Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Aeronautical Engineering


The Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Aeronautical Engineering provides learners with foundation knowledge and skills to prepare them for employment or further study in Engineering.

The extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Aeronautical Engineering has been designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills to become aircraft technicians. EAU is offering this course as a pathway into the aerospace industry.

This is a High School equivalent vocational qualification, ideal for learners aged 16 years plus who want an alternative learning environment to High School.

Why enrol on this programme?

The programme is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in the fields of aviation maintenance and manufacturing. It delivers the knowledge, skills and understanding learners need to prepare them for employment. Many students from this course look to move onto higher education or out to employment. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels.


The Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Aeronautical Engineering is a dual award programme conferred by Emirates Aviation University and BTEC Pearson, UK. The EAU award is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.

Career Prospects

Students graduating from this programme may choose to begin their careers with an airline engineering maintenance facility, aviation maintenance, aviation manufacturing, or engineering services company.

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma (Certificate 4) in Aeronautical Engineering qualification will also enable you to progress to an applied bachelor program in a relevant field of study.


Two years.

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.

Course outline

A typical two-year study plan

First Year

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

Second Year

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
Aviation Legislation
Aircraft Maintenance Practices
Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines
Engineering Project
Airframe Systems
Aircraft Instrument and indicating Systems

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

Entry Requirements

Grade 11 or equivalent, minimum cumulative average of 60% including Maths and Physics.


Five IGCSE/GCSE/O-level subjects at grade 'C' or above, including Maths and Physics


BTEC Qualification: First Diploma Engineering.

English Proficiency

Original scores for any of the following - TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL CBT (173); or TOEFL IBT (61); or IELTS (5); or PTE Academic (36) or sit the Emirates Aviation University's English Language Entry Test.

For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +9714 6050122/124/174.

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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