Emirates Aviation University honours 302 new graduates

Graduates from Emirates Aviation University
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Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has honoured 302 new graduates, who now embark on careers in their chosen field of aviation across a broad scope of job disciplines.

The 33rd EAU graduation ceremony marked a significant milestone as 302 accomplished students, across diverse disciplines, proudly stepped into the realm of promising careers.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chancellor of EAU, graced the occasion, conferring well-earned certificates upon the graduates.

The ceremony, held at the EAU campus, showcased the global diversity of the student body, with representatives from over 50 nationalities.

A Range of Disciplines

The graduates emerged from various disciplines, including aviation management, aeronautical engineering, aviation safety/security, logistics and supply chain management, mechanical and aircraft maintenance engineering, and software engineering.

This diverse skill set positions them as dynamic contributors to the evolving aviation landscape. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum emphasized the rapid evolution of both aviation and the workforce.


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As leaders in the aviation sector, the aim is to shape the industry’s future by nurturing the next generation with knowledge and competencies that propel them to be trailblazers.

Fostering excellence, technical skills, and leadership qualities are pivotal for the industry’s progress.

Professor Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University, highlighted the institution’s commitment to inspiring success.

EAU’s programs are designed to be world-class and futuristic, empowering students with the skills to navigate their careers with confidence.

Notably, the institution boasts an impressive 85% employability rate among its graduates.

Bright Prospects in a Thriving Industry

The future appears promising for these graduates, aligning with the aviation industry’s projected net profit of over US$25.7 billion in 2024, according to IATA.

Global passenger traffic recovery is expected to reach a milestone in 2024, with 9.4 billion passengers, surpassing the pre-pandemic figure of 9.2 billion in 2019, as projected by the Airport Council International.

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Bridging Academia and Industry

EAU acknowledged 26 exemplary students across disciplines, exemplifying the institution’s dedication to nurturing future aviation leaders.

The graduating cohort of 302 comprises 77 postgraduates and 225 bachelor students, including 72 Emirates-sponsored students – a testament to EAU’s commitment to continuous learning and development.

With a focus on practical exposure, over 100 students seized the opportunity to intern with the Emirates Group for a semester.

This sought-after internship program provides invaluable real-world experience, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and practical corporate work, aligning their education with future career plans.


Established in 1991, EAU has grown to become the leading educational institution for aviation studies in the region.

Offering a wide spectrum of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs, EAU has earned global accreditations, including from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, UK.

The institution’s commitment is further demonstrated through a six-month internship program with the Emirates Group for high-achieving students.

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