Engineering Foundation Programme


The Engineering Foundation (Diploma) programme will provide learners with foundation knowledge and skills to prepare them for the three year applied bachelor engineering programmes.

You will gain understanding of how aircrafts operate in addition to a strong foundation in math and physics. You will study a variety of aeronautical and avionics related subjects such as Theory of Flight, Aircraft Materials and Hardware, and Aircraft Electrical Devices and Circuits.

Why enrol on this programme?

The programme will provide you with specialised skills and knowledge in aircraft materials and hardware, hydraulics, propulsion, airframes, avionics and more! Many students from this course look to move onto higher education or out to employment.


The Engineering Foundation (Diploma) is a dual award conferred by Emirates Aviation University and BTEC Pearson, UK. The EAU award is subject to recognition by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.

Career Prospects

Successful completion of the Engineering Foundation (Diploma) qualification will enable you to progress to an applied bachelor program in a relevant field of study.


One year.

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on a full-time semester basis.

Course outline

A typical one-year study plan will include:

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Principles and Applications of Aircraft Mechanical Science
Theory of Flight
Aircraft Electrical Devices and Circuits
Aircraft Workshop Principles and Practice
Aircraft Computers and Electronics Systems
Aircraft Materials and Hardware
Airframe Structural Concepts and Construction Methods
Human Factors in Aircraft Engineering
Engineering Project

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


On recommendation by the Admission Office/School for those who do not meet the admission requirements for the applied bachelor engineering programmes.

Tuition Fees

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees
N/A AED 2,500 AED 65,730 per year


How to Apply

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

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