Aircraft Technology

Purpose Of The Program

The purpose of the program is to educate maintenance-repair technicians. Within this framework, our program aims to train qualified professional staff who will meet the need for qualified technical staff in the aviation sector in light of scientific, technological and innovative developments. Graduates can work in a wide range of sectors related to the field of aviation such as: production, manufacturing, maintenance and repair, projects, planning, machinery, drawing and construction.  


The program is an associate degree program of two years. Graduates are awarded with the associate degree of “Aircraft Technology” and the title of “Aircraft Technical Expert”. Graduates can be employed in the aircraft industry, maintenance and repair organizations and related maintenance establishments of airline companies. 

Students of Aircraft Technology at Istanbul Rumeli University are supported by certificate programs offered by the Continuing Education Center. 
•    Aviation English
•    Human Factors at Aviation
•    Safety Management Systems for Aviation
•    Aviation Law and International Establishments
•    Aviation Communication and Navigation Observation Systems
•    Controlling Techniques for Aviation
•    AS9100 Aviation Quality Management System
•    Risk Management for Aviation

For those who choose to work as an aircraft technician, one requirement is having no criminal record which can prevent a graduate from obtaining an airport access card. Another requirement is having no health problem that can impede fulfillment of duties such as: hearing loss or impairment, colorblindness, loss of sight or impairment, etc. To verify that potential students have no such health problems, a health report from a general hospital is required. 

Graduates with the title of “Aircraft Technical Expert” can work as technical staff in production and manufacturing companies or large repair institutions. 

Students of Aircraft Technology can work in aviation production companies such as TAI, TEI, Kale Aviation, Alp Aviation, PFW and Fokker or large repair-maintenance companies such as THY, Turkish Technic, MNG Teknik and My Technic.

Successful graduates can be placed in undergraduate programs through the Vertical Transfer Exam organized by the Student Selection and Assessment Center (ÖSYM). 
Undergraduate programs available for study through the Vertical Transfer Exam:
•    Electrical Engineering
•    Electrical-Electronical Engineering
•    Electronical Engineering 
•    Electronical and Communication Engineering
•    Energy Systems Engineering
•    Aviation and Space Engineering
•    Mechanical Engineering
•    Automotive Engineering
•    Pilotage
•    Aircraft Electrics-Electronics 
•    Aircraft Airframe - Engine 
•    Aircraft Airframe - Engine Maintenance 
•    Aircraft Engineering

A student enrolled in the Aircraft Technology program can transfer to another program within the same institution after 1 semester through the horizontal transfer system by consideration of their Cumulative Grade Point Average or their Central Placement Score.

It is possible to pursue a double major program within the same higher education institution. 
While studying Aircraft Technology, it is possible to study at another Vocational School program such as “Civil Aviation Cabin Services” or “Civil Air Transportation Management”.

Students have the opportunity to conduct their internships at many large, established companies such as Turkish Airlines or Pegasus Airlines. Additionally, there are internship possibilities at flight school maintenance hangars that recruit pilots. Each student in the Aircraft Technology program must fulfill an internship of thirty days after their first year in order to gain experience related to their sector and develop practical skills as a requirement of the program. Upon completion of their internship, students are recognized by the sector and are better equipped with the necessary skills needed to be successful in their careers.

Each year, Istanbul Rumeli University offers students the opportunity to participate in the exchange of students with universities abroad within the extent of exchange programs administrated by the International Relations Office of Rumeli University.

The language of instruction of the 2 year vocational Aircraft Technology program is Turkish. However, in order for our students to gain a competitive edge in the field, we also provide an advanced level English language education.