McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering

The MIAE Announces a New Undergraduate Minor in Aerospace Engineering

The Minor will prepare an engineering student for a career in aerospace engineering. The required courses in the Minor cover fundamental aircraft and spacecraft design and the certification process. The student can then further specialize in aerodynamics and propulsion, structural analysis, materials and processes, spacecraft engineering and systems and avionics by choosing the appropriate technical stream. A capstone aerospace design project is offered in the last year of the program in collaboration with the local aerospace companies. 

For detailed program requirements: Minor Aerospace Engineering

For more information on the minor: PDF icon main-flyer-front-final-28may2020-converted-compressed.pdf


The McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE)

The MIAE plays the leading role as the voice of aerospace engineering within McGill University.  It’s where education, research, and training come together to create a culture of aerospace innovation and excellence. Consider the:

  •  strong interest both locally and internationally in McGill University as a provider of aerospace research, knowledge, and expertise.

  •  keen desire on the part of industry to hire McGill undergraduate and graduate students for internships and research projects.

  •  high success rate of graduated students finding employment in aerospace sectors around the world, including industry and academia.

 The proud mission of the MIAE is to serve and promote McGill’s stellar aerospace community, and showcase it to the world.

Get to know more of who we are PDF icon miae-flyer-openhouse-oct2020-1022.pdf.





Montreal's Aerospace Scene:  With the accelerating growth of aerospace as an international and multi-faceted industry, McGill is in a unique position to respond to current and future challenges. Montreal is one of the world's foremost aerospace hubs. The Montreal aerospace industry is the world's 3rd largest centre of aerospace manufacturing, and the only area where an entire aircraft can be assembled from locally-manufactured components.




Aerospace Research: The MIAE promotes McGill's aerospace expertise, and lobbies for collaborative projects with industry, research institutes, and universities around the world. With over 40 professors actively engaged in aerospace R&D, McGill boasts a research capability spanning a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, materials, civil, and electrical and computer engineering, as well as aerospace law.                            


MIAE Students: McGill students who are members of the MIAE participate in events and activities including industry tours, aerospace conferences, aerospace design team channges, as well as paid industry internships. The internship experience bridges the classroom and the workplace, enabling students to develop essential work skills, job experience, as well as contacts that will help them land future employment in the aerospace sector.




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