|Type of study programme||Professional bachelor studies|
|Degree||Professional Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Aviation Transport and a professional qualification of Aircrafts System Technical Maintenance or Aircrafts Avionic System Technical Maintenance|
|Duration||Full time - 4 years (8 terms)|
|Credit points||161 (ECTS: 241)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English according to an individual plan in special groups formed for international students. International students are offered a Latvian language course (4,5 ECTS) in the framework of the study program.|
|Fees||1860/2700 USD per year (2013/2014)|
|Study programme description||The programme Aviation Transport offers two different qualifications:
• Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
• Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Specialists in Avionics can perform tasks that are connected with aircrafts’ electrical, electro-mechanical and electronic equipment. Specialists in mechanics perform tasks in relation to aircrafts’ mechanical equipment.
Students will attend lectures, work in labs, they will be involved into practical training. Aviation institute has the following specialized laboratories: material and construction testing laboratory, laboratory of aerodynamics and hydraulics, laboratory of transport machines and aggregates, aircraft construction laboratory, laboratory of dynamic and static testing, laboratory of aero-engine construction, laboratory of aero-engine aggregates, aviation system laboratory, airship system exploitation laboratory, transport machine system and aggregate diagnosis laboratory, airship simulators laboratory, laboratory of avionics, laboratory of electrical devices and machines, laboratory of work and life conditions.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/resource/show/217|
|Requirements||• Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate with good results, particularly in mathematics and/or physics
• Entrance examination in Mathematics
• Proficiency in the English language
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Riga Technical University (RTU) is the oldest university in Latvia, and it has long-standing traditions dating back to 1862. It is an accredited, fully state owned, internationally recognized European level university. According to the requirements of the European Space for Higher Education, RTU offers academic and professional study programmes at three levels – bachelor, master and doctoral studies. RTU is the only engineering university providing engineering programmes and business studies in Latvia. At present it is one of the largest technical universities in the Baltic Sea region and gathers nearly 16 000 students at eight faculties in various study programmes.
RTU has a leading role in number of research projects financed by the EU. Among university alumni there are presidents, prime-ministers and ministers of several European countries, key figures in Latvia’s business and industry. All European countries according to the Lisbon Convention recognize the diplomas issued by the Riga Technical University, on Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed in April 1997. RTU degrees are also recognized in the United States, Canada, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Cameroon, Nigeria and other countries. In 2002 several of RTU engineering programs were approved by United States, Department of Veteran Affairs as eligible for «G. I. Bill» financial benefits.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: around 15 000
Number of International students: 414 (2012./2013.)
Number of academic staff: 851 (2012./2013.)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 85 EUR/60LVL/125 USD/a month per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 175 EUR/120 LVL/200 USD/ a month in a single room.