First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Engineering

The First Diploma award in Engineering is a foundation diploma which provides learners to build and apply knowledge in wide variety of engineering contexts. This is a vocational qualification, ideal for learners aged 16 years and above who do not currently meet the entry criteria for our Extended Diploma.

Why enrol in this programme?

Learners will be introduced to the basic principles of engineering and will be learning in a practical environment as well as a classroom, using case studies and project work based on real-world apprenticeship scenarios.


The First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Engineering is subject to recognition by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.

Career prospects

Students graduating from this program proceed to higher education to obtain an Extended Diploma followed by HND and/or Bachelor’s Degree.

Course outline

You will study eight modules over one semester, in preparation for continued study on the Extended Diploma programmes.

  • Unit 1: Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering
  • Unit 2: Interpreting and Using Engineering Information
  • Unit 3: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 49
  • Unit 4: Electronic Circuit Construction
  • Unit 5: Operating & Maintenance of Fluid Power Systems & Components
  • Unit 6: Operating & Maintenance of Mechanical Systems & Components
  • Unit 7: Operating & Maintenance of Electrical Systems & Components
  • Unit 8: Selecting Engineering Materials

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.


One semester.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements Grade 10 or equivalent, pass grade. And minimum age of 15 years.

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This course is Campus based
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1 semester
30,720 AED
Tuition Fees, 2,500 AED Registration Fee
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