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Aerospace Engineering (BEng)

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 Aerospace 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


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

  • Aerospace 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

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages

  • Quebec Cegep: 30 overall, 27 math, 27 phys.
  • High School: A- overall, A- math, A- phys.
  • University Transfers (internal/external): A- overall, A- math, A- phys.
  • Baccalauréat français: 15 overall, 15 math, 15 phys.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 33 overall, 5 math, 6 phys.

Course requirements for admission

Cegep students
Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.

  • For all BEng programs:
    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 in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.

Baccalauréat français
Première : Spécialité mathématiques AND Spécialité physique-chimie
Terminale : Spécialité mathématiques (
also accepted, Mathématiques complémentaires AND Spécialité physique-chimie)

International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.

University transfers and mature students
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.

Prerequisites for university transfer applicants
The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.

  • For all BEng programs:
    Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I

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.

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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