Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

JPT/BPP(R2/525/4/0020)09/22, (MQA/A8305)

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 licence 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 licence. As part of the course, you will undergo guaranteed industrial attachment with our aviation partners.

*The European Aviation Safety Agency is the centrepiece 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.

Intake Periods
Entry Requirements


3Cs including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass English


3Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND a pass in English

Vocational/Technical Certificate

CGPA 2.00 and 1 year’s working experience in a related field or completed 1 semester of academic enhancement programme

Certificate in Engineering/ Engineering Technology (MQF Level 3)

Minimum CGPA 2.00

English Language Requirements

(for international students)*

TOEFL 500 (PBT) / 61 (iBT)
Pearson 36

*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 TOEFL examination


Health Requirements


All offers are subject to the student being certified by a medical practitioner as fit to be accepted into the programme and not having any of the following medical/physical conditions:

  • Colour Blindness
  • Hearing Defects
  • Asthma
    Programme Module



    • Basic Aerodynamics


    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Aviation Legislation
    • Human Factors


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

    Elective Modules Set 1

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

    Elective Modules Set 2

    • Advanced Instrument System
    • Aircraft Autoflight System
    • Communication and Navigation Systems


    • Final Year Project

    Mata Pelajaran Umum


    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 OR
    • Pengajian Malaysia 2


    • Graduate Preparatory Course


    • Food and Culture OR
    • Environment and Development in Malaysia


    • Co-Curriculum

    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
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    Programme Pathway

    2.5 years
    Duration of Study

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