BSc in Aeronautical Engineering | Emirates Aviation University (2023)

Aeronautical engineering is the branch of mechanical engineering that deals with the design and development of aircraft. This can range from the cutting-edge technology of today's modern fighter aircraft, to aircraft designed to carry many hundreds of people thousands of miles around the world in comparative luxury and with extraordinary efficiency.

Why enrol on this programme?

Our Aeronautical Engineering programme is designed in line with international quality standards. It covers the four classical areas of aerospace vehicle design; namely: aerodynamics; structures, propulsion, and flight stability and control.

The programme blends theoretical knowledge with experimental testing and simulation applications, as well as generic soft skills, in order to ensure that our graduates are well prepared for entry-level job positions in their field of specialization, as well as being qualified to pursue graduate studies.

The programme is based on the American model for higher education awards, where a Bachelor degree normally takes a minimum of four years and includes requirements for breadth as well as depth of study. Students will fulfil what are called liberal or general studies requirements for introductory knowledge in several subjects.


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  • This degree has been accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
  • Students who successfully complete the programme have the option of obtaining aCoventry Universitycertificatein addition to Emirates Aviation University award.

Internship and Practical Experience

In collaboration with EK Engineering, the Emirates Group and other Industrial partners, EAU offers its active students who are enrolled in this programme, a six-month industrial internship. This is embedded into the curriculum of the programme and weighting fifteen credits in their semester 6 of their studies.

The coveted internship programme with one of the region’s most successful organisations, will help students combine academic study with practical skills and experience relevant to their education and career plans. Top achiever students enrolled in the internship programme will also receive a monthly nominal compensation to cover their costs.

While at EAU, not only students learn comprehensive theory, but EAU will also provide the means to gain practical experience in well-equipped laboratories and workshops as well as the provision of hands on experience in a real workplace environment through on job training and internships.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering programme are qualified for entry-level positions in many sectors of the aerospace/aircraft industry, as well as with a number of other engineering organizations, including automobile manufacturers, mechanical construction and oil companies.

Therefore, our graduates may choose to pursue a career in one of the following areas:

  • Design and analysis of airframes, engines, satellites and mechanical systems.
  • Aircraft maintenance and manufacturing
  • Pursuing postgraduate studies (Master and PhD degrees) in several engineering areas that include Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Alumni Success

Companies that have employed graduates of the Emirates Aviation University Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering programme include:

  • Emirates Airlines
  • Mubadala Aerospace
  • Air Arabia
  • Bahrain Defence Force
  • Goodrich Aerospace
  • AFFAN Innovative Structures
  • Hitachi Water Treatment Plant
  • Jetsco Engineering & Technical Services LLC
  • Saftech Engineering Works LLC.
  • Airbus
  • McLaren’s Aviation
  • Etihad Airways
  • Dubai Airports
  • Emirates Aviation University
  • Eastern Mediterranean University
  • National Space Research Development Agency
  • Akka Technology
  • SupremeSAT
  • Emirates Sensing Technologies
  • RTA

Universities in which our graduates were accepted/have completed their graduate studies include:

  • Coventry University
  • Emirates Aviation University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • American University in Dubai
  • American University in Sharjah
  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  • The University of Manchester


Four years.

Mode of delivery

Full-time, credit-hour system, and semester-based.

Course Outline

A typical four-year study plan

First Year
Semester OneENG 1000Introduction to Math
ENG 2210Manufacturing Technology
GEN 1070Physics
GEN 1030Introduction to IT
GEN 1010English I
Semester TwoENG 1100Math I
ENG 2150Statics
EAE2400Fluid Mechanics
GEN 3015Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENG 2220Introduction to Programming
Second Year
Semester OneENG 1200Math II
EAE 2230Dynamics
EAE 2300Engineering Thermodynamics
EAE 3350Materials Science & Engineering
ENG 1260Electrical and Electronic Principles
GEN 2040Islamic Culture
Semester TwoENG 3250Math III
EAE 2310Heat Transfer & Combustion
EAE 2340Strength of Materials
EAE 2355Incompressible Aerodynamics
EAE 3370Experimental Techniques
ENG 3330Introduction to Mechanical Design
Third Year
Semester OneENG 3260Math IV
EAE 3100Flight Mechanics
EAE 4190Aircraft Structures I
EAE 2810Aircraft Propulsion I
EAE 3250Flight Control Systems
EAE 3200Compressible Aerodynamics
Semester TwoENG 4120Industrial Training (I) - Live Aircraft Environment (Hangar)
ENG 4130Industrial Training (II) - Engines Workshop
ENG 4140Industrial Training (III) - Cabin Workshop
ENG 4150Industrial Training (IV) - Structures & Avionics Workshop
ENG 4160Industrial Training (IV) - Wheels and Brakes Workshop
Forth Year
Semester OneEAE 3365Aircraft Propulsion II
EAE 4195Aircraft Structures II
EAE 4240Flight Vehicle Dynamics & Control
EAE 4060Aerospace Project I
EAE 4250Aircraft Design I
GEN 3020Cross Cultural Studies
Semester TwoEAE4065Aerospace Project II
EAE 4255Aircraft Design II
GEN ****Elective GE Course
EAE ****Major TE Course I
EAE****Major TE Course II

Major Technical Elective (TE) Courses

SerCourse CodeCourse Name
1EAE 3820Modern Automatic Control
2EAE 4095Computational Fluid Dynamics
3EAE 4125Aircraft Engine Simulation and Control
4EAE 4130Design of Aircraft Engines
5EAE 4150Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
6EAE 4220Mechanics of Composite Materials
7EAE 4225Finite Element Analysis
8EAE 4245Wind Turbines
9EAE 4260Helicopter Aerodynamics

The above programme of study is for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change.

Further Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering enables you to progress to study at Master’s Level in several Engineering and non-Engineering disciplines.

The outcomes of the Aeronautical Engineering Programme are in conformity with those listed under Criterion 3 of ABET EC2000. The outcomes are listed as follows:

A1: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

A2: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

B1: Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data

B2: Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

C1: Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

C2: Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context.

D1: Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

D2: Knowledge of contemporary issues.

E1: Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

E2: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

E3: Ability to communicate effectively

School Curriculum SystemMinimum Admission RequirementsProficiency Requirements

UAE Curriculum (Thanaweyya 'Ammah)

Elite Track: Minimum overall average of 75%

Advanced Track: Minimum overall average of 80%

General Track: Minimum overall average of 90%

  • A minimum grade of 75% or 80% or 90% (depending on the track) in Math in high school, or
  • EmSAT Math 800, or
  • Pass the EAU Math Entrance Exam
  • A minimum grade of 75% or 80% or 90% (depending on the track) in Physics in high school, or
  • EmSAT Physics 800, or
  • Pass the EAU Physics Entrance Exam

All applicants must submit one of the following English Language Proficiency test results:

  • EmSAT-Achieve English 1100, or
  • TOEFL iBT score of 61, or
  • IELTS Academic score of 5.0, or
  • Or any equivalent English Proficiency Test, approved by the Ministry of Education.

British System - GCSE/IGCSE + AS/A Levels

Students are required to successfully complete Year 13.

  • Five subjects* at GCSE/IGCSE with a minimum score “C” and two subjects (Math and Physics) at AS level with a minimum score “C”.
  • Five subjects* at GCSE/IGCSE with a minimum score “C “and one AS level in Math or Physics “C” and above and one A level in Math or Physics “D” and above. Math must be taken either at AS or A level.
* Arabic and Islamic Studies are not included.

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma: Must pass total six subjects (excluding Islamic Education), three subjects in the higher level (HL) with a minimum score of 24 points including min 4 points in HL Math and Physics.

IB certificate: will be assessed based on the high school credentials.

American High School Diploma inside the UAE

Minimum of 75% average in the final grade (Grade 12) including Math and Physics.

Applicants are also required to obtain:

  • Minimum EmSAT score in Math and Physics of 800, or
  • Minimum SAT score of 555 in Math and AP Physics 1 score of 3.0, or
  • Pass Math and Physics EAU Entrance Exam

Indian Boards (Std XII)

Minimum average of 55% in the Senior Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard) including Math and Physics.

Notes and remarks:

  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements of the programme’s relevant subject(s), one of the following options will be considered:
    • EmSAT score(s), or
    • SAT score(s), or
    • EAU Entrance Exam in the relevant subject(s), or
    • Completing non-credit remedial course(s) in these subjects.

For professional advice on entry requirements, please contact EAU Admissions on +971 46050100 or

Application Fee*Registration Fee*Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A2,625AED 76,860 per year


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

For information on how to apply for a course at Emirates Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide


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