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Bachelor of Aviation Maintenance Engineering Technology – Avionics

The Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science mission is to provide world class engineering programs empowering graduates with the desire for learning, discovery and innovation, and provide highly competent technologists and engineers to meet present and future industry needs nationally and globally. The reputation and academic integrity of Engineering Technology and Science programs at HCT.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science graduates are effective in the design and practical application of engineering technology solutions. As students, they are taught to lead successfully, work efficiently, and communicate effectively in a team. Their experience during the engineering undergraduate program will instill ethical values and professional standards, therefore, helping them expand their knowledge and competencies through continuing education and other lifelong learning experiences. Thus, making them significant members of the community by contributing their skills and knowledge either locally or internationally. Employment prospects for HCT Engineering Technology and Science graduates are very strong and cover many local and international industrial sectors including Aviation, Computing, Construction, Consulting, Defense, Energy, Governance, Health care, Infrastructure support and maintenance, Manufacturing, Oil and gas and Telecommunications.

Dr. Dieter W. Joenssen
Executive Dean

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 ÔB2Õ (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 Goals

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 authoritiesÕ 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