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Faculty of Science and Technology
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aircraft Engineering

Programme code ST125104

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the professional knowledge and skills to design, propose solutions or make recommendation in the fields of aircraft maintenance and aircraft engineering.  Modules specialised in aircraft engineering such as mechanics of flight, propeller, aircraft system design, gas turbine engine, flight stability and automatic control will be the emphases of the programme. Moreover, the programme will prepare students for taking the HKAR-66 Cat. B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Basic Licence Examination. The programme covers a broad range of professional knowledge including safety, regulations, societal and environmental considerations. It also covers the provision of general education and work-integrated learning. Graduates from this programme will be professionally competent in the aircraft industry.
Career Prospects
Graduates can pursue their career in aviation industry, airline, aircraft maintenance industry, aircraft manufacturing and other related engineering disciplines. They will be qualified for positions including but not limited to, aircraft maintenance technician, aircraft design / technical services engineer, strategic planning engineer, quality auditor, aircraft material / parts controller, non-destructive test inspector, etc. As graduates accumulate relevant work experience and professional qualifications, they may be promoted to senior engineers and / or management positions. Graduates may be employed in various public and private sectors, including Civil Aviation Department, Government Flying Service, airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, and aircraft / parts manufacturers.
Graduates are able to articulate to Master’s programmes in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering and aviation management.
Professional Recognition
This Programme has been approved by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) as a HKAR66 Cat. B1.1 Basic License Training Course.  That means graduates who accumulate around 1,100 hours of aircraft maintenance practical training and pass all the HKAR-66 Cat. B1.1 knowledge examinations and practical assessments are eligible to award the HKAR-147 Certificate of Recognition (CoR).  With this CoR, graduates only need 2 years of relevant work experience to apply for the HKAR-66 Cat B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance License.
  1. 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.
  2. Students who opt for the Certificate of Recognition for the HKAR-147 Cat. B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Licence should fulfill the practical training requirement (Graduates from the Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering should also meet the attendance requirements stipulated by HKAR-66). They are required to accumulate about 1,100 hours of practical training / industrial attachment as arranged by THEi, at an extra fee. (For reference, around HK$20,000 would be required for each academic year and the actual fee is subject to change.)