Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical) qualifies you as an aviation maintenance specialist and prepares you for a life-long career in aviation.
Combining vocational curriculum at Aviation Australia and degree curriculum at CQUniversity, the course aims to provide an opportunity for graduates of the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical to further explore advanced technologies and take their career in aviation to the next level.
If you enjoy maintaining and ensuring aircraft are ready for flight and looking to get your first step in a career in aviation as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), this course is perfect for you.
What you will learn with Aviation Australia
Aviation Australia is the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia to deliver a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) outcome to students applying for students visas. You will spend your first 1.5 years studying full-time with Aviation Australia, undertaking the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical, learning the foundations of professional engineering.
You will complete an EASA approved Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) course, gain theoretical knowledge and progress to undertaking practical tasks. You will learn how to maintain jet engines, brake and undercarriage systems, structural components, cabin pressurisation, fuel and pneumatic components, flight controls, hydraulics and much more.
In the second half of the diploma, you will learn higher-level activities such as troubleshooting in an authentic environment, and complete assessments such as lab reports with reflections.
What you will learn at CQUniversity
You will spend your final 1.5 years at CQUniversity exploring advanced technologies that allow you to transition to other roles within the industry and advance your career. You have the flexibility to do this full-time on campus at CQUniversity Cairns, or study online in your home country while working in the industry and gaining experience.
You will be introduced to advanced technologies like drones, renewable energy and lower emissions that will shape the aviation industry in the future. You will gain the skills to work on current and future aircrafts and increase your readiness to excel in managerial roles.
When you study with us, you can rest assured you will follow and learn from the success of our undergraduate engineering students who enjoy some of the nation’s leading graduate outcomes in full-time employment and starting salary.
Course outcomes and Career prospects
This jointly delivered course is designed to offer you multiple outcomes. The aviation industry is growing, and with more operational aircraft, additional engineers will be needed. The impact of COVID-19 has also highlighted the importance of having domestic repair and maintenance capabilities, which translates to more local jobs.
On successful completion, you will graduate with three qualifications: a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical, an EASA approved Certificate of Recognition and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical).
Bachelor qualified students will have met the requirements to obtain an Australian Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). With a further minimum two years' industry experience from the completion of your RePL, you can apply for your basic licence and build your way up to become a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineering type rating endorsements.
The Added Value of CQUni's Degree
As a diploma graduate, you will be qualified to be an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer who inspects, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains all complex mechanical systems of the aircraft. However, as a bachelor graduate, you will be further introduced to advanced technologies and have more opportunities to get involved in management or leadership roles.
CQUniversity is proud to be ranked #1 in Australia for full-time employment, as well as achieving five-star ratings for starting salary and learning resources. Our undergraduate engineering students also rate our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories and practical learning resources positively, with ComparED reporting 83.5 per cent of students were happy with our facilities, compared to the national average of 77.6 per cent.