Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology
(Aircraft Maintenance) with Honours [BDM]

MQA Accreditation: MQA/FA8276


The Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance) with Honours has been developed to prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and skills required in the aviation industry. This programme aims producing well-rounded graduates and competent aircraft maintenance engineers. The course is fully accredited by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) and is designed to have a combination of an engineering degree component and a professional licensing component. For professional licensing component, the students will go through a structured training at approved training organizations which are authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) that enables students to obtain an aircraft maintenance license.


Why Study Aviation at UTHM?

  • Study with a leading aerospace and aviation training university UTHM has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for more than 10 years, so we have a strong history in educating aviation professionals.
  • Practical and industry-focused approach Project-based learning and work-integrated learning means you graduate equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles and levels.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance) with Honours programme aims to produce aeronautical engineering technologists that:

PEO 1 :  excel in various engineering practices in aerospace/aviation industries or work as aircraft maintenance engineer.

PEO 2 :  hold management or decision making position.

PEO 3 :  capable to lead business and technopreneurs activities in accordance with national needs and demands.

PEO 4 :  have a strong commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The Programme Learning Outcome (PLO) of this programme is to produce graduate who at completion is able to:

PLO1:    (Knowledge) Comprehend and able to apply the science, mathematics, engineering and aeronautical technology in the field of aircraft maintenance

PLO2:    (Problem Analysis) Capable of identifying problems, formulating and finding solutions to problems in designing or assessing flight operation performance using systematic approach

PLO 3:   (Design/ development of solutions) Design solutions for broadly defined engineering technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations

PLO 4:   (Investigation) Conduct investigations of broadly defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions

PLO 5:   (Modern Tools) Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to broadly defined engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations

PLO 6:   (The Engineer and Society) Demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to engineering technology practice

PLO 7:   (Environment and Sustainability) Understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in societal and environmental context and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development

PLO 8:   (Ethics) Understand the responsibility and ethics of being an engineering technologist and a professional pilot in the aspects of safety, social, culture and global and the necessity for sustainable development

PLO 9:   (Individual and Team Work) Act effectively as individual and in a team

PLO 10:   (Communications) Communicate effectively with professionals and non-professionals

PLO 11:   (Project Management and Finance) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments

PLO 12:   (Lifelong Learning) Possess awareness and commitment for lifelong learning

How will you learn

To produce competent, technically skillful, and innovative graduates, the Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft maintenance) programme is designed to have a combination of academic component and aircraft maintenance licensing component. For the academic component, the offered courses cover all areas under aeronautical engineering technology such as aerodynamics, aircraft structure and design, propulsion, aircraft systems and control, and material technology. These courses are conducted through lectures (face to face or online), tutorials, laboratory experiments, Bachelor degree projects, and workshop practices, which are all accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The curriculum is designed with an emphasis on practical and hands-on sessions in the laboratories and workshop. Laboratory works and practices are developed to complement the theory learnt.  In one laboratory session, the number of students is limited to a maximum of 5 students per group. Students are trained to experience more practical laboratory work to prepare them to be a competent professional.

During lecture and tutorial sessions, the maximum numbers of students are normally limited to 30 students. Other instructional methods include group discussion, presentation, assignment, quizzes and group projects. Problem-based learning is used to enhance students’ ability in problem-solving, troubleshooting skills and critical thinking.

In addition to the traditional teaching and learning strategies, other strategies including active, cooperative, collaborative and problem-based learning, innovation in teaching and learning have been implemented. The application of the learning management system (Author and Google Classroom), game-based learning (Kahoot), multimedia and specific software has been integrated into the learning process as well.

Furthermore, the development of students’ soft skills such as analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication are also embedded throughout the programme courses. Exposures to engineering practices such as talks by industrial advisors, and industrial visits are integrated throughout the curriculum.

For professional licensing components, students will go through structured programmes that are authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia (CAAM). The programmes contain both theoretical and practical aspects that finally enable students to obtain the aircraft maintenance license.


UTHM offers conducive infrastructure of modern infrastructure including the library, faculty buildings equipped with the latest lab, lecture halls, sports centres, and comfortable hostels ensure that the University can offer an excellent service for students and lecturers in teaching and learning.


The main building hosts two designated classrooms for your theoretical knowledge learning. These spacious and well-equipped classrooms provide you with a comfortable environment to fully absorb all the materials provided in learning session. Both of the classrooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with LCD projectors and white screens. Free wifi is also available throughout the building to enable you to access the internet at any time, anywhere.


The main building is known as the Tunku Tun Aminah Library. The library stores more than 230,000 copies of books, 15,000 titles of thesis and 25,000 items of audio-visual material. The library also subscribes to 24 packages of database, e-books and 170 titles of e-journals. Also located inside this library is the AATA Student Lounge, a lounge designated for you to relax and hangout.


The laboratories are designed to complement your study if you opt to enrol with UTHM Aeronautical Degree + Licence programme. Here is where all sorts of research and experiments are carried out. You will receive exposure to hands-on technology practice.

There are many types of laboratories for you to explore such as Technology Aeronautic Laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Fluid Laboratory, Aerodynamic Laboratory and Material Laboratory.



The aeronautical engineering technology programme with aircraft maintenance qualification will prepares graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability and skills to enter into the respective careers in aviation. UTHM is aiming to produce graduates not only to fulfil the Malaysian need of manpower for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer but also for respective global needs. The graduates are expected to perform not only their specific duties but also to be part of the management team. Graduates may also choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas:


  • Maintenance programme director
  • Aircraft maintenance manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • CAMO personnel
  • ATO instructor / examiner
  • Workshop manager
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Airline management
  • Airport management
  • Aviation regulation and safety
  • Aircraft part manufacturing companies
  • Aviation research institute

Entry Requirement

General requirements

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least grade C in English;


Malaysia Ministry of Education Matriculation Certificate / Equivalent Obtained CPA ≥ 2.80 in Matriculation Examination / equivalent with at least grade B in Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry, and Physics / Engineering Physics / Biology (with at least grade B in Physics at SPM level) / Mechanical Engineering Studies.


STPM / equivalent with at least grade B in Mathematics / Pure Mathematics / Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics / Biology (with at least grade B in Physics at SPM level).


Diploma / Equivalent

Diploma from any Public Institution of Higher Education (IPTA) / Polytechnics / equivalent qualification with at least CPA ≥ 2.50 in related fields or CPA ≥ 2.30 with Two (2) years working experience in the related fields


Special requirements

  1. Obtain at least band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  2. Pass interview
  3. Pass Aptitude and Attitude Tests
  4. Pass medical examination
  5. Not short/long-sighted, not color blind, speech disorder (a nasal deficiency, stuttering, etc.) and not vertigo effected
  6. No disability (blind / deaf / paralyzed / mute), which poses problems to the practical work.

Curriculum Summary

The programme contains theoretical and practical aspects that finally enable students to complete the aeronautical engineering technology component and 13 modules of CAAM Part-66. The curriculum summary for the programme is given in Table 1

To graduate from this programme, students are required to complete all courses from the aeronautical engineering course components and licensing components. A total of 147 credits must be accumulated by obtaining the passing grade (60% passing marks for aeronautical engineering courses and 75% for license courses) or approved credit transfer/exemptions for the abovementioned courses. 

After the completion of this programme, the graduates must undergo a practical training at CAAM Part 145 MRO organization in order to complete the requirement of CAAM Part 66 for obtaining the aircraft maintenance engineer’s license.


Table 1 : Curriculum summary for BDM



This undergraduate programme is designed to be completed in four (4) years which consists of 8 regular semesters and 3 short semesters. However, the maximum allowable duration to complete this programme is not more than 17 semesters (12 regular semesters and 5 short semesters) or 6 years.


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Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

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