University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE´s new Dubai South development, the company said.

Dubai South is a planned city of a million people around the new Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will eventually be the world´s largest, handling an estimated 220 million passengers and 16 million tons of cargo each year close to Jebel Ali Seaport and adjacent to the Dubai South Logistics District. The 6.7sq km Aviation District will also be the permanent home of the Dubai Airshow and the Middle East Business Aviation Show.

In 2016, USW signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), the parent organisation of Dubai South, in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airlines, and USW Pro Chancellor Professor John Andrews. Also present were HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of DACC, British Ambassador to the UAE Philip Parham, and HM consul General Paul Fox.

USW will accept its first students in Dubai South from September 2018 in a facility in the development´s existing Business Park. USW´s initial academic offering has received approval from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority [KHDA].

The USW courses initially on offer will include the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, the BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering top-up degree, and Foundation course, through which a student can gain the right qualifications to move onto the degree programme.