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In most parts of the industry, the salaries for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers would be of a very high order. Good quality engineers with the right certification at the moment are difficult to find. Thus the remuneration is very high for these engineers.
An interview with Steven Sim Wei Onn from Kuala Lumpur who is
studying the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering at Nilai University.
The airline industry is growing and thus needs more certified staff to maintain the aircrafts. Hence, the opportunity for aircraft engineers is huge. In addition to that aircraft engineering graduates can also opt to further their careers in aviation by applying for aviation institutes and becoming a pilot. A lot of people find Aircraft field scary as they believe flights tend to crash, but I would like to say that cars crash a lot more than flights, and our safety and backup far higher than any other transport mode. That is why Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a very interesting field to be in.
What do you plan to do after you finish your Diploma?
After finishing my Diploma, I am keeping a few options open. I originally wanted to become a pilot but I though a bit engineering knowledge would help me in the aviation industry, so I might try and fulfill that dream by applying to an aviation institute or I may apply for a Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. I am also open to working first and then continuing my studies, depending on whichever, opportunity comes first. Lastly, I am also thinking of applying for Cadet Engineer, which is and airline sponsorship to further my studies.
Why did you pick Aircraft as your favored course?
I have always been interested in aviation and as I have mentioned before I aspire to be a pilot, but my father urged me to get a diploma in aircraft maintenance engineering first, since it would give me an edge over other pilots, without an engineering background. Also, this course is not something an individual should take simply because their parents want them to, this field requires passion and curiosity, both of which I have.