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Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance


In light of the rapidly complexity of aircraft and the increasing emphasis on safety in the industry, the demand for highly skilled and qualified aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) is expected to remain strong. Many airlines and maintenance organisations are also seeking AMEs with specialised skills in areas such as avionics, composites, and advanced materials, leading to even greater demand for highly trained and qualified AMEs.

The course is also mapped to the entry level of the CAAS/ EASA basic exams at the CAT A and B1
certifying technician level. (Reference: SINGAPORE AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS SAR - 66 syllabus). The Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance is designed to impart basic aircraft maintenance theories within an On-Line SCORM-compliant context and ensuing the readiness of learners (students) to take the CAAS/EASA basic exams at the CAT A and B1 certifying technician level.

The course covers a range of topics including mathematics, physics, electrical fundamentals, and materials and hardware. Learners (Students) will also learn about the certifying process to becoming a licensed aircraft engineer.


1. Mathematics
The module begins by revisiting essential mathematical principles, ensuring that all students have a solid foundation to build upon. It covers algebra, linear algebra and geometry with an emphasis on practical examples and aerospace-related applications.

Learners (Students) will gain proficiency in manipulating mathematical expressions, solving equations, and understanding the geometrical and trigonometric relationships vital for aerospace design and analysis.

Learners (Students) will be equipped with the requisite knowledge, enabling them to take the CAAS or EASA licensed SAR-66 Cat A and B M1 exam.

2. Physics
The module begins with an exploration of classical mechanics, covering topics such as kinematics, dynamics, and forces. Students will delve into the behaviour of objects in motion and learn to analyse forces acting on aircraft components to maintain stability and performance.

Learners (Students) will be equipped with sufficient knowledge, enabling them to take the CAAS or EASA licensed SAR-66 Cat A and B M1 exam.

3. Electrical Fundamentals
The "Electrical Fundamentals" module covers the foundational concepts of electrical systems as applied to aircraft.

Students will be equipped with sufficient knowledge, enabling them to take the CAAS or EASA licensed SAR-66 M3 Cat A and B1 exam.

4. Materials and Hardware
Upon completing the "Materials and Hardware" module, learners (students) should possess a solid understanding of aircraft materials and hardware, enabling them to make informed decisions in selecting, maintaining, and repairing components critical to aerospace safety and reliability. This knowledge is essential for aerospace maintenance engineers who play a vital role in ensuring the airworthiness of aircraft through effective materials management and maintenance practices.

Learners (Students) will be equipped with requisite knowledge, enabling them to take the CAAS or EASA licensed SAR-66 M3 Cat A and B exam.

Who Should Attend?

• Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance and repair. They would typically be tinkerers who like hands-on work on hi-tech machines.

• Individuals who have completed secondary school education and have a background in mathematics and science. It is also suitable for those who have completed a relevant vocational or technical education program.

• Working technicians in other industries who are interested in becoming a licensed aircraft engineer would find this program useful, as it provides a path for a career switch and have the drive and motivation to excel in this dynamic field.

Entry Requirement

• 17 years old
• Attainment of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent, or
• A pass in ASCENSUS INSTITUTE English Literacy Test with a minimum grade of 50%.

Normal Entry:
• Completed NITEC, or
• At least 1 pass with a minimum C6 for GCE ‘N’ Level, or
• Completion of High School (9th year) qualification or equivalent for International Students

Alternative Entry:
Applicants with the minimum age of 30, who do not possess the above qualifications but have a minimum of 8 years working experience, may be considered for entry into this course.

Evidence of previous employment will need to be provided, together with a reference from the current or recent employer.

Mode of Delivery Blended: (Face-to-face and eLearning)
Assessment Framework Combination of Formative and Summative Assessments
Graduation Requirement and Award

ASCENSUS INSTITUTE awards will be conferred upon successful completion of the course that obtained a minimum pass with a ‘C-’ grade in all the required modules.


Full-time: 3 months
Part-time: 6 months

Teacher : Student Ratio - 1 : 40
Possible Progression

Upon successful completion of the course, learners (students) can progress into a Foundation Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course, subject to obtaining the approval of the school.




Non-refundable Application Fee: S$218 w/GST (S$200 w/o GST)

Course Fee: S$9,308.60 w/GST (S$8,540 w/o GST)

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