Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

JPT/BPP(R3/525/4/0020)09/27, (MQA/A8305)
Duration of Study
2.5 Years
7 Semesters
Intake Period

The affordability of air travel has led to a significant growth in the air carrier industry, creating a huge demand for aircraft maintenance staff. Suitably qualified personnel, especially those allowed to certify the aircraft’s airworthiness, are highly sought after and command high salaries. This Diploma incorporates the European Aviation Safety Agency* (EASA) syllabus, preparing you for the EASA Part 66 Category B1 or B2 license examinations. You sit for the EASA license examination at the same time as you pursue your diploma, which is the first step in gaining a full EASA license. As part of the course, you will undergo guaranteed industrial attachment with our aviation partners.

*The European Aviation Safety Agency is the centerpiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety, promoting the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Visit www.easa.eu for more information.

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Entry Requirements


A pass with at least credits in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass English; or


A pass with at least Grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass English; or

Vocational/Technical Certificate (MQF Level 3) A pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and one (1) year of relevant work experience or a minimum of one (1) semester of an academic enhancement programme; or
Certificate in Engineering Technology (MQF Level 3) A pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00; or its equivalent


English Language Requirements* (for international students)

MUET 3.5
TOEFL 7.5 (Ess Online) / 40 (iBT)
Pearson 47
Linguaskill OL 154
ELS  107


*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirements may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the Linguaskill examination.

Health Requirements

All offers are subject to the students being certified by a medical practitioner as fit to be accepted into the programme within a month from commencement of the aircraft maintenance programme and not having any of the following medical/physical conditions:

  • Color Blindness
  • Hearing Defects
  • Asthma

Programme Module

Common Core

  • Aviation Legislation
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Human Factors
  • Materials and Hardware
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Discipline Core

  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Aircraft Landing Gears and Brakes
  • Airframe Structures
  • Air Conditioning , Cabin Pressurisation and Oxygen Systems
  • Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument System
  • Electrical Fundamentals I
  • Electrical Fundamentals II
  • Electronic Fundamentals
  • Instrument and Avionics Systems
  • Maintenance Practices I
  • Maintenance Practices II
  • Theory of Flight and Flight Controls
  • Turbine Engine and APU


Elective Modules Set 1

  • Engine Lubrication, Fuel and Air Systems
  • Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Propeller

Elective Modules Set 2

  • Aircraft Autoflight System
  • Aircraft Communication System
  • Aircraft Navigation System


  • Final Year Project

Mata Pelajaran Umum (Compulsory)

  • Co-Curriculum
  • Integrity and Anti-corruption
  • Graduate Preparatory Course
  • Penghayatan Etika Dan Peradaban (Malaysian Students) OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I (International Students)

Industrial Training

  • On Job Training

Malay Language (Only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A

English Language

  • Academic English with Research

Programme Educational Objective (PEO)

The aims of the field are to produce aircraft technologists who:

Possess practical and technical knowledge which includes numerical and digital skills which will contribute towards the human capital in aircraft maintenance engineering technology related industries.

Possess effective leadership and communication skills with the contemporary technologies to meet the standards of aircraft maintenance industries.

Possess hands-on competency of good interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills, with high ethical and professionalism which contributes to the development of aircraft maintenance industries.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

Apply mathematical and technical knowledge in understanding the fundamental, principle of aircraft related systems.

Analyse well-defined engineering problems in aircraft maintenance engineering.

Formulate solutions to well-defined aircraft maintenance technical problems.

Assist in the formulation of systems, components or processes through digital application to meet specified needs.

Conduct independently investigations of well-defined aircraft maintenance problems.

Apply appropriate practical skills, techniques, resources, and aircraft engineering tools to well-defined aircraft maintenance engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations.

Demonstrate leadership awareness and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities.

Communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large.

Function effectively with interpersonal skill in a diverse technical team.

PLO 10
Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practices.

PLO 11
Demonstrate an awareness of aircraft maintenance engineering management and entrepreneurial skills.

PLO 12
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of leaderships in aircraft maintenance engineering practices, taking into account the need for sustainable development.

PLO 13
Recognise the need for professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.

Programme Pathway

New Pathway


Career Prospects

Here are some career options after you’ve graduated in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
  • Aero Components Repair Technician
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Airworthiness Inspector
  • Technical Service Engineer


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