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Bachelor Aviation

Aeronautical Engineering

Bachelor in Aviation, major Aeronautical Engineering at VIVES North

Airplane and helicopter maintenance, drone design or airport management? Learn all about the aviation sector’s practical side.

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Your future in aviation: on the ground or in the air

Aviation in Flanders can take on many forms. There are, for example, many niche-oriented companies that are responsible for the design, production, and supply of subsystems. On the other hand, direct and indirect services in and around airports are the most important source of direct and indirect employment in Flanders. With a constant worldwide growth in aviation, you are in the right place for employment in this sector.

In the last year of your programme, you will choose a minor within the major Aeronautical Engineering: Manned Aviation or Unmanned Aircraft Systems. In the minor Manned Aviation, you’ll learn more about aircraft maintenance and aircraft production techniques. In the minor Unmanned Aircraft Systems, you’ll learn all about drone design, drone manufacturing, and drone maintenance.

During your programme, you will be involved in research projects. This way, we make sure you’re always up-to-date on the latest developments in these innovative sectors. We focus on MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) by optimising aircraft and helicopter maintenance. We are also very active in the VIVES DroneLab, where we develop industrial drone applications.

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Manned Aviation

Deepen your knowledge in helicopter and propeller systems, aircraft maintenance, aircraft production techniques, avionics, turbine engines, and aviation legislation.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drones are officially called Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Their use and applications are rapidly increasing. VIVES has been following this technology for a long time and is conducting research in its expertise centre on how drones can be used for various purposes.

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How much does this programme cost?

Studying isn’t free. Tuition fees, textbooks and syllabuses all add up. Your tuition fee is the amount of money that you pay at the start of your degree. That fee has been officially determined and is the same for every college and university in Flanders.

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You probably still have many questions. Below, select the degree you’ll be taking to find an answer to your question.

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VIVES guarantees the quality of this degree. This is based on the VIVES reference framework and education action plan.