Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics
Professional Bachelor Study programme “Aviation Transport” provides knowledge that complies with the requirements of the state standards of the higher professional education and international documents regulating the air transport related professions. The programme provides the level of knowledge required for performing professional responsibilities defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in compliance with the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003. The scope and contents of the study programme comply with the requirements defined by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) of the Republic of Latvia, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia and with the professional standard: Aircraft Maintenance Mechanical Engineer (code of profession – PS0364) or Aircraft Maintenance Avionics Engineer (code of profession – PS0365).
The goal of the study programme is to provide the required professional education in the field of air transport to train and educate internationally recognized specialists, who are able to perform works related to the maintenance of aircraft mechanisms and avionic systems as well as to analyse and design the operation of systems.
The required knowledge, skills and competences acquired during the studies provide an aircraft maintenance mechanical engineer or avionics engineer with the opportunity to successfully compete on the labour market, renovate and maintain the infrastructure of air transport branch, carry out research.
An aircraft maintenance mechanical engineer or avionics engineer works at the organizations or companies that use aircraft, perform aircraft maintenance, servicing and repair.
A maintenance mechanical engineer performs tasks related to using aircraft’s mechanisms, supervision and servicing, analyses economic aspects, plans the works to be done, prepares equipment and mechanisms for work.
An avionics engineer performs tasks related to using aircraft’s electronic, electrical and electromechanical equipment, its supervision and servicing and prepares electronic and electrical equipment for work. He/she carries out research in the field of aircraft maintenance
The obtained professional Bachelor Degree in air transport provides the opportunity to study at the professional or academic Master study programmes.