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Monday July 16 2018

diploma in aeronautical electronics engineering

bridge to higher engineering programmes

With the current technological advances it is imperative that the Aeronautical Electronics Engineering curriculum be reviewed every two years to conform to local and global trends. This includes the new extensive use of satellite technology with the attendant digital communication systems such as transfer of speech and data.

Aeronautical Electronics Engineering Programme is intended therefore, to train technologists at the middle management level who will not only confidently install, maintain, repair, service, inspect and carry out all necessary tasks on ground based aviation equipment, but all other electronic systems as well.

Hence, the market for the graduate is not only aviation but other related electronics industries. This qualification is a bridge to enter higher engineering programmes at university, thus meeting the requirement of middle management personnel. The committee endeavoured to put all the relevant elements required to ensure graduates are in step with current local and global trends and advances in electronics.

The Aeronautical Electronics course aims at teaching of fundamental principles of electronics and related modules with special emphasis on systems. The principle aims of the Diploma in Aeronautical Electronics Programme are:

  • Teaching of fundamental principles of electronics and related modules with special emphasis on systems.
  • Acquire fundamental knowledge base in electronics
  • Apply the knowledge base into building blocks of electronic systems
  • Manage a workshop and handle projects under minimum supervision
  • Provide a disciplined approach to installation, maintenance, repairing and modification of electronic systems.
  • Teaching of necessary skills, tools and techniques to enable graduates to embark on careers in the electronics field.
  • Providing sufficient knowledge and values of management to enable graduates to communicate effectively and efficiently.


Full Grade XII Certificate or GCE 'O' Level Certificate with erits in Mathematics and Science (Physical Science or Physics) Credit in English Language and other related two subjects (i.e., Technical Drawing, Geography, Metalwork, or Chemistry)


A Diploma in Aeronautical Electronics will be awarded by Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) after successful completion of the Aeronautical Electronics course.


Students are assessed in Continuous Assessment - 40%, Final Examinations - 60%. The total assessment marks being 100%.


The duration of the course is three (3) years from commencement dates.

Why Study at ZASTI?

  • Sole Domestic Aviation Trainer

    ZASTI is the only Institution in the country offering the number of programmes under one management. In addition, ZASTI is strategically located near the Lusaka International Airport which makes it ideal for practical training.

  • Qualified, and Experienced Staff

    ZASTI has qualified teaching staff that have both technical and theoretical knowledge as well as practical experiences that enable them to deliver quality training and other civil aviation related services. Not only is the staff qualified and experienced but also committed and dedicated.

  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    ZASTI has core physical assets and equipment required to conduct aviation training. The Institute also offers hostel facilities for students at competitive and affordable fees.

  • Competent and Quality Management

    ZASTI has a team ofcompetent and quality management staff that is characterised by flexibility in decision-making and responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of its general work force. This has made it possible for members of staff to contribute to the effective management of the institution.

  • Industrial Harmony

    ZASTI has enjoyed a relatively peaceful working environment since the introduction of management boards. This has made it possible for academic calendars to be fulfilled within stipulated time and has built confidence from clients.

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