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Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technology




What will I learn?

This three-year diploma program teaches you how to function effectively in Canada’s aerospace industry, taking it a step further than the two-year technician program. Work with advanced design programs such as CATIA. Learn about composites and how these materials make the world of difference in flight. Get hands-on experience in machining, CNC and other building fundamentals. In your third year, you’ll also learn machine design, advanced tool design, operations research and management and advanced manufacturing. This program gives you the tools you need to get a job and climb the ranks quickly in aviation manufacturing and engineering.


  • Developed in consultation with Canada’s leading aerospace companies including Avcorp (BC), Arnprior Aerospace, Bombardier Regional Aircraft (deHavilland), Bombardier Transportation (Thunder Bay), Boeing Canada Technology Ltd., and Bristol Aerospace Ltd. [Link to Paterson Foundation website ...]
  • Learn and work in our dedicated Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) building, located at Thunder Bay International Airport
  • Learn from experienced faculty who have worked in the industry
  • Transfer your skills to other industries including mass transit, car manufacturing, recreational vehicle design and manufacturing, and more

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Confederation College’s Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Advanced Diploma program go on to work at aerospace manufacturing and design companies including Bombardier, Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Airbus and others. Many of the skills and knowledge you’ll learn here can be easily transferred to other industries including automotive, rail and industrial manufacturing.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology, Trades and Aviation

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,791.00 (US$ 13,843) per year
Fall semester fee: CAN $9,955; winter semester fee: CAN $8,826

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2024


Confederation College

Thunder Bay Campus,

1450 Nakina Drive,


Ontario (ON),

P7C 4W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

  • A high school/senior secondary diploma
    Original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band less than 6.0
  • PTE-A: 54 (no communicative skill lower than 54)

About Confederation College

Confederation College has a graduate employment rate of 91.1 per cent, the second highest across all Ontario colleges.

  • More than 65 programs to choose from
  • International in-program scholarships available
  • Third highest graduate satisfaction rate in province
  • Thunder Bay most affordable city in Ontario

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