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Monday July 16 2018

diploma in systems engineering (avionics)

striving to develop innovative capabilities

Avionics Engineering education focuses on imparting the students with the knowledge and training which should enable them to harmonize theory with practice, concept with application, and problem with solution. It will prepare them to amicably apply engineering principles, processes and practices to evaluate, analyze, design and develop avionics systems, and their maintenance. The programme will also, in addition to students professional growth, attend to development of their personal skills. It will help students to enhance their ability in oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and their adaptability to group-work environments. These programmes will inculcate among students a strong sense of civic, professional and ethical responsibility.

These programs will strive to develop in the professionals a capability for innovation and a passion for lifelong learning. The curriculum thus developed will reflect the sprit as contained in the Rationale Statement and when implemented, will satisfy the professional demands of industry and academia. The graduates thus produced will be adequately equipped to exploit the opportunities and face the challenges offered by the modern world.

On completion of the programme, trainees will be equipped with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes to safely accomplish tasks in aircraft maintenance engineering. The principle aims of the Diploma in Systems Engineering Programme are:

  • At the completion of the course, trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all electrical systems on the aircraft.
  • Trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all electronic systems on the aircraft.
  • Trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all aircraft instrument systems.
  • Trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all aircraft communication systems.
  • Trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all aircraft navigation systems.
  • Trainnees should be able to repair, service and maintain all aircraft auto-pilot systems.
  • Trainnees should be able to apply management principles and legal aviation requirements in the maintenance of the aircraft.


Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate with Credits in Five (5) subjects, which include Physics/Physical Science, Mathematics, and English language. Candidates need to be proven medically fit by qualified medical personnel.


A Diploma in Systems Engineering (Avionics) will be awarded by Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) after successful completion of the Systems Engineering (Avionics) 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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