please refer to the corresponding programme page on the website of SHAPE.

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. The 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 SAR Government as an approved aircraft maintenance training course.
This 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 2022 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2022. 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 content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.