Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics): Diploma

Program Mission

Working in partnership with industry, the Diploma in Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics) program provides quality education that prepares highly skilled technicians capable of serving the community and fulfilling personal ambitions with excellence. Graduates may choose to continue into the additional two years of the program to become innovative engineers.

License Requirement

After exiting the Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology program with the diploma, students could continue training for aviation maintenance licenses in accordance with GCAA regulation (CAR 66.25). The graduate would be required to complete an additional 9 modules in a self-study program, with the examinations carried out at HCT under the provisions of GCAA as an approved Examination Center. The entire course must be completed within a 10-year period. Refer to www.gcaa.gov.ae (E-Publications – CAR’s-CAR Part II- Chapter 7) for full details and specific information.

Program Goal

The Program Educational Objectives of the Diploma in 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 with strong communication and teamwork skills and an understanding of the global, ethical and social implications of the aviation industry.
  3. Prepare graduates with a strong commitment to lifelong learning, continuing education and professional growth.
  4. Provide graduates the commitment to contribute actively to achieving the regulatory authorities’ mission.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Diploma in 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 well-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 well-defined engineering problems related to Aviation Engineering Technology;

  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-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

  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Completion Requirements

Diploma in Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology : Avionics

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 77 credits, including:

Program Core Courses38
Mathematics and Science Courses15
General Studies course24
Total Credit Hours77
Note : Work placement I is 8 weeks. HCT will use its best endeavors to provide work placement opportunities.However, HCT is not able to guarantee work-placement positions.
Core Courses
Required Credits: 38
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
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
Mathematics and Science Courses
Required Credits : 15
CHM 1103Engineering Chemistry3
MTH 1103Pre Calculus3
MTH 1203Calculus I3
MTH 2103Calculus II3
PHY 1203Physics II3
General Studies
Required Credits: 24
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 9
LSC 1103, AES 1013 and AES 1033
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: 3
LSS 1003
Description Data
Total Required Credits 77
Maximum Duration of Study 3 years
Minimum Duration of Study 2 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code DAAET
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 I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
MTH 1113 Statistics for Engineering 3
MTH 1203 Calculus I 3
PHY 1203 Physics II 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
 Total Credit Hours77