Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University

Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University
မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ လေကြောင်းနှင့်အာကာသပညာ တက္ကသိုလ်
Established 15 February 2002[1]
Type public
Rector Kyi Thwin
Students 279 (2005)[2]
Location Meiktila, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Website [1]

Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University (MAEU) (Burmese: မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ လေကြောင်းနှင့်အာကာသပညာ တက္ကသိုလ်, pronounced [mjəmà nàiɴŋàɴ lèdʑáuɴ n̥ɪ̰ɴ ʔàkàθa̰ pjɪ̀ɴɲà tɛʔkəθò]) is a specialized public university of aerospace engineering, located in Meiktila, Myanmar. The university offers undergraduate diploma, bachelor's degree and post-graduate diploma programs in several aerospace engineering specializations and technologies.[1]

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History

Prior to MAEU's founding in 2002, Yangon Technological University was the only institution in Myanmar that offered studies in aerospace engineering. YTU began a Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Aeronautical Engineering in 1991, and in 1997 upgraded the program to Aerospace Engineering, ostensibly to "study the space technology and application".[3] In 2002, the military government established a specialized university for aerospace engineering in Meiktila, home of the central command of Myanmar Air Force, possibly with Russian and Chinese technical assistance.[4]

Campus

The university is on a 45.5-hectare (112.5-acre) campus, located on the Yangon-Mandalay highway, next to the Ground Training Base of Myanmar Air Force.[5]

Programs

MAEU offers five-year Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree programs and one-year post-graduate diplomas in various specializations of aerospace engineering. The university also offers two-year undergraduate diploma programs.[1]

Bachelor's

  • Avionics
  • Electrical Systems and Instrumentation
  • Fuel and Propellant Engineering
  • Propulsion and Flight Vehicles
  • Space Systems Engineering

Post-graduate diploma

  • Airport Management (Dip.A.M.)
  • Aerospace Materials Technology (Dip.A.M.Tech.)
  • Airport Engineering (Dip.A.Engg)
  • Space Technology (Dip.S.Tech.)

Diploma

  • Avionic Technology (Dip.A.Tech.)
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technology (Dip.E.I.Tech.)
  • Engine and Airframe Technology (Dip.E.A.Tech.)

Faculty

Main departments

  • Department of Avionics
  • Department of Electrical System & Instrumentation
  • Department of Fuel & Propellant Engineering
  • Department of Propulsion and Flight
  • Department of Space Systems Engineering

Supporting departments

  • Department of Burmese
  • Department of English
  • Department of Engineering Mathematics
  • Department of Engineering Chemistry
  • Department of Engineering Physics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Workshop Technology

References

  1. ^ a b c Dr. Sayne Lei Shwe. Technology and State Development. Ministry of Science and Technology. http://www.uis.unesco.org/TEMPLATE/pdf/S&T/Workshops/SAsia/Delhi_15.2.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ Dr. Zaw Min Aung (2008-10-12). Aerospace Education in Myanmar. Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum-12. http://www.aprsaf.org/data/aprsaf12_data/day2/sea/9_Dr_Aung_seawg.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ Dr. Kyi Thwin. "Space Education in Myanmar". MAEU. http://www.aprsaf.org/img/aprsaf/SEAPDF/4_space%20education_Myanmar.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ Clive Parker (2006-10-26). "Inside Myanmar's secret capital". Asia Times Online. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/HJ28Ae01.html. 
  5. ^ "MAEU Establishment". MAEU. http://www.most.gov.mm/maeu/index.php. Retrieved 2009-04-04.