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Graduates make for safer skies

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tags: Homepage; International; Alumni

Hijack management, fire safety and detecting forgeries are just some of the specialist skills this latest ECU cohort have learned as part of their aviation security degree.

More than 165 graduates, both expatriate and Emirati professionals, received their diplomas in aviation security management and ground handling at a ceremony in Dubai recently.

The degrees are offered by the Centre of Aviation and Security Studies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Centre is a joint partnership between Emirates Group Security and ECU.

Emirates Group Security CEO Dr Abdullah Al Hashimi said the graduating students came from 54 different countries, representing the diverse nature of the aviation industry today.

“The knowledge these students gained during the course of their education will benefit not only Emirates, but aviation-related organisations around the globe.”

In completing the Diploma, students were required to take 18 months of part-time classes on topics including:

  • forgery detection;
  • hijack management;
  • profile screening;
  • cargo security;
  • fire safety;
  • special events security and;
  • hotel guest safety procedures.

More than 250 guests attended the graduation ceremony, including The Emirates Group CEO and Chairman His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Security DSVP Dr Abdullah Al Hashimi, and ECU Chancellor Dr Hendy Cowan AO and Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman.

ECU offers a range of courses through international partners around the world. For more information on aviation security and ground handling, visit our international webpages.


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