Provide aviation graduates and professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitude, and lifelong learning abilities to pursue excellence while meeting the international aviation standards to fulfil the needs of aviation community.
The Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (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). They also have the option to exit the program with a diploma after completion of the second year (see diploma requirements and conditions stated below). 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 will have the option to graduate with a Diploma in Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics) upon the successful completion of 77 credits inclusive of 8 weeks of Work Placement.
Program Educational Objectives
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 Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics) program should demonstrate:
a. An ability to integrate and utilize theoretical and practical knowledge on mathematics, natural sciences and avionics maintenance engineering to offer engineering solutions.
b. An ability to identify, explain, formulate and solve avionics maintenance engineering problems; select and apply appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques.
c. An ability to apply the acquired comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge in accordance with the national and international aviation authorities’ regulations and manufacturer’s instructions.
d. A comprehensive knowledge on the forensic, communal and environmental framework in which the aviation operations are conducted.
e. An ability to analyze a system, a system component or a process; utilize advanced design methods to meet the defined requirements under realistic constraints.
f. An ability to identify and analyze problems, propose solutions based on research, proof and results from different sources and measurements; develop appropriate corrective action.
g. An ability to use computer software, information and communication technologies at a level required by aviation maintenance engineering technology.
h. An understanding of the need for lifelong learning; an ability to learn new developments in science and technology, access information, review literature, and make conclusions.
i. An ability to propose, build and lead team works in engineering projects related to avionics maintenance technology.
j. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
k. An ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally, and graphically and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
l. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
m. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
n. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
o. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology (Avionics) degree must successfully complete the following requirements:
1. Minimum of 150 credits which are divided as follows:
a. Minimum of 99 credits of program core requirements including 3 credit hours of (AVT 1003) Aviation Mathematics and Physics course and 16 weeks of work placement.
b. Minimum of 18 credits of Math and science requirements.
c. General Studies requirements of 33 credits according to the General Studies breakdown and as advised in the study plan of the program.
2. Minimum CGPA of 2.00.
3. Successfully complete 60% of the GCAA license exams