Aviation Support

Admission to Program

This program is only open to Officer Cadets already employed by the UAE Armed Forces. Selection to the program is conducted annually by a committee nominated by the General Head Quarters of the Armed Forces (GHQ) in consultation with HCT. The entry requirements for the Bachelor in Science is jointly determined by the UAE Armed Forces and HCT to meet the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces as an employer and the standards for higher education as set by the CAA. Students wishing to take this program should apply to the UAE Armed Forces to enter employment with the UAE Armed Forces in the first instance.

Program Mission

Prepare future Officers as exceptional leaders of the UAE Armed Forces providing them with a sound understanding of military sciences, aero-sciences, flight and aviation operations in order for them to become professional officers supporting aviation operations on the international defense stage with a vision for the future, and an ethos of loyalty, obedience and dedication to the national duty.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Aviation Support Program prepares students for employment as an Officer in Military Aviation employed in a general or specialist support position in the UAE Armed Forces.

The program provides training for general employment as an Officer in an Aviation Support or Specialist Air Defense. 

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to the generic graduate outcomes related to the Bachelor graduates of the Higher Colleges of Technology, cadets, upon completion of the modified program, will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Function in multidisciplinary teams and develop military leadership capabilities to support and conduct tactical military operations.
  • PLO 2: Communicate effectively and concisely military ideas, directions and communications in written, oral and visual form.
  • PLO 3: Identify, formulate, and solve scientific and operational problems encountered in the practice of performing the role of a military aviation officer.
  • PLO 4: Identify the latest military technology and supporting environmental and societal concepts to assist all aspects of military aviation operations.
  • PLO 5: Interpret military orders and utilize supporting aviation data, principles and military technology to plan and execute military aviation operations.
  • PLO 6: Operate a range of airborne and ground based military aviation equipment in the training environment.

Area of Concentration PLOs:

  • PLO 7 Air Defense: Plan and prepare to use Air Defense techniques and technologies on a range of aviation military training missions.

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 121 credits, including:

Military Studies12
Aviation Core51
Aviation Electives25
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours121
Aviation Support Core Courses
Required Credits: 51
ADF 3103Air and Space Power3
ADF 4112Airspace Management2
ADF 4134Aircraft Recognition4
AVS 1013Aviation Electric and Magnetic Fundamentals3
AVS 1023Aviation Calculus3
AVS 2113Meteorology I3
AVS 2133Aircrew Survival3
AVS 2153Radar Systems3
AVS 3033Navigation3
AVS 3043Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems3
AVS 3053Electrical Systems3
AVS 3143Human Factors3
AVS 3153Electronic Warfare Systems3
AVS 3173Missile Systems3
AVS 3193Aviation Law3
AVS 4143Capstone Project3
MTS 1133Warfare Tactics3
Military Studies Courses
Required Credits: 12
MTS 1002Leadership2
MTS 1102Staff Duties2
MTS 1112Topography2
MTS 1123Air Force History and Organisation3
MTS 2103Aircraft Weapons Systems3
Air Defense Officer Courses
Required Credits: 25
ADF 3003Air Defence Systems3
ADF 3013Air Defence Tactics3
ADF 4003Tactical Communications Systems3
ADF 4013Land Forces Organisation and Weapons3
ADF 4123Fighter Control3
ADF 4207Ground Based Air Defence Systems Operation7
AVS 2123Principles of Flight3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 6
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 6

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
LSM 1103 Technical Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MTS 1002 Leadership 2
MTS 1102 Staff Duties 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester 2
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
AHM 1203 Aviation Physics 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
MTS 1112 Topography 2
MTS 1123 Air Force History and Organisation 3
MTS 2103 Aircraft Weapons Systems 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 3
AVS 1013 Aviation Electric and Magnetic Fundamentals 3
AVS 1023 Aviation Calculus 3
AVS 2113 Meteorology I 3
LSC 1503 Academic Spoken Communication 3
PST 1173 Islamic Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 4
AVS 2123 Principles of Flight 3
AVS 2153 Radar Systems 3
AVS 3033 Navigation 3
AVS 3043 Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems 3
AVS 3193 Aviation Law 3
LSC 3023 Professional English 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 5
AVS 2133 Aircrew Survival 3
AVS 3053 Electrical Systems 3
AVS 3153 Electronic Warfare Systems 3
AVS 3173 Missile Systems 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
ADF 3103 Air and Space Power 3
ADF 4134 Aircraft Recognition 4
AVS 3143 Human Factors 3
AVS 4143 Capstone Project 3
 Credit Hours13
Year 3
Semester 7
ADF 3003 Air Defence Systems 3
ADF 3013 Air Defence Tactics 3
ADF 4112 Airspace Management 2
MTS 1133 Warfare Tactics 3
 Credit Hours11
Semester 8
ADF 4003 Tactical Communications Systems 3
ADF 4013 Land Forces Organisation and Weapons 3
ADF 4123 Fighter Control 3
 Credit Hours9
Semester 9
ADF 4207 Ground Based Air Defence Systems Operation 7
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours121

Abdul Kareem Abdul Qader Okelan, Ph.D., Arabic Linguistics, The World Islamic Sciences & Education University, Amman, Jordan
Achilles Pappas, Master of Science in Advanced Information Systems, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Ahmed Hassan Ali, Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, NPS, USA

Ali Abdallah Abu-Nada, Ph.D., Applied Physics, Southern Illinois University, USA.

Ali Elleithy Afifi Shaalan, Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Amr Sayed, Ph.D., Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt

Anil Ahuja, Bachelor of Science, National Defense Academy Pune, India

Ashraf Al Sharnoobi, Bachelor, Air Navigation and B.Sc. in Military Science, Egyptian Air Force Academy, Egypt

Aymen Hajji, Engineering Degree in Aviation, Aviation School of Burj Al-Amri, Tunis, Research Master’s Degree in science and technology, National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Brahim Benhammouda, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany

Chaudhry Muhammad Zahid Aslam, MSc, Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Fawad Ahmad, Masters of Science, Information Technology, SZABIST University, Pakistan
Hesham Mahmoud, Bachelor, Electrical Engineering (Aircraft Armaments), Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt
Iain Dodson, Masters of Art, History, University of Edinburgh, UK

Imran Ehsan Ali Khan, Master of Science in National Security and War Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Jamal Tariq, Ph.D., Marine Sciences and Engineering, Nagasaki University, Japan
Jamshed Ahmed, Masters of Science, Strategic Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Kevin Ayoubi, Ph.D., Sociolinguistics, Cornell University, USA

Linah Faisal Safa, MBA, Aviation Management Concentration, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Manirao Ramachandrarao, Masters in Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, India
Merih Tevs Ozdag, Masters of Art, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Bilkent University, Turkey

Mohamed Awad Saleh, Bachelor of Arts, Arabic Language & Islamic Studies, Cairo University, Egypt

Mohammad Jaweed Ameen, Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Banasthali University, India.

Mohd Amzar Azizan, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, RMIT University, Australia

Mustafa Anwer, Master of Philosophy - Strategic Security Management. National Defence University, Islamabad. Pakistan
Nery Alvarado, Masters, TESOL - Media-Assisted Language Teaching and Learning, University of Brighton, UK
Rory O’Rahilly, Masters, Writing, University- the National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Saad Ali Ahmed Moustafa, Ph.D., Arabic Linguistics, Morphology and Poetry Scaling, Darul Uloom, Egypt
Salah Hamaydeh, Bachelor, Physics, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Spyridon Anadiotis, MoA International Relations, and Security, Military and Civilian pilot (Brigadier General ret. in Hellenic Air Force), Athens, Greece.
Sule Duzgun, Masters, English as a Foreign Language, Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey
Vasiliki Gkikopoulou, Masters, Applied Linguistics, University of Leeds, UK