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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Take your engineering talent to the skies with a career in aircraft maintenance.

Develop the deep technical knowledge and practical skills needed to maintain airplanes and helicopters.

In the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program, you’ll build important maintenance skills and technical knowledge through classroom learning and practical, real-world projects. As part of your career-ready education, you’ll learn to use industry-standard tools and equipment in our state-of-art workshops, labs and classrooms.

This program has been approved by Transport Canada and provides some of the basic training you’ll need to obtain an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer ‘M’ License.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
  • In-person Location
    Stevenson Campus
  • Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $14,400 – $15,900
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop the necessary knowledge and skills required for employment in the aviation maintenance industry.


Build essential math and physics skills and practical experience with basic aircraft systems while exploring Canadian safety standards and regulations.


Explore advanced aircraft systems and start building crucial maintenance experience.


Expand your knowledge and develop an in-depth understanding of various advanced systems and aircraft maintenance regulations.


Expand your knowledge and apply your learning by maintaining and inspecting advanced aircraft systems.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Aircraft maintenance technician
  • Aerospace sheet metal worker aircraft assembler
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Aerospace inspector
  • Aerospace technician
  • Aerospace production worker
  • Aerospace assembly worker
  • Turbine engine technician


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Develop the professional communication and collaboration skills you need for a successful career in aircraft maintenance.
Learn like you’re working. Use real aircraft and modern equipment to build your technical skills.
Power professional success and explore diverse opportunities with a variety of aircraft, from turbine and propeller-powered planes to helicopters.
Take advantage of small, tight-knit classes to work one-on-one with passionate, industry-experienced instructors.
Explore state-of-the-art facilities alongside a dedicated community of aviation and aerospace students at our Stevenson Campus.

Graduate Success

RRC Polytech grads work with a variety of employers across the aerospace industry, including national airlines, helicopter operations, nationally approved aircraft maintenance organizations (AMOS), aerospace manufacturers and aircraft overhaul shops. In addition to an RRC Polytech certification, you’ll receive a letter of accreditation from Transport Canada after completing this program.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.


As an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program graduate, you’ll have the practical skills and in-depth knowledge you need to succeed in Manitoba’s thriving aviation industry. Our focus on practical experience and industry connections means you’ll start your career quickly, easily adapt to new challenges and confidently lead change from day one.


At RRC Polytech, we focus on helping you achieve your career goals. Whether you’re a student, a recent graduate or one of our alumni, you’ll have access to exclusive job postings, Career Services support and networking opportunities – all dedicated to helping you enhance your professional potential.


RRC Polytech instructors come directly from industry and use their work experience, knowledge and professional connections to ensure your skills are up-to-date, aligned with industry needs and prepared for future change and opportunities.

“The experience my instructors shared was extremely valuable and something I still use for guidance today. The Stevenson (Campus) has given me the knowledge I need to succeed and excel in aviation maintenance.”

Chevy Peters – Person Responsible for Maintenance
Portage Aircraft Maintenance

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program, you’re passionate about aviation and transportation technology. You enjoy using your in-depth knowledge, attention to detail and technical skills to diagnose and resolve complex mechanical issues. You take pride in pushing your work to the highest standards and do everything it takes to ensure systems run properly and efficiently.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Ethical
  • Independent
  • Technical thinker


  • Instruction following
  • Integrity
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem solving
  • Work ethic


  • Mechanics
  • Aviation
  • Air travel
  • Aerospace
  • Aircraft repair
  • Airplanes
  • Helicopters
  • Transportation technology

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Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.


Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and scholarships to help tackle your financial needs.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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