Aspiring to become a professional in the Aviation sector? You have made the right choice of choosing one of the fastest growing industries offering various career opportunities. With a substantial growth in the aviation sector, there has been a surge in demand for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Pilots and other aviation professionals in the sector. Owing to this demand, many top institutions in India have introduced several degree courses, certifications and diploma programs to fulfill the needs of the aspiring aviation students across the nation.

On completing 12thclass with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, you can pursue a DGCA certified course in aviation i.e. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and there are several degree courses in aviation like BSc Aviation, BBA in Aviation which can be pursued after completing 12thstd.  Students of any stream can apply for BBA in Aviation or a Diploma in aviation and those who want to pursue programs like BSc and BTech courses should have studied physics and maths as mandatory subjects with 50% to 60% score in their board exams.

Aviation courses have several specializations such as Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aviation Management, Ground Staff & Cabin Crew Training, Airport Management, Airline Ticketing, etc.

Some of the Aviation courses offered after 12th, a few are listed below:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.] (Avionics)
  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.] (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] (Aviation)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] (Airport Management)
  • Private/Commercial Pilot License (Certificate)

Here are few degree courses offered at HIET Aviation College one can pursue after completing their 12th class (PCM) or Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics or Aeronautical Engineering:

The AME courses offered are:


Category B1.1 (Aeroplane Turbine) is a specialized AME course focused on turbine-powered Aeroplanes approved by DGCA. Graduates of this course can find employment opportunities with airlines, aircraft maintenance and repair organizations (MROs), aircraft manufacturers, and regulatory authorities.

Category B2 (Avionics) is a specialized AME course offered in Category B2 (Avionics), approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Graduates can join reputed domestic and international airlines like Air India, Indigo and Spice Jet, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, etc., as well as Approved Maintenance Organization (AMOs) and Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) like Air works Pvt Ltd, Indamer Aviation Pvt Ltd.

Category B1.3 (Helicopter Turbine) is a two year program focusing on the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of helicopter turbine engines and related systems. The AME Module Examination, an online assessment, is conducted by the DGCA, as part of the certification process which is essential for professionals seeking careers as AME specializing in helicopters.

B.Sc. in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a 3 year degree program where students will study about the aircraft components and its functions in operating the airplane. After graduating the students can work for reputed airline groups and maintenance Repair Organizations (MRO) as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.

The B.Sc. Avionics course is a 3 year degree program covering a wide range of topics including avionics fundamentals, aircraft electrical systems, microprocessors, and more. Graduates of the B.Sc. Avionics program can pursue careers as avionics engineers, avionics system designers, avionics system integrators.