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  • About the Program

    Program Objective

    The program objectives pertain to career and professional accomplishments desired of students three to five years after graduation. The following two program objectives have been identified to satisfy constituents’ needs and fulfill the program’s mission.

    • Produce qualified Aviation graduates with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully serve the aviation industry.
    • Prepare graduates who meet the industry expectations in terms of communication skills, ability to function well in teams, and commitment to life-long learning and professional development.

    Learning Outcomes

    The following intended program learning outcomes describe competencies and skills that Aviation students will acquire by the time of graduation. Aviation graduates are expected to be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge about new technology and concepts in the aviation industry
    2. Function in multidisciplinary teams and develop leadership capabilities
    3. Identify, formulate, and solve problems encountered in the practice of performing the role of an aviation practitioner
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of an aviation professional
    5. Communicate effectively by written, oral and visual means;
    6. Demonstrate and understand the impact of the Aviation Industry in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    7. Develop research capabilities and an understanding of academic literature
    8. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in aviation
  • Degree Requirements

    These courses can be chosen from set of courses in the major apart from the above courses (9 credits) and from any other program at the University for which you meet the entry requirements (9 credits). Alternatively, you can choose a Minor (6 courses) in a specialization other than English.

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 45 credit hours
    Major Requirements 70 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    Total 121 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    Option 1- (For students sponsored by Etihad only)

    Requirements Credit Hours
    University Requirements 45 credit hours
    Major Requirements 70 credit hours
    Open Electives 6 credit hours
    University Requirements 45 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 105 Communication Skills in Arabic II ARL 100 3
    ENG 100 English I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 100 3
    ENG 201 Business and Technical Communications ENG 105 (min. C) 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 100 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 100 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to IT Applications No Prerequisite 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology MTG 100/Math Placement Test 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 100 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 105 3
    MGT 200 Principles of Management ENG 105 3

     

    Major Requirements 70 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    AVS 121 Private Pilot Operations None 3
    AVS 221 Instrument Pilot Operations AVS 121 3
    AVS 231 Commercial Pilot Operations AVS 221 3
    AVS 209 Aerodynamics NSC 201 + MTT 101 3
    AVS 211 Aircraft Engines NSC 201 3
    AVS 254 Aviation Law SOC 201 3
    PFT 121 Flight Lessons I 60 Credit Hours 2
    AVS 310 Aircraft Performance AVS 209 + AVS 211 3
    AVS 350 Flight Navigation AVS 310 + AVS 221 3
    AVS 287 Crew Resource Management MGT 200 + PSY 201 3
    PFT 221 Flight Lessons II PFT 121 2
    AVS 356 Systems and Components NSC 201 3
    AVS 289 Airline Management AVS 287 3
    AVS 415 Airport Operations None 3
    AVS 301 Introduction to Meteorology MTT 101 + NSC 201 3
    PFT 321 Flight Lessons III PFT 221 2
    AVS 408 Flight Safety 80 Credit Hours 3
    AVS 401 Aviation Weather AVS 301 3
    AVS 357 Flight Physiology NSC 201 + PSY 201 3
    AVS 380 Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques 60 Credit Hours 2
    PFT 421 Flight Lessons IV PFT 321 2
    AVS 435 Electronic Flight Management System AVS 310 3
    AVS 472 Aviation Science of Multi-Crew Flight Operations AVS 221 + AVS 415 3
    AVS 411 Jet Transport Systems AVS 356 3
    AVS 410 Air Traffic Management MGT 200 3

     

    Open Electives 6 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    OE 1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II - 3

    (6 credit hours of any courses offered at ADU)

     

    Curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation (Option 2)

    Total Credit Hours: 121 Cr. Hours

                                                                                                                               
    General Education Requirements  45 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Cr. Hours
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 105 Communication Skills in Arabic II ARL 100 3
    ENG 100 English I TOEFL 500 3
    ENG 200 English II C grade in ENG 100  + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng. & Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to IT Applications No Prerequisite 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology C grade in MTG 100 or MPT 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills TOEFL 500 1
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    MGT 200 Principles of Management ENG 200 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2

     

                                                                                                  
    Major Requirements 64 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    AVS 201 Private Pilot Operations AVS 209 3
    AVS 209 Aerodynamics NSC 201, MTT 101 3
    AVS 211 Aircraft Engines NSC 201 3
    AVS 254 Aviation Law SOC 201 3
    AVS 287 Crew Resource Management MGT 200, PSY 201 3
    AVS 289 Airline Management MGT 200 3
    AVS 301 Introduction to Meteorology MTT 101, NSC 201 3
    AVS 310 Aircraft Performance AVS 209, AVS 211 3
    AVS 321 Instrument Pilot Operations AVS 201 3
    AVS 350 Flight Navigation AVS 310, AVS 321 3
    AVS 356 Systems and Components NSC 201 3
    AVS 357 Flight Physiology NSC 201, PSY 201 3
    AVS 380 Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques 60 Credit Hours 3
    AVS 399 Internship 90 Credit Hours 3
    AVS 401 Aviation Weather AVS 301 3
    AVS 408 Flight Safety 80 Credit Hours 3
    AVS 410 Air Traffic Management MGT 200 2
    AVS 411 Jet Transport Systems AVS 356 2
    AVS 415 Airport Operations None 3
    AVS 421 Commercial Pilot Operations AVS 321 3
    AVS 435 Electronic Flight Management System AVS 310 3
    AVS 472 Aviation Science of Multi-Crew Flight Operations AVS 287 3
                           
    Open Electives  12 Cr. Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Cr. Hours
    OE1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE2 Open Elective II - 3
    OE3 Open Elective III - 3
    OE4 Open Elective IV - 3
  • Study Plan

    Study Plan (Option 1)

    First Year (Freshman)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Fall Semester ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite
    ENG 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 No Prerequisite
    UNS 100 University Study Skills 3 No Prerequisite
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 No Prerequisite
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Winter Term ARL 105 Communication Skills in Arabic II 3 ARL 100
    ITE 100 Introduction to IT Applications 3 No Prerequisite
    Total Credit Hours 6
    Spring Semester ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG 100 + UNS 100
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 100
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + UNS 100
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences 3 No Prerequisite
    MTT 101 College Mathematics 3 MTG 100/Math Placement Test
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Summer A Term ENG 201 Business and Technical Communications 3 ENG 200 (with min. grade of C)
    MGT 200 Principles of Management 3 ENG 200
    Total Credit Hours 6
    Second Year (Sophomore)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Fall Semester AVS 121 Private Pilot Operations 3 None
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics 3 ENG 105
    AVS 211 Aircraft Engines 3 NSC 201
    AVS 254 Aviation Law 3 SOC 201
    AVS 287 Crew Resource Management 3 MGT 200 + PSY 201
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Winter Term AVS 221 Instrument Pilot Operations 3 AVS 121
    AVS 289 Airline Management 3 AVS 287
    Total Credit Hours 6
    Spring Semester AVS 231 Commercial Pilot Operations 3 AVS 221
    AVS 209 Aerodynamics 3 NSC 201 + MTT 101
    AVS 301 Introduction to Meteorology 3 MTT 101 + NSC 201
    AVS 356 Systems and Components 3 NSC 201
    AVS 357 Flight Physiology 3 NSC 201 + PSY 201
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Summer A Term AVS 310 Aircraft Performance 3 AVS 209 + AVS 211
    OE I Open Elective I 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

    Third Year (Junior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Fall Semester AVS 415 Airport Operations 3 No Prerequisite
    AVS 408 Flight Safety 3 80 Credit Hours
    AVS 401 Aviation Weather 3 AVS 301
    AVS 350 Flight Navigation 3 AVS 310 + AVS 221
    AVS 380 Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques 2 60 Credit Hours
    Total Credit Hours 14
    Spring Semester AVS 435 Electronic Flight Management System 3 AVS 310
    AVS 472 Aviation Science of Multi-Crew Flight Operations 3 AVS 221 + AVS 415
    AVS 411 Jet Transport Systems 3 AVS 356
    AVS 410 Air Traffic Management 3 MGT 200
    OE II Open Elective II 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Summer A Term PFT 121 Flight Lessons I 2 113 Credit Hours
    Total Credit Hours 2
    Fourth Year (Senior)
      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite(s)
    Fall Semester PFT 221 Flight Lessons II 2 PFT 121
    Total Credit Hours 2
    Spring Semester PFT 321 Flight Lessons III 2 PFT 221
    Total Credit Hours 2
    Summer A Term PFT 421 Flight Lessons IV 2 PFT 321
    Total Credit Hours 2

     

    Bachelor of Science in Aviation Study Plan (Fall Start) – Option 2

    Total Credit Hours: 121

    First Year (Freshman)
     Fall Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 None
    ENG 100 English I 3 TOEFL 500
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 None
    UNS 102 University Study Skills 1 None
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 None
    ITE 100 Introduction to IT Applications 3 None
    Total Credit Hours  16

     

    Winter Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    ARL 105 Communication Skills in Arabic II 3 ARL 100
    ENG 200 English II 3 C grade in ENG100 + UNS102
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

    Spring Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking 2 UNS 102 + ENG 200
    PSY 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + UNS 102
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences 3 None
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology 3 C grade in MTG 100 or MPT
    Total Credit Hours  14

     

    Summer A Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    ENG 305 Technical Communication for Engg. & Sc. 3 ENG 200
    MGT 200 Principles of Management 3 ENG 200
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

    Second Year (Sophomore)
    Fall Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 209 Aerodynamics 3 NSC 201, MTT 101
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics 3 ENG 200
    AVS 211 Aircraft Engines 3 NSC 201
    AVS 254 Aviation Law 3 SOC 201
    AVS 287 Crew Resource Management 3 MGT 200, PSY 201
    Total Credit Hours 15

     

    Winter Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 289 Airline Management 3 MGT 200
    OE 1 Open Elective 1 3  
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

    Spring Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 201 Private Pilot Operations 3 AVS 209
    AVS 301 Introduction to Meteorology 3 MTT101, NSC 201
    AVS 356 Systems and Components 3 NSC 201
    AVS 357 Flight Physiology 3 NSC 201, PSY 201
    OE 2 Open Elective 2 3  
    Total Credit Hours 15

     

    Summer A Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 310 Aircraft Performance 3 AVS 209, AVS 211
    AVS 321 Instrument Pilot Operations 3 AVS 201
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

    Third Year (Junior)
    Fall Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 415 Airport Operations 3 None
    AVS 408 Flight Safety 3 80 Credit Hours
    AVS 401 Aviation Weather 3 AVS 301
    AVS 350 Flight Navigation 3 AVS 310, AVS 321
    AVS 380 Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing Techniques 2 60 Credit Hours
    Total Credit Hours 14

     

    Spring Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 435 Electronic Flight Management System 3 AVS 310
    AVS 472 Aviation Science of Multi-Crew Flight Operations 3 AVS 287
    AVS 411 Jet Transport Systems 3 AVS 356
    AVS 410 Air Traffic Management 3 MGT 200
    AVS 421 Commercial Pilot Operations 3 AVS 321
    Total Credit Hours 15

     

     Fourth Year (Senior)
     Fall Semester
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    AVS 399 Internship 2 90 Credit Hours
    Total Credit Hours 2

     

    Spring Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    OE 3 Open Elective III 3 -
    OE 4 Open Elective IV 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 6

     

     

  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Aviation program are prepared to pursue successful careers in:

    • Air Transport or Airline Pilots – we expect that our graduates are amongst the best trained in the industry.
    • Airline Management in a variety of areas within airlines worldwide.
    • Airport Operations – this includes safety and security, ground support services, airport management.
    • Flight Safety and aviation regulation.
    • Aviation academia including research and development.
    • Commercial and customer operations in the aviation industry, business analysis and project management.
  • How to Apply

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

  • Laboratory

    The College of Engineering(CoE) of Abu Dhabi University has recently purchased state-of-the-art Fixed-Wing Desktop Simulators from Geosim Technologies, Australia. The university’s Aviation Laboratory is equipped with 10 such simulators which would enhance the learning experience of all aviation students enrolled in this major. Abu Dhabi University has chosen this particular model of simulators because it is the successor of another popularly known simulator from Geosim called Fixed-Wing Basic Aviation Trainer which has proven successful with other Aviation Schools and Universities around the world. As a desktop-mounted solution it is an ideal trainer for locations with limited space or classroom type environments. The simulators have the ability to be networked which offers unique and organic teaching opportunities and allows our instructors to teach multiple students at the same time.

    Some of the best features of this simulator includes the robust rudder pedals and custom made throttle quadrant which are designed to deal with constant use. Both pedals and quadrant are manufactured out of powder – Coated Steel, meaning they are incredibly durable and provide valuable tactile feedback to the user. The simulators feature a separate scenery and instrument panels allowing for a range of aircraft types to be easily simulated and the flexibility to be expanded on a needs basis. The simulator also includes a radiostack, switch panel, autopilot, trim and even toe-brakes to maximize realistic tactile feel.

    Abu Dhabi University aims at maximizing student engagement, learning retention, and conceptual application through these technologically advanced flight simulators.

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Events

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National Day Ceremony Nov 28, 2016 to Nov 28, 2016
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International Aviation Conference May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016
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Think Science Exhibition 2016 Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 19, 2016
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Getex 2016 Apr 13, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016

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