Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology
(Professional Piloting) with Honours [BDC]

MQA Accreditation: MQA/FA4509


The Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Professional Piloting) programme has been developed in response to the requirements of the fast-evolving aviation industry. The programme is designed with an emphasis on practical application that would enable students to apply new knowledge in the real-world. It concentrates on the aeronautical engineering technology to provide substantial knowledge and skills for a future aeronautical technologist in related areas and applications. The Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Professional Piloting) programme also equips students for a professional career as a commercial pilot.

To produce competent, technically skilful, and innovative graduates, the Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Professional Piloting) programme is designed to have a combination of aeronautical technology component and professional licensing component. For the aeronautical technology 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, tutorials, laboratory experiments, bachelor’s degree project, workshop practices, and industrial training, which are all accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

For the professional licensing component, students will go through a structured programme authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia (CAAM). The programme contains both theoretical and practical aspects that finally enable students to obtain the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL frozen). Students will undertake their professional pilot training programme at UTHM owned Approved Training Organization-Flying Training Organization (ATO-FTO) in Senai International Airport, Johor. The new flight school, called the Asia Aeronautical Training Academy (AATA) (, is a collaborative effort between UTHM and its industry partner, ATAS Aeronautik Sdn. Bhd

This degree aims to provide students with skills and knowledge beyond the fundamental flying skills required to be a commercial pilot. The degree is designed to equip students to successfully operate in the aviation industry, in the cockpit and beyond. Graduates with a unique combination of flying qualifications and an undergraduate degree may be seen as an asset to their employer.


*The international student must obtain the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) approval before applying to the programme.


Programme Information

  • General requirements

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least grade C in Bahasa Melayu and 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, Physics / Engineering Physics / Biology (with at least grade B in Physics at SPM level) / Mechanical Engineering Studies and at least grade B- in Chemistry / Engineering Chemistry


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 ≥ 2.80 in related fields or CPA ≥ 2.50 with Two (2) years working experience in the related fields


  • Special requirements
  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) not more than 25
  2. Obtain at least band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  3. Pass interview
  4. Pass Aptitude and Attitude Tests
  5. Pass medical examination
  6. Not short/long sighted, not color blind, no speech disorder (nasal deficiency, stuttering, etc) and not vertigo affected
  7. No disability (blind / deaf / paralyzed / mute) which poses problems to the practical work.
  8. Height more than 158 (female), 163 (male)


ATPL / AMEL / Aerodrome License holders are eligible to apply.

Curriculum Summary

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