Mechanical is a specialisation within the scope aviation airframe and powerplant of Aircraft and Helicopter structure and system. It encompasses a wide range of job types within the maintenance and repair environment. An Mechanical specialist is a person who is responsible for all the mechanical maintenance an Aircraft/Helicopter as well as structure and system.

Mechanical Section purposely cater two main categories/trades for Authority Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Airframe trade covers for all mechanical components, mechanisms and systems related to fuselage, wing, tail and engine structure. Powerplant Trade cover for all type of propulsion system turbine engine and engine. Several theoretical courses also fall under mechanical section such as Physic and Aerodynamics, Human Factor, Theory of Flight and Aviation Legislation.

There are 2 diploma programmes (Diploma of Engineering Technology – DET) and 1 bachelor programme (Bachelor of Aircraft Engineering Technology – BAET) offered by university directly fall under the Mechanical Section. These programmes are:

1. Diploma of Engineering Technology in Aeroplane Maintenance
2. Diploma of Engineering Technology in Helicopter Maintenance
3. Bachelor of Aircraft Engineering Technology (Hons.) in Mechanical

Info about the section

The Mechanical Section of UniKL MIAT comprises around 35 staff holding various positions including, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Principle Specialists, Senior Specialist, Specialists, and Instructors. Our lecturers are experienced and highly qualified in today’s teaching and learning and are experts in their specific field.

Info about Head of section

Ts. Syed Idrus Bin Syed Omar has been teaching and serving UniKL MIAT for 19 years. He holds a Master degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Engineering Business Management. He also holds a professional certificate on EASA Certificate of Recognition B1.1 Aeroplane Turbine and B1.3 Helicopter Turbine. Currently, he and the team are actively and aggressively working on all requirements for the mechanical programme as well as keeping up the programs relevant to the current technology progress. The mechanical section has plans to venture into different areas of studies in developing future-ready graduates who will be flexible and can persevere while working to achieve their goals.

Establishment of the department

The section originated in 2007 when we started offering Diploma Programmes, initially the Diploma in Aviation Maintenance (composite & manufacturing).  The previous Section Heads of Mechanical were Ts. Zulkefli Harun, Assc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Khairul Dahari, Dr. Hj. Mohd Noor, Mr. Rashidi Rahim and Mr. Imran Mohd Salleh.

Areas of Specialisation

aAt least 10 areas ( the purpose is to promote our research area for our prospect post graduate students):-

1. Sheet Metal Repair
2. Maintenance Practice
3. Aircraft Structure
4. Aircraft Hydraulic System
5. Aircraft Pneumatic System
6. Aircraft Fuel System
7. Aircraft Fire Extinguishing System
8. Aircraft Landing Gear System
9. Aircraft Cabin Interior System
10. Aircraft Pressurization System
11. Aircraft Flight Control System
12. Gas Turbine Engine
13. Piston Engine

Sections Capacity

These areas of specialisation are extracted from CAAM and EASA list of subjects for licensing (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License). This will give advantage for students to pursue their goal to become as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Four categories of license subjects covered under Mechanical Section programmes:

Cat. B1.1 : Aeroplanes Turbine
Cat. B1.2 : Aeroplanes Piston
Cat. B1.3 : Helicopter Turbine
Cat. B1.4 : Helicopters Piston


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