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Course that are part of the AET degree program are listed here. Courses are listed by department course code and course number. The credit for each course is indicated after the title of the course description:

  • Aircraft Engineering Technology-Aeromechanical (AME)
  • Aircraft Engineering Technology-Avionics (AVN)
  • Aviation Science (AVSC)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Humanities (HUM)
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Physics (PHYS)

Course that are part of the AET degree program are listed here. Courses are listed by department course code and course number. The credit for each course is indicated after the title of the course description:

  • Aircraft Engineering Technology-Aeromechanical (AME)
  • Aircraft Engineering Technology-Avionics (AVN)
  • Aviation Science (AVSC)
  • English (ENGL)
  • Humanities (HUM)
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Physics (PHYS)

 

Content

 

General Education Courses

  • MATH 100 – Pre-calculus (4 Credits)
  • MATH 111 – Calculus I (3 Credits)
  • PHYS 111 – Physics I (3 Credits)
  • PHYS 111P – Physics I Lab. (1 Credit)
  • PHYS 112 – Physics II (3 Credits)
  • PHYS 112P – Physics II Lab. (1 Credit)
  • ICT 110 – Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving (3 Credits)
  • ENGL111 – English Communication Skills (3 Credit3)
  • ENGL 112 - Technical English Skills (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 116 – English for Aviation (3 Credits)
  • HUM 111 - Islamic Culture (3 Credits)
  • HUM 110 - Academic and Lifelong Learning (3 Credits)
  • HUM 112 - Emirates Society and Culture (3 Credits)
  • HUM 402 - Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
  • AME 403 - Principle of Business for Engineers (3 Credits)
  • AME 427 - Total Quality Management in Aviation (3 Credits)

Aviation Science (AVSC) Courses

  • AVSC 210 – Human Factors (9 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVSC 220 – Aviation Legislation - EASA (10 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVSC 225 – Aviation Legislation - GCAA (3 Credits)
  • AVSC 260 – Engineering Project (3 Credits)

Avionics (AVN) Courses

  • AVN 110 – Electrical Engineering I (3 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 110P – Electrical Engineering I Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AVN 211 – Electrical Engineering II (3 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 211P – Electrical Engineering II Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AVN 219 – Electronics I (4 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 229 – Digital Techniques I (5 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 236 – Digital Techniques II (5 B) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 237 – Electronics II (4 B2) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 314 – Avionics Systems I (13 B2) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 315 – Avionics Systems II (13 B2) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 316 – Avionics Systems III (13 B2) (4 Credits)
  • AVN 317 – Digital Techniques III (5 B) (2 Credits)
  • AVN 317P – Digital Techniques III Lab. (5 B) (1 Credit)
  • AVN 324 – Avionics Systems IV (13 B2) (4 Credits)
  • AVN 326 – Propulsion and FADEC (14 B2) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 340 – On-The-Job Training / Internship (3 Credits)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Courses

  • AME 212 – Advanced Materials and Hardware I (6 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 214 – Advanced Aerodynamics (8 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 214P – Advanced aerodynamics Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AME 218 – Advanced Maintenance Practices I (7 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 218P – Advanced Maintenance Practices I Lab. (2 Credits)
  • AME 226 – Advanced Materials and Hardware II (6 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 227 – Advanced Maintenance Practices II (7 B1) (4 Credits)
  • AME 228 – Advanced Maintenance Practices III (7 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 228P– Advanced Maintenance Practices III Lab. (7 B1) (1 Credit)
  • AME 237 – Advanced Maintenance Practices IV (7 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 237P – Advanced Maintenance Practices IV Lab. (2 Credits)
  • AME 238 – Advanced Maintenance Practices V (7 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 238P – Advanced Maintenance Practices V Lab. (2 Credits)
  • AME 310 – Turbine Engines I (15 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 314 – Aircraft Structures & Systems I (11 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 315 – Propellers 17 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 316 – Aircraft Structures & Systems II (11 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 317 – Aircraft Structures & Systems III (11 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 317P – Aircraft Structures & Systems III Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AME 323 – Aircraft Structures & Systems IV (11 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 323P – Aircraft Structures & Systems IV Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AME 325 – Turbine Engines II (15 B1) (3 Credits)
  • AME 325P – Turbine Engines II Lab. (1 Credit)
  • AME 340 – On-The-Job Training / Internship (3 Credits)
  • AME 401 - Strength of Materials (3 Credits)
  • AME 404 – Aviation Maintenance Technology and Management (3 Credits)
  • AME 405 - Aircraft Structural Analysis (3 Credits)
  • AME 407 - Aircraft Line, Base and Components Maintenance (3 Credits)
  • AME 408 - Aviation Inventory and Logistics (3 Credits)
  • AME 409 - Aircraft Composite Structures (3 Credits)
  • AME 421 - Aircraft Performance (3 Credits)
  • AME 420 – Graduation Project (3 Credits)
  • AME 406 – Inspection Procedures (3 Credits)
  • AME 416 – Advanced Propulsion Technology (3 Credits)
  • AME 413 – Project Management (3 Credits)
  • AME 414 –Safety Management System (SMS) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 401 - Automatic Flight Control Systems (3 Credits)
  • AVN 405 – Integrated Flight Information Systems (IFIS) (3 Credits)
  • AVN 406 - Instrumentation and Avionics Maintenance (3 Credits)

 

General Education Courses

MATH 100 – Pre-calculus (4 Credits)     Back

This course covers basic algebraic operations on numbers, exponents, roots and radicals, equations, inequalities, scientific notations, algebraic operations on expressions, solving formulas and literal equations. It also covers geometry, functions and its graphs, trigonometry, radian measure, vectors and oblique triangles, law of sines and law of cosine, plotting trigonometric functions, solving system of linear equations and quadratics equations algebraically and graphically, matrix and its determinant, solving linear equations using the determinant (Cramer’s rule), factoring and fractions, exponents and radicals, solving logarithmic and exponential equations.

 

MATH 111 – Calculus I (3 Credits)    Back

This course is an introduction to single variable calculus. Topics include: limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, techniques of differentiation and applications of the derivative in optimization, engineering applications and sketching graphs, L’Hospital rule, the concept of antiderivative and integral, definite and indefinite integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus, simple integration techniques, applications of integration in engineering and geometry.

 

PHYS 111 – Physics I (3 Credits)    Back

This course enables students to develop their skills in understanding physical concepts. It helps students approach questions in a logical and systematic manner. This course covers a variety of topics in mechanics that are relevant for the degrees offered at the polytechnic. Topics include SI units, vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum and impulse, rotational motion, rotational dynamics and fundamentals of fluid mechanics.

 

PHYS 111P – Physics I Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

This Lab is an experimental course intended to complement Physics I. The purpose of the lab course is to explore some of the main concepts experimentally, which are covered in the Physics I course. Students will conduct, analyze and interpret experiments on timing, motion, forces and energy, rotational motion, forces and rotational energy and analyze and prepare lab reports working either individually or in teams. This course is to run alongside Physics I.

 

PHYS 112 – Physics II (3 Credits)    Back

This course enables students to develop their skills in understanding physics concepts of electricity and magnetism. It helps students approach questions in a logical and systematic manner. This course covers a variety of topics in electromagnetism that are relevant for the degrees offered at the polytechnic. Topics include electric charge and electric field, electric potential and capacitance, current, resistance, and dielectric current circuits, magnetic field and magnetic forces and electromagnetic Induction.

PHYS 112P – Physics II Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

This Lab is an experimental course intended to complement Physics II. The purpose of the lab. course is to explore some of the main concepts experimentally, which are covered in the Physics II course. There will be experiments that include aspects of electric field, Ohm’s law, resistors and capacitors in series and parallel, charging discharging the RC circuit, resonant frequency of LRC circuit, magnetic field, magnetic through a coil (induction) and magnetic field in a current-carrying coil.

 

ICT 110 – Introduction to Programming & Problem Solving (3 Credits)    Back

This introductory course in engineering problem solving and computer programming is for all undergraduate engineering students without prior programming experience in any language. The course covers the fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the Java programming language. Concepts and methods are illustrated by examples from various engineering disciplines. Useful numerical techniques and their applications to real world problems in science and engineering are also discussed. Weekly laboratory required.

 

ENGL111 – English Communication Skills (3 Credit3)    Back

This course enables students to develop their language skills to communicate effectively for lifelong learning. This course covers a variety of relevant topics and skills, such as engineering, technology, health and safety issues; English grammar and lexical items; and effective writing for industry.

 

ENGL 112 - Technical English Skills (3 Credits)    Back

This course focuses on developing students’ language skills in technical communication genres. It is designed to introduce students to information and language specifically for future technical careers. Covered in this course are the following: the importance of Technical Communication (TC); the goals of TC, ethical and legal considerations; verbal and nonverbal communication; features of effective oral presentations; routine correspondence; document design; descriptions and process analyses; long, formal reports; short, informal reports; and evaluation of criteria and reasons for conducting research in TC.

 

ENGL 116 – English for Aviation (3 Credits)    Back

This course is designed to introduce students to domain-specific terms and skills. Students will be trained to give descriptions, explanations, and information using aviation discourse. They will also be able to use the prior language skills within the aviation context. This course focuses on units covering design and innovation, manufacturing techniques, frameworks, control systems, engine and fuel systems, as well as safety and emergency.

 

HUM 111 - Islamic Culture (3 Credits)     Back

الثقافة الإسلامية علمٌ يهتم بمعرفة مقوّمات الدين الإسلامي ونظمه، والتحديات المعاصرة له. ومساق الثقافة الإسلامية محاضرات عامة تبحث في نظم الإسلام الكلية والقضايا المتعلقة بحضارته، كما يعالج قضايـا فكرية هامة في العقيدة والشريعة والعبادات والأخلاق والمذاهب الفكرية المعاصرة، ويركز بصفة أساسية على مظاهر الحضارة الإسلامية ومعطياتها، وما أسهمت به من معارف وعلوم كان لها الأثر الواضح في نهضة البشرية وتقدّمها، ولا يغفل مساق الثقافة الإسلامية عن أن يسلط الضوء على المشكلات والتحديات التي تواجه الإنسانية بشكل عام، والمجتمعـات والشعوب العربية والإسلامية بشكل خاص، وعلى الكيفية التي بها نواكب العصر ونتعايش معه ونتواصل مع ثقافة الآخرين ومعارفهم، وذلك من خلال إيجاد حَكَمٍ منطقي يحملنا على أن نأخذ ما صفا، وأن ندع ما كدر.

 

HUM 110 - Academic and Lifelong Learning (3 Credits)    Back

This Academic and Life-long Learning Skills course is designed to develop Emirati students’ skills essential for success in the university and life. These skills include critical thinking, self-awareness and self-responsibility, problem solving, and soft skills, including teamwork. This course will also give students the information needed to achieve success in their academic life, such as note-taking, critical reading, e-learning, autonomous learning, and effective exam preparation.

 

HUM 112 - Emirates Society and Culture (3 Credits)    Back

يتناول هذا المساق دراسة المجتمعات الإنسانية عموماً وعلى وجه الخصوص السمات العامة والمقومات الرئيسة لثقافة مجتمع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، الموقع الجغرافي، والسكان ونموهم والتركيب النوعي والعمومي للسكان، والجانب الاقتصادي والجغرافي. كما يتناول النظام الأسري والقبلي، وطبيعة الحكم في المجتمع القبلي. ويتناول المساق كذلك طبيعة الخدمات المقدمة للمجتمع قبل مرحلة النفط وبعدها، إضافة إلى دراسة دور المؤسسات الثقافية والتربوية والإعلامية وما تقدمه من خدمات للمجتمع الإماراتي.كما يهدف هذا المساق إلى إحاطة الطلبة إحاطة شاملة ومتكاملة بسمات و مقومات مجتمع الإمارات، ومختلف جوانب الحياة الاجتماعية والاقتصادية والسياسية والثقافية فيه، مع إشارة خاصة إلى عمليات بناء المجتمع الحديث منذ قيام الاتحاد واستشراف المستقبل. كما يساهم المساق في تعزيز الانتماء والولاء والاعتزاز بالوطن من خلال ترسيخ مفاهيم الثقافة الوطنية والمجتمعية والمشاركة الفاعلية في دراسات وابحاث يقدمها الطالب خلال الفصل الدراسي تغطي جميع المحاور المرتبطة بالمساق.

 

HUM 402 - Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)    Back

Creativity and innovation are essential skills in all engineering industries. Not only are AD Poly engineers expected to work at high international industry standards, but they need to find creative and innovative ways to make these same industries prosper in the UAE regardless of challenges that may be present. This course teaches students about the theory and practical aspects of creativity and innovation in a variety of settings.

 

AME 403 - Principle of Business for Engineers (3 Credits)    Back

The overall objectives of this course are to develop students’ ability to show knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles of business management for engineers. This course work covers organization structure, project management, phases of project management, project cost, project selection criteria, project financial analysis and control.

 

AME 427 - Total Quality Management in Aviation (3 Credits)    Back

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the philosophy and principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the aviation area as well as to provide them with the underlying principles and techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) with emphasis on their application to organizations. This course provides a basic understanding of the philosophy, conceptual frameworks and the tools of the Total Quality Movement. Topics covered are Basic concepts, definitions, basic principles of total quality management, Historical background of TQM, Application of TQM in Aviation organizations, Advantages, Disadvantages, Opportunities, Threats for Aviation organizations from the application of TQM, Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Standards, appropriate tools and techniques for controlling, improving and measuring quality, enhancing students’ appreciation for the importance, need, and role of quality assurance.

 

Aviation Science (AVSC) Courses

 

AVSC 210 – Human Factors (9 B) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is designed with the intention to improve the level of Human Factors awareness and to improve the understanding of Human Performance issues related to activities in a maintenance environment. The course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to appraise human error and factors affecting human performance, and to apply tools and methods for error prediction and measurement. Topics covered also include social physiology, physical environments, tasks, communication and hazards in the workplace.

 

AVSC 220 – Aviation Legislation - EASA (10 B) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of aviation legislation to enable maintenance work to be done within the requirements of the Law. The course covers international regulatory framework from the United Nations to national level including the role of ICAO, CAR -66 (Certifying Staff-Maintenance) and CAR-145 (Approved Maintenance Organisation), the purpose of the documents required under aircraft certifications, the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, approved maintenance organisations and the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO).

 

AVSC 225 – Aviation Legislation - GCAA (3 Credits)    Back

This course is designed to give students a good working knowledge of the Legislation applicable to the Aviation engineering personnel working under the GCAA regulations. The topics covered in this course include the regulations of GCAA CAR Part II Chapter 7 Module 10 (Legislation), and in particular CAR Operations, CAR 66 for maintenance certifying staff, CAR 14 for approved maintenance organizations, and CAR M (aircraft maintenance).

 

AVSC 260 – Engineering Project (3 Credits)     Back

The purpose of this course is to instill in the students some basic engineering/technology management knowledge, and to guide them to complete a cycle managing an aviation related engineering project from start to finish. This course is a capstone course to develop the student’s ability to analyze and synthesize simple but important engineering problems and provide a methodology for understanding the problem and provide a solution. The course is conducted under the supervision of an instructor.

 

Avionics (AVN) Courses

 

AVN 110 – Electrical Engineering I (3 B) (3 Credits)    Back

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of electricity and electron theory and develop their knowledge in the concept of direct current circuits and applications. The course covers the basic principles of electricity such as electron theory, static electricity and conduction, electrical terminology, generation of electricity, DC sources of electricity, and DC theory. This course introduces the concept of direct current circuits and studies it applications and its fundamental theories.

 

AVN 110P – Electrical Engineering I Lab. (1 Credit)     Back

The experiments of this course help student understanding the concepts of direct current circuits and verifies the theories behind their operation. It is a practical course that is conducted in a laboratory/workshop setting. The course covers the practical applications of electrical measurements, generation of electricity, DC and AC sources and their applications.

 

AVN 211 – Electrical Engineering II (3 B) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop student understanding and skills in electric power circuits, motors and generators. This course is a continuation of Electrical Engineering I and covers an advanced level with emphasis put to electrical terms such as resistance, power, capacitance, magnetism, inductance, AC theory, resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits, and transformers, filters, AC generators and motors. Frequency dependent devices are also covered.

 

AVN 211P – Electrical Engineering II Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

The experiments of this course help student understanding the concepts of direct current generators, motors and transformers and characteristics of AC motors. It is a practical course that is conducted in a laboratory/workshop setting. The course covers the practical applications of AVN 211 Electrical Engineering II.

 

AVN 219 – Electronics I (4 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop student’s skills and understanding in semiconductors, diodes and transistors. The course introduces two basic electronic semiconductors devices, the diode and the transistor. Various diode types and their applications and various transistors types and applications are discussed. Types of diodes covered include the PN junction, Zener, Schottky with applications extended to rectifier circuits. BJTs, JFETs and MOSFETs and their applications are also covered.

 

AVN 229 – Digital Techniques I (5 B) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to develop student knowledge and skills in the area of electronic instrument systems, numbering systems, data buses, data conversion and logic gates. The course covers an advanced level of digital systems with emphasis put on electronic instrument systems, numbering systems, data buses, data conversion and logic gates.

 

AVN 236 – Digital Techniques II (5 B) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to develop student knowledge and skills in the area of digital techniques. The course is a continuation of Digital Techniques I covering an advanced level with emphasis put on basic computer structure, fiber optics, electronic displays, electromagnetic environment and typical digital aircraft systems.

 

AVN 237 – Electronics II (4 B2) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary information required in integrated circuits and amplifiers and their applications in aircraft. The course builds on top of Electronics I course by addressing Integrated Circuits (ICs) and applications with emphasis on operational amplifiers and their applications. Printed circuit boards (PCB’s) and servo mechanisms are also covered.

 

AVN 314 – Avionics Systems I (13 B2) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is develop students’ skills and understanding of aircraft theory of flight, structures and systems. The course introduces the Theory of Flight including aerodynamics, flight controls operations and systems and high speed flight. The course also covers the Airworthiness Requirements of Structural Strength; the aircraft component and their construction. The course also includes Aircraft Systems: pressurization and air-conditioning systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatics systems, fire systems, fuel system, ice control systems, oxygen systems, landing gears, and water and waste system. Aircraft Equipment and Furnishings are also covered.

 

AVN 315 – Avionics Systems II (13 B2) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop student’s skills and understanding on the principle of auto-flight, radio communication and navigation systems. The course includes the principles of auto-flight and its applications in modern aircrafts and also covers the principles of radio communications and its application to navigation systems. Primary and secondary radar systems are explained, and Communication and navigation systems such as VHF, VOR, DME, MLS, GPS, FDS, Inertial navigation systems are covered. Also covered are practical aircraft installations and data busses.

 

AVN 316 – Avionics Systems III (13 B2) (4 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop student’s skills and understanding in aircraft power system either DC or AC and also in logical approach to fault diagnosis. The course covers electronic communication and aircraft instrument systems, aircraft electrical power systems: that includes AC, DC and emergency power systems sources. The course also includes logical approach to fault diagnosis, and communicate technical information both orally and in the form of written technical reports.

 

AVN 317 – Digital Techniques III (5 B) (2 Credits)    Back

This course intends to develop student knowledge and skills in the area of digital techniques of microprocessor, of multiplexing, de-multiplexing and integrated circuits. The course covers materials required for avionics specialization as an in depth continuation to the materials covered Digital Techniques I and II. Covered topics include microprocessor, multiplexing and de-multiplexing techniques and integrating circuits IC’s.

 

AVN 317P – Digital Techniques III Lab. (5 B) (1 Credit)    Back

This course intends to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the area of digital techniques, microprocessor, multiplexing, de-multiplexing and integrated circuits. The course covers materials required for avionics specialization as an in depth continuation to the materials covered Digital Techniques I and II. Covered topics include microprocessor, multiplexing and de-multiplexing techniques and integrating circuits IC’s.

 

AVN 324 – Avionics Systems IV (13 B2) (4 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop students’ skills and understanding in flight instruments, light and on board maintenance systems. This course includes aircraft systems at an advanced level to satisfy partial EASA/GCAA requirements for Module 13. The course covers flight instruments, lights, on board maintenance systems, integrated modular avionics, and cabin and information systems.

 

AVN 326 – Propulsion and FADEC (14 B2) (3 Credits)    Back

This course intends to develop students’ knowledge and skills in construction, operation of Gas Turbine Engine and familiarize them with the system FADEC and how it meters fuel to the engine. The course introduces the constructional arrangement and operation of turbojet, turbofan, turbo shaft, and turbo prop engines, electronic engine control and fuel metering system (FADEC), and covers engine indication systems, their components and their principles of operation.

 

AVN 340 – On-The-Job Training / Internship (3 Credits)    Back

This training aims to expose students to practical applications on operational aircrafts and/or in Aviation Industry under the supervision of a Faculty member and/or qualified engineers. It is a required On the Job Training carried out under the supervision of a faculty member at a Part 145 licensed establishment.

 

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Courses

 

AME 212 – Advanced Materials and Hardware I (6 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding and skills on the characteristics, types and uses of aircraft materials. The course covers aircraft materials both ferrous and nonferrous: characteristics, properties, heat treatment and testing: tension, hardness, and fatigue tests. The course also includes characteristics and properties of composite and non-metallic materials and their identification; sealant types and bonding techniques; wooden aircraft structure: characteristics, preservation, defects and repairs; aircraft fabric coverings. Corrosion: types, causes and protection of aircraft parts are also covered.

 

AME 214 – Advanced Aerodynamics (8 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to introduce students to the advanced concepts of aerodynamics, flow dynamics and factors affecting aircraft stability and control. The course provides students with the physics of atmosphere; and basic aerodynamics including: the airflow around a body, airfoil sections, the aerodynamic forces acting on the aircraft, generation of aerodynamic lift and different types of aerodynamic drag. The course also includes theory of flight: the aerodynamic forces and aircraft performance during steady level flight, climb and descent, and turning; and aircraft stability and flight dynamics.

 

AME 214P – Advanced aerodynamics Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

The practical sessions assigned to this course are intended to perform aerodynamic tasks to help students understanding the basic principles of aerodynamics and improve their experimental skills. The course includes identifying different airfoil sections; primary and secondary flight controls; studying the nature of airflow around aerodynamic bodies; determining the optimum angle of attack (AOA) and the stall angle of airfoil sections. Each task’s allocated time will constitute report writing, basic calculations and production of graphs.

 

AME 218 – Advanced Maintenance Practices I (7 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to enable students to demonstrate competence in working effectively and safely in an aircraft maintenance organization. The course includes an introduction to Safety Precautions for aircraft and workshops; basic understanding of First Aid at work; the safe use, care and control of tools; standards of workmanship; use of workshop materials, lubrication equipment and methods; precision measuring tools. The course also includes calibration standards, and calibration of tools and equipment.

 

AME 218P – Advanced Maintenance Practices I Lab. (2 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop practical skills, hand-on experience and professional understanding of Aircraft Maintenance Practices I as a part of EASA requirements for Module 7. Topics of this course include performing practical tasks to identify and apply safety precautions in the work area: First Aid and Fire Extinguishing equipment; using, controlling and calibrating Hand Tools, Marking out and Measuring Tools, Electrical Power Tools and Pneumatic Tools.

 

AME 226 – Advanced Materials and Hardware II (6 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding and skills on the aircraft hardware and develop hands-on practices on using bolts, screws, cables, gears, belts, etc. The course covers all types of fasteners and locking devices including: screws, bolts and studs, aircraft rivets. The course also covers pipes and unions, springs, bearings and transmissions; gears and belts. In addition, the course contains control cables, turnbuckles, compensation devices, pulleys, Bowden cables, and aircraft flexible control systems. Electrical cables and connectors: construction, crimping, connector types and insulators are also covered.

 

AME 227 – Advanced Maintenance Practices II (7 B1) (4 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to introduce students to basic engineering drawings, diagrams and standards, and to apply ATA 100 specifications, common systems of fits and clearances. The course covers the basic concepts of Engineering Drawings, Diagrams and Standards: drawing types and diagrams, their symbols, dimensions, tolerances and projections; The ATA 100 series of aircraft publications; Fits and Clearances: Drill sizes for bolt holes, classes of fits, common system of fits and clearances, schedule of fits and clearances for aircraft and engines.

 

AME 228 – Advanced Maintenance Practices III (7 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to familiarize students with the various types of electrical cables and connectors, and to apply materials and techniques used to repair electrical cables and connectors. The course covers Avionics general test equipment; Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS); Continuity, insulation and bonding techniques and testing; Use of crimp tools: hand and hydraulic operated; Testing of crimp joints; Connector pin removal and insertion; Co-axial cables: testing and installation precautions; Wiring protection techniques.

 

AME 228P– Advanced Maintenance Practices III Lab. (7 B1) (1 Credit)    Back

This course is intended to improve the students’ Hands-on and Practical Skills related to various types of electrical cables and connectors, and to apply the techniques used to repair such cables and connectors. The course includes the practical tasks related to Avionics general test equipment; Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS); Use of hand- and hydraulic- operated crimp tools; Testing of crimp joints; Connector pin removal and insertion; Testing and installation precautions of Co-axial cables; and Wiring protection techniques.

 

AME 237 – Advanced Maintenance Practices IV (7 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with aircraft riveting procedure, aircraft parts and to perform basic welding, brazing and soldering tasks in accordance with the safety regulations related to the specific joining technology. The course includes Aircraft Riveting: riveted joints, rivet spacing and pitch, tools used for riveting and dimpling, inspection of riveted joints; Aircraft Parts: Pipes and Hoses, Springs; Bearings, Transmissions, Control Cables; Material Handling; Aircraft Welding, Brazing, Soldering and Bonding: soldering methods, inspection of soldered joints, welding and brazing methods, inspection of welded and brazed joints.

 

AME 237P – Advanced Maintenance Practices IV Lab. (2 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop practical skills, hand-on experience and professional understanding of Aircraft Maintenance Practices IV as a part of EASA requirements for Module 7. Topics include practical tasks for sheet metal work, lay out of typical riveted joints, removal and installation of universal rivets, effect of heat treatment, basic concepts and procedures of soldering and welding, and bending and flaring of pipes.

 

AME 238 – Advanced Maintenance Practices V (7 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform aircraft handling and storage tasks and to apply aircraft repair, assembly and troubleshooting techniques. The course covers Aircraft Handling and Storage, Aircraft Jacking, Lifting, Weighing and Balancing, Taxiing, Choking, Mooring, and Effects of Environmental Conditions on aircraft handling. The course also covers Maintenance Procedure: basic concept of Maintenance Planning, Aircraft Maintenance Program and Maintenance Schedule; Aircraft Inspections; Aircraft Repair and Assembly Techniques and Trouble Shooting. NDT/NDI, corrosion repair and protection are also included.

 

AME 238P – Advanced Maintenance Practices V Lab. (2 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop practical skills, hand-on experience and professional understanding of Aircraft Maintenance Practices V as a part of EASA requirements for Module 7. Topics of this course include practical tasks for Aircraft Handling and Storage; Effects of Environmental Conditions on aircraft; Maintenance Procedure; Aircraft Repair and Assembly Techniques and Trouble Shooting.

 

AME 310 – Turbine Engines I (15 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The overall objective of the course is to develop student understanding and skills in Gas Turbine Engine fundamentals, construction, operation and performance. The course covers Gas Turbine Engine principles with an emphasis put on the relationship between force, work, power, energy, acceleration, and Brayton cycle; construction and working principles of gas turbine engine components: inlet section, compressors, combustion chamber, turbine section, and exhaust section; characteristics and performance of different types of gas turbine engines.

 

AME 314 – Aircraft Structures & Systems I (11 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills about theory of flight, aircraft structures, construction of aircraft parts, as well as the concept of pressurization and air-conditioning systems. The course covers the Theory of Flight including aerodynamics, flight controls operations and systems and high speed flight. The course also covers the Airworthiness Requirements of Structural Strength: stresses, zoning, and construction methods. Aircraft Pressurization and Air-conditioning Systems, Aircraft Equipment and Furnishings are also covered.

 

AME 315 – Propellers 17 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to provide students with the fundamental principles of propeller construction, systems and operation. The course covers blade element theory, propeller construction, propeller types and operation, propeller pitch control, synchronizing, ice protection system, propeller maintenance, storage and preservation.

 

AME 316 – Aircraft Structures & Systems II (11 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to develop the students’ knowledge and skills in aircraft fire, hydraulic, fuel, and ice protection systems. The course is a comprehensive study of EASA module 11 B1 part II. Areas of study includes fire protection system: fire and smoke detection, fire warning; hydraulic power: hydraulic systems components, reservoirs, pumps, accumulators, valves, seals, fluid; fuel systems: lay out of the system, components, fueling and defueling; ice and rain protection system: anti icing, de-icing, rain protection. The course also includes Flight Control Systems: Primary and Secondary controls, Manually- and Power-operated control systems; Autopilot and Fly-by-wire; Balancing and rigging and Stall warning system.

 

AME 317 – Aircraft Structures & Systems III (11 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop the students’ knowledge and skills in aircraft landing gears and their systems, oxygen and pneumatic systems and aircraft water and waste systems. This course covers General Air Transportation Association (ATA) landing gear: purposes, types, extension and retraction, shock strut, wheels, tires, brakes systems and nose steering; Pneumatic systems: high pressure pneumatic system layout and components, low pressure source, uses; vacuum systems lay out; oxygen systems: layout, source of oxygen, types of systems and uses. The course also covers potable water and waste systems.

 

AME 317P – Aircraft Structures & Systems III Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

The objective of the practical tasks assigned this course is to develop student’s skills, understanding and hand-on practice of the aircraft systems. The tasks include Landing Gear system: landing gear components and operation, inspection, removal and installation, shock absorber inspection and servicing, Wheels and Brake inspection; Oxygen system: familiarization of aircraft oxygen system operation, location, and functions; Pneumatic system: pneumatic system components location and operation; water and waste system: components location and operation; in all system students use AMM and IPC.

 

AME 323 – Aircraft Structures & Systems IV (11 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

The overall objective of the course is to develop students’ understanding and skills in aircraft instrument, avionics, communication and navigation systems. Topics covered in this course include flight instruments, engine instruments, radio and navigation instruments, pitot-static system, gyroscopic principles, antenna, HF and VHF communication systems, area navigation system, and auto flight system. The course also includes aircraft electrical power, DC and AC motors and generators, power distribution systems, power control units, aircraft lights, on board maintenance systems and information systems.

 

AME 323P – Aircraft Structures & Systems IV Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

The objective of the course is to develop student understanding and skills in fundamental concepts relating to aircraft instruments, avionics, communication and navigation systems. Practical tasks cover flight instruments, engine instruments, radio and navigation instruments, VHF communication systems, aircraft electrical power, power distribution systems, aircraft external and internal lights and on board maintenance systems.

 

AME 325 – Turbine Engines II (15 B1) (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to develop students’ understanding and skills in Gas Turbine Engine lay-out, operation and functioning of engine systems, safety procedures, ground operations, and thrust augmentation systems. The course covers engine systems lay-out; principles of operation of engine auxiliary systems and accessory parts; engine fuel, lubrication, starting and ignition systems; engine installation, safety procedures and monitoring systems. The course also includes engine ground operation, and thrust augmentation systems.

 

AME 325P – Turbine Engines II Lab. (1 Credit)    Back

The practical sessions assigned to this course are intended to perform practical tasks on gas turbine engines to help students understanding the basic concepts of gas turbine systems, assembly and operation and improve their inspection and maintenance skills on Gas Turbine Engines. Topics include removal and installation practices of engine components: LP fuel pump, fuel injectors, oil filter and chip detectors; performing inspections as per the maintenance manuals; assembly/disassembly of HP module of the engine DGEN 380A7; removal/installation and various maintenance activities for ignitor plugs and for Air Starter Motor on Adour aero-engine.

 

AME 340 – On-The-Job Training / Internship (3 Credits)    Back

This training aims to expose students to practical applications on operational aircrafts and/or in Aviation Industry under the supervision of a Faculty member and/or qualified engineers. It is a required On the Job Training carried out under the supervision of a faculty member at a Part 145 licensed establishment.

 

Area of Concentration – Engineering Courses (under development for approval by CAA)

 

AME 401 - Strength of Materials (3 Credits)    Back

This course introduces the students to the concepts of engineering mechanics of materials and the behavior of the materials and structures under applied loads so that they can solve real engineering problems and design engineering systems. The course covers the relationship between stress and strain on deformable solids; applies analysis to members subjected to axial, bending, and torsional loads; and covers combined stresses and properties of structural materials. The course also includes introduction to energy principles, failure criteria, stability and buckling.

 

AME 404 – Aviation Maintenance Technology and Management (3 Credits)     Back

The overall objectives of this course are to develop students’ ability to understand and apply Strategies, Techniques and Management of Aircraft Maintenance, and to use Aircraft Maintenance Program and Maintenance Manuals. This course covers the nature of maintenance objectives and philosophies, maintenance types and levels and maintenance strategies. The concepts of Reliability Center Maintenance (RCM), the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) committee approach for the development large aircraft maintenance programs, and maintenance scheduling aspects of aircraft maintenance programs will also be explored. The aircraft organizational level maintenance program, maintenance manuals, maintenance record-keeping system, maintenance management system and aircraft reliability program are also included.

 

AME 405 - Aircraft Structural Analysis (3 Credits)    Back

This course is intended to develop the students’ knowledge and skills in aircraft structural analysis and to introduce them to the basic and essential elements of aircraft structural analysis and material failures. Topics covered include: different types of stresses, stresses in thin walled pressure vessel, structural components of aircraft; functions and loads affecting structural components; airframe loads; wing loads, the bearing members of fuselage and wings. Also covered are failure of materials: causes of failure, types of failures, fatigue failures, and factors affecting fatigue life. The course also includes the creep failure and the effect of stresses and temperature on component life.

 

AME 407 - Aircraft Line, Base and Components Maintenance (3 Credits)     Back

This course aims to develop students’ ability to understand and perform aircraft line, base and component maintenance and to carry out aircraft maintenance checks. The course covers the scope of work and activities of aircraft line and base maintenance; and the basic concepts of component maintenance and overhaul. More emphasis is directed towards the privileges and limitations of Line Maintenance and Base Maintenance; in-house aircraft component repair and overhaul capabilities for cost-effective pricing structure and exacting quality. The aircraft Maintenance Checks: A, B, C & D; Daily, Weekly and Transit Checks; and the Recording and Certification of aircraft maintenance will also be explored.

 

AME 408 - Aviation Inventory and Logistics (3 Credits)    Back

The course primarily focuses on applying logistics theory in materials handling, managing inventory, planning capacities, and locating distribution centers. This subject is a survey of the fundamental analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of aviation inventory and logistics systems. Both the fundamental approaches and the operational aspects of aviation logistics will be covered. The following topics are included in the course: Demand forecasting, planning, and management; Inventory planning, management, and control; and Transportation planning, management, and operations. Aviation supply chain management is approached through the application of logistics problem- solving strategies.

 

AME 409 - Aircraft Composite Structures (3 Credits)    Back

This course includes an Introduction to Composite Materials: Definitions, History of composites, Basic Terminology, Constituent materials, Mechanical Behavior of composites, current and potential Advantages of fiber-reinforced composite materials. The course also covers the Classification of Composite Materials and the Basic Characteristics and Applications of each form of composites in Aviation Industry, especially Composite Laminates and Sandwich Structures. Manufacturing of composites, failure theories and fracture mechanics, and comprehensive concepts of the Inspection, and Repair of composite structures will also be addressed.

 

AME 421 - Aircraft Performance (3 Credits)    Back

The prime objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive study of aircraft performance (straight and level flight, take-off and landing, climb, etc.) for the proper and safe operation of aircraft during flight. The focus of this course is placed on aerodynamic performance of aircraft powered by reciprocating, turboprop, or jet turbine engines. The course includes aircraft performance curves, performance charts, flight envelops, straight and level performance, climbing and descending performance, turning, take-off and landing performance, aircraft stalling and spinning, aircraft stability and control, and weight and balance.

 

AME 420 – Graduation Project (3 Credits)    Back

The purpose of this course is to instill in the students some basic engineering/technology research skills/management knowledge, and to guide them to complete a cycle managing an aviation related engineering project from start to finish. The instructor of the course will give a series of lectures pertaining to engineering technology and provide the student with the opportunity to exercise his learning in implementing a project based on the principles discussed in class. This course is a capstone course to develop the student’s ability to analyze and synthesize simple but important engineering problems and provide a methodology for understanding the problem and provide a solution.

Elective Courses (under development for approval by CAA)

 

AME 406 – Inspection Procedures (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to perform specialized testing techniques that are required in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. The course covers inspection of aircraft structures; definition and classification of discontinuities: inherent, processing and services discontinuities; NDT general knowledge: basics, techniques, applications, and limitations of visual testing, Dye Penetrant Method, Magnetic Particle Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Testing and Eddy Current Testing. The course will encourage group discussions around practical problems and provide field expertise on how to resolve them. At the end of this course, the candidate will understand how to perform inspection of samples, identify defects and the corrective action.

 

AME 416 – Advanced Propulsion Technology (3 Credits)    Back

The overall objective of this unit is to develop students’ ability to understand and analyze aircraft gas turbine engines operation, characteristics, design and performance. Topics include gas flow dynamics, operating cycles, operation of engine components, design of aircraft gas turbine engines, characteristics of gas turbine engines, on-design performance and off-design operational performance of aircraft gas turbine turbines. Effects of Environmental conditions and sandy weather on engine performance and how to deal with these problems are also included.

 

AME 413 – Project Management (3 Credits)    Back

This course provides the fundamentals of project management based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and guidelines. The course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Topics covered in this course include project integration, scope, time management, cost management, project control, human resource management, risk management, quality management, procurement management, communications management and professional responsibility. Included also are project management methodologies and processes as well as culture, team building, and behavior management in a global context.

 

AME 414 –Safety Management System (SMS) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of this course is to develop student’s understanding and skills in the fundamental principles of Safety Management System (SMS), key component of SMS and how it integrates modern safety risk management. The course covers topics on the fundamental principles of SMS as well as effective risk management techniques used to evaluate and identify hazards associated both within the organization. Key components of an SMS including their implementation are also included.

 

AVN 401 - Automatic Flight Control Systems (3 Credits)     Back

The overall objective of this course is to develop students’ ability to understand automatic flight control systems and related maintenance. This course covers fundamentals of automatic flight control including working principles and current terminology; Command signal processing; Modes of operation: roll, pitch and yaw channels; Yaw dampers; Stability augmentation system in helicopters; Automatic trim control; Autopilot navigation aids interface; Auto-throttle systems; Automatic landing systems: principles and categories, modes of operation, approach, glide slope, land, go-around, system monitors and failure conditions.

 

AVN 405 – Integrated Flight Information Systems (IFIS) (3 Credits)    Back

The objective of the (IFIS) course is to provide students with an overall understanding of IFIS principles, and operations, system components and the functional/operational characteristics, and identify typical aircraft system interface/system architecture. The course covers an IFIS Description: MFD Situational Functions, Key Performance Features; IFIS Display Formats: Airways, Political Boundaries, Symbology, Graphical Weather; IFIS Operations; IFIS Theory of Operation: Hardware and Software and Data Paths. Typical application is applied on IFIS-5000.

 

AVN 406 - Instrumentation and Avionics Maintenance (3 Credits)    Back

The overall objective of this course is to develop students’ ability to analyze avionics systems and their applications. This course covers avionic systems used in modern aircraft, the principles, operation, application and maintenance of aircraft radar and ground radar systems, aircraft data bus and integrated avionic systems, and systems for flight monitoring, automatic flight control (AFCS) and flight management (FMS).