British Columbia Institute of Technology

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' (Maintenance)

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Transportation
Field of Study:Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) is responsible for the release (certification) of an aircraft after maintenance, inspection, repair or modification. This is a responsible occupation requiring a high degree of responsibility and skill, which includes: certifying airworthiness of airframe, piston and turbine engines, electrical/electronic systems, propellers and rotary systems; troubleshooting aircraft structural, mechanical or electrical systems to identify problems; adjusting and repairing systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures; repairing and overhauling aircraft structural, mechanical or electrical systems; installing or modifying aircraft engines, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems; dismantling airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul, inspection and reassembly; and supervising, performing and documenting routine maintenance.
URL:Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' (Maintenance) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:16 Month(s)
Careers:Aircraft InspectorsAircraft Mechanics

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Applied Mathematics  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Applicants must have: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (50%) from a recognized institution or BCIT English Trades Entry Assessment (for applicants who have two years of education in an English-speaking country only); and one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or Applications of Mathematics 11 (60%) or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 (60%) or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (60%) or Pre-Calculus 11 (60%) or BCIT Math Trades Entry Assessment.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. B] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 21, 2020