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Bachelor Of Science (BSc) in Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautical engineering is the branch of mechanical engineering that deals with the design and development of aircraft. This can range from the cutting-edge technology of today's modern fighter aircraft, to aircraft designed to carry many hundreds of people thousands of miles around the world in comparative luxury and with extraordinary efficiency.

Why enrol on this programme?

Our Aeronautical Engineering programme is designed in line with quality standards. It covers the four classical areas of aerospace vehicle design; namely: aerodynamics; structures, propulsion, and flight stability and control.

The programme blends theoretical knowledge with experimental testing and simulation applications, as well as generic soft skills, in order to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for entry-level job positions in their field of specialization, as well as being qualified to pursue graduate studies.

The programme is based on the American model for higher education awards, where a Bachelor degree normally takes a minimum of four years and includes requirements for breadth as well as depth of study. Students will fulfil what are called liberal or general studies requirements for introductory knowledge in several subjects.


  • This degree has been accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.  Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Internship and Practical Experience

In collaboration with EK Engineering, the Emirates Group and other Industrial partners, EAU offers its active students who are enrolled in this programme, a six-month industrial internship. This is embedded into the curriculum of the programme and weighting fifteen credits in their semester 6 of their studies.

The coveted internship programme with one of the region’s most successful organisations, will help students combine academic study with practical skills and experience relevant to their education and career plans. Top achiever students enrolled in the internship programme will also receive a monthly nominal compensation to cover their costs.

While at EAU, not only students learn comprehensive theory, but EAU will also provide the means to gain practical experience in well-equipped laboratories and workshops as well as the provision of hands on experience in a real workplace environment through on job training and internships.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering programme are qualified for entry-level positions in many sectors of the aerospace/aircraft industry, as well as with a number of other engineering organizations, including automobile manufacturers, mechanical construction and oil companies.

Therefore, our graduates may choose to pursue a career in one of the following areas:

  • Design and analysis of airframes, engines, satellites and mechanical systems.
  • Aircraft maintenance and manufacturing
  • Pursuing postgraduate studies (Master and PhD degrees) in several engineering areas that include Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Alumni Success

Companies that have employed graduates of the Emirates Aviation University Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering programme include:

  • Emirates Airlines
  • Mubadala Aerospace
  • Air Arabia
  • Bahrain Defence Force
  • Goodrich Aerospace
  • AFFAN Innovative Structures
  • Hitachi Water Treatment Plant
  • Jetsco Engineering & Technical Services LLC
  • Saftech Engineering Works LLC.
  • Airbus
  • McLaren’s Aviation
  • Etihad Airways
  • Dubai Airports
  • Emirates Aviation University
  • Eastern Mediterranean University
  • National Space Research Development Agency
  • Akka Technology
  • SupremeSAT
  • Emirates Sensing Technologies
  • RTA

Universities in which our graduates were accepted/have completed their graduate studies include:

  • Coventry University
  • Emirates Aviation University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University in Sharjah
  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  • The University of Manchester


Four years.

Mode of delivery

Full-time, credit-hour system, and semester-based.

Course Outline

A typical four-year study plan

 Year Ref Module
First Year
Semester One ENG 1000 Introduction to Math
ENG 2210 Manufacturing Technology
GEN 1070 Physics
GEN 1030 Introduction to IT
GEN 1010 English I
Semester Two ENG 1100 Math I
ENG 2150 Statics
EAE 2400 Fluid Mechanics
GEN 3015 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENG 2220 Introduction to Programming
Second Year
 Semester One ENG 1200 Math II
EAE 2230 Dynamics
EAE 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics
EAE 3350 Materials Science & Engineering
ENG 1260 Electrical and Electronic Principles
GEN 2040 Islamic Culture
Semester Two ENG 3250 Math III
EAE 2310 Heat Transfer & Combustion
EAE 2340 Strength of Materials
EAE 2355 Incompressible Aerodynamics
EAE 3370 Experimental Techniques
ENG 3330 Introduction to Mechanical Design
Third Year
Semester One ENG 3260 Math IV
EAE 3100 Flight Mechanics
EAE 4190 Aircraft Structures I
EAE 2810 Aircraft Propulsion I
EAE 3250 Flight Control Systems
EAE 3200 Compressible Aerodynamics
Semester Two ENG 4120 Industrial Training (I) - Live Aircraft  Environment (Hangar)
ENG 4130 Industrial Training (II) - Engines Workshop
ENG 4140 Industrial Training (III) - Cabin Workshop
ENG 4150 Industrial Training (IV) - Structures & Avionics Workshop
ENG 4160 Industrial Training (IV) - Wheels and Brakes Workshop
Forth Year
Semester One EAE 3365 Aircraft Propulsion II
EAE 4195 Aircraft Structures II
EAE 4240 Flight Vehicle Dynamics & Control
EAE 4060 Aerospace Project I
EAE 4250 Aircraft Design I
GEN 3020 Cross Cultural Studies
Semester Two EAE 4065 Aerospace Project II
EAE 4255 Aircraft Design II
GEN **** Elective GE Course
EAE **** Major TE Course I
EAE **** Major TE Course II

Major Technical Elective (TE) Courses

 Ser Course Code Course Name
1 EAE 3820 Modern Automatic Control
2 EAE 4095 Computational Fluid Dynamics
3 EAE 4125 Aircraft Engine Simulation and Control
4 EAE 4130 Design of Aircraft Engines
5 EAE 4150 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
6 EAE 4220 Mechanics of Composite Materials
7 EAE 4225 Finite Element Analysis
8 EAE 4245 Wind Turbines
9 EAE 4260 Helicopter Aerodynamics

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

Further Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering enables you to progress to study at Master’s Level in several Engineering and non-Engineering disciplines.

The outcomes of the Aeronautical Engineering Programme are in conformity with those listed under Criterion 3 of ABET EC2000. The outcomes are listed as follows: 

A1: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 

A2: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 

B1: Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data 

B2: Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

C1: Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 

C2: Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context. 

D1: Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 

D2: Knowledge of contemporary issues.

E1: Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

E2: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

E3: Ability to communicate effectively

School Curriculum System Minimum Admission Requirements Proficiency Requirements

UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum

  • Advance & Elite Tracks: Minimum overall average of 75% and 75% average in Physics & Math.

All applicants must submit one of the following English Language Proficiency test results:

-      A minimum EmSAT-Achieve English result of 1100, or

-      TOEFL iBT score of 61, or

-      TOEFL ITP score of 500, or

-      IELTS Academic score of 5.0, or

-      Any equivalent English Language Proficiency test.

British System - GCSE/IGCSE + AS/A Levels

Students are required to successfully complete Year 13.

  • Five subjects* at GCSE/IGCSE with a minimum score “C” and two subjects (Math and Physics) at AS level with a minimum score “C”.
  • Five subjects* at GCSE/IGCSE with a minimum score “C “ and one AS level in Math or Physics  “C” and above and one A level in Math or Physics “D” and above.

* Arabic and Islamic Studies are not included.

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma: Must pass total six subjects (excluding Islamic Education), three subjects in the higher level (HL) with a minimum score of 24 points including min 4 points in HL Math and Physics.

IB certificate: will be assessed based on the high school credentials.

American High School Diploma inside the UAE

Minimum of 75% average in the final grade (Grade 12).

Applicants are also required to obtain:

- Minimum EmSAT Achieve-Math result of 900 and Physics 800, or

- Minimum SAT-Math score of 450 and AP Physics 1 score of 3.0, or

- Minimum 75% in EAU Math and Physics entrance exams.

Indian Boards (Std XII)

Minimum average of 55% in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard) including Math and Physics

Pakistani Board HSSC Part I+II (Gr 12)

Minimum average of 55% in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard) including Math and Physics.

Iranian Curriculum

55% overall or equivalent

Russian Curriculum

55% overall or equivalent

French Baccalaureate

55% overall or equivalent

American High School Diploma outside the UAE

Minimum 75% average in the final grade (Grade 12).

Applicants are also required to obtain:

- Minimum SAT-Math score of 450 and AP Physics1 score of 3.0, or

- Minimum 75% in EAU Math and Physics entrance exams.

Other School Systems outside the UAE

Will be assessed based on the high school credentials.

Notes and remarks:

  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of the programme’s relevant subject(s), one of the following options will be considered:
    • EmSAT score(s), or
    • SAT score(s), or
    • EAU Entrance Exam in the relevant subject(s), or
    • Completing non-credit remedial course(s) in these subjects.

For professional advice on entry requirements, please contact EAU Admissions on +971 46050100 or

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 AED 76,860 per year


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

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