Ethiopian Aviation University (EAU) is the oldest and the biggest university, which pioneered aviation education and training in the country, has been contributing to national development and economic growth through human capital development and services. Ethiopian Aviation University is the sole center for producing qualified and trained commercial aviators in the country.

This has long been the role of Ethiopian Aviation University and now with its frontline commitment, it has taken the responsibility to further promote and play an important role in aviation and aerospace human capital development. Ethiopian Aviation University as a forerunner in aviation and aerospace education in Ethiopia has taken different initiatives to enhance excellence in these fields. Ethiopian Aviation University designed programs both undergraduate and postgraduate to push the boundaries of expertise in the industry.



Bachelor’s in Aviation Management is designed for students who want to gain the knowledge and skills to be an important part of the complex airline industry. This four-year program includes courses in:

  • Aviation Science
  • Aviation Operations Management
  • Aviation Finance
  • Aviation Law
  • Managerial Economics in Aviation
  • Aviation Operations
  • Aviation Projects
  • Aviation Marketing and the likes.

Our program is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in aviation management, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

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Learning about the technology behind aircraft systems and fixing them makes for a mesmerizing and rewarding career. ETAU offers a bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering along with ET-CAA Aircraft Maintenance License training.

This is a unique opportunity as students could complete their bachelor’s degree modules along with practical maintenance experience in Ethiopian MRO which is maintaining state of the art commercial aircraft like Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and B737 max aircraft. 

Ethiopian MRO has multiple approvals - the US-FAA and EASA approvals.  This five-year program is a multidisciplinary program built on a strong foundation of the Sciences, Mathematics, and hands-on aircraft maintenance fundamentals. It is designed to meet the needs and interests of students who want to develop a career and transcend as knowledgeable and competent aircraft maintenance engineers.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is designed to lay the groundwork for a successful career within the aviation maintenance field. It focuses on numerous aspects of aircraft maintenance; including:

  • Aircraft structures and systems maintenance;
  • Electrical/electronic systems maintenance;
  • Powerplant maintenance;
  • Human performance limitations; and,
  • Aviation regulations.

    In today’s competitive workforce, a degree such as the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Engineering will help professionals stand out to work in, manage and lead the aircraft maintenance activities in the industry. 

    In addition, this program provides the pathway to enroll in a master’s degree without having to undertake extra professional work experience after obtaining the degree.

    Accreditation and Approvals

    The Aircraft Maintenance engineering degree is accredited by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) and the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ETCAA).  

    Successful completion of the 5 years Bachelor program in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering provides students with the following:

    • An approved Aircraft Maintenance Training Diploma that qualifies them for an Airframe, Powerplant and Avionics License; and,
    • A bachelor’s degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

      Career Prospects

      Aircraft Maintenance Engineering graduates will have a good opportunity of employment. Their career path is tailored towards becoming Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and at the same time obtaining the academic degree to progress towards higher studies. As a result, graduates will have the opportunity to work as Licensed Engineers in any Airline or Maintenance Organization and continue to progress and specialize in the field of aviation without the need for extensive work experience or education.

      Advance standing

      Entrants who hold the Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering certificate can proceed with their studies toward a bachelor's degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. 

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    The five years Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering is designed to equip students with skills to solve challenges in design, construction, propulsion, use and control for the safe operation of airplanes, missiles, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or any similar vehicles that are designed to operate within the confines of the atmosphere of the earth.

    At ETAU, students begin with a set of courses that provide a background in all the fundamental aspects of engineering fields. The foundational courses include:

    • Applied Mathematics;
    •  Engineering Physics;
    •  Engineering Drawing; and,
    • Fundamentals of Chemistry.

    The entire spectrum of aerospace technologies follows the foundation classes- from aerodynamics and propulsion to structural mechanics, flight dynamics and controls.

    1. Courses in in aerodynamics and propulsion

     Courses in aerodynamics and propulsion look at how fluid and gas flow around bodies and through engines. They also study large- and small–scale air motion in the atmosphere and its relationship to environmental and noise problems.

    2. Courses in structural mechanics

    Structural mechanics courses emphasize lightweight structures and study their strength and elastic behavior.

    3. Courses in flight dynamics and control systems

    Flight dynamics and control systems deal with the dynamic behavior of vehicles and systems, their stability, and controllability. These courses cover the fundamentals of designing and constructing aircraft and other vehicular systems and subsystems.

    In their senior year, students take aircraft design courses to learn how all areas of engineering studies work together for the proper functions of all systems.

    Aircraft research and development, manufacturing, maintenance, operation and aviation education are identified as careers through which aeronautical engineers can pursue jobs suitable to their course. These roles are very crucial in the aviation industry, considering the increasing trends in aircraft manufacturing and production as well as the demand for professionals who can competitively work in the aviation field.

    In this program, students will also get exposure to the actual practical aspects of the industry in Ethiopian Airlines facilities with seasoned mentors.

    Graduates will have a wide opportunity of employment in all areas of the aviation industry including regulatory authorities, aircraft manufacturers, Airlines, MROs and other related organizations. 

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    The Tourism and Hospitality Program is designed to prepare students for the various positions in Hospitality, Travel & Tourism industries. In this field, students learn combined business courses and specialized courses in travel and tourism. Students will have an internship experience enabling them to utilize the knowledge they learn in the classroom training.

    The undergraduate program of the school aims to pursue academic excellence and foster talents who will contribute to the country by appropriately managing tourism and hospitality operations and technologies.

    The programs established to:

    • Offer high-quality basic and advanced courses that help students to acquire broad knowledge and expertise required to competently work in the major fields of the tourism and hospitality industry.
    • Provide highly qualified graduates that will competently work in the industry.
    • Nurture innovative professionals with in-depth theoretical knowledge and an ability to make practical applications.
    • Develop professional attitude and service passion
    • Produce future industry leaders with vision, creativity, and communication skills through research and education.
    • Expand global vision.
    • Provide research assistance for institutions in the aviation industry.

    This four-year program includes courses in:

    • Logic and Critical Thinking
    • Financial Management for Hospitality Industry
    • Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills
    • Human Resources Management for Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    • Food Service Management, Theory, and Practice
    • Restaurant Management
    • Hotel and Lodging Operations and Management
    • Travel Agency and Tour Guide Operations
    • Data Science for Tourism and Hospitality Management

    This program equips students with the knowledge of planning, managing and providing lodging, food, recreation, conventions, travel services and tourism and related planning and support services.

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