Home Programs & Courses Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology

Waitlisted for Fall 2021

Waitlisted for Winter 2021

Length: 2 Years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Classroom

Apply now

Next information session

What's up @ SAIT
No events found.
×

Add this calendar to your calendar

Note: Some filters are being applied, so the exported content is being filtered.
Upcoming Information Sessions

Overview

Train to become an aircraft maintenance technician and be responsible for the service and repair of all types of airplanes and helicopters — with the eventual opportunity to obtain your Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license.

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology program offers the student the knowledge and skills required to enter a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Once employed in the aviation industry, students may work toward the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer “M” (AME) license. An Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Engineer is responsible for the servicing and repair of aircraft and aircraft components.

The program covers all the aspects of aircraft maintenance including general aviation, corporate, charter, transport category aircraft, and helicopters. This is a two-year diploma program and all classes are scheduled at the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology, located at the Calgary International Airport.

Some of the courses in this program are web-based and will require the students to access information from the Internet. These courses are delivered in one of the two computer labs available at the Art Smith Aero Centre. Students are not required to purchase a laptop for this program.

Is this the right fit for me?

Most successful students spend approximately two hours per day doing homework and review, with additional study required to prepare for exams.

The material is presented at a fairly rapid rate so, for the greatest level of success, students must be present and take responsibility for their learning experience.

Students must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English. Students with higher grades in high school usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs.

Accreditation

The program’s accreditation is ongoing and subject to periodic audits from Transport Canada.

Credential

Upon successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a SAIT diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology.

Graduates who are in compliance with the required attendance (95%) and minimum marks of 70% in each course will receive Transport Canada credit of 18-months’ work experience towards the “M” category AME license.

Read more

icon-mail

Get important updates about our transportation and logistic programs

Sign up

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n): 

  • aircraft maintenance technician 
  • aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)* 
  • airplane mechanic 

Related careers include: 

  • avionics technician 
  • aircraft structure technician 
  • agricultural equipment technician 

*Upon successful completion of the program and achieving 70% or greater in all courses and a minimum of 95% attendance, graduates can receive 18-months credit towards a mandatory 48-month work experience requirement from Transport Canada in order to obtain their AME license.<

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,067
Year 2: $6,067

Year 1 (International): $17,836
Year 2 (International): $17,836

Year 1: TBA 
Year 2: TBA

Year 1 (International): $16,689 (+fees TBD) 
Year 2 (International): $17,583 (+fees TBD) 

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Full costs

Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Applications for fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

How to apply

Over 85 years of aviation

We started with our first class, Aeronautics, in 1930. Over 85 years later, we are now a leader in aviation training. In 2004 we opened the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology, Canada's most comprehensive aerospace training facility, located at the Calgary International Airport.

Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020. 
  • Fall 2021 start: applications open Oct. 7, 2020 

Admission requirements

At least 50% in the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our  international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: four-step process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply and submit your  transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.  

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full. 

Step 4: Log in to  mySAIT.ca to check your admission status and monitor changes to your  application status

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

We receive a significant number of applications for this program so the selection process can take some time. Every effort will be made to maintain the timeline above. We appreciate your patience. 

Courses

Program outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Winter 2021 program start

Students beginning this program in the Winter 2021 semester will follow the below-condensed course schedule. There will be no break between the third and fourth semesters.

First year

Semester 1 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
ARCP-210 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Theory 3.0
ARCP-215 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Lab 3.0
AREG-250 Introduction to Canadian Aviation Regulatory Requirements 1.5
COMM-249 Technical Communications 1.5
ELEC-269 Basic Electricity for Aircraft 3.0
STDP-240 Aircraft Standard Practices 3.0
Semester 1 - Group C - total 15.0
Semester 2 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
AMAT-220 Applied Mathematics for Aircraft Maintenance 1.5
ASYS-245 Aircraft Systems 3.0
EMTL-240 Aircraft Sheet Metal Basics 1.5
EMTL-255 Aircraft Structural Theory 3.0
EMTL-260 Sheet Metal and Composite Laboratory 3.0
HELI-280 Helicopter Fundamentals 3.0
Semester 2 - Group C - total 15.0
First-year - Group C - total 30.0
Semester 3 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
ASYS-340 Aircraft Systems II 3.0
ELEC-279 Aircraft Electricity and Electronics 3.0
ELTR-310 Aircraft Instrument and Communications Systems 3.0
INSP-310 Introduction to Aircraft Inspection  3.0
INSP-350 Advanced Aircraft Inspection 3.0
Semester 3 - Group C - total 15.0
Semester 4 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
AVTR-315 Aviation Technical Records 1.5
ELTR-315 Aircraft Navigation 3.0
HELI-320 Helicopter Maintenance Practices 3.0
MGMT-315 Aircraft Maintenance Management 1.5
STDP-310 Employability Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance 3.0
TRBN-360 Aircraft Turbine Engine Essentials 3.0
Semester 4 - Group C - total 15.0
Second-year - Group C - total 30.0
Program - total 60.0

Fall program start

First year

Semester 1 - Group A
Course code Course name Credit
AMAT-220 Applied Mathematics for Aircraft Maintenance 1.5
ARCP-210 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Theory 3.0
ARCP-215 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Lab 3.0
AREG-250 Introduction to Canadian Aviation Regulatory Requirements 1.5
ASYS-245 Aircraft Systems 3.0
STDP-240 Aircraft Standard Practices 3.0
Semester 1 - Group A - total 15.0
Semester 1 - Group B
Course code Course name Credit
AMAT-220 Applied Mathematics for Aircraft Maintenance 1.5
EMTL-240 Aircraft Sheet Metal Basics 1.5
EMTL-255 Aircraft Structural Theory 3.0
EMTL-260 Sheet Metal and Composite Laboratory 3.0
STDP-240 Aircraft Standard Practices 3.0
Semester 1 - Group B - total 15.0
Semester 2 - Group A
Course code Course name Credit
COMM-249 Technical Communications 1.5
ELEC-269 Basic Electricity for Aircraft 3.0
EMTL-240 Aircraft Sheets Metal Basics 1.5
EMTL-255 Aircraft Structural Theory 3.0
EMTL-260 Sheet Metal and Composite Laboratory 3.0
HELI-280 Helicopter Fundamentals 3.0
Semester 2 - Group A - total 15.0
First-year - Group A - total 30.0
Semester 2 - Group B
Course code Course name Credit
ARCP-270 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals 6.0
AREG-250 Introduction to Canadian Aviation Regulatory Requirements 1.5
COMM-249 Technical Communications 1.5
ELEC-269 Basic Electricity for Aircraft 3.0
HELI-280 Helicopter Fundamentals 3.0
Semester 2 - Group B - total 15.0
First-year - Group B - total 30.0

Second year

Semester 3 - Group A
Course code Course name Credit
ASYS-340 Aircraft Systems II 3.0
ELEC-279 Aircraft Electricity and Electronics 3.0
ELTR-310 Aircraft Instrument and Communications Systems 3.0
INSP-310 Introduction to Aircraft Inspection 3.0
INSP-350 Advanced Aircraft Inspection 3.0
Semester 3 - Group A - total 15.0
Semester 3 - Group B
Course code Course name Credit
ASYS-340 Aircraft Systems II 3.0
ELEC-279 Aircraft Electricity and Electronics 3.0
ELTR-310 Aircraft Instrument and Communications Systems 3.0
HELI-320 Helicopter Maintenance Practices 3.0
TRBN-360 Aircraft Turbine Engine Essentials 3.0
Semester 3 - Group B - total 15.0
Semester 4 - Group A
Course code Course name Credit
AVTR-315 Aviation Technical Records 1.5
ELTR-315 Aircraft Navigation 3.0
HELI-320 Helicopter Maintenance Practices 3.0
MGMT-315 Aircraft Maintenance Management 1.5
STDP-310 Employability Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance 3.0
TRBN-360 Aircraft Turbine Engine Essentials 3.0
Semester 4 - Group A - total 15.0
Second-year - Group A - total 30.0
Program - total 60.0
Semester 4 - Group B
Course code Course name Credit
AVTR-315 Aircraft Technical Records 1.5
ELTR-315 Aircraft Navigation 3.0
INSP-310 Introduction to Aircraft Inspection 3.0
INSP-350 Advanced Aircraft Inspection 3.0
MGMT-315 Aircraft Maintenance Management 1.5
STDP-310 Employability Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance 3.0
Semester 4 - Group B - total 15.0
Second-year - Group B - total 30.0
Program - total 60.0

Winter program start

First year

Semester 1 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
AMAT-220 Applied Mathematics for Aircraft Maintenance 1.5
AREG-250 Introduction to Canadian Aviation Regulatory Requirements 1.5
ASYS-245 Aircraft Systems I 3.0
COMM-249 Technical Communications 1.5
ELEC-269 Basic Electricity for Aircraft 3.0
EMTL-240 Aircraft Sheet Metal Basics 1.5
STDP-240 Aircraft Standard Practices 3.0
Semester 1 - Group C - total 15.0
Semester 2 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
ARCP-210 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Theory 6.0
ARCP-215 Reciprocating Engine Fundamentals Lab
EMTL-255 Aircraft Structural Theory 3.0
EMTL-260 Sheet Metal and Composite Laboratory 3.0
HELI-280 Helicopter Fundamentals 3.0
Semester 2 - Group C - total 15.0
First-year - Group C - total 30.0

Second year

Semester 3 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
ASYS-340 Aircraft Systems II 3.0
AVTR-315 Aircraft Technical Records 1.5
ELEC-279 Aircraft Electricity and Electronics 3.0
ELTR-310 Aircraft Instrument and Communications Systems 3.0
ELTR-315 Aircraft Navigation 3.0
MGMT-315 Aircraft Maintenance Management 1.5
Semester 3 - Group C - total 15.0
Semester 4 - Group C
Course code Course name Credit
HELI-320 Helicopter Maintenance Practices 3.0
INSP-310 Introduction to Aircraft Inspection 3.0
INSP-350 Advanced Aircraft Inspection 3.0
STDP-310 Employability Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance 3.0
TRBN-360 Aircraft Turbine Engine Essentials 3.0
Semester 4 - Group C - total 15.0
Second-year - Group C - total 30.0
Program - total 60.0

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
  • Thompson Rivers University

To learn more, visit transfer options.


Costs

2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 4,845 $682 $288 $252 $ 6,067
2 $ 4,845 $682 $288 $252 $ 6,067

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $16,523 $682 $288 $344 $17,836
2 $16,523 $682 $288 $344 $17,836

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 domestic tuition and fees. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 TBA $- $- $- TBA
2 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 fees and program total. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $16,689 $- $- $- TBA
2 $17,857 $- $- $- TBA

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books are approximately $600 for the first year and $450 for the second year.
  • The required tools, personal safety equipment, and coveralls will cost approximately $1,450; however, prices vary depending on the quality and brand of tools chosen.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Winter 2021

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Jan. 8, 2021.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery

All classes in this program will be delivered in a blended format for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. The majority of courses will take place online, with certain labs and hands-on learning scheduled on campus.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required equipment/tools

A tool list will be provided at orientation. You'll need to purchase your tools in the first few weeks of classes.

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Coveralls, safety glasses and a respirator are required. Safety glasses and the respirator can be purchased using a debit or credit card at SAIT. Coveralls will need to be purchased elsewhere. 

Wait to purchase this equipment. Industry-approved PPE will be discussed at orientation. 

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The Winter 2021 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone: 403.284.7018
Email: aerocentre@sait.ca

Academic chair

Stephanie Hogewoning, Academic Chair
Email:  stephanie.hogewoning@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

Art Smith Aero Centre
403.284.7018
aerocentre@sait.ca

More programs you might like

  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Certificate
  • Open for Fall 2021
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Diploma
  • Open for Fall 2021
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Diploma
  • Waitlisted for Winter 2021
  • Full Time
  • Classroom
  • Certificate
  • Open for Winter 2021
Browse more transportation and logistics programs
Enter Your Search Term Here
Start typing to search SAIT.ca
 
REFINE RESULTS
Refine Results
 
 


Search results