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Aerospace MEng

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.

For further details, refer to the section Admission Requirements for MEng in the appropriate pages of the graduate calendar.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

36 credits – Course work in the 6000 or 7000 level (2 courses must be taken outside Concordia). The selection of courses must be approved by the program director.  

12 credits – General/Preparatory Core Courses

ENCS 6021 - Engineering Analysis (4 credits)
ENCS 6141 - Probabilistic Methods in Design (4 credits)
INDU 6131 - Graph Theory with System Applications (4 credits)
INDU 6211 - Production Systems and Inventory Control (4 credits)
INDU 6241 - Lean Manufacturing (4 credits)
INDU 6351 - System Reliability (4 credits)
ENGR 6131 - Linear Systems (4 credits)
ENGR 6201 - Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
ENGR 6421 - Standards, Regulations and Certification (4 credits)
ENGR 6441 - Materials Engineering in Aerospace (4 credits)
ENGR 6461 - Avionic Navigation Systems (4 credits)
ENGR 6501 - Applied Elasticity (4 credits)
ENGR 7181 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6451 - Computer-Aided Mechanical Design (4 credits)
MECH 6481 - Aeroelasticity (4 credits)
MECH 6791 - Aircraft Hydro-Mechanical and Fuel Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6891 - Aircraft Pneumatic and Electrical Power Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6941 - Concurrent Engineering in Aerospace Systems (4 credits)
Any request for change on this requirement must be approved by the program director. Depending on the background, it may be required for the student to complete certain specified preparatory courses as part of their program.

24 credits – Specialization Courses (from one or more areas)

Aeronautics and Propulsion:
ENGR 6251 - The Finite Difference Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics (4 credits)
ENGR 6261 - The Finite Element Method in Computational Fluid Dynamics (4 credits)
MECH 6081 - Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines (4 credits)
MECH 6111 - Gas Dynamics (4 credits)
MECH 6121 - Aerodynamics (4 credits)
MECH 6161 - Gas Turbine Design (4 credits)
MECH 6171 - Turbomachinery and Propulsion (4 credits)
MECH 6191 - Combustion (4 credits)
MECH 6231 - Helicopter Flight Dynamics (4 credits)
MECH 6241 - Operational Performance of Aircraft (4 credits)

Avionics and Control:
COEN 6711 - Microprocessors and Their Applications (4 credits)
ENCS 6161 - Probability and Stochastic Processes (4 credits)
ELEC 6121
ELEC 6141 - Wireless Communications (4 credits)
ELEC 6301 - Advanced Electromagnetics (4 credits)
ELEC 6351 - Modern Antenna Theory (4 credits)
ELEC 6361 - Acoustics (4 credits)
ELEC 6381 - Techniques in Electromagnetic Compatibility (4 credits)
ELEC 6601 - Digital Signal Processing (4 credits)
ELEC 6881 - Fundamentals and Applications of MIMO Communications (4 credits)
ENGR 6411 - Robotic Manipulators I: Mechanics (4 credits)
ENGR 7181 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (4 credits)
ENGR 7401 - Robotic Manipulators II: Control (4 credits)
ENGR 7461 - Avionic Systems Design (4 credits)
INDU 6411 – Human Factors Engineering (4 credits)
MECH 6061 - Analysis and Desing of Hydraulic Control Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6091 - Flight Control Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6621 - Microprocessors and Applications (4 credits)
Note: Students may not take both COEN 6711 and MECH 6621.

Structures and Materials:
ENGR 6311 - Vibrations in Machines and Structures (4 credits)
ENGR 6511 - Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis of Structures (4 credits)
ENGR 6531 - The Finite Method in Structural Mechanics (4 credits)
ENGR 6541 - Structural Dynamics (4 credits)
ENGR 7331 - Random Vibrations (4 credits)
MECH 6301 - Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery (4 credits)
MECH 6321 - Optimum Design of Mechanical Systems (4 credits)
MECH 6441 - Stress Analysis in Mechanical Design (4 credits)
MECH 6471 - Aircraft Structures (4 credits)
MECH 6481 - Aeroelasticity (4 credits)
MECH 6521 - Manufacturing of Composites (4 credits)
MECH 6561 - High Strength Materials (4 credits)
MECH 6581 - Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials (4 credits)
MECH 7501 - Design Using Composite Materials (4 credits)

Space Engineering:
ENGR 6951 - Seminar on Space Studies (4 credits)
ENGR 7201 - Micro-Gravity Fluid Dynamics (4 credits)

MECH 6251 - Space Flight Mechanics and Propulsion Systems (4 credits)

3 credits minimum, 6 credits maximum

MECH 6961 Aerospace Case Study I (3 credits)
MECH 6971 Aerospace Case Study II (3 credits)

6 credits – Industrial Stage

ENGR 7961 - Industrial Stage and Training (6 credits)

For course prerequisites, refer to the course descriptions.

Note: Some graduate courses are content equivalent with specified undergraduate courses. These courses are not available for credit to students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. Refer to the course description where such courses are marked with an (*).

For other courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings.

Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits of academic work consisting of: 36 credits of course work in the 6000 or 7000 level (2 courses must be taken outside Concordia), Aerospace Case Study (minimum 3 credits) and an Industrial Stage (6 credits). The selection of courses must be approved by the program director. For course prerequisites, refer to the course descriptions.

Note: Some graduate courses are content equivalent with specified undergraduate courses. These courses are not available for credit to students who have completed the undergraduate equivalent. Refer to the course description where such courses are marked with an (*).

Specialization Courses. Students should consult the program director at their home university for the selection of courses to suit their area of specialization and need not confine their choice to any one area. A minimum of two courses are to be taken outside of Concordia (minimum 3 credits per course), at least one each from any two of the participating universities. Courses must be chosen from the equivalent Master of Aerospace Engineering program of the participating universities. For courses available from the participating universities, consult their listings and request permission for limited enrolment courses. A second Aerospace Case Study course may be considered as a specialization course.

Aerospace Case Study. These courses, organized by CIMGAS, are conducted by experts from industry, and are given at one of the participating universities. The material given in a particular case study course might be offered only once. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the student to choose an appropriate course when it is offered. Space in some case study courses may be limited.

ENGR 7961 Industrial Stage and Training (6 credits)
Prerequisite:
 Completion of at least twelve credits in the composite option and at least twenty-one credits in the aerospace program or permission of program director.
This is an integral component of the aerospace program and the composites option in the Mechanical Engineering program that is to be completed under the supervision of an experienced engineer in the facilities of a participating company (Canadian work permit is required). The topic is to be decided by a mutual agreement between the student, the participating company and the program director. The course is graded on the basis of the student’s performance during the work period, which includes a technical report.

There may be some restrictions placed on students chosen for the industry sponsored “stage”. For those students who are unable to obtain an industrial stage, it is possible to take ENGR 7961 for a project carried out at the university. Such students must obtain the approval of the program director.

Career Prospects. In Montreal, graduates have found work in companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Helicopter, CAE Electronics, Bombardier Aerospace, and others. They hold positions as varied as consulting engineers, aircraft designers, manufacturing plant managers, vice presidents, and chief executive officers. Some have also gone on to form their own companies, while others have taken jobs across Canada and abroad. A number of our graduates hold teaching positions in several universities across North America and in other countries.

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