NCADE offers a European-style aerospace apprenticeship program for engineering undergraduate students of any discipline. These future engineers spend their summers with your company throughout their four-year degree learning the business, the product and the company culture across the entire product lifecycle.
Graduate students in a 2-year Masters of Applied Science (MASc) and a 3-year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program with an NCADE supervisor start their program with a four to six month apprenticeship with industry to develop a big-picture understanding of the aerospace industry and explore possible thesis topics.
After completing their initial apprenticeship and a term of coursework, students work with an NCADE supervisor and an industry partner on the research for their thesis in the form of a four-month apprenticeship, and then return to Concordia to complete the coursework for their program and their thesis, with the industry partner serving as a co-supervisor.
Recommended program sequence for a September admission
- Term 1 (September – December) Apprenticeship in industry
- Term 2: (January – May): Coursework
- Term 1 (May – August): Thesis-related research term in industry.
- You may complete your coursework if the industry partner is local
- Term 2 (September – December): Complete course work and thesis literature review
- Term 3 (January – May): Complete, submit and defend thesis... and graduate!
Interested in offering innovative, experiential and hands-on approaches to training aerospace design engineers at the undergraduate or graduate level? Become an NCADE partner.