Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Airframe and Aeroengines): 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 Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Airframe and Aeroengines) (BAVET) program articulates into the GCAA licensed outcome which is approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) UAE (CAR147/02/2009). The program provides the graduates with excellent knowledge and skills to work effectively and professionally in the aviation community. Furthermore, it has the important element of broad education and continuous lifelong learning abilities.

Graduates can take positions in the aviation industry and can work individually or in teams to practically apply Aviation Maintenance skills and solutions with consideration of the industry regulations and ethics. Students will graduate with a Bachelor degree and after a further two years industry experience and meeting the General Civil Aviation Authority requirements they will have a license of category ‘B1.1’ (Airframe and Aeroengines). They also have the option to exit the program with an associate degree after completion of the second year (see associate degree requirements and conditions). Employment opportunities for aviation graduates within the UAE, Gulf region and worldwide are abundant and expanding. Employment opportunities include military operations, state commercial operations, private aviation operations and aviation supporting industries and logistics.

The program curriculum covers all aviation maintenance training modules required by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and are compatible with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The program also has the main and important engineering courses and the General Studies courses which will prepare the students to be competent engineers and productive educated professionals. Graduates will be ready for positions as aviation engineers and technicians with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in aviation maintenance, management, and operations. Students will gain the required practical knowledge and skills through labs, practical assignments and work placements.

The curriculum aims to produce high-quality engineers known for productivity, timeliness, dedication, and competence in the workplace. Graduates have the ability to work logically, accurately and efficiently; to gather and use information effectively; and to continue enhancing their careers through lifelong learning. The program stresses the effective use of technology, information resources and engineering tools. The program provides leadership qualities based on moral and ethical principles coupled with sound and rational judgment. Finally, the program is designed to prepare motivated students for graduate studies in Aviation Engineering and other related areas of professional practices.

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

Program Goals

  1. Provide aviation graduates with the technical knowledge and skills required by the aviation industry to maintain a variety of aircraft systems to the highest standards.
  2. Prepare graduates for a successful career as effective decision makers with strong communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the global, ethical and social implications of the aviation industry and engineering profession.
  3. Prepare graduates with a strong commitment to lifelong learning, continuing education and professional growth.
  4. Provide graduates with leadership qualities and commitment to contribute actively to achieving the regulatory authorities’ mission.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Airframe and Aeroengines) program should demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to identify, explain, formulate and solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the aviation maintenance and in accordance with regulations and manufacturer's instructions;

  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems related to Aviation Engineering Technology;

  3. An 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, computer software, information and communication technologies at a level required for basic aviation maintenance;

  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, experiments and practical activities and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;

  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

  6. An 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 Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology: Airframe and Aeroengines 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 141 credits, including:

Core Courses105
Mathematics and Science Courses3
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours141
Note: Students must Successfully complete 60% of the GCAA license
Work placement I and II are 8 weeks each. HCT will use its best endeavors to provide work placement opportunities.However, HCT is not able to guarantee work-placement positions.Students requiring a Certificate of Recognition (COR) at the completion of the program will be required to complete approximately 300 hours of the above-mentioned Work Placement in an “actual maintenance working environment”
Airframe and Aeroengines Core Courses
Required Credits: 105
AVT 1003Aviation Mathematics and Physics3
AVT 2003Gas Turbine Engine3
AVT 2013Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems3
AVT 2103DC Electrical Fundamentals3
AVT 2113AC Electrical Fundamentals and Electrical Machines3
AVT 2203Workshop Practices and Safety3
AVT 2213Aircraft Materials3
AVT 2223Aircraft Hardware3
AVT 2233Maintenance Procedures and Abnormal Events3
AVT 2243Electrical Wiring Standards and Practices3
AVT 2303Aircraft Fundamentals and Basic Aerodynamics3
AVT 2803Work Placement I for Aviation3
AVT 2902Sophomore Design Project2
AVT 3103Electronic Fundamentals3
AVT 3113Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems3
AVT 3203Maintenance Practices Workshop3
AVT 3403Human Factors3
AVT 3413Aviation Legislation3
AVT 3703Gas Turbine Engine I3
AVT 3712Gas Turbine Engine I Workshop2
AVT 3723Gas Turbine Engine II3
AVT 3733Propeller3
AVT 3803Work Placement II for Aviation3
AVT 4503Aircraft Flight Control and Structures3
AVT 4513Aircraft Conditioning and Oxygen3
AVT 4523Aircraft Electrical Power3
AVT 4532Aircraft Systems Workshop2
AVT 4543Aircraft Avionics Systems for Mechanical3
AVT 4553Aircraft Fuel and Passenger Systems3
AVT 4563Aircraft Protection Systems3
AVT 4573Aircraft Hydraulic and Landing Gear3
AVT 4583Aircraft Instrument and Lighting3
AVT 4883Introduction to Artificial Intelligence3
AVT 4902Graduation Project I2
AVT 4911Graduation Project II1
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
EGN 4873Data Analytics3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits:3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
General Studies
Required Credits : 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2193
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 141
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BAVET
Major Code AVE

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
AVT 2203 Workshop Practices and Safety 3
AVT 2213 Aircraft Materials 3
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
PHY 1103 Physics of Mechanics and Motion 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 2
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
AVT 1003 Aviation Mathematics and Physics 3
AVT 2103 DC Electrical Fundamentals 3
AVT 2223 Aircraft Hardware 3
AVT 2233 Maintenance Procedures and Abnormal Events 3
 Credit Hours18
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
AVT 2113 AC Electrical Fundamentals and Electrical Machines 3
AVT 2303 Aircraft Fundamentals and Basic Aerodynamics 3
AVT 3203 Maintenance Practices Workshop 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
AVT 2003 Gas Turbine Engine 3
AVT 2013 Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems * 3
AVT 2243 Electrical Wiring Standards and Practices 3
AVT 2902 Sophomore Design Project 2
AVT 3103 Electronic Fundamentals 3
AVT 3733 Propeller 3
 Credit Hours17
AVT 2803 Work Placement I for Aviation 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
AVT 3113 Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems 3
AVT 3403 Human Factors 3
AVT 3703 Gas Turbine Engine I 3
AVT 3712 Gas Turbine Engine I Workshop 2
EGN 4873 Data Analytics 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 6
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
AVT 3413 Aviation Legislation 3
AVT 3723 Gas Turbine Engine II 3
AVT 4883 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
 Credit Hours18
AVT 3803 Work Placement II for Aviation 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 4
Semester 7
AVT 4523 Aircraft Electrical Power 3
AVT 4553 Aircraft Fuel and Passenger Systems 3
AVT 4563 Aircraft Protection Systems 3
AVT 4583 Aircraft Instrument and Lighting 3
AVT 4902 Graduation Project I 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester 8
AVT 4503 Aircraft Flight Control and Structures 3
AVT 4513 Aircraft Conditioning and Oxygen 3
AVT 4532 Aircraft Systems Workshop 2
AVT 4543 Aircraft Avionics Systems for Mechanical 3
AVT 4573 Aircraft Hydraulic and Landing Gear 3
AVT 4911 Graduation Project II 1
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours141

*For students who wants to work on helicopters this course will be replaced with AVT 2023 Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems

** Needs to be completed in a CAR 145 approved maintenance organisation, 300 HRS

Abu Dhabi Men's

Ari Legowo, PhD Control & System Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Eleni - Eleftheria Kamperi, Bachelor Aircraft Technology, Technological Education Institute, Chalkida, Greece

Evangelos Papageorgiou, PhD Aeronautical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK

Michael Ledesma, Bachelor Aeronautical Engineering, Mats College of Technology, Philippines

Serdar Dalkilic, PhD Aviation, Anadolu University, Turkey

Warnakulasooriya Rodrigo, Doctorate, Management Science, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Dubai Men's

Aziz Almahadin, PhD Aeronautical Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Islam Zaki, Masters Aviation Management, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Mohammad Qutaishat, Masters Production and Operations Management, Hashemite University, Jordan

Muhammad Sakhar Arshed, Masters, Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Rita Aljadiri, PhD Electronic Engineering, Coventry University, UK

Tekwani Bunti Kanayo, Masters Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA