Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics): 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 (Avionics) (BAAET) program articulates into the GCAA licensed outcome which is approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) UAE (CAR 147/02/2009). 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 avionics 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 ‘B2’ (Avionics). 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 avionics maintenance training modules required and licensed by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and 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 Goal

The Program Educational Objectives of the Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology: Avionics program are to:

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 (Avionics) 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 : Avionics

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 150 credits, including:

Program Core Courses99
Mathematics and Science Courses18
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours150
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”
Avionics Core Courses
Required Credits: 99
AVT 1003Aviation Mathematics and Physics3
AVT 2103DC Electrical Fundamentals3
AVT 2113AC Electrical Fundamentals and Electrical Machines3
AVT 2253Workshop Practices and Safety for Avionics3
AVT 2263Aircraft Materials for Avionics3
AVT 2273Aircraft Hardware for Avionics3
AVT 2283Maintenance Procedures and Abnormal Events for Avionics3
AVT 2293Electrical Wiring Standards and Practices for Avionics3
AVT 2303Aircraft Fundamentals and Basic Aerodynamics3
AVT 2806Work Placement I for Aviation6
AVT 2902Sophomore Design Project2
AVT 3102Semiconductor Fundamentals2
AVT 3123Integrated Circuits and Servomechanisms3
AVT 3133Digital Techniques3
AVT 3143Electronic Instrument Systems3
AVT 3403Human Factors3
AVT 3413Aviation Legislation3
AVT 3503Aircraft Flight Control and Structures for Avionics3
AVT 3513Aircraft Instrument and Lighting for Avionics3
AVT 3603Propulsion3
AVT 3806Work Placement II for Aviation6
AVT 4602Aircraft Conditioning and Oxygen for Avionics2
AVT 4613Aircraft Radio and Navigation Systems3
AVT 4623Aircraft Electrical Power for Avionics3
AVT 4633Avionics Systems3
AVT 4643Aircraft Fuel and Passenger Systems for Avionics3
AVT 4653Aircraft Radar Systems3
AVT 4663Aircraft Protection Systems for Avionics3
AVT 4673Aircraft Hydraulic and Landing Gear for Avionics3
AVT 4683Aircraft Autoflight Systems3
AVT 4902Graduation Project I2
AVT 4911Graduation Project II1
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
Mathematics and Science Required Courses
Required Credits: 18
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1103Pre Calculus3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
MTH 2503Introduction to Differential Equations3
PHY 1203Physics of Electricity and Magnetism3
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 150
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BAAET
Major Code AAE

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MTH 1103 Pre Calculus 3
PHY 1103 Physics of Mechanics and Motion 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
PHY 1203 Physics of Electricity and Magnetism 3
 Credit Hours15
AVT 1003 Aviation Mathematics and Physics 3
CHM 1103 Engineering Chemistry 3
 Credit Hours6
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
AVT 2103 DC Electrical Fundamentals 3
AVT 2253 Workshop Practices and Safety for Avionics 3
AVT 2263 Aircraft Materials for Avionics 3
AVT 2303 Aircraft Fundamentals and Basic Aerodynamics 3
MTH 2103 Calculus II 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
AVT 2113 AC Electrical Fundamentals and Electrical Machines 3
AVT 2273 Aircraft Hardware for Avionics 3
AVT 2283 Maintenance Procedures and Abnormal Events for Avionics 3
AVT 2293 Electrical Wiring Standards and Practices for Avionics 3
AVT 2902 Sophomore Design Project 2
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
 Credit Hours17
AVT 2806 Work Placement I for Aviation 6
 Credit Hours6
Year 3
Semester 5
AVT 3102 Semiconductor Fundamentals 2
AVT 3123 Integrated Circuits and Servomechanisms 3
AVT 3133 Digital Techniques 3
AVT 3143 Electronic Instrument Systems 3
AVT 3403 Human Factors 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 6
AVT 3413 Aviation Legislation 3
AVT 3503 Aircraft Flight Control and Structures for Avionics 3
AVT 3513 Aircraft Instrument and Lighting for Avionics 3
AVT 3603 Propulsion 3
AVT 4602 Aircraft Conditioning and Oxygen for Avionics 2
 Credit Hours14
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
MTH 2503 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours6
Year 4
Semester 7
AVT 4613 Aircraft Radio and Navigation Systems 3
AVT 4623 Aircraft Electrical Power for Avionics 3
AVT 4633 Avionics Systems 3
AVT 4643 Aircraft Fuel and Passenger Systems for Avionics 3
AVT 4902 Graduation Project I 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester 8
AVT 4653 Aircraft Radar Systems 3
AVT 4663 Aircraft Protection Systems for Avionics 3
AVT 4673 Aircraft Hydraulic and Landing Gear for Avionics 3
AVT 4683 Aircraft Autoflight Systems 3
AVT 4911 Graduation Project II 1
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours16
AVT 3806 Work Placement II for Aviation 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours150


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


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

Islam Zaki, Masters Aviation Management, 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 Univ, USA