School of Aviation

As a major sector in industry, the aviation sector contributes to advancing development stimulating the economic cycle, and supporting the development of several areas in countries, particularly in terms of encouraging investment and promoting trade, culture, and tourism.

The aviation sector seeks to increase the percentage annually based on an action plan and strategy to acquire a larger share in domestic and neighboring markets. Such strategic direction is dependent on achieving operational excellence in aviation through adopting measures such as improving its fleet network as well as increasing the efficiency of service provided, which turn will enhance competitiveness and operational performance.

This aspired strategy is challenging to achieve unless a qualified young aviation cadre is availed, such cadre needs to highly trained and equipped with the latest scientific and practical theories and practices in the aviation industry.

The School of Aviation at the Australian University runs accredited Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 and (Avionics) B2.

The Australian University has expanded its programs in aviation and introduces new diploma programs and bachelor’s programs.

AU has obtained four international accreditations from:

Thus, approvals placing credibility to its awarded programs and facility.

State of the art aircraft maintenance training facilities, classrooms, training aids and a live Boeing 737-200 Aircraft, allow for a thorough understanding of the aerospace maintenance industry requirements and practices.

AU has invested a lot of time, money and resources; into making its Aviation programs complemented with a complete learning environment, for both classroom and practical skills based training and our facilities are as follows:

  • Complete Learning Environment.
  • Integral training hangar.
  • Boeing 737-200 Aircraft.
  • Variety of training aids for on-aircraft practical training.
  • Hydraulic, fuel systems and pneumatic practical workbenches.
  • Avionics laboratory.
  • Mechanical and sheet metal workshop.
  • Ten separate theory classrooms, all with the latest smart projection systems.
  • Computer Lab – Computer Based Training Examination Room (EASA Part-66 approved examination venue).
  • Auto-Pilot Simulator Board.
  • Flight Simulator Room.
  • Aircraft Traffic Control Room.

Many of our students are trained for weeks. Therefore; we do our best to make their stay with us as comfortable as possible.
We believe that we are more than just a training organization and would like to help you in making your dream come true.

AU is an Approved Part/CAR-147 Maintenance Training Organization, all of our Part/CAR-66 courses are examined in-house.
EASA Examination Schedule

The Australian University operates as a test centre for Mayflower College in the UK which is approved to conduct English Language Proficiency testing by the UK CAA and the Kuwait DGCA for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers:

  • For UK-CAA-Licensed candidates, the fee is GBP 190 per candidate.
  • For other candidates, the fee is GBP 170 per candidate.
  • For additional DGCA Licensed candidates, the total fee is KWD 87 per candidate.

 

Fees are to be paid in Kuwaiti Dinars at the prevailing exchange rate.

Aviation Programs

The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 consists of the following:

  • Theoretical study (1,414 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR 147 Practical Training (700 hours) at AU
  • Part/CAR 145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways
  • 29 Formative Exams
  • Required minimum attendance 80% for each unit.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • 13 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part/CAR 66 module examinations:
  • Required attendance of 90% per module.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • Student requires a minimum successful completion of at least 3 module exams of the 13 module examinations to get the AU Diploma in B1.1.

The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) B2 consists of the following:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1500 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR 147 Practical Training (700 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways.
  • 29 Formative Exams.
  • Required minimum attendance 80% for each unit.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • 12 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part/CAR 66 module examinations.
  • Required minimum attendance 90% per single module.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • Student requires a minimum successful completion of at least 3 module exams of the 12 module examinations to get the AU Diploma in B2.
  • Student requires a minimum successful completion of at least 3 module exams of the 12 module examinations to get the AU Diploma in B2.

Students who have successfully completed all the requirements of the DGCA/EASA/GCAA approved Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 or (Avionics) B2 will be awarded the following:

  • AU Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Mechanical (B1.1) or Avionics (B2). and/or;
  • Certificate of Recognition of DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part/CAR 147 Mechanical (B1.1) or Avionics (B2).

Graduates could be employed locally or internationally at any Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) that is approved under EASA Part 145 and achieve two years’ practical experience in pursuit of an EASA license. 

AU welcomes individual students as well as large client bookings from the Aviation Industry. External students or professionals can tailor modules to suit their exact requirements and can attend as many or as few modules (theory, examination or both) as they require or to attain any of the following certificates:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1400 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR147 Practical Training (700 hours) at AU.
  • Part/145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways.
  • 13 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part/CAR 66 module examinations.
  • Required minimum attendance 90% per module.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • Theoretical study consists of (1500 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR147 Practical Training (700 hours) at AU.
  • Part/CAR145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways.
  • 12 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part/CAR66 modules’ examinations.
  • Required minimum attendance 90% per module.
  • Required 75% pass mark.

The School of Aviation successfully introduced the B1.1+B2 combined course providing its B1.1 graduates with an additional progressive path which also allows them to pursue their education and earn recognition locally, regionally and internationally.

The combined B1.1+B2 course is a combination of the B1.1 and B2 courses that allows the students to graduate with a Certificate of Recognition in Basic Training B1.1+B2 combined. Upon completion of the required work experience, students may apply for B1.1 and B2 AME licenses.

This combined course will grant AUs’ students an advantage and priority in the job market. For more information about B1.1+B2 Combined Course fees, please access the Fees and Student Finances  page.