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Professional Course

Airworthiness

About this course

Course code:
Z41CR0002
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Five days
Delivery:
Block release
Course director:
Professor Yufeng Yao and Dr Martin Kellett
Key fact:
This five day course can count towards the MSc Aerospace qualification.

Page last updated 27 June 2017

Introduction

The course will provide you with an understanding of current regulations and the historical development and justification for regulations and the extent of regulatory control. The course focuses on civilian airworthiness, but also looks at military airworthiness, with previous guest speaker contributions coming from the MOD and the Military Aviation Authority. The course will also cover Engine Airworthiness, Crash Investigation and Flight Test and will provide you with information on an organisation's responsibilities.

By completing the optional course assessment, this course can contribute towards one or more of the Awards within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. This framework of engineering modules gives participants the opportunity to take a flexible route towards a named Postgraduate Award, such as MSc Aerospace, MSc Professional Engineering, MSc Engineering Management or MSc Engineering Operations and Improvement.

Careers / Further study

Airworthiness can be taken as a stand-alone professional short course, or used to build up to a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. For a full list of professional short courses please see our Engineering and Aerospace course list.

Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.

Professional accreditation

This course contributes towards the MSc Aerospace Programme, which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Both professional bodies also endorse the other professional engineering courses that we offer.

Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to undertake this course as a standalone professional course without the optional module assessment.

Participants wishing to complete the module assessment are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.

Structure

Content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Historical development and justification for regulations
  • Certification requirements: the central issues and procedures
  • Differences between Military and Civilian policies
  • Ministry of Defense's position as both customer and regulator
  • Harmonisation of American and European certification requirements
  • Helicopter regulations
  • Engine airworthiness
  • Problems of collaboration in international consortia
  • Internal structures in design engineering organisations
  • Testing requirements for complex mechanisms
  • Safety standards for light aircraft
  • Accident investigation
  • Maintaining continued airworthiness and safety assessment

Features

Study facilities

The course will also include a site visit to either a manufacturer or maintenance organisation and in the past there have been visits to Airbus UK and British Airways Maintenance Cardiff.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£1,530 (includes optional UWE module accreditation)

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

November 2017 run: Monday 27 November - Friday 1 December 2017

Location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

If you wish to gain university credits by completing the assignment please register for our Engineering Capability Development Framework (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).

If you wish to attend the November 2017 run of our course without completing the UWE accreditation to gain postgraduate level credits, please complete our online booking form. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone:

    +44 (0)117 32 87265

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