University of South Wales launches aviation engineering education at Dubai South

September 21, 2017

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE’s new Dubai South development.

Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will eventually be the world’s largest, handling an estimated 220 million passengers and 16 million tons of cargo each year.

In 2016, USW signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with Dubai Aviation City Corporation, the parent organisation of Dubai South, in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airlines.

USW will accept its first students in Dubai South from September 2018 in a facility in the development’s existing Business Park. USW’s initial academic offering has received approval from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority [KHDA].

The USW courses initially on offer will include the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering top-up degree, and Foundation course.

USW is recognised as a leader in the field in educating aircraft maintenance engineers, and we’re pleased to have been selected to establish this partnership with Dubai South,” said Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University.

“Having worked with some of the major players in the aviation industry, we have developed sector-leading skills with an international reputation. Being involved with Dubai South as it develops into a major hub on the global stage will mean that USW will be in the right place to do business with the main operators in the aviation arena.

Find out more about USW courses in Dubai

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