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First Diploma Engineering


First Diploma program is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in Engineering sectors. It has been developed through close collaboration with the Aerospace Apprenticeship Employer Group, professional bodies and other awarding organisations. The qualification is designed specifically for learners employed as apprentices in the role of Engineering manufacturing technicians.

Why enrol on this programme?

First Diploma develop the technical knowledge and understanding required to meet the standards for the job role. This includes areas such as mathematical techniques, business improvement techniques, principles of aircraft materials and airframe construction, aerodynamics and the theory of flight, and human factors and behaviours in aviation.

It develops a range of positive attitudes and professional attributes that support successful performance in the aeronautical engineering work environment.

Career Prospects

Students graduating from this program could progress to engineering operative or semi-skilled fitter job roles in the engineering industry or to other qualifications such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in aerospace Engineering followed by Applied bachelors.


One semester.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.


The qualification consists of eight mandatory units, which further extends the essential knowledge and practical skills required to prepare students for progression to work within the Engineering sector, most units are chosen from one of four pathways: technology, maintenance, manufacturing and mechanical.

Semester One
Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
Electronic Circuit Construction
Operating & Maintenance of Fluid Power Systems & Components
Operating & Maintenance of Mechanical Systems & Components
Operating & Maintenance of Electrical Systems & Components
Selecting Engineering Materials

The above schedule is subject to change

  • Entry requirements Grade 10 or equivalent, pass grade. Minimum age of 15 years.
  • OR undertake EAU’s English language test.

Further Studies

First Diploma in Engineering enable students to progress to study at the Extended Diploma programs.

It will also enable students to progress some Engineering disciplines.

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625  32,265 per year


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

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