The IASTI® engineering pathway is a new education and training route for those who aspire a career as an aircraft engineer. The pathway has been created with industry for the industry! The IASTI® Engineering Pathway prepares learners for their future as an engineer, combining an accredited qualification with a deeper industry knowledge base, practical experience, industry specific non-technical skills including confidence building and leadership management, as well as industry led theoretical knowledge topics required for an engineer.
The Engineering pathway has been co-designed collaboratively with industry partners and it is co-delivered to ensure that the industry standards, requirements, and integration are maintained. Tech-Enabled learning will be embedded to promote accelerated learning which will allow it to be an immersive and innovative experience.
Engineering Pathway specifics
At the start of the course, the Engineering students will study a combined pathway with the Pilot and Ground Operations students. This ensures that all common elements are understood so that when in the working environment, the engineering student will have a foundation understanding of all three key roles involved in dispatching an aircraft.
After the combined section of the pathway,
the next phase of the course will cover industry
standard fundamentals where students learn IASTI®
essential industry information.
IASTI® Industry Standard Fundamentals:
The UK Aviation Industry
Health and Safety in the Aviation Industry
Security in the Aviation Industry
Aviation Geography and Terminology
Airline and Airport Economics
Environmental Impacts of Aviation.
Once the industry standard modules are complete,
further operations modules are then studied for the
remainder of year 1.
The IASTI practical, at the start of year two will
allow the learners to gain a basic understanding
regarding tooling and equipment used within
aircraft maintenance. This is also focused on industry
requirements and covers all the basic requirements for base and line maintenance practices.
Following the IASTI practical, the engineering students will then study all relevant modules in order to pass a CAA Part 66 A1 licence. This will cover theoretical knowledge and practical workshops using state of the art Tech Enabled Learning where applicable.
A Licence Modules
Civil Leglislation in Aviation
Human Factors in Aviation
Fundamentals of Electronics and Avionics
Aircraft Aerodynamics and Control in Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Structural Materials and Components in Aircraft
Maintaining Aircraft Structures
Maintaining Aircraft Mechanical Systems
Maintaining Gas Turbine Engines and Propellers
Aviation Mathematics and Science for Technicians
Following on from the A licence Modules, the Engineering students will then carry out an OEM course, which ensures that that the engineering students are fully prepared for industry and also transition to Launch1 if that is your chosen pathway.
On completion of Launch2 by IASTI® the engineering student will be able to enter industry as an aircraft mechanic for an airline or MRO, working in a base or line maintenance facility maintaining jet aircraft, or alternatively, progress to Launch1.
*3 years of documented maintenance is required on A1 aircraft in accordance with AMC 66.A.30(a) to gain A1 Licence.