GC133 - Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management

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Plan: GC133DE - Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Management
Award abbreviation: GradCertAirMaintMgt
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 semester full time or 2 semesters part time
Location: Distance Education
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
ASCED code: 031503
CRICOS code:

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Objectives of the program

As stated above the individuals who are expected to undertake this Program will be practitioners in the Aircraft Maintenance area who are about to or have been promoted to the supervisory or entry levels of management.
In order to upgrade your skills and knowledge this Program aims to:

  • develop current and future practitioners starting as maintenance engineers and advancing their careers to supervisory and management roles within the technical/functional area of the organisation ensuring the professionalised recognition of their role within the industry, and your value to the organisation.

  • satisfy the increasing process management and leadership requirements of the growing complexity of the aviation technology sector.

  • promote in you a consistent approach to the maintenance of appropriate levels of safety in the management of the interface between technical and human systems.
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Articulation and pathways

Given the nature of this proposed program, there is no academic articulation pathway into it.  However, this Program articulates into the MBA (Aviation Management) as follows:

Destination ProgramOwning SchoolCredit from this program towards destination programAcademic requirement for entryTerms of entry (guaranteed place, merit, etc)Date of agreement & expiry
CoursesTime
AMBASAMME42 SemestersAverage of CRMerit - based as per entry requirementsN/A
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Entrance requirements

Since most applicants will be Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (LAMEs), you are not expected to have a first degree.  Your qualifications will consist of required certificates and diplomas in Aircraft Maintenance and CASA type ratings for the aircraft types that you are qualified to work on.
   
Mandatory Requirements:

  • Significant industry experience, including evidence of further professional development through in –house or CASA run training.
  • A personal statement indicating your reasons for undertaking such a program;
  • A letter of support from your employer indicating their support for the applicant’s personal development (this can include, but is not limited to, financial support – since many learning and assessment activities will be action research based on the employing organisation.) and their willingness to give you access to data and information required for the completion of your assessment tasks.

Those of you not meeting the above criteria will be considered on an individual basis after personal interview (face to face or electronically) with the Program Coordinator.

For international students:  You are expected to have an IELTS English language test score of 6.5 or greater with no band less than 6.0.

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External accreditation and industry links

While this program will not involve any external accreditation, it is strongly linked to industry as it is as a consequence of industry approaches that this program is being developed. As is the case in many industry sectors, first line managers are appointed from amongst the ranks of the technical specialists without much in the way of management training.  This Program is a strategy to attain both the management training within this sector of the Aviation industry while simultaneously increasing the technical knowledge of these individuals, but from the management of processes, resources and staff perspectives.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

The Library has an excellent range of electronic resources to support the program, and most of these resources are accessible via the library website.  A reasonable number of textbooks and references are available for you to borrow.  All courses have resources available online through the Learning Hub.

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