Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering - Avionics

Our Avionics Technician Program will prepare you for career opportunities in aircraft electronics systems.


Avionics is the electrical electronic branch of engineering of the aircraft. It basically deals with electrical part of aircraft and engines. We have all heard of black box, flight data recorder, voice recorder etc during aircraft investigation, this are components and sysytems that are serviced and maintained by avionic engineers. Avionic engineers handle all electrical/electronic systems of airframes and engines. Basically any electrical/electronic system of entire aircraft fall under their mandate. With modern aircraft that are fully computerized and full of sensors, powered control systems etc, avionic engineer is on full demand by airlines of today. Having said so, let it not confuse you that airline can only work with avionic engineer without engines engineer or airframes engineer. Remember all avionics systems are either used by engines or airframes to operate their systems. As such without engines or airframes then there is no avionics and without avionics engines and airframes cannot operate. Generally in aviation we all need one another. Avionics is divided into a number of branches and when one qualifies in either one or more of these branches he/she is issued with a license in aircraft maintenance engineering (AMEL CAT ‘X’) . The more branches you qualify the more licenses you are issued with. Example of these branches are CAT’ X’ electrical AC/DC, CAT ‘X’ Radios, CAT’ X’ Instruments, CAT’ X’ Campus CAT’X’ Radar.

KENYA AERONAUTICAL COLLEGE WILL TRAIN YOU FOR A DIPLOMA WHICH IS ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION. AFTER ATTAINING YOUR DIPLOMA YOU WILL PROCEED ON FOR INTERNSHIP/PRACTICE FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE YOU QUALIFY FOR YOUR PROFFESSIONAL EXAMS. REMEMBER YOU CANNEVER BE A PROFFESSIONAL BEFORE YOU ATTAIN ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION.

Module I: Aircraft Mechanics

Sn Unit Time (Hrs)
1 Communication Skills 66
2 Life Skills 66
3 Information Communication Technology (ICT) 99
4 Engineering Mathematics 1 66
5 Engineering Drawing 66
6 Mechanical Engineering Science 33
7 Electrical Engineering Principles 66
8 Workshop Technology 66
9 Aerodynamics 66
10 Aircraft Electrical Installation Technology 66
11 Aircraft Safety and Procedures 99
13 Airframe Structures 66
14 Aero Piston Engine 99
Institutional time for Module I 990
Industrial attachment 330
Total time for Module I 1320

Module II: Instrumentation Systems

Sn Unit Time (Hrs)
1 Engineering Mathematics I 66
2 Electronics 44
3 Airfield and Safety Procedure 44
4 Communication Systems 66
5 Engineering Control Systems 66
6 Aircraft Instruments and Measurement Systems 33
7 Electrical Circuit Analysis 44
8 Measurement Technology 88
9 Telecommunication Principles 44
10 Research Methods
11 Business Plan 44
Industrial attachment 330
Total time for Module II 990

Module III: Communication Navigation and Surveillance System

Sn Unit Time (Hrs)
1 Engineering Mathematics III 66
2 Industrial Organisation and Management 66
3 Data Commuter Networks 99
4 Micro Controllers Technology 88
5 Aircraft Communication and Navigation System 110
6 Electromagnetic Field Theory 44
7 Automatic Pilot System 110
8 Airfield and Safety Procedures 44
9 Trade Project
Total time for Module III 660
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