Aeronautical and Transport Systems Engineering (formerly Transport Systems Engineering)
A bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Transport Systems Engineering prepares engineers to meet the challenges of transport systems. The specialists can solve a wide range of complex, technologically challenging issues related to the organization of technological processes of freight transport, the introduction of information technologies in transport and their use, optimization, planning, and forecasting of transport systems, the organization of optimal operation and repair of all types of vehicle fleets, the design, and manufacture of new vehicles and machinery. The program corresponds to EKI and LKI level 6 and is aimed at secondary school graduates.
The program is designed to equip graduates with the basic knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of future careers. With the development of remotely piloted and unmanned vehicles, it will become necessary to have specialists who will be able to repair, maintain, operate, manage and organize the transport of such vehicles in accordance with established regulations. Ensuring cooperation between manned and remotely piloted or unmanned vehicles will become important. Solutions for airspace surveillance and flight coordination will change, leading to new professions. The transition to new energy sources will change the vehicles themselves, as well as their refueling provision, with consequent new safety requirements. The arsenal of vehicle security threats available to criminals will also increase with the development of IT technologies and remotely operated and unmanned vehicles. This will lead to new professions for safety and security.
The study program aims to provide aeronautics and transport systems specialists in demand in the labor market with basic knowledge of the field, who can analyze information, make decisions, and have the ability to work independently, as well as to prepare students for further studies at the master’s level.
The Professional Bachelor’s degree program “Aviation Transport” corresponds to EKI and LKI level 6 and is aimed at secondary school graduates. The Aviation Transport program complies with the international documents governing the profession in aviation transport, and provides a level of knowledge appropriate to the profession, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and the duties required by the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2014. The scope and content of the study program comply with the requirements set by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Civil Aviation Agency of the Republic of Latvia (CAA), the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia, and the professional standard – Aircraft Maintenance Mechanical Engineer or Aircraft Maintenance Avionics Engineer (professional code – PS127)
RTU MTAF AERTI has integrated Part 66 modules for B1.1 or B1.3 (depending on the chosen specialization in the program) in the Professional Bachelor’s degree program Aviation Transport. To provide students with the opportunity to obtain maintenance personnel licenses that meet international requirements, a Maintenance Training Organisation – TAMO for short – was established and certified by the requirements of European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2014 Part 147 at RTU MTAF AERTI.
The study program aims to train a wide range of high-quality internationally recognized professionals with an integrated second-level vocational higher education in the field of aviation transport, who can participate successfully in the maintenance of aircraft mechanical equipment or avionics systems, and who have systematic thinking and understanding and can integrate successfully into the international labor market.