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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering B1.1-CAR66 (Advanced Diploma)

Not all aircraft maintenance engineers have to be licensed, but the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority requires all engineering and maintenance work carried out on aircraft to be done under the supervision of a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME). This programme provides you with the Basic B1.1 license.

To become fully licensed by the GCAA, you will need a further two years of experience after the successful completion of the basic syllabus. Without the B1/B2 basic license, students would normally require five years of experience before being eligible for a license.

Why enrol on this programme?

Based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in the next 20 years, airlines will have to add 25,000 new aircraft to the current 17,000 strong commercial fleet. By 2026, the industry will need 480,000 new technicians to maintain these aircrafts. Clearly, the international market has a huge shortage of LAME engineers.

EAU’s AME programme is licensed by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and complies with the CAR66 (B1.1) syllabus. Our Students benefit from a concurrent Advanced Diploma recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.


The Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance and the Certificate of Recognition B1.1 is a dual award conferred by Emirates Aviation University and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), UAE respectively. The EAU award is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.

Career Prospects

EAU’s AME graduates will enjoy a high employability rate. Their career path is tailored towards becoming Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. They may also work with airline engineering departments or support aircraft maintenance organisations. While working in the industry, EAU’s AME graduates have the option of enrolling into a relevant bachelor programme at EAU on a part-time basis.


Two and half years.

Mode of Delivery

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

Indicative Study Schedule

Module Subject
1 Mathematics
2 Physics
3 Electrical Fundamentals
4 Electronic Fundamentals
5 Digital Techniques
6 Materials and Hardware
7a Maintenance Practice
8 Basic Aerodynamics
9 Human Factors
10 Aviation Legislation
11a Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
15 Gas Turbine Engines
17 Propeller


The above schedule is subject to change


  • Entrants must be 18 years minimum.
  • A recognised and officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent, with a minimum 80% average, and a minimum of 70% score in Mathematics and Physics. Below 70% may be reviewed and subject to interview.
  • Or alternatively:
    • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-levels + 2 GCE AS-Level with minimum grade “C” in all OR
    • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-levels + 1 GCE A-level minimum of grade “D” in either Maths or Physics.
  • Original certificate for either TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL CBT (173); or TOEFL IBT (61); or IELTS (5) or PTE Academic (36).


Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,500 79,800 per year