Head of the study: Darko Virovac, M.Sc., sen. lect., B.Eng.
Professional title upon graduation: professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea engineer of aircraft engineering
Abbreviation: bacc. ing. aeronaut.
Type of study: full-time and part-time study
Number of places: 35 full-time and 35 part-time

Aircraft Maintenance is a study programme that encompasses the education in the field of organization of maintenance and implementation of the technology of the aircraft maintenance and aircraft systems and equipment for civil aviation and air force. The students acquire knowledge about the design and characteristics of aircraft, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering systems and aircraft equipment, organization and technology of maintaining aircraft, aircraft systems and equipment, implementation of safety measures at work and quality assurance and control of aircraft maintenance in compliance with the standards.

By completing the professional study programme Aircraft Maintenance the students acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform the activities in the field of aircraft maintenance.

The baccalaurea of this study programme can independently solve professional issues of planning, organization, technical protection and control of technological processes in all the phases of aircraft maintenance system and aircraft equipment in compliance with the standards of airworthiness control.

The students who graduate from the study programme of Aircraft Maintenance shall be competent in performing civil operations, operations in army and police in the field of aircraft maintenance:

  • planning of aircraft and aircraft equipment maintenance;
  • organization of aircraft and aircraft equipment maintenance processes;
  • implementation of aircraft and aircraft equipment maintenance technology;
  • quality control in the system of aircraft and aircraft equipment maintenance;
  • defining and implementing the measures of technical protection at work in the process of aircraft and aircraft equipment maintenance;
  • solving of other issues regarding airworthiness maintenance.


Level Dublin Descriptors Learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

  1. Understand aviation regulations, and legal obligations and responsibilities related to airworthiness, operations and aircraft maintenance and systems.
  2. Understand and describe the concept of aircraft airworthiness.
  3. Know typical organisational structure of the organizations which deal with management of maintenance or the very activities of maintenance.
  4. Distinguish types of costs and manage maintenance costs.
  5. Describe and interpret MSG2 and MSG3 document.
  6. Describe the purpose, intention, and type of service bulletins and aviation orders.
  7. Understand the concept and application of the quality system in aviation.
  8. Describe various methods of aircraft inspection, including visual and non-destructive inspections.
  9. Describe methods of maintaining aircraft engines according to MSG2 and MSG3 methodology.
  10. Describe the elements of ECTM (ECM) programme of engine maintenance


Application of knowledge and understanding

  1. Describe and identify single elements and the whole: designs of all aircraft systems and aircraft power plants.
  2. Describe and understand the application of physical laws related to aircraft flying and functioning of aircraft systems.
  3. Describe and implement standard maintenance procedures and standard practice in the domain of regular servicing, repair of installations and aircraft structure.
  4. Describe and perform the weighing procedure and calculation of the position of the aircraft centre of gravity with comparison with the permitted limits for a certain type of aircraft.
  5. Calculate the necessary quantities of spare parts in the warehouse.
  6. Solve problems and tasks in the field of mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical engineering, aerodynamics and mechanics of fluids, related to aircraft operations.
  7. Make the basic programme of aircraft maintenance in compliance with MPD, i.e. section 05 of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual.
  8. Apply and interpret the Minimum Equipment List (MEL).
  9. Describe and apply protection measures at work in the process of aircraft maintenance.
  10. Describe the programme of monitoring the reliability, make a report on reliability of aircraft, and calculate the alert values.


Making conclusions and judgement

  1. Combine the designed performances of aircraft with conditions and limitations in which the actual aircraft operation is developing
  2. Analyse the elements which need to be included in the programme of aircraft maintenance.
  3. Distinguish the responsibilities related to certain aspects f operation and maintenance of aircraft.
  4. Analyse and optimise the processes in aircraft maintenance.
  5. Distinguish various types of work tasks and their application.


Communication of attitudes, ideas, problems and solutions

  1. Understand and describe the human factor in aircraft maintenance
  2. Show professional and ethical responsibility.
  3. Use the English language with aviation vocabulary at the level sufficient to understand the technical documentation of aircraft, and application of procedures written in the English language.
  4. Use information technology and standard package of office applications.
  5. Present one’s own attitudes, solutions and projects through seminar papers, development of projects and through final paper.
  6. Propose solutions within teamwork and discuss them.


Developed learning skills

  1. Being familiar and know how to use manuals for aircraft maintenance, describe and manage the aircraft documentation system.
  2. Use electronic methods for teaching and self-study (e-learning).


Curriculum of Aircraft Maintenance study

Obligatory courses:


Elective courses:


Accreditation OZR (PDF, 256 kb)