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Old 31-03-2010, 07:59 AM
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Hi, Im starting a new thread here.
I had just finished my high school and im waiting continue my study at university. Lately, I have been told by my dad that aircraft maintenance engineer is not a bad field to venture into. I think im interested in engineering field so it's up to me to venture into which engineering field.
I have been doing some research about how to be a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer because I dont want to waste my time to study a degree program that dont qualified me to work as a LAE (Licensed Aircraft Engineer).

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1. Aerospace Engineering Courses is available in NTU and some other overseas university. My doubt is after graduating from aerospace engineering, will i qualified to be taken as a LAE. ( I think is a NO. )

2. I heard that to be a LAE we need to take certain test to be a qualified LAE to sign off parts of the aircraft. From my last thread, someone told me about CAAS but recently from a education fair from Australia, there's a college that will be able to give you a EASA license. Is there anyone know anything about this two license? Which is better? I was told that the EASA license is approved by a professional body and will recognise by many country.

3. The Australia programme i mentioned is a 2 years diploma programme and the college will find you a job in aviation industry for 2-3 years and you will be getting your EASA license then. I was thinking at first that im a high school leaver with A level qualification and i should aim for a degree programme. But i was told by the representative from the college , if i want to be a aircraft maintenance engineer, what matters is the license and with the license i will be highly paid. I was thinking over again, after went through a 4yrs aerospace engineering degree programme, im still not qualified as a LAE and i need to take the risk whether the aircraft company will hire and train a degree graduate to be a maintenance engineer.

Hope someone that is a aircraft maintenance engineer or in the same field can clear my doubt as studying at Australia just for that diploma programme is not cheap. ( but we are aiming for the license to be a LAE)

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go ntu study MECHANICAL ENGINEERING...

if u are really interested in aerospace, then do the aeronautical/aerospace specialization in year 4 of ur mechanical engineering.


With mechanical engineeeirng, u can also join as LAE in SIA or ST aero

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go ntu study MECHANICAL ENGINEERING...

if u are really interested in aerospace, then do the aeronautical/aerospace specialization in year 4 of ur mechanical engineering.


With mechanical engineeeirng, u can also join as LAE in SIA or ST aero
What i am considering is after i graduate from a mechanical degree course, am I a LAE? Can i get the license if i study under a degree programme? Can anyone talk more about the license and answer my question??

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You are not LAE by nature even if u graduated from your degree/diploma program

Yes you might be exempted from some of the CAAS papers provided if your school programs/modules are included.

But still need to clear some more CAAS papers, aircraft type rating papers, practical skills and on-the-job-training for 3 years in Singapore.

CAAS licence is a valid LAE licence where if you decided to go any other countries to work, only have to take convertion papers. So doesn't matter if u have any other country's licence, as long as is it ICAO (Internation Civil Aviation Organization) recognition you can convert to the countries that you are working in.

Even if you are having degree, you will still need to compete with diploma holders to get the LAE post. After all when you joined the company as an apprentice whether diploma/degree, you are still a new bird.
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Even you have a degree is aerospace doesn't make you priorty, you are still competing with other dip/deg holders in different enginnering field (mechanical, electrical, mechatronics, civil etc.) to join as apprentice LAE

LAE is not suitable for faint hearted
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Undergoes a 4-yrs engineering degree programme that doesn't give me any LAE license or undergoes a diploma programme that give me a EASA license, which is better? Any college provide any CAAS test?
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:09 AM
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it dosent matter if you have a degree or a dilpoma, the only qualification you need to take your LAE paper is to have minimum 2 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering feild with any company.

to take the LAE paper which is assessed by CAAS (civil aviation authority of singapore) just head down to Changi Terminal 2, its should be on the second or third level.

a totall of 11 papers to take. starting stage is LAE, followed by SLAE and PLAE

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it dosent matter if you have a degree or a dilpoma, the only qualification you need to take your LAE paper is to have minimum 2 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering feild with any company.

to take the LAE paper which is assessed by CAAS (civil aviation authority of singapore) just head down to Changi Terminal 2, its should be on the second or third level.

a totall of 11 papers to take. starting stage is LAE, followed by SLAE and PLAE

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Hi, Karls. How long will it take to become a LAE by taking all the 11 papers?
By the way , what's SLAE and PLAE?
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in STaerospace

be it u r diploma or degree cert, to be an LAE need to sign 8 years bond.

1st year = training, course etc (trainee pay is between 1500 - 1800)
2nd n 3rd year = on the job training (starting pay is between 1500 - 1800 + OT pay if any)
4th to 8th year = serve the rest of bond (base salary will be from 2000-2500 as u gain exp + OT pay if any)

I personally dun encourage people with degree to sign LAE, because the start pay is very low compare to those working in other sector (ie 2600 to 3500)
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Can i ask venture into this field, what's matter is the license is it?
Degree or diploma doesn't matter? Is EASA license(European Aviation Safety Authority) accepted in sg? I heard ppl said the more license u have, the better your paid. Can anyone clarify with me? How's big the difference in paid?
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