Apr 24, Colombo: SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) top up degree in Aircraft Engineering in Sri Lanka, providing an exciting new dimension in airline-related education in the region.
Kingston University London has been delivering this program in the UK since 2001 and has had hundreds of graduates who now work with major airlines in the UK and around the world. SriLankan Aviation College (SLAC), the training arm of SriLankan Airlines, is the first institution in Sri Lanka to provide professionals the opportunity to acquire this qualification in Sri Lanka.
This program will enable students who are qualified up to an 'EASA B License Training Certificate' to achieve an honors degree which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society. Working professionals who have obtained the EASA Part 66 / CAASL IS 66 license or equivalent Category B Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course are eligible to apply for the top up degree on a part time basis. It will commence from the month of May 2018.
The signing of the MOU took place 5th April 2018 at the main boardroom of SriLankan Airlines' Airline Centre at Bandaranaike International Airport. The MOU was signed by Mr. Primal De Silva, General Manager of SriLankan Aviation College and Dr. Peter Barrington, Head, Department of Aerospace & Aircraft Engineering of Kingston University London.
The degree will enhance the knowledge that degree aspirants have already gained and provide them with another internationally recognized qualification. This will demonstrate that the degree holder has both the vocational and academic skills required to make a great contribution to the aviation industry. An experienced panel of lecturers from Kingston University London at SLAC will facilitate the classes with a convenient class schedule to suit working professionals.
Further information can be found at www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/aircraft-engineering-beng-top-up/
An Associate Member in IATA's prestigious TRAINAIR PLUS Programme, SLAC provides services for hundreds of students at any given time, including a large number of foreign students. Formed in 2013 to merge the diverse training units of SriLankan Airlines that had developed over more than three decades of experience of the National Carrier, SLAC is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. It consists of six faculties - Travel & Tourism; Airport Services; Cargo & Dangerous Goods Regulations; Image Consultancy; Aircraft Maintenance Avionics; and Aircraft Maintenance Mechanicals.