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Bachelor of Science in AviationBack

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 3-4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi University is proud to partner with Etihad, the national airline of the UAE. This strategic collaboration has been in operation since 2011 when the BSc in Aviation program was established to train UAE national students sponsored by Etihad to become future pilots. The program has graduated 275 students to date, many of whom have gone on to the Etihad Flight Training Program and are now flying as First Officers on commercial aircraft.

As the program evolves to focus on operation of airport transport systems, in addition to flight school theory, it provides graduates with additional career options and strengthens our co-operation with Etihad. The relationship between Etihad and ADU plays a pivotal role in the advancement of the UAE airline industry and is set to continue for years to come.

The aim of the 4 years Bachelor of Science in Aviation Program is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work in various sectors in the aviation industry. With the revised program the needs of the industry are better addressed and employability of our graduates will be improved.


Beside an aviation common core study area, students may opt in their final year of studies between three concentration areas specializing in their future intended career path: Flight Operations, Infrastructure Operations, Technical Systems. With open elective courses students may further specialize and deepen their professional profile.

Aviation courses are delivered by a faculty with international expertise and professional experience in aviation. The program includes practical exposure using own facilities such as flight training devices and various real and fast-time simulation platforms complemented by field visits to the industry.

Graduates with concentration in Flight Operations are also well prepared to continue training with a Flight School and obtain an Airline Pilot License.

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions


  • Career Prospects

    Careers of graduates are in various sectors of airlines, airports, in ground handling services, in industry and state safety oversight or in the aerospace industry. Also many graduates of this program continued with flight training and became pilots for leading airlines such as Etihad Airways.

  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track

    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track

    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.
    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 121  Credit Hours

    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
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship ENG200 + Completion of 60 Credit Hours 3
    ENG 200 English II English Proficiency Specified Score/ENG100(C grade)+ (Co) UNS102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communications for Eng. & Science ENG200 3
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture No Prerequisite 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG100 + (Co) UNS102  3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society ENG100 + (Co) UNS102  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 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    MGT 255 Management & Organizational Behavior ENG 200 & PSY 201 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS102 + ENG200 3

     

    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  15 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
    OE5 Open Elective V - 3
    Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test
  • Study Plan

    Study Plan

    First Year (Freshman)
    Fall Semester
      Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    Fall Semester ARL 100 Communication Skills in Arabic I 3 No Prerequisite
    ENG 200 English II 3 *EPSS / ENG100(C grade)+ (Co) UNS102
    ISL 100 Islamic Culture 3 No Prerequisite
    UNS 100 University Study Skills 3 No Prerequisite
    STT 100 General Statistics 3 No Prerequisite
    ITE 100 Introduction to IT Applications 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 15

     

    Winter Term
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    OE I Open Elective I 3 -
    OE II Open Elective II 3 -
    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 + (Co) UNS 102 
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society 3 ENG 100 + (Co) 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 III Open Elective III 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
    INE 300 Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3 ENG 200 + Completion of 60 chrs
    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 IV Open Elective III 3 -
    OE V Open Elective IV 3 -
    Total Credit Hours 6

    *Note: English Proficiency Specified Score: Score of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSat or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test

  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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