BSc in Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautical engineering is the branch of mechanical engineering that deals with the design and development of aircraft. This can range from the cutting-edge technology of today's modern fighter aircraft, to aircraft designed to carry many hundreds of people thousands of miles around the world in comparative luxury and with extraordinary efficiency.

Why enrol on this programme?

Our Aeronautical Engineering programme is designed in line with international quality standards. It covers the four classical areas of aerospace vehicle design; namely: aerodynamics; structures, propulsion, and flight stability and control.

The programme blends theoretical knowledge with experimental testing and simulation applications, as well as generic soft skills, in order to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for entry-level job positions in their field of specialization, as well as being qualified to pursue graduate studies.

The programme is based on the American model for higher education awards, where a Bachelor degree normally takes a minimum of four years and includes requirements for breadth as well as depth of study. Students will fulfil what are called liberal or general studies requirements for introductory knowledge in several subjects.


The BSc in Aeronautical Engineering programme is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BSc in Aeronautical Engineering programme are qualified for entry-level positions in many sectors of the aerospace/aircraft industry, as well as with a number of other engineering organizations, including automobile manufacturers, mechanical construction and oil companies.

Therefore, our graduates may choose to pursue a career in one of the following areas:

  • Design and analysis of airframes, engines, satellites and mechanical systems.
  • Aircraft maintenance and manufacturing
  • Pursuing postgraduate studies (Master and PhD degrees) in several engineering areas that include Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Alumni Success

Companies that have employed graduates of the Emirates Aviation University BSc in Aeronautical Engineering programme include:

  • Emirates Airlines
  • Mubadala Aerospace
  • Air Arabia
  • Bahrain Defence Force
  • Goodrich Aerospace
  • AFFAN Innovative Structures
  • Hitachi Water Treatment Plant
  • Jetsco Engineering & Technical Services LLC
  • Saftech Engineering Works LLC.

Universities in which our graduates were accepted/have completed their graduate studies include:

  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University in Sharjah
  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.


Four years.

Mode of delivery

Full-time, credit-hour system, and semester-based.

Course outline

A typical four-year study plan

First Year

First Semester

Ref Module
ENG 1000 Introduction to Maths (functions of one variable)
ENG 2210 Manufacturing Technology
ENG 3190 Mechanical CAD
GEN 1030 Introduction to IT
GEN 1070 Physics

Second Semester

Ref Module
ENG 1100 Math I (Vector-valued functions)
ENG 2150 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics
EAE 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics
EAE 2350 Introduction to Aeronautics
GEN 1010 English I

Second Year

First Semester

Ref Module
ENG 1160 Electrical Principles
ENG 1200 Math II (Linear algebra & ordinary differential equations)
ENG 2230 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics
ENG 2220 Introduction to Programming
EAE 2400 Fluid Mechanics

Second Semester

Ref Module
ENG 1360 Basic Electronics
ENG 3250 Math III (PDEs & complex analysis)
EAE 2310 Heat Transfer and Combustion
EAE 2355 Incompressible Aerodynamics
EAE 3350 Materials Science and Engineering

Third Year

First Semester

Ref Module
ENG 3260 Math IV (Numerical analysis)
EAE 2340 Mechanics of Materials
EAE 2810 Aircraft Propulsion I
EAE 3200 Compressible Aerodynamics
ENG 3330 Introduction to Mechanical Design
GEN 2040 Islamic Culture

Second Semester

Ref Module
EAE 2150 Classical Automatic Control
EAE 3365 Aircraft Propulsion II
EAE 3370 Experimental Techniques
EAE 4190 Structural Analysis
GEN 1080 History of Science and Technology

Summer Semester

Ref Module
ENG 4110 Industrial Training

Fourth Year

First Semester

Ref Module
EAE 3820 Modern Automatic Control
EAE 4195 Aircraft Structures
ENG 4210 Engineering Management
EAE **** Major Elective
EAE 4060 Aerospace Project I
GEN **** General Education Elective

Second Semester

Ref Module
EAE 4250 Aircraft Design
EAE 4240 Aircraft Stability and Control
EAE **** Major Elective
EAE 4065 Aerospace Project II
GEN 3020 Cross Culture Studies

The above programme of study is for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change.

1. High School Certificate or its equivalent:

A recognised and officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent, with a minimum score of 80% on average, and a minimum score of 80% in Mathematics and Physics. Applications with scores below 80% may be reviewed and the applicant will be subject to an interview.

2. British Certificates (IGCSE, GCSE, GCE)

  • A minimum of seven GCSE/IGCSE O-level subjects.


  • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-level subjects + 2 GCE AS-level subjects.


  • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-levels subjects + 1 GCE AS-level subject + 1 GCE A-level subject

Note: The subjects should be in the four streams of Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, and Humanities & Social Studies. With a minimum of grade “B” in both Math and Physics and minimum grade “C” in the rest of the subjects.

For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +971 4 6050 122/124/174.

English Proficiency

Original certificate for either TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL CBT (173); or TOEFL IBT (61); or IELTS (5) or PTE Academic (36).

Tuition Fees

Application Fee* Registration Fee Tuition Fees*
N/A AED 2,500 AED 73,200 per year

*Course load up-to 15 credit hours per semester. Additional credits and summer semester fees are charged separately.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply for a course at Emirates Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide.

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