Airframe and Powerplant


Course content

  • Aviation Mathematics
  • Basic Physics
  • Aircraft Drawing
  • Theory of Flight
  • Workshop Theory & Basic Mechanics
  • Materials Process & Practice
  • Basic Electricity & Electronics/Digital Techniques
  • Regulations & Maintenance Organisations
  • Human Performance
  • Introduction to computer
  • Power Plant

  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Engine Fuel Control & Induction Systems
  • Engine Ignition & Starting Systems
  • Propellers
  • Engine Instrument Systems
  • Gas Turbine Engine & Systems
  • Power-plant Maintenance & Repair
  • Power-plant Type Rating: Lycoming O-320/IO-360, Continental IO-520
  • Airframe

  • Aircraft structures
  • Aircraft Landing Gear
  • Aircraft Power systems
  • Aircraft Fuel systems
  • Aircraft Electrical systems
  • Aircraft Instrument systems
  • Aircraft Auxillary systems
  • Aircraft Equipment: Safety, Emergency & Furnishing
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Repair
  • Aircraft Ground Handling & Support Equipment
  • Aircraft Communication & Navigation Systems
  • Airframe Type Rating: C172, C310
  • Industrial training

Duration is 3 years

2 1/2 years (lectures & workshop) and 1/2 years Industrial training.


  • The Applicant must have passed English, Mathematics and Physics with at least credit passes at “O” level.

  • The Applicant must have obtained at least two principal passes at A level, one of which should have been in either Mathematics or Physics or equivalent.

  • A relevant University degree from any internationally recognized institution would be an added advantage.
  • For International candidates must equate their academic documents with Uganda National Examination Board or National Council for Higher Education where applicable.


  • The Applicant must pass medical tests done by an Aviation Doctor as required by Uganda Civil Aviation Regulations.

Age limit

  • The applicant must be aged above 18 years.

Aptitude tests

  • The Applicant must pass an aptitude test prepared by the Academy with at least 70% pass mark.

Local students

  • 18,000USD

International students.

  • 36,000USD

Application Procedure

  • Download Application Form here and attach all your Academic Documents.
  • Pay 50,000/- (Fifty thousand) application fee to the Academy's bank account (contact the Academy for the Account)
  • Scan and send all the documents to us at or Send the application by post to East African Civil Aviation Academy P.O. Box 333 Soroti, Uganda