The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is responsible to offer the faculty's recognized work-relevant education programs which are Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Professional Piloting) with Honors and Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance) with Honors . In order to produce competent, technically skillful, and innovative graduates, these programs are designed to have a combination of engineering degree components and professional licensing components. For the engineering degree components, 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 degree project, workshop practices, and industrial training, which are all accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
The professional licensing components are all required courses for pilot training and aircraft maintenance engineer. For these professional licensing components, students will go through structured programs that are authorized by the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM). The programs contain both theoretical and practical aspects that finally enable students to obtain Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL frozen) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL LWTR) respectively. The tremendous feature in these programs which combines aeronautical engineering degree and professional licensing is the completion will only take 4 years.
In order to produce competent, technically skillful, and innovative graduates, and to ensure the faculty to boost research and consultancy, currently the department has a sufficient number of professors, lecturers, instructor engineers, and tutors. There are two academic panels in the department; Aerodynamics and Propulsion, and Structure and System. At the moment, research activities that are being conducted are in the fields of aerodynamic, propulsion, energy, UAV and flight dynamics and controls.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.