New Aircraft Engineering degree on offer at Cardiff and Vale College
Cardiff and Vale College and Kingston University have entered into a new partnership to deliver world-class, sector leading higher level aerospace education in the Capital Region.
The College’s International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT), based at Cardiff Airport, will now offer the University’s BSc (Hons) degree in Aircraft Engineering. This European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Higher Education course is a gateway into a career in the aerospace industry.
“Being validated by Kingston University is fantastic news for ICAT and Cardiff and Vale College,” Head of Aerospace Engineering Steve Vincent said. “We now have a world-class BSc programme, coupled with exceptional resources, which has EASA approval – I foresee our students’ expectations being met to a consistently higher standard than our competitors. We received excellent feedback from the University about our resources and the enthusiasm of our staff, which was marvellous.”
Peter Barrington, Head of Kingston University’s School of Aircraft Engineering, said: “We welcome Cardiff and Vale College into the Kingston University Aircraft Engineering consortium. The university validation panel was very impressed with the resources and staff at ICAT.
“We work with a small number of colleges and industrial partners in providing an honours degree aligned with the EASA Part 66B License syllabus. ICAT has a well-established reputation in providing approved license training and we look forward to working with them in providing the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Engineering.”
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) course are qualified for entry level positions in many sectors of the aero industry, and their expertise can be sought after in other areas of engineering. The course blends theoretical knowledge with practical work.