Aeronautical Engineering Technology: Bachelor

Program Mission

Prepare graduates to be successful as technicians and engineers embracing innovation and discovery and striving for life-long learning and professional development in the field of Aeronautical Engineering Technology.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology program provides excellent, broad education with a focused area of specialization options to cater for the UAE’s globally-oriented aircraft and aerospace industry. Program graduates are trained to support the design, manufacturing, and maintenance of aeronautical systems to the highest level of industry standards.

During the course of study, students use state-of-the-art software and hardware to enhance their analytical and practical skills in the field, to equip them with essential tools and skills to strengthen their career opportunities, and to facilitate their entry into the industrial world.

The curriculum is well defined to produce high quality engineers with productivity, timeliness, dedication and competence in the workplace.  Graduates have the ability to work efficiently, gather and provide information accurately, acquire troubleshooting skills logically, and to continuously fostering lifelong learning.  Also, Aeronautical engineering program instills leadership qualities based on moral and ethical principles coupled with sound and rational judgment. In addition to that, it is designed to prepare interested students for graduate studies in Aeronautical Engineering Technology and other relevant  professional practices.  

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

  1. Provide Aeronautical Engineering Technology professionals, with the technical knowledge and skills required by the industry, to design, develop, and maintain  aeronautical  systems to highest level of industry standards.
  2. Prepare graduates for a successful career as effective decision makers with strong communication and teamwork skills and clear understanding of the global, ethical and social implications of the aero-engineering industrial profession.
  3. Provide graduates with strong commitment to lifelong learning, continuous education, and professional growth. 
  4. Provide graduates with leadership qualities and commitment to contribute actively in achieving the UAE vision of aeronautical and aerospace technology development.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, HCT graduate in Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology should demonstrate:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Aeronautical Engineering Technology.

  2. Ability to design systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the Aeronautical Engineering Technology.

  3. Ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

  4. Ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;

  5. Ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader in technical teams.

  6. Ability to develop and evaluate a business plan to transform an engineering design (systems, products ,services and solutions) into a business opportunity utilizing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 140 credits, including:

Program Core Courses86
Program Elective Courses6
Mathematics and Science Courses15
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours140
Aeronautical Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 86
AET 2103Fundamentals of Flight3
AET 2403Applied Thermofluids3
AET 2902Sophomore Design Project2
AET 3303Aircraft Structures3
AET 3413Applied Aerodynamics I3
AET 3423Applied Aerodynamics II3
AET 3503Fixed And Rotary Wing Assemblies3
AET 3513Aircraft Design3
AET 3603Flight Vehicle Dynamics and Stability3
AET 4433Aircraft Propulsion3
AET 4613Avionics Systems3
AET 4902Capstone Design Project I2
AET 4912Capstone Design Project II2
EGN 1001Engineering Workshop1
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
EGN 2712Applied Programing for Engineers2
EGN 2806Work Placement I6
EGN 3012Project Management2
EGN 3212Economics for Engineering2
EGN 3812Work Placement12
ELE 2153Electrical Eng Fundamentals3
MCE 2203Applied Statics3
MCE 2213Mechanics of Materials3
MCE 2223Applied Dynamics3
MCE 2303Material Selection and Testing3
MCE 2311Solid Modelling1
MCE 4603Control Systems3
MTE 3603Electronics Systems and Circuits3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits: 15
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
MTH 2503Introduction to Differential Equations3
PHY 1203Physics II3
Aeronautical Engineering Elective Courses
Required Credits: 6
AET 4123Aircraft Reliability and Maintenance Engineering3
AET 4143Human Factors in Aviation3
AET 4203Mechanics of Composite Structures and Materials3
AET 4213Rotary Wing Aircraft3
AET 4313Manufacturing Processes3
AET 4323Non Destructive Testing3
AET 4333Introduction to Aero Elasticity3
AET 4443Computational Fluid Dynamics3
AET 4453Space Propulsion3
AET 4503Finite Element Analysis3
AET 4623Automatic Control of Flight Vehicles3
AET 4863Special Topics in Aeronautical Engineering3
EGN 4873Data Analytics3
EGN 4883Introduction to Artificial intelligence3
General Studies
Required Credits : 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2223
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003
Information Technology and Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013 and MTH 1113
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
PHY 1103
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
LSS 1003, LSS 1123 and BUS 2403
Description Data
Total Required Credits 140
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BAEET
Major Code AET

Recommended Sequence of Study

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
PHY 1103 Physics I 3
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
EGN 1001 Engineering Workshop 1
CHM 1103 Engineering Chemistry 3
PHY 1203 Physics II 3
MTH 2103 Calculus II 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
MCE 2203 Applied Statics 3
 Credit Hours16
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
 Credit Hours6
Year 2
Semester 3
AET 2103 Fundamentals of Flight 3
ELE 2153 Electrical Eng Fundamentals 3
MCE 2223 Applied Dynamics 3
MCE 2303 Material Selection and Testing 3
MCE 2311 Solid Modelling 1
AET 2403 Applied Thermofluids 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MCE 2213 Mechanics of Materials 3
MTH 2503 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
EGN 2712 Applied Programing for Engineers 2
AET 2902 Sophomore Design Project 2
 Credit Hours16
EGN 2806 Work Placement I 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 3
Semester 5
AET 3303 Aircraft Structures 3
AET 3413 Applied Aerodynamics I 3
AET 3503 Fixed And Rotary Wing Assemblies 3
AET 3603 Flight Vehicle Dynamics and Stability 3
MTE 3603 Electronics Systems and Circuits 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
AET 3513 Aircraft Design 3
EGN 3812 Work Placement 12
 Credit Hours15
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
EGN 3012 Project Management 2
 Credit Hours5
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
EGN 3212 Economics for Engineering 2
AET 3423 Applied Aerodynamics II 3
MCE 4603 Control Systems 3
AET 4613 Avionics Systems 3
AET 4902 Capstone Design Project I 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester 8
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
AET 4433 Aircraft Propulsion 3
AET 4912 Capstone Design Project II 2
2 Major Elective Courses 6
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours140


Al Ain Women's

Mazin Abuharaz, PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University, USA

Mohamad Muflehi, Masters, Electronics, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 

Syed Aftab, PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia