Emirates Aviation College, the institution of choice for higher education in Aviation Studies, honoured 197 graduates at Monday’s graduation ceremony.
Presided over by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, the ceremony was attended by 500 families, friends and Emirates’ senior management, students were awarded degrees across a multitude of disciplines including 13 UAE national graduates, who are also Emirates staff, received the higher national diploma in Computing and Software Engineering.
Additionally, the ceremony also commemorated 28 graduates from the postgraduate MBA programmes, 17 of whom are Emirates staff, and all of whom are professionals working in the aviation, logistics, and IT fields.
“Our graduates reflect the diversity and achievement of the College’s global student body, coming from more than 16 nations such as the UAE, France, Germany, Russia, India and the Philippines, said Dr. Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor, Emirates Aviation College. “The variety of degree programmes in which the graduates studied, many while still working full-time, illustrates how the College meets the educational needs of the UAE” “With the future plans to relocate the Emirates Aviation College to a completely new, state-of-the-art campus in Academic City, the College is well-positioned to takes its place as a recognized international institute for Aviation Studies excellence,” he added.
As a testament to the Emirates Aviation College’s commitment to constantly offer new and industry-relevant programmes, during the next academic semester the College will introduce two additional programmes; an MSc in Aviation Safety and a higher national diploma in Operations Engineering. These two programmes add to the already expanded course degree / certificate offerings which include: MBA in Aviation Management; Bachelor degrees in Aerospace Technology, Avionics Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Aviation Management and Applied Business; Diplomas and Higher Diplomas in Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Computing, Computing Software Development, Business Management and Tourism Management. The spring semester, which will commence on 26 February, also marks the first session of the new JAA Licensed Pilot Training programme, presented in collaboration with Jeppesen.