Important information for students & customers regarding COVID-19 Learn more

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical)

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical) prepares you for a life-long career in aviation. It is a unique qualification that develops hands-on practical skills in aircraft repair and maintenance with a deeper understanding of the components and system processes.

This program includes technologies like drones, renewable energy and lower carbon emissions, that will shape the aviation industry in future.

Jointly delivered by Aviation Australia and CQUniversity, students will complete an EASA approved Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) course, and gain theoretical knowledge and progress to undertaking practical tasks. The final year includes units on advanced technologies that allow the student to transition to a variety of roles within the industry and advance their career.

Open To:

Domestic & International Students


Approx. AUD $114,925* for international students


3 years split between Aviation Australia (18 months) and CQUniversity (18 months)


Brisbane, Cairns

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical) CRICOS 105502E
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Mechanical) (TB1) CRICOS 02425C

26 April 2022

*International cost only. This includes your first 1.5 years studying for the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Aviation Australia and the final 1.5 years with CQUniversity.

On successful completion, you will graduate with three qualifications: the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical, recognised Australia wide, an EASA approved Certificate of Recognition and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical).

Bachelor qualified students will have met the requirements to obtain an Australian Remote Pilot Licence (RePL).

With a further minimum two years industry experience from the completion of your EASA Certificate of Recognition, you can apply for your basic licence  and build your way up to become a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with type rating endorsements.

The Perfect Program

This program is designed to offer students multiple outcomes. After completing the
initial EASA approved on-campus Diploma program, students will have the ability to continue their Degree full-time on-campus, or continue online while working in the industry and gaining experience.

Why complete a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical)?

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers inspect, test, troubleshoot, repair and maintain all complex mechanical systems of the aircraft. The aviation industry is growing, and with more operational aircraft, additional engineers will be needed. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of having domestic repair and maintenance capabilities, which translates to more local jobs. This program introduces advanced technologies, and prepares you to work on current and future aircrafts.


If you do not have a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering issued by Aviation Australia, you will need to apply to Aviation Australia. Complete the form below and an Aviation Australia representative will be in touch to discuss your application.

If your application is successful, you will receive a full offer from Aviation Australia and a conditional offer from CQUniversity.

A university degree opens many doors and appeals strongly to employers looking to hire fresh graduates. In the subject area of engineering technology, CQUniversity is ranked in the top 500 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2021). What you will learn in the bachelor’s degree will provide you with the underpinning knowledge for management roles as you progress in your career.

However, should there be circumstances which prevent you to progress to the degree component after you have completed your diploma, you will be awarded the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical by Aviation Australia.

The first 1.5 years with Aviation Australia must be undertaken onshore in Australia.

If you have already completed the 1.5 years with Aviation Australia, you can study the final 1.5 years with CQUniversity online from your home country or on campus in Australia when the borders open.

The total course fee is approximately AUD$107,490.

For the component at Aviation Australia, the course fee also covers textbooks, uniforms, safety equipment and examination fees.

The next course intakes are April 2022, which will be delivered on campus at the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus.

If by March 2022 borders are not fully reopen, Aviation Australia will advise its students on the best course of action. We encourage applicants to apply to make sure to lock in their spots for the 2022 program.

You will commence at CQUniversity 1.5 years (18 months) after you have successfully obtained the diploma of aircraft maintenance engineering at Aviation Australia.

There is no scholarship available for this course.  

You can study with one of Aviation Australia’s English pathway providers to help you improve your English skills to meet the minimum English requirements for entry to the diploma.

Please contact our international department here for more information: [email protected]

To enrol in the diploma, students will need to show evidence of completion of Year 12 or equivalent, with a pass in Mathematics (at minimum Year 10 or equivalent).

Where an applicant does not meet these requirements, Aviation Australia may consider sufficient relevant work experience and/or successfully completed higher-level qualification that demonstrates academic suitability.

Students progressing to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical) must have successfully completed the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical (10599NAT) at Aviation Australia or dual Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical + Avionics.

If you have successfully completed the diploma at Aviation Australia, you will be awarded with a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical and the Certificate of Recognition under EASA.

CQUniversity’s CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia. Accreditation for the avionics major will be sought at the Engineering Technologist level.

Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering approved course is certified by the European Aviation Agency (EASA). An EASA certificate is highly regarded by airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs) all over the world.

To find out more about the diploma component, you can contact Aviation Australia directly on +61 7 3860 0900 or email [email protected].

To find out more about the degree component at CQUniversity, you can speak to an international student adviser on +61 3 9616 0606 or email [email protected].

Students enrolling in the degree will have the opportunity to plan and implement and industry related engineering technology project; will receive their Australian Remote Pilot Licence (RePL); an Australian Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC); and will be able to apply to Engineers Australia to seek accreditation as an Engineering Technologist.

Yes, if it is an Aviation Australia issued diploma. If your diploma is not recognised but you are a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), you will need to meet the equivalent of an Aviation Australia approved diploma to gain entry to CQUniversity.