In this unit the learner will become familiar with the fundamentals of electricity and aircraft electronic instrument systems. The unit exposes the candidate to the basic principles of electricity including the electron theory, static electricity and the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. The learner will also become aware of both DC and AC types of electrical power and will be expected also to understand the basic principles of the generation and storage of electrical energy typically employed in the aircraft industry.
The second part of the unit covers electronic instrument systems incorporated in civil and commercial aircraft. Cockpit configurations and layouts are analysed including the principle of operation of the main types of instruments typically found on modern aircraft. The handling of such equipment together with the precautions necessary to be followed to mitigate the effects of electrostatic discharge on such equipment is also investigated.
The unit addresses the requirements of EASA Part 66 Module 3 (Electrical Fundamentals) and Module 5 (Digital Techniques/Electronic Instrument Systems) at Category A level
Matsec O-Level pass in Mathematics or Physics
Preferably have some knowledge in the aviation industry
Maturity Clause Applications
Applicants who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join this MCAST programmes as mature students:
Attained the age of 21 years for entry to programmes at MQF Level 4
An Updated Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter should accompany applications under the Maturity Clause.
Shortlisted applicants may be called for an interview to assess their suitability for the selected programme.