|Type of study programme||Professional master studies|
|Degree||Professional Master of Engineering Science in Aviation Transport (and a qualification of Aircrafts System Technical Maintenance or Aircrafts Avionic System Technical Maintenance)|
|Duration||Full time - 2 years (4 terms) or 3 years (6 terms) to acquire professional qualification|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|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||2090/2700 USD per year (2013/2014)|
|Study programme description||Two specializations are currently possible for the two-year Master programme in Aviation Transport:
• Aircrafts System Technical Maintenance
• Aircrafts Avionic System Technical Maintenance
The programme covers compulsory disciplines ranging from general courses, theoretical courses and courses of information technologies to specialized courses. Limited choice subjects are divided according to related specialization and include following courses: Aircraft Maintenance and its Technical Management, Computer Methods for Test Planning and Data Processing, Theoretical Fundamentals of Flight Safety, Aircraft and Systems Reliability Strategy, Methods and Means of Diagnostics of Aircraft Electrical Systems, Analysis and Synthesis of Aircraft Power Supply System, Structure Optimization of Aircraft Navigation Complexes, etc.
|Study programme link||fsd.rtu.lv/resource/show/217|
|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
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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.