First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Engineering


The First Diploma award in Engineering is a foundation diploma which provides learners to build and apply knowledge in wide variety of engineering contexts. This is a vocational qualification, ideal for learners aged 16 years and above who do not currently meet the entry criteria for our Extended Diploma.

Why enrol on this programme?

Learners will be introduced to the basic principles of engineering and will be learning in a practical environment as well as a classroom, using case studies and project work based on real world apprenticeship scenarios.

Career Prospects

Students graduating from this program proceed to higher education to obtain an Extended Diploma followed by HND and/or Bachelor’s Degree.


The First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Engineering is subject to recognition by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.


One semester.

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.

Course outline

You will study eight modules over one semester, in preparation for continued study on the Extended Diploma programmes.

Unit 1: Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
Unit 2: Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
Unit 3: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Unit 4: Electronic Circuit Construction
Unit 5: Operating & Maintenance of Fluid Power Systems & Components
Unit 6: Operating & Maintenance of Mechanical Systems & Components
Unit 7: Operating & Maintenance of Electrical Systems & Components
Unit 8: Selecting Engineering Materials


Entry requirements Grade 10 or equivalent, pass grade. And minimum age of 15 years.

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

Tuition Fees

Application Fees* Registration Fees* Tuition Fees
N/A AED 2,500 AED 30,720


How to Apply

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

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