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About the Course

The qualification consists of 15 units. There is a required mix of core, Specialist and Optional
units totaling 240 credits.

Core Units:

 Engineering Design
 Engineering Mathematics
 Engineering Science
 Managing a professional Engineering Project ( Pearson – set )
 Research Project
 Professional Engineering Management ( Pearson – set )

Special Units:

 Aircraft Aerodynamics
 Further Mathematics
 Aircraft Flight Control System

All units are delivered on a modular basis and there is flexibility for the mode and nature of

 Aircraft Structural Integrity

 Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Design and Performance
 Advanced Turbine Rotary Wing Mechanical and Flight Systems

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will give you an in-depth knowledge of the
aviation industry, which is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy. You will
investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the
aviation industry. Given our close proximity to one of the world's leading aviation hubs at
Heathrow, these are of direct relevance to future employment in the area, either within
operations at Heathrow or the many supporting industries located close by.

About the Course

The course will encourage you to develop the practical skills and essential know-how required
for today's rapidly expanding world of airline operations. You will have the opportunity to
develop both general and specialist management skills. This course consists of a core of
subjects to provide you with a general understanding of the aviation industry, and a large
number of specialist subject areas focused on developing your understanding of aviation
operations. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations,
activities and demands.

You will study:

 The UK aviation industry

 Customer service in the aviation industry
 Marketing in the aviation industry
 Airport and airline commercial operations
 Airline and airport economics
 Security in the aviation industry
 Ramp handling
 Airfares and ticketing
 The environmental impacts of aviation
 Preparing for work in the aviation industry
 Health and safety in the aviation industry.

This HND Group Award is made up of 30 SQA credits comprising 240 SCQF credit points, of
which at least 8 SQA credits must be at SCQF level 8. The mandatory core comprises 72 credit
points at SCQF level 7, one Unit at SCQF level 8 and Graded Unit 2 of 16 SCQF credit points at
SCQF level 8. The remaining 144 SCQF credit points (18 SQA credits), with at least 40 SCQF
credit points at SCQF level 8, are to be selected from the optional section. A mapping of Core
Skills development opportunities is available in Section 5.3 of this Group Award Specification.

Mandatory Units:
 Communication: Practical Skills
 Engineering Mathematics 2
 Engineering Mathematics 3
 Physics for Aviation
 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics 1
 Aircraft Structures and Materials
 Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Introduction
 Human Factors for Aircraft Engineering
 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics 2
 Aircraft Engineering: Grade unit 1
 Aircraft Engineering: Grade unit 2

Optional Units: 18 SQA Unit credits required (144 SCQF credit points) At least 5 SQA Unit credits/40
SCQF credit points at SCQF level 8

 Engineering Mathematics
 Aircraft Engineering Practical Skills
 Aircraft Inspection and Repair
 Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Principles
 Aircraft Engineering Systems
 Aircraft Avionics Principles
 Aircraft Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
 Aircraft Instruments Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers
 Statics and Strength of Materials
 Thermo fluids
 Information Technology:
 Applications Software
 Advanced Composite Materials
 Aircraft Avionics and Electrical Systems
 Engineering Software Applications

 Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
 Aircraft Environmental Systems: Cabin Conditioning and Pressurization
 Strength of Materials: Advanced
 Engineering Mathematics
 Engineering Mathematics
 Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics


Course Overview

This programme is designed to provide in-depth understanding of key requirements and skills
necessary to successfully manage security needs in the aviation industry. It includes security
threats, controls, cargo security, passenger security, intelligence, crisis management, and post-
incident recovery.

Course Units:

 International Legislative Framework for Aviation Security 1.1

 International Legislative Framework for Aviation Security 1.2
 International Legislative Framework for Aviation Security 1.3
 The National Legislative Framework for Aviation Security
 Civil Aviation security management systems
 Quality Control of Security of the Civil Aviation & Airports
 Crisis & Emergency management at Airports and Management of Response to Acts of
Unlawful Interference Against Civil Aviation.
 Threats and Risks Against Civil Aviation
 Airports Security
 Cargo & Mail and Mail Villages and Cargo Villages Security Program
 Aircraft Security
 Rioters Undisciplined Passengers
 Luggage Protection in its Assembly Area and the Systems of Matching them with their
 Cyber Threats to Critical Aviation Information and Communication Technology Systems.