Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

The Department of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a long established Part 147 approved Training School recognised by both Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Department has designed training courses that meet the requirements of the industry to prepare students to enter the world of aviation maintenance and are based on the EASA Part 66 syllabi leading to a Higher National Diploma in Aviation Engineering. The Department equips students with the required knowledge and skills to perform various functions of an A License Mechanic orB Licenced Engineer in an aircraft maintenance organisation such as Qatar Airways.

The department has also developed a new Air Transport Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) course to prepare graduates to work as Airport technicians working on the various equipment essential at an airport such as Instrument Landing Systems,Radar and Radios.

The department is equipped with a vast array of equipment to ensure students are familiar with all the systems and equipment of a modern airliner. Our mechanical workshops are superbly equipped and enable students to learn the hand skills necessary to move seamlessly into an aircraft maintenance facility and work alongside experienced engineers as they work towards gaining their licence.

The electrical workshop is state of the art and adjoins one of the best equipped avionics workshops available. In these workshops students learn all about electrical fundamentals, diodes and transistors before moving to advanced electronics and studying Autopilot, Navigation Aids and glass cockpit instrumentation.

Airside the department has a fully functioning Falcon 20 regional jet and a Piper Seneca. Supporting these aircraft are a large assortment of training aids and a ground running PT6 Turbo Prop engine. The College also has an agreement with Qatar Airways so that the final 10 weeks of the course is spent in the Qatar Airways engineering hangars working in a live aircraft environment to consolidate the training and ensure graduates are fully prepared for the work place when they leave.

The two and three months Higher Diploma course is built into a program that is aimed at providing students with classroom and practical environment. In fact under the EASA Part 66 requirements approximately 40% of the course is based around practical training outside the classroom environment. As well as covering the basic modules of Maths, Physics,Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals the course also covers in depth subjects such as: Aircraft Systems, Gas Turbine Engines, Aviation Legislation, Human Factors and Maintenance Practices.

For the ATSEP course the students will study in depth the principles of Radar, Radio, Navigation Aids, and Safety Management Systems. This course also contains a substantial amount of practical training in a lab/workshop environment.

Applicants for Aircraft and ATSEP studies must have a strong foundation in Mathematics and Physics which are also part of the curriculum.

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