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Bachelor of Science 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 international 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.


    • The BSc in Aeronautical Engineering is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs.
    • The programme is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, RAeS as meeting the EngC, CEng requirements in part and the IEng requirements in full.
    • Students that successfully complete the programme have the option of obtaining a Coventry University certificate.

  • 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.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BSc 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 BSc 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 BSc in Aeronautical Engineering enables you to progress to study at Master’s Level in several Engineering and non-Engineering disciplines.

  • High School Certificate or its equivalent
    A recognised and officially certified secondary school certificate or equivalent, with a minimum score of 80% on average, and a minimum score of 80% in Mathematics and Physics. Applications with scores below 80% may be reviewed and the applicant will be subject to an interview.
  • British Certificates (IGCSE, GCSE, GCE)
    • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-level subjects + 2 GCE AS-level subjects OR
    • Five GCSE/IGCSE O-levels subjects + 1 GCE AS-level subject + 1 GCE A-level subject
      Note: The subjects should be in the four streams of Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, and Humanities & Social Studies. With a minimum of grade “B” in both Math and Physics and minimum grade “C” in the rest of the subjects.
  • For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +971 4 6050 122/124/174.
English Proficiency

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 2,625 AED 76,860 per year


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

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