Aerospace Engineering (BEng)

Duration
4 to 5 years
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Experiential learning
Co-op, Internship
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Aerospace Engineering?

Design airplanes. Build helicopters. Test unmanned air vehicles.

Aerospace engineers master the mechanisms behind flight and propulsion in the atmosphere and in space. Choose to specialize in Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, or Avionics and Aerospace Systems. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:

  • Apply mechanical, electrical, computer, and industrial engineering to the conception, design, implementation and operation of aerospace systems and processes
  • Solve problems using the techniques of mathematics, physics, modeling, and simulation
  • Gain practical insights into modern industrial practice

Our state-of-the-art labs give you experience with the tools and equipment you may use in the field. Montreal represents one of the three largest aerospace clusters in the world. After completing their degree, students will be in a position to use their advanced aerospace engineering knowledge and their creative, inquisitive and analytical skills in industry, government and service sectors.

Program highlights

  • Super-engaged student groups including Space Concordia, a student-run space agency focused on developing and achieving operational excellence across rocketry, satellite, and space robotic domains.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Engineering degree takes a minimum of four years (120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background


Program options

In the first year of study, students must choose one of the following options:

  • Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  • Aerospace Structures and Materials
  • Avionics and Aerospace Systems


Courses

Course curriculum
The curriculum consists of the Engineering core, the Aerospace Engineering core and electives from one of three elective groups:

  • Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  • Aerospace Structures and Materials
  • Avionics and Aerospace Systems


Course sequences


Sample projects

  • Test preparation and data analysis for combustor development
  • Low pressure turbine and exhaust modeling
  • Reduction of recurrent defects in composite materials
  • Installation of avionic systems for helicopters


Co-op program

The Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will work for engineering firms where you may:

  • Investigate a new combustor design concept
  • Model and analyse the performance of jet engines
  • Design parts of a landing gear
  • Research composite materials used in aircraft


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements for admission

  • Quebec CEGEP: 31 overall, 27 math, 27 physics
    • Admission is based on applicants’ overall, math and physics CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC: CHEM 101 or 202-NYA; MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC; PHYS 101 or 203 NYA and 201 or 203 NYB.
    • Students completing a three-year technical DEC may also be eligible for admission
      Eligible technical DECs include 280.B0
      • Advanced standing may be possible
      • Overall R score of 31 and if taken, 27 in math, 27 in physics
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High School: A- overall, A- in math, A- in physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 33 overall, 5 HL or 6 SL math, 6 HL or SL physics
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
    • Math or physics course must be HL
  • Baccalaureate français: 15 overall, 15 in math, 15 in science
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • A-levels: At least two A-level exams AB, B in math, B in physics or
    • AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
    • BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
    • Students without math or physics A-levels may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfers (internal): 3.7 overall, 3.7 in math/physics, 3.7 in courses offered by GCS
    • At least two of the following (or equivalent): MATH 203, 204, 205
    • PHYS 204 or 205 (or equivalent)
  • University transfers (external): A- overall, A- in math, A- in physics
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus, Chemistry and Physics


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Previous aerospace-trained engineers have been hired by:

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Siemens Canada
  • Bell Helicopter
  • CAE Electronics

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