|Type of study programme||Professional bachelor studies|
|Degree||Professional Bachelor Degree in Aviation Transport and Qualification of Mechanical Engineer in Transport Aircraft Technical Maintenance or Avionics Engineer in Transport Aircraft Technical Maintenance|
|Licence/accreditation||Study direction accredited until 31-Dec-2021|
|Duration||Full time - 4 years (8 terms)|
|Credit points||161 (ECTS: 241.5)|
|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||2700 EUR (EU) or 2970 EUR (non-EU), or 2835 EUR (CIS) per year (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||The programme Aviation Transport offers two different qualifications:
• Mechanical Engineer in Transport Aircraft Technical Maintenance
• Avionics Engineer in Transport Aircraft Technical Maintenance
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.
The Bachelor study programme provides fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of aviation through the use of laboratories, test benches and exercise equipment. The acquired knowledge and practical skills conform to the demands of European aviation companies.
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.
Aircraft technical maintenance and operation engineer mechanics or avionics engineers perform technical operations, maintenance and repair in a variety of organisations that use aircraft. Graduates hold leading positions in airlines, aviation companies and air transport establishments all over the world. The high quality education allows graduates to successfully work in the aircraft industry, aviation research organisations and space centres of leading superpowers.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/studies/bachelors-studies/#tab-id-2
|Requirements||• Secondary (High) School Graduation Certificate with good results, particularly in mathematics and/or physics
• Entrance examination in Mathematics
• Proficiency in the English language
• Skype interview
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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: 637 971
Total number of students: 14672 (2017/18)
Number of International students: 1447 (2017/18)
Number of academic staff: 976 (2017/18)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: RTU residences
• From 69,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (3 persons).
• From 124,50 EUR per person in shared room per month (2 persons).
• From 295.50 EUR a month in a single room.