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Abu Dhabi Polytechnic in Al Ain
The new branch of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, affiliated with the Institute of Applied Technology has been launched in Al Ain with six advanced programs to prepare qualified national cadres in the aviation sector, they are: Diploma and Higher Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technologies, Aircraft Maintenance Technologies and Air Traffic Management in the former "Al Ain International Aviation Academy" campus. In addition, it offers specialized courses to grant technical certificates in Aircraft maintenance.
The graduates obtain a certificate accredited nationally and internationally by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which paves the way to the national graduates to work in the national pioneering companies in the field of aviation engineering and technology.
Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology said that the transformation of Al Ain International Aviation Academy to Abu Dhabi Polytechnic comes within the institute's stragetic plan to make a new quantum leap that meets the requirements of the industrial development in all the establishments of the institute, pointing out that the benefits of the conversion of the "Academy" to "Abu Dhabi Polytechnic" Al Ain branch are many, including the transfer of practices and advanced expertise to Al Ain branch which helps raise the educational outcomes.
Dr. Ahmad Abdul Mannan Al Awar, Director of Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, said that Al Ain branch will encourage the citizens living in Al Ain to study Aircraft Maintenance and Aircraft Engineering disciplines in the country rather than bearing a very high cost for this type of study abroad, pointing out that the same quality and level of study are offered in Abu Dhabi Polytechnic - Al Ain branch for free. Dr. Al Awar added that the students receive a monthly stipend of 4000 Dirhams which increases or decreases based on the student's scientific level and the extent of his/her commitment and academic results.