Promis­ing fu­ture in air­craft main­te­nance

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ALI­CIA Moh Peik Shya grad­u­ated in 2017 with an Advanced Di­ploma in Air­craft Main­te­nance Engi­neer­ing from Ni­lai Univer­sity and a BEng (Hons) in Air­craft Engi­neer­ing from Kingston Univer­sity in the UK.

The BEng (Hons) in Air­craft Engi­neer­ing is a top-up pro­gramme for stu­dents who are pur­su­ing the Advanced Di­ploma in Air­craft Main­te­nance Engi­neer­ing.

Stu­dents will com­plete both pro­grammes in just one year af­ter they grad­u­ate with the Di­ploma in Air­craft Main­te­nance Engi­neer­ing. This top-up de­gree aims to help stu­dents move on to su­per­vi­sory roles in the in­dus­try, equip­ping them with the skills needed to man­age a team and deal with re­lated is­sues.

Po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers may also need peo­ple to lead the team, so the top-up de­gree will help grad­u­ates in terms of knowl­edge, con­fi­dence and long-term ca­reer op­tions and re­wards.

Al­though the air­craft engi­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy pro­grammes en­able var­i­ous ca­reer op­tions, hav­ing an Euro­pean Avi­a­tion Safety Agency li­cence is manda­tory for stu­dents who de­sire to be a li­censed air­craft main­te­nance en­gi­neer. This is be­cause only a li­censed holder is per­mit­ted to cer­tify the air­wor­thi­ness of an air­craft.

This is an­other highly re­ward­ing field to work in. An air­craft-li­censed en­gi­neer will es­sen­tially be re­spon­si­ble for air­craft worth hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars and whether or not it leaves the ground. Most im­por­tantly, it is about the safety of the pas­sen­gers who will be on a given flight.

To reach great heights, rel­e­vant and sound tech­ni­cal know-how gathered through the dif­fer­ent lev­els of ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion, di­ploma, advanced di­ploma and an honours de­gree are re­quired.

Ba­sic en­try re­quire­ments

The Di­ploma in Air­craft Main­te­nance Engi­neer­ing at Ni­lai Univer­sity is open to both science stream and non-science stream stu­dents who have achieved the fol­low­ing scores in their SPM:

1) Three cred­its in English, Math­e­mat­ics and Physics or Science

2) A pass in Ba­hasa Me­layu

3) A pass in Se­jarah

Stu­dents should be med­i­cally fit and have ex­cel­lent eye­sight and hear­ing with no colour blind­ness or hear­ing im­pair­ment.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2008, Ni­lai Univer­sity has of­fered top-notch learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties. There is a pur­pose-built hangar with two air­craft and stu­dents can ac­cess proper tool­ing and equip­ment to en­hance their prac­ti­cal train­ing.

Apart from the in-house prac­ti­cal train­ing, stu­dents will also un­dergo six months on-the-job-train­ing with AirAsiaX and AirAsia.

Ni­lai Univer­sity of­fers par­tial and full schol­ar­ships to stu­dents. Find out about the seven types of schol­ar­ships avail­able. The univer­sity’s ed­u­ca­tion coun­sel­lors and ex­pe­ri­enced lec­tur­ers will guide you in ap­ply­ing for a schol­ar­ship.

Ni­lai Univer­sity is open daily ex­cept on pub­lic hol­i­days. For an ap­point­ment, call 06-850 2308, log on to www.ni­lai.edu.my or visit the cam­pus in Ni­lai.

The BEng (Hons) in Air­craft Engi­neer­ing is a top-up pro­gramme for stu­dents who are pur­su­ing the Advanced Di­ploma in Air­craft Main­te­nance Engi­neer­ing.

moh grad­u­ated in 2017 with an advanced di­ploma in air­craft main­te­nance engi­neer­ing from Ni­lai univer­sity and a beng (hons) in air­craft engi­neer­ing awarded by Kingston univer­sity in the uK.

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