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Prepare yourself for a highflying career in aviation - 2021/2022

Location: London - Airport.

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for a career in aircraft maintenance and repair.

The curriculum is designed around the standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry (AS9100) to prepare graduates for a work environment that adheres to that system's requirements.

Practical elements of aerospace manufacturing skills, work-environment readiness, safety management systems, materials handling and tooling will be the focus of this Graduate Certificate. The program will be delivered in a face-to-face (web-facilitated) format.


Admission Requirements - 2021/2022

Admission Requirements

One of:
Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Degree in Engineering from a Canadian Engineering accredited program or equivalent international degree in the field of engineering.
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
Acceptable combination of relevant education and work experience in the field of aerospace manufacturing/engineering as judged by the College to be equivalent*

* Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Applied Aerospace Manufacturing-2021/2022

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-6001Aircraft Mechanics2.5
This course will provide an overview of the physics applied on the aircraft through an introduction to aerospace engineering techniques, tooling, and procedures including regulations and certification procedures and health and safety requirements. Skills for reading and interpreting aircraft drawings and associated symbols will also be taught.
COMM-6039Leadership, Professionalism & Comm3
In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts and tenets of effective leadership and professionalism in the aerospace industry. Students will engage in professional conduct and communication, both written and verbal, with a specific focus on industry communication standards.
AVIA-6002Standards, Regulations & Certifications1.5
This course provides an overview of aviation standards, regulations and certification procedures; regulatory areas; air traffic procedures; aviation law for engineering; and airworthiness regulations. The course will also introduce human factors related to engineering standards and safety including the use of safety management systems to identify risk and hazards. Students will investigate the most common human errors that occur during an aerospace project and the industry processes and standards in place to address those errors.
MGMT-6113Lean Manufacturing1.5
The fundamental principles, tools, and concepts for lean manufacturing in the aerospace industry will be presented in this course. Students will use lean analysis tools and performance measurements including standardized work and setup reduction. The course will include an examination of the current state, systems, and strategies used for aerospace manufacturing.
AVIA-6003Composites/Additives & Materials3.5
This course provides a comprehensive overview of materials processing with special emphasis on aerospace engineering materials and protection against failure including corrosion, fatigue, creep failure, fracture, and wear. Castings (process and defects) and non-destructive testing will also be addressed.
AVIA-6004Avionic System Design & Installation4
Avionics systems and their purpose, installation, and troubleshooting procedures will be introduced in this course. Students will be exposed to standard communication and navigation systems, cockpit display configurations, classifications, and related flight management systems. The course will also examine future trends in avionics and how those trends may affect aerospace manufacturing.
CADD-6003Computer Aided Aerospace Design5
This course focuses on how aerospace systems are designed and mapped using computer-aided design software. Students will acquire the fundamental skills of implementing that design software to interpret design applications and optimize the design of aerospace parts using a case-study approach.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ENGR-6002Concurrent Engineering3.5
Concurrent Engineering involves an integration of design engineering, manufacturing engineering, and other functions using an Integrated Product Team approach. In this course, students will study and apply Concurrent Engineering for a variety of team structures, design scenarios, and certification requirements. They will explore the selection of techniques, methodologies, and tools and the strategies for matching design with quality requirements.
MGMT-6114Project Management2.5
In this course, students will acquire the skills to develop, design, manage, plan, and schedule aerospace projects. Students will undertake feasibility analyses and environmental and social constraint studies, and they will identify and apply a range of controls for project cost, timelines, and technical performance.
AVIA-6005Aircraft Structural Analysis3.5
This course will focus on aircraft structures and how design considerations are verified. Students will explore the functions and fabrication standards for structural components. Computer-aided stress analyses of structures will be conducted.
MGMT-6115Quality Control Methodologies2.5
This course emphases the use of quality control and improvement methodologies in aerospace manufacturing. Principles of lean enterprise, process management, waste elimination, and process variations will be taught. Statistical methods and quality control theories will be used to expose students to international standards of acceptance sampling.
AVIA-6006Assembly & Manufacturing Techniques3
This project-based course will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills relating to the maintenance of aircraft and aeronautical products and the use of tools and techniques for manufacturing and maintenance.
AVIA-6007Aerospace Case Study2.5
This project-based course allows students to research, analyze, and report on an aerospace project.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2021/2022

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program will be prepared for careers in the aerospace industry for jobs requiring skills in aircraft maintenance and repair.  Career opportunities include: Aircraft Design Engineer, Quality and Certifications, Structural Assembler, Operations Management, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Analyst, Project Coordinators.

More Information - 2021/2022

A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code: AMF2
Campus Code: LCA (LCA - London Campus Airport)
September/January/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at


Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology: 519-452-4430 ext. 6370

Program Description

This One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program enables the understanding of different Aerospace systems and operations of the aircraft along with the applicable airworthiness Standards and Regulations (Transport Canada, FAA, EASA). The curriculum is centered around the AS9100 Quality Management System Standard in Aerospace. Students practice Lean Manufacturing techniques on 'Mock aerospace manufacturing facility'; Analyze Quality control problems by making use of Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology through dynamic Concurrent Engineering processes; Operational and stability control pertaining to Aircraft Mechanics. In their final term, students work on real-life Aerospace Case Study to produce an optimum solution to streamline production.

The students experience hands-on use of aircraft maintenance tools, assembly & structural analysis techniques, and troubleshooting & installation of avionic systems. They are also given extensive training on CATIA - an aerospace design software (used by Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier etc.), to design new aerospace parts and perform reverse engineering on existing certified parts. This program is designed for students having an Engineering background.

Program Pathways

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Program Details

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Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2021 September
London - Airport
2022 January
London - Airport
2022 May
London - Airport

International Students

Start Dates
2022 January
London - Airport
2022 May
London - Airport
Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Hassaan Qureshi

Day Time
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 weeks