The Aviation Market worldwide is growing with rising employment opportunities for the Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. Airline fleets are growing as the number of travellers are on the increase. Statistics indicate that in the near future the aviation industry will have a high demand for Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
EAU has developed this programme where students can achieve the bachelor’s degree in addition to the GCAA and the EASA license. This is unique and the students have the possibility of completing the bachelor degree modules along with the 2 years of Practical Maintenance Experience which is facilitated by one of the fastest growing airline in the world i.e. Emirates Airline. Such paradigm of the curriculum has been set to provide the industry with licensed engineers such as to overcome the need of the airline industry in the future. EAU is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to conduct the A1, B1.1 (Aeroplanes Turbine), B1.2 (Aeroplanes Piston) and B2 (Avionics) Licence programmes. These programmes are run through Regulation Part/Car 147 and follows approved Regulation Part/Car 66 for the syllabus of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
The duration of this programme is 4 ½ years and on completion of this programme, the students will be awarded with “Applied Bachelor in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering” and CoRs (Certificate of Recognition) which is recognised by both the European authority i.e. EASA and the UAE authority i.e. GCAA. Above all, the students will be able to apply for the “Basic Category of B licence” after completing the PME and this adds uniqueness to the individual. Also, the students have the possibility of exiting within this programme after 2 ½ years in order to complete the practical maintenance experience with an approved 145 organisation elsewhere.
This programme gives aircraft maintenance engineers, holders of a GCAA / EASA category B1/B2 licence or equivalent, the opportunity to develop their career and consolidate their professional experience by gaining a locally and internationally recognised academic award. 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 aircraft. Clearly, the international market has a sizable shortage of Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
In addition, this programme provides the pathway to enrol in master’s degree without having to undertake extra professional work experience after obtaining the aircraft basic engineer’s licence.
The Applied Bachelor in Aircraft Maintenance and the Certificates of Recognition are awarded by the Emirates Aviation University (EAU), EASA and GCAA respectively. In addition, it is anticipated that the EAU award will be also accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MoE-HEA) pending approval in due course.
On successful completion of the 4 ½ years Applied Bacheloe in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme students obtain the following:
EAU’s Applied Bachelor in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering graduates will have better opportunity of employment. Their career path is tailored towards becoming Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and at the same time obtaining the academic degree to progress towards higher studies. As the graduates obtain two Certificates of Recognition, they would have the opportunity to work as Licensed Engineer in any EASA or GCAA approved Airline or Maintenance Organisation and at the same time would allow them to progress and specialise in the field of maintenance without the need for extensive work experience.
(APL) entrants who hold the Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering certificate can proceed to continue their studies towards the degree of Applied Bachelor in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. However, they will be required to complete the last two years of the programme on part time basis.
On the other hand, in addition to the above requirements, entrants who hold the GCAA/EASA CoR are required to complete a set of 7 listed additional modules in order to avail the Ministry of Education accreditation.
Mode of delivery
This programme is offered on a full-time semester basis for the first 2 ½ years and then Modular basis (block mode) with classes normally held every 11 weeks (five days per module, Thursday-Monday) for the last 2 years.
The assessment is based on coursework (in-class assessments, written assignments) and/or final exam. This will typically involve an average of 40 hours of timetabled activity per module with additional independent learning.
The programme consists of 9 modules:
|First Year||1||Engineering Mathematics I||B1.1||B1.1+B1.2||B1.1+B1.2+B2||
|2||Engineering Science I|
|Maintenance Practices Workshop A|
|6||Aircraft Materials and Hardware|
|9A||Human Factors in Aircraft Engineering|
|Introduction to IT|
|Industrial Training I|
Second Year & last semester
|5||Digital Techniques and Avionics|
|Maintenance Practices Workshop B|
|11||Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems|
|15||Gas Turbine Engines|
|Cross Culture Studies|
|Industrial Training II|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship|
|Additional Semester||13||Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems|
|Last two years- Modular Basis||Engineering Mathematics II|
|Aircraft Maintenance Management|
|Engineering Science II|
|Individual Maintenance Project|
|Total Quality Management|
|Aerospace Technology 2|
|Aerospace Industry Studies|
|Aircraft Safety, Security and Emergency Planning|
The BEng (Hons.) in Aircraft Maintenance qualification, provides the potential to undertake Master’s degrees in several disciplines for further career progression.
For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +9714 6050122/124/174.
|Application Fee*||Registration Fee*||Tuition Fees (AED)|
|N/A||2,625||83,790 per year -first 2.5 years|
|N/A||2,625||94,500 last 2 years (full programme)|