Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline that focuses on the design, development, testing, production and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft. Open to students in the Faculty of Engineering, the minor in Aerospace will prepare you for a career in the field.

After completing required courses which cover fundamental aircraft and spacecraft design concepts, you can choose between five streams of specialization:

  • Aerodynamics and propulsion
  • Aircraft structure
  • Spacecraft and systems
  • Material and processes
  • Avionics

A capstone aerospace design project is offered in the last year of the program in collaboration with local aerospace companies, allowing you to get familiar with the industry.


With a background in aerospace engineering, you can unlock a diverse range of exciting career opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can work in areas including research, design and development, project management, inspection and maintenance. You may also choose to pursue graduate work to develop a deeper understanding of the field while continuing to gain hands-on experience.

You could become a professional:

  • Aerospace technician
  • Aircraft/spacecraft designer
  • Product and parts manufacturer
  • Researcher
  • Software developer

Aerospace Engineering student sitting in front of machinery.

Student experience

The minor in Aerospace Engineering is overseen by the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering (MIAE). The Institute helps students network and secure local internships in the industry, allowing you to gain firsthand experience.  


Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Engineering.

See full admission requirements for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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