About our programmes
Aeronautical Engineering students have the opportunity to achieve a range of academic and vocational qualifications recognised locally and internationally within both the commercial and military aviation environments.
Aeronautical Engineering academic programs offerd:
– Advanced Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
– BSc Hons in Aeronautical Engineering
The Department of Aeronautical Engineering offers two pathways that correspond to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) license programmes: mechanical engineering (EASA B1.1 and B1.3) and avionics (EASA B2).
The academic and EASA programmes are supported by a strong focus on Training Needs Analysis (TNA) as defined in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) competencies. The MoD competencies are highly valued by The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and are the framework to continue developing the skills and knowledge required to work as successful RAFO technicians and engineers.
The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is a Part-147 organisation under the approval of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Oman.
All of MTC’s Advanced Diploma/DipHE and BEng programmes in Aeronautical Engineering are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Advanced Diploma/DipHE and BEng programmes in Avionics are also accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Advanced Diploma/DipHE and BEng programmes in Mechanical Engineering are also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE).
Students are awarded an Advanced Diploma on successful completion of Level 7 of the Oman Qualifications Framework (OQF) and a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours on successful completion of Level 8.
Students are also awarded a Diploma of Higher Education and/or Bachelor’s Degree with Honours from the University of Portsmouth on completion of the equivalent Levels 3, 4 and 5 (DipHE) and Level 6 (Bachelor’s Degree) of the UK Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (UK FHEQ).
Students also receive a Certificate of Completion of Training Needs Analysis on successful completion of all TNA requirements.
EASA and CAA Standards and Recognition
The EASA Part 66 (Licensing of Aircraft Engineers) standard is an international standard and in order to achieve recognition, all students must meet certain requirements in Assessment, Competence and Attendance. The EASA and CAA programmes are fully integrated into the Aeronautical programmes. Module content fulfils academic, TNA and EASA requirements, however there are some differences in how assessment and practical tasks are conducted in order to assess different depths of knowledge. Students are fully briefed on each module’s assessment requirements at the beginning of each module.
Students who meet all the required standards will be awarded a ‘Full Training Certificate’. Students who do not meet all the criteria will only receive a certificate recognising their assessment successes. The CAA requires the same standards to be met.
Delivery and Assessment
Courses are delivered through a variety of methods on- and off-campus, including lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and simulations, case studies, practical work (fieldwork, workshop, laboratory activities) and project development. Students are expected to work individually, in groups and to undertake self-study.
Course assessment is structured around reports, essays, portfolios, presentations and examinations.
A key element of each programme is the development and assessment of Training Needs Analysis (TNA) competencies. TNA training may be delivered and assessed in academic modules, individual modules or during Department Specific Activities (DSA).
MTC, in coordination with the beneficiaries, ensures that its graduates have career opportunities after graduation in accordance with the accepted programme and the regulations.