Aug 09, 2022  
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2021-2022 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology

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Program Description

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.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates find work as aircraft maintenance technicians leading to an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)”M” license.  Upon successful program completion and achieving 70% or greater in all of the courses and a minimum of 95% program attendance, you will receive 18-months credit toward a mandatory 48-month work experience requirement from Transport Canada in order to obtain your AME license.

  • Graduates of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology program have a 94% employment rate

Student Success

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.


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


The program’s accreditation is ongoing and subject to periodic audits from Transport Canada.  Students achieving 50 per cent or higher in each course as well as maintain a 2.0 GPA will receive a SAIT diploma.

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.

Fast Facts


The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.

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, AND,
  • 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.

Program Outline

Fall Program start

First Year

Second Year

Winter Program start

Total Credits 60

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