Aviation Engineering

Focused on professional experience at aviation companies, the programme leads through gradual learning about processes underlying the principles of aerodynamics, materials used to build aerial vehicles, aerial vehicle structures and types, their behaviour in flight and development of abilities in aerial vehicle design, building and maintenance as well as dealing with a number of other aspects related to creative engineering activity in aviation.

Programme implementation options by choosing the model of extended practice at aviation companies:
–  Aircraft and aircraft system design engineer (General Aviation Engineering Practice (30 ECTS.), extensive subjects in the field of Aeronautical Engineering (18 cr.) and Professional Practice (12 ECTS);
– Aircraft Maintenance Specialist General Aviation Engineering Practice (30 ECTS) and Aircraft Maintenance Practice (30 ECTS).

Code 6121EX024
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle First cycle
Field Aerospace Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y. (Day-time)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Helsinki
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausane

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Why @KTU?

First Aeronautical engineering cluster in Europe

The first in Europe cluster of aeronautical engineering companies and educational institutions has been created in Lithuania with the lead of KTU in 2016.

Why @KTU?

Specialised research equipment

The hands-on experience is gained using specialised research equipment at the University and at the aviation companies in Lithuania.

Why @KTU?

Practice in aviation companies

The students may choose 2 semesters of extended practice in an aviation company to deepen their specialisation skills and solve real industry problems.



Aircrafts – planes, gliders, helicopters
Technologies – avionics, diagnostics, production
Drawings – two-dimensional, three-dimensional space, design
Constructions – structure, interaction, effective forces
Design and modernisation of aircrafts, their systems and elements Determination and assurance of functionality and reliability of aircrafts and their systems Expertise in aircraft maintenance technologies and processes, their selection and management Knowledge in safety and legal regulations applying to engineering activities in aviation



Martynas Grigalavičius

AB "FL Technics" Aircraft Maintenance Centre in Kaunas, Manager


Graduates of this programme, who understand basic and line maintenance of various aircrafts, engineering support and planning of technical maintenance, who provide services to the biggest modern aircrafts Boeing 747 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the aircraft technical maintenance centre in Kaunas have excellent prospects of international career in the engineering area.



Student’s competences
– Individual and team work skills
– Analytical and critical thinking
– Openness to innovations
– Creativity
– Problem solving, assessment
– Decision making


Student’s skills
– Able to design equipment
– Able to apply methods for research of the functionality and reliability problems in aircrafts and their systems
– Able to create and improve aircraft systems
– Able to participate in the projects of aircraft production and renovation
– Able to work at the aircraft design, production and repair companies



You may become

– Preparation of standards and policies for installation, changing, quality control, testing, inspections and maintenance according to the engineering principles and safety rules;
– Analysis of the use of labour force, employees’ timetables and expenses aiming to determine the biggest efficiency of employees and equipment;
– Preparation of technical specifications for production and planning of systems layout.

– Application of engineering knowledge in design, improvement and assessment of automated control systems and processes performed by them;
– Establishment of production or installation methods, materials and quality standards, management of production or installation of products and systems;
– Organisation of maintenance and repair of the operating systems, engines and equipment, management.

– Control of electronic or computerised control panels from the control centre while monitoring and controlling the optimised processes;
– Control and inspection of equipment and systems for identification of defects, and registration of diagrams and readings of meters;
– Supervision of equipment and machinery operators and other employees.

– Design of steam engines, internal combustion engines and other non-electrical engines used in railway locomotives, vehicles or planes, or in industrial means of transportation or other mechanisms;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures assuring the equipment’s efficiency;
– Insurance of equipment’s’ compliance with technical specifications and safety standards.

– Mounting and testing of aircraft electrical and electronic components, mounted equipment and systems;
– Overhaul of structures, functional components and other elements;
– Inspection of aircraft housings and aircraft units for identification of depreciation, fractures, breaks, leaks and other problems.

– Identification of the need for repair in materials;
– Assembling and mounting of components, mechanical machinery, engines and motor vehicles using their parts or separate components;
– Inspection and testing of the mounted parts or product.

– Design of electronic devices and parts thereof, circuits, semiconductor devices and systems, and provision of consultations on these issues;
– Establishment of production or installation methods, materials and quality standards, management of production or installation of electronic products and systems;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures ensuring efficient operation and safety of electronic systems, engines and equipment;

– Preparation of detailed estimations of the amount of materials, costs and labour costs;
Design and arrangement of machinery and mechanical equipment, devices and their parts according to the provided technical specifications;
– Technical and repair control of production and maintenance of machinery and mechanical equipment, devices and their parts.



Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.


Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject



Final exam

Second subject



Final exam

Third subject

English language


IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent


Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2951 €
Price per credit 49,18 €


Financial support