Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing

Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing is a one-year graduate certificate program designed for students who have a background in engineering or aircraft structural repair. Students will engage with materials, design, and fabrication theory and practices for composites and advanced materials. Graduates will be prepared to work as technicians or technologists in manufacturing and assembly.

Overview

In this one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate, students will engage with materials, design, and fabrication theory and practices for composites and advanced materials, including carbon, laminate, glass, and fabric reinforcement, destructive and non-destructive tensile testing techniques, and infusion and machining techniques. The curriculum will also emphasize quality assurance, safety, evaluation and control methods.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment as technicians, technologists or engineers in the areas of manufacturing, assembly, quality control/quality assurance and destructive/non-destructive materials testing.

 

Career Information

Fanshawe's Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a technician or technologist in manufacturing and assembly. Graduates of the Composites and Advanced Materials program will be prepared for employment as technicians, technologists or engineers in the areas of manufacturing, assembly, quality control/quality assurance and destructive/non-destructive materials testing.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing program:

Composite Technician 

Work with composite materials to create parts that meet specifications and repair damaged items.

Aerospace Technologist

Design and test new flight technologies.

 

Learning Outcomes
  1. Complete all work accurately and in a timely manner in compliance with current legislation, industry standards, corporate policies, and health and safety regulations;
  2. Evaluate and apply quality control and quality assurance techniques for the design, analysis, and production of composite and advanced materials components, processes and systems;
  3. Analyze and solve composite and advanced materials manufacturing problems using technical mathematics and appropriate computational hardware and software;
  4. Interpret, prepare, and modify engineering drawings for use in composite and advanced material design and manufacturing applications;
  5. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair composite and advanced materials components for a range of industry applications;
  6. Identify, inspect, and test composite and advanced materials parts for non-conformances, investigate the source of the discrepancies, and propose strategies for improving the design and/or manufacturing process to remove further non-conformances;
  7. Plan, implement and evaluate composite and advanced material fabrication projects to meet employer and customer requirements for cost targets, quality, performance, and manufacturing technique;
  8. Maintain and manage the chemicals, materials, and equipment used in the fabrication of composites and advanced materials.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Airport
Open

Program Details

Program Code
CAM1
Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Duration
30 weeks

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.
OR
Transport Canada-accredited Aircraft Structural Repair Technician Ontario College Certificate
OR
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
OR
Acceptable combination of relevant education and work experience in the field of
manufacturing/engineering as judged by the College to be equivalent*

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

English Language Requirements

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

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

Tuition Summary

London - Airport

Canadian Costs
$3,915.90
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$16,387.38
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MANF-6004Reinforcements, Matrices, Laminates3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of composites manufacturing, including reinforcements, matrices, lamination principles, proper application of coring materials, and the essentials of composite material fabrication techniques.
MATS-6001Material Properties3
Manufacturing processes and products depend on the properties of the materials involved. In this course, students will examine and calculate material properties such as strength, stiffness, ductility, and impact resistance for composites and advanced materials.
DESG-6002Design-Intro3
This course will focus on best practices in regards to the design of composite components. Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of key design factors, evaluation of load conditions, Design For Manufacturability elements, and of trade-off analysis matrices for optimized selection of material and manufacturing processes.
MANF-6005Fabrication Techniques3
There are many manufacturing techniques employed for the fabrication of components and structures using composite materials. In this course, students will be introduced to a broad range of these techniques, including co-fabrication, infusion processes, wet-bagging and unidirectionals.
MANF-6006Patterns & Moulds3
Modern composite material fabrication requires an understanding of many related processes. In this course, students will engage in hands-on activities for pattern design, mould and tool making, and the application of coatings and gel-coats.
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.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.
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