School of Aviation
School of Aviation

School of Aviation

School of Aviation at the Australian College of Kuwait offers unique and innovative programs to prepare students for employment in the exciting Aviation Industry. ACK's Aviation programs provide students with a solid aviation education and vast career opportunities.

School of Aviation at the Australian College of Kuwait runs an internationally accredited Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 and (Avionics) B2 with possible option for pathway to a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) and/or Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronics and Control).

Accreditation and License

Aviation Diploma Programs

The Diploma program is a course specially designed for students who wish to gain employment in the aviation industry as aircraft trainee engineers or trainee mechanics. Diploma graduates will be equipped with a wide range of practical skills and knowledge, applicable to the aviation industry. The following Diploma programs are five semesters in duration, i.e. two & a half years fulltime course.

A. Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1

The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 consists of the following:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1400 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-147 Practical Training (700 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).
  • 29 Formative Exams:
  • Required minimum attendance 80% for each unit.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • 13 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-66 modules’ examinations:
  • Required minimum attendance 90% of single module or average of all sub-units.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • Student requires a minimum successful completion of at least 3 module exams of the 13 module examinations to get the ACK Diploma in B1.1.

B. Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) B2

The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) B2 consists of the following:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1500 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-147 Practical Training (700 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).
  • 29 Formative Exams:
  • Required minimum attendance 80% for each unit.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • 12 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-66 modules’ examinations:
  • Required minimum attendance 90% of single module or average of all sub-units.
  • Required 75% pass mark.
  • Student requires a minimum successful completion of at least 3 module exams of the 12 module examinations to get the ACK Diploma in B2.

ACK welcome individual students, as well as large client bookings from the Aviation Industry. External students or professionals can tailor modules to suit their exact requirements and can attend as many or as few modules (theory, examination or both) as they require or to attain any of the following certificates:

C. Certificate of Recognition from DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-147 Basic Training Course (Mechanical) B1.1:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1400 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-147 Practical Training (700 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).
  • 13 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-66 modules’ examinations:
  • Required minimum attendance 90% of single module or average of all sub-units.
  • Required 75% pass mark.

D. Certificate of Recognition from DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-147 Basic Training Course (Avionics) B2:

  • Theoretical study consists of (1500 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-147 Practical Training (700 hours) at ACK.
  • EASA Part-145 Practical Training (300 hours) at Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC).
  • 12 DGCA/EASA/GCAA Part-66 modules’ examinations:
  • Required minimum attendance 90% of single module or average of all sub-units.
  • Required 75% pass mark.

Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed all the requirements of the DGCA/EASA/GCAA approved Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) B1.1 or (Avionics) B2 will be awarded the following:

  • ACK Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Mechanical (B1.1) or Avionics (B2). And/or;
  • Certificate of Recognition of DGCA/EASA/GCAA - Part147 Mechanical (B1.1) or Avionics (B2).

Graduates could be employed locally or internationally at any Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) that is approved by EASA Part-145, and achieve two of year’s practical experience in pursuit of EASA license.

Bachelor Pathway

Upon successful completion of the Diploma program with a GPA of 2.00 and above, students may enroll into an articulated pathway into the following: