Aerospace Engineering

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
29.30 overall R-Score
Prerequisites:
  • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
  • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 01Y4;
  • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.50% top 6 average
Prerequisites:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
94.50% top 5 average
Prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • Grade 12 Math (Precalculus or Calculus)
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
A- average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: Pre-calculus; chemistry and physics
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (Subject Tests must include Math and one of Chemistry or Physics)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

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.


Careers

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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