Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

JPT/BPP(R3/525/4/0020)09/27, (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
SPM A pass with credit in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass in English
O-Level A pass with minimum Grade C in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one (1) Science/Technical/Vocational subject
UEC A pass with at least Grade B in three (3) subjects including Mathematics and one Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND a pass in English
Vocational / Technical Certificate A pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and 1 year working experience in a related field or completed one (1) semester of an academic enhancement programme
Certificate in Engineering/ Engineering Technology (Level 3, MQF) A pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00


English Language Requirements

(for international students)*

TOEFL 440(PBT) / 42(iBT)
Pearson 47

*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


The aims of the field are to produce aircraft maintenance engineers who:

PEO 1 possess a technical knowledge and associated hands on skills with the ability to apply them in aircraft maintenance industry;
PEO 2 hold an aircraft maintenance engineering professional qualification within five years of employment;
PEO 3 appreciate the need for continuous professional development and engage in independent and lifelong learning.


At the end of this programme, graduates should be able to:

PLO 1 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and aircraft maintenance engineering specialisation principles to well-defined practical procedures and practices;
PLO 2 analyse well-defined engineering problems in aircraft maintenance engineering;
PLO 3 formulate solutions to well-defined aircraft maintenance technical problems;
PLO 4 assist in the formulation of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs;
PLO 5 conduct investigations of well-defined aircraft maintenance problems;
PLO 6 apply appropriate techniques, resources, and engineering tools to well-defined aircraft maintenance engineering activities, with an awareness of the limitations;
PLO 7 demonstrate an awareness of and consideration for societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and their consequent responsibilities;
PLO 8 communicate effectively with the engineering community and society at large;
PLO 9 function effectively 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;
PLO 12 demonstrate an understanding of the impact of 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.
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Programme Pathway

2.5 years
Duration of Study

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