|Type of study programme||Professional master degree|
|Degree||Professional Master of Engineering Science in Aviation Transport (2 yrs.) or Professional Master of Engineering Science in Aviation Transport and a qualification of Aircrafts System Technical Maintenance or Aircrafts Avionic System Technical Maintenance (3 yrs.)|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2022|
|Duration||Full time - 2 years (4 terms) or 3 years (6 terms) to acquire professional qualification|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120) or 121 (ECTS: 181,5)|
|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||3900 EUR per year (2019/2020)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme is to equip experienced aviation industry personnel with the necessary knowledge of the complex disciplines and an understanding of the technical, operational and maintenance pressures impacting flight operations.
Studies are organised in the form of lectures, seminars, project works and discussion groups.
The programme prepares students for work in the construction and maintenance of aviation transportation infrastructure, operation and maintenance service for aircraft mechanical systems and technical systems of avionics, system operation analysis and design. Aviation specialists can work in a variety of positions including aircraft operation and maintenance engineers in airports, engineers-designers in aircraft and aviation system production companies, engineers in aviation maintenance companies, researchers in research centres and airfreight logistics specialists in logistic companies. In addition, the specialists can perform analytical and managerial work as well as scientific research work.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/masters-studies/aviation-transport-masters/
|Requirements||• Diploma of Higher Professional Education for the Fifth-level Professional Qualification and/or the Second Professional Degree in Aviation Transport or Related
• 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: 14 322 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 1390 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 937 (2018/19)
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.