Ireland's Limerick Institute of Technology to offer Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Programme with Lufthansa
Kolkata/IBNS: Ireland based Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in collaboration with Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited (LTSL) has launched a new course in aviation open to students all over the globe.
The new Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a full-time QQI Level 7 accredited course that will run for 28 months.
Expressing her interest in the affiliation, Cliona Campbell – Director of International Affairs, Limerick Institute of Technology said, "Collaborating with Lufthansa Technik Shannon helps us to create an extraordinary teaching programme that will boost a student’s career in aviation."
According to the Institute, successful students will not only be awarded with a degree from LIT, they will also have completed an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66 Category A programme as well as completing 70 per cent of the B1 and 50 per cent of the B2 aircraft maintenance licence modules.
“Having heard about the Indian populace, the delegates from LIT look forward to meeting with the Indian students at the Education in Ireland fairs to discuss our new BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and other courses that LIT has to offer," said Cambell.
The training programme is divided into three stages.
Some of the key modules which will be taught here are Electric Fundamentals, Inspection Techniques.
Students will also have the opportunity to complete On-The-Job training in Lufthansa Technik Shannon, an EASA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 facility, which specialise in providing airframe heavy maintenance services to the world’s leading airlines.
David Ward, Business Development Manager for Aviation Training with Lufthansa Technik Shannon said, “We are excited to get the opportunity to visit India with LIT and Education Ireland to promote our new BSc in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. This unique degree offers students the best possible entry into the world of aircraft maintenance engineering. An academic qualification from LIT and a European Aviation Safety Agency Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence. We look forward to meeting everyone and discussing his or her possible future careers in the aviation industry.”
Barry O'Driscoll - Senior Education Adviser for Education in Ireland said, "This is another significant milestone for Education in Ireland as we continue to reach out for quality and excellence in the programmes we offer."
Enterprise Ireland manages the Education in Ireland national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills.
On successful completion, graduates will be qualified to apply to the Irish Aviation Authority for an EASA Part-66 Category ‘A’ Aircraft Maintenance Licence.
Requirements for the licence have been carefully integrated into the programme so that students can begin their career immediately.
"The Aircraft Maintenance Programme will open direct employability access for graduate students in the aviation markets," said O'Driscoll.
Graduates from this programme can also find employment as Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in aircraft base maintenance facilities, Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in airline line maintenance, Complete B1.1 and or the B2 licence, Tech Services / Continued Airworthiness Management to name a few.
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