Study program "Air Transport"

 

This program offers knowledge that meets the requirements of the state standard of professional higher education and international documents regulating the profession in the field of air transport; it also provides the level of knowledge that is sufficient for performing the duties stipulated by the profession, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and European Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003. The scope and content of the study program correspond to the requirements set by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Latvia (LR CAA), Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia as well as to the professional standard: Aircraft Maintenance Mechanical Engineer (profession code – PS0364) or Aircraft Maintenance Avionics Engineer (profession code – PS0365).

 

 

Aims of the study program:

  • to provide the renovation and maintenance of air transport infrastructure by preparing a required number of adequately trained professionals as well as to provide necessary scientific research and give students an opportunity to continue their studies for a Master's or Doctor's degree.
  • to provide desired education in the field of engineering (qualification level 5) and 1st level higher education or professional Bachelor's/Master's degree, which would correspond to the ones obtained trough equivalent foreign study programs, as well as to provide an opportunity to study according to such a program at RTU that in the process of studies covers the following main areas of activities: teaching, consultations and research work;
  • to prepare internationally recognized professionals with 1st level higher education or a Bachelor's/Master's degree and professional education in the field of air transport who are able to carry out the maintenance of aircraft mechanisms and avionics systems as well as to analyse the performance of such systems and carry out their design.
  • To provide the knowledge that meets the requirements of the state standard of professional higher education and international documents regulating the profession in the field of air transport.
  • To provide the level of knowledge that is sufficient for performing the duties stipulated by the profession, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and European Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 (20 November 2003).

 

In the process of studies students:

  • acquire fundamental scientific subjects as well as theoretical and specialization subjects in the field;
  • get practical knowledge about the structure of aeronautical equipment, principles of its operation and methods of its maintenance using AERTI laboratories, models, benches and simulators;
  • acquire practical skills required for air transport maintenance during practical placement (outside the educational institution);
  • apply the obtained practical and theoretical knowledge for developing a qualification thesis or Bachelor's/Master's thesis with a project part (1st level higher education).