Aerospace Studies

Aerospace Studies: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Applied Science and Engineering

Degree Programs

Aerospace Science and Engineering

​​​​M​ASc
​Emphases:​
Aerial Robotics
Robotics and Mechatronics
Sustaina​ble Aviation
Sustainable Energy​
​MEng​
Emphases:
Advanced Manufa​cturing​​
Aerial Robotics
Engineering and Globalization
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​
Robotics and Mechatronics
Sustainable Aviation
Sustainable Energy
PhD
Emphases:​
Aerial Robotics
Robotics and Mechatronics​
Sustainable Aviation
Sustainable Energy

Overview

Aerospace science and engineering is a cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary field that allows exploration of the broadest and most fascinating fields of engineering, areas that capture the imagination and encourage exploration beyond our terrestrial existence. The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is Canada's leader for education and research in aerospace engineering, focusing on the technical fields needed to design aircraft and spacecraft. Faculty perform research in the following areas:

  • Aeronautics: Aircraft design, systems, and control

  • Experimental methods: Laser diagnostics, structural/material analysis, field testing of robotics and aircraft

  • Flight simulation: Full motion-based flight simulation with virtual reality capability

  • Fluid dynamics: Flow of gasses over aircraft and in engines

  • Numerical methods: Computer modeling for fluid flows, structures, design, and optimization

  • Orbital mechanics: Satellite/spacecraft dynamics and control

  • Propulsion systems: Jet and rocket engines, turbomachinery, combustion science

  • Robotics and autonomous systems: Ground, air and space-based systems

  • Spacecraft design and construction: Design, construction, and launch of satellites

  • Structures and materials: Structural design and optimization, material testing.

Much of this research falls into three main themes:

  • Reducing the environmental impact of aviation

  • Aerial robotics, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles

  • Autonomous systems for space exploration.

Contact and Address

Web: www.utias.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 667-7700
Fax: (416) 667-7799

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
4925 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T6
Canada

Aerospace Studies: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Barfoot, Tim - BASc, PhD
D'Eleuterio, Gabriele - BASc, MASc, PhD
Damaren, Christopher - BASc, MASc, PhD (Director)
Davis, James - BASc, MASc, PhD
Ekmekci, Alis - BS, MS, PhD
Emami, M. Reza - BSc, MSc, PhD
Grant, Peter - BASc, MASc, PhD
Groth, Clinton - BASc, MASc, PhD
Gulder, Omer - BSc, MSc, PhD
Haasz, Anthony - BASc, MASc, PhD
Lavoie, Philippe - BSE, MSc, PhD (Associate Director, Research)
Liu, Hugh - BSc, MASc, PhD
Nair, Prasanth - BTech, MTech, PhD
Schoellig, Angela - DipIng, MSc, PhD, PhD
Steeves, Craig - BA, BASc, PhD (Associate Director, Graduate Studies)
Steinberg, Adam - BASc, MSc, PhD
Yano, Masayuki - BS, SM, PhD
Zee, Robert - BASc, MASc, PhD
Zingg, David - BASc, MASc, PhD

Members Emeriti

DeLaurier, James - BS, MS, PhD, FCASI
Stangeby, Peter - BSc, MSc, PhD

Aerospace Studies: Aerospace Science and Engineering: MASc

Master of Applied Science

Program Description

The MASc degree is a research-based program focused on the completion of a research thesis. The MASc is considered to provide basic training in research for students subsequent to an undergraduate program. Under the direction of a faculty supervisor, students will select a research topic, perform experiments, computation, or analysis relevant to the topic, and report their results in a thesis. Upon completion of the thesis, students will be prepared for further academic research or employment in industry, including in research and development settings. Top students may have the opportunity to transfer directly to the PhD program after their first year of MASc studies.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy UTIAS’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate four-year undergraduate degree in in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework to be completed in Year 1. Students must complete a minimum of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (five half courses) as follows:

    • All courses must be technical.

    • At least half of the required FCEs must be courses offered at UTIAS. 

    • Complete AER 1800H Research Seminar in Aerospace Science and Engineering (0.5 FCE).

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's registration.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 2.5 FCEs.

  • Complete the non-credit course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research.

  • Attend a total of 12 approved seminars.

  • Have research performance assessed by a Research Assessment Committee (RAC), which includes the student's supervisor. For students making excellent research progress, the RAC may recommend that a student be considered for direct transfer to the PhD program.

  • Write a thesis based on research performed during the period of registration for the MASc based on a topic selected in consultation with the student's supervisor. 

  • Present a seminar on the student's research at the UTIAS Departmental MASc Seminar (DMS).

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Aerial Robotics, Robotics and Mechatronics, Sustainable Aviation, or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Aerospace Studies: Aerospace Science and Engineering: MEng

Master of Engineering​

Program Description

The Master of Engineering (MEng) is a course-based program designed to lead to employment in the aerospace industry. Students select from the wide range of UTIAS courses, as well as courses offered by other University of Toronto departments, to create a personalized curriculum. Students can also opt to follow one of several emphases, which provide more concentrated teaching in a specific area, and which are recorded on the student's transcript.

The MEng program can be taken on a full-time, extended full-time, or part-time basis. Transfer between the full-time, extended full-time and part-time programs is not permitted after registration. The default registration is the extended full-time program.

 

Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy UTIAS's additional admission requirements stated below. 

  • An appropriate bachelor of applied science degree in engineering, or an equivalent four-year degree from a recognized undergraduate engineering program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses) as follows:

    • A minimum of seven half courses (3.5 FCEs) must be technical.

    • A minimum of half the courses must be offered at UTIAS.

    • A maximum of three 500-level courses (1.5 FCEs) is permitted.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's registration.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 5.0 FCEs. A maximum of 5.5 FCEs may be taken; permission must be granted by the graduate office to exceed 5.0 FCEs.

    • Students must complete all the required courses within three sessions (one year).

  • Once students are registered, transfer between the full-time, extended full-time, or part-time option is not permitted.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Aerial Robotics; Engineering and Globalization​; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Robotics and Mechatronics; Sustainable Av​iation; or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

3 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Extended Full-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants holding an appropriate bachelor of applied science degree in engineering are considered for admission under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • An appropriate bachelor of applied science degree in engineering, or an equivalent four-year degree from a recognized undergraduate engineering program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses).

    • A minimum of seven half courses (3.5 FCEs) must be technical.

    • A minimum of half the courses must be offered at UTIAS.

    • A maximum of three 500-level courses (1.5 FCEs) is permitted.

    • A maximum of three half courses (1.5 FCEs) may be taken in any session.

    • A maximum of six half courses (3.0 FCEs) may be taken in any academic year.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's registration.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 5.0 FCEs. A maximum of 5.5 FCEs may be taken; permission must be granted by the graduate office to exceed 5.0 FCEs.

    • Students must complete all the required courses within six sessions (two years).

  • Once students are registered, transfer between the full-time, extended full-time, or part-time option is not permitted.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Aerial Robotics; Engineering and Globalization​; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Robotics and Mechatronics; Sustainable Av​iation; or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

 

Part-Time Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy UTIAS's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor of applied science degree in engineering, or an equivalent four-year degree from a recognized undergraduate engineering program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (10 half courses).

    • A minimum of seven half courses (3.5 FCEs) must be technical.

    • A minimum of half the courses must be offered at UTIAS.

    • A maximum of three 500-level courses (1.5 FCEs) is permitted.

    • A maximum of two half courses (1.0 FCE) may be taken in any session.

    • A maximum of four half courses (2.0 FCEs) may be taken in any academic year.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's registration.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 5.0 FCEs. A maximum of 5.5 FCEs may be taken; permission must be granted by the graduate office to exceed 5.0 FCEs.

    • Students must complete all the required courses within nine sessions (three years).

  • Once students are registered, transfer between the full-time, extended full-time, or part-time option is not permitted.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Advanced Manufacturing; Aerial Robotics; Engineering and Globalization​; Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​; Robotics and Mechatronics; Sustainable Av​iation; or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

9 sessions

Time Limit

6 years

Aerospace Studies: Aerospace Science and Engineering: PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research-based program leading to the production of a research thesis. Doctoral research at UTIAS is expected to be internationally recognized for its originality, rigour, and importance. Supervised by a faculty member, students select a research topic, develop a plan to address the topic, and implement this plan, leading to a major research thesis and contributions to the academic literature. This is the pinnacle of academic achievement, and holders of the PhD are well prepared for academic positions and leadership roles in industrial research and development.

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an MASc degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy UTIAS’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An MASc degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry and demonstrated ability to perform advanced research. 

Program Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time, continuous registration for every session, including the Summer session, until all degree requirements are completed.

    • Students starting with an MASc degree must spend a minimum of two years in the PhD program.

    • Students with an MASc in a discipline relevant to the field of PhD study are expected to complete the PhD program in less than four years.

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses) in Years 1 and 2.

    • All courses must be technical.

    • At least half of the required FCEs must be courses offered at UTIAS.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's candidacy.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 2.0 FCEs.

  • Students must complete the non-credit course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research.

  • Students must attend a total of 24 approved seminars.

  • Students undertake a program of research under the guidance of a Doctoral Examination Committee (DEC), which includes the student's supervisor and two other UTIAS professors. The DEC shall:

    • ascertain the suitability of the student for advanced research

    • assess the thesis topic

    • conduct formal reviews of the student’s thesis progress at least once per year; unsatisfactory progress may result in the termination of the student’s registration)

    • determine whether a student qualifies as a candidate for the PhD degree at the second DEC meeting (qualifying DEC), approximately 1.5 years after program start

    • provide the first assessment of the PhD thesis.

  • Students must complete a thesis based upon research carried out during the period of registration for the PhD degree.

  • Students must present the thesis work at a seminar at the UTIAS Departmental Doctoral Seminar (DDS).

  • Students must defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination pursuant to the SGS Degree Regulations.

  • Students must prepare at least one formal manuscript for publication in a refereed journal or refereed conference proceedings.

  • ​Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Aerial Robotics, Robotics and Mechatronics, Sustainable Aviation, or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

 

PhD Program (Transfer)

Transfer Requirements

  • Students who have achieved excellent performance in the MASc program at UTIAS at the end of Year 1 are recommended to transfer directly into the PhD program under the same supervisor. Approval for transfer is based on the student’s research ability, research progress during Year 1, and academic standing.  

Program Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time, continuous registration for every session, including the Summer session, until all degree requirements are completed.

    • Students transferring directly from the MASc program must spend a minimum of three years in the program from the date of initial MASc registration.

    • Students are expected to complete the PhD program in less than five years.

  • Coursework. Students must complete a total of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 2.5 FCEs already completed during the MASc program.

    • A minimum of 1.0 FCE (two half courses) in the PhD program.

    • At least half of the required FCEs must be courses offered at UTIAS.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's registration.

    • All required courses must be completed in the first two years of the program, starting from the initial registration in the MASc program.  

  • Students must complete the non-credit course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research.

  • Students must attend a total of 24 approved seminars.

  • Students undertake a program of research under the guidance of a Doctoral Examination Committee (DEC), which includes the student's supervisor and two other UTIAS professors. The DEC shall:

    • ​​​ascertain the suitability of the student for advanced research

    • assess the thesis topic

    • conduct formal reviews of the student’s thesis progress at least once per year; unsatisfactory progress may result in the termination of the student’s registration

    • determine whether a student qualifies as a candidate for the PhD degree at the second DEC meeting (qualifying DEC), approximately 1.5 years after program start

    • provide the first assessment of the PhD thesis.

  • Students must present the thesis work at the UTIAS Departmental Doctoral Seminar (DDS).

  • Students must defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination pursuant to the SGS Degree Regulations.

  • Students must prepare at least one formal manuscript for publication in a refereed journal or refereed conference proceedings.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Aerial Robotics, Robotics and Mechatronics, Sustainable Aviation, or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy UTIAS’s additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An MASc degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry and demonstrated ability to perform advanced research. 

Program Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time, continuous registration for the first four years of study. Part-time registration is expected for the remaining period of study within the normal length.

    • Students starting with an MASc degree must spend a minimum of two years in the PhD program.

    • Students with an MASc in a discipline relevant to the field of PhD study are expected to complete the PhD program in less than six years. 

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (four half courses) in Years 1 and 2 as follows:

    • All courses must be technical.

    • At least half of the required FCEs must be courses offered at UTIAS.

    • Students must achieve at least a B- average to be in good academic standing. Failure in any course taken for credit may result in termination of the student's candidacy.

    • Students deemed to have insufficient background may be required to complete supplementary coursework in addition to the required 2.0 FCEs.

  • Students must complete the non-credit course JDE 1000H Ethics in Research.

  • Students must attend a total of 24 approved seminars.

  • Students undertake a program of research under the guidance of a Doctoral Examination Committee (DEC), which includes the student's supervisor and two other UTIAS professors. The DEC shall:

    • ascertain the suitability of the student for advanced research

    • assess the thesis topic

    • conduct formal reviews of the student’s thesis progress at least once per year; unsatisfactory progress may result in the termination of the student’s registration)

    • determine whether a student qualifies as a candidate for the PhD degree at the second DEC meeting (qualifying DEC), approximately 24 months after program start

    • provide the first assessment of the PhD thesis.

  • Students must complete a thesis based upon research carried out during the period of registration for the PhD degree.

  • Students must present the thesis work at a seminar at the UTIAS Departmental Doctoral Seminar (DDS).

  • Students must defend the thesis at the Doctoral Final Oral Examination pursuant to the SGS Degree Regulations.

  • Students must prepare at least one formal manuscript for publication in a refereed journal or refereed conference proceedings.

  • ​Students have the option of completing an emphasis in Aerial Robotics, Robotics and Mechatronics, Sustainable Aviation, or Sustainable Energy as part of their degree program. Please see details in the Aerospace Science and Engineering MEng, MASc, PhD Emphases section.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

Aerospace Studies: Aerospace Science and Engineering: MASc, MEng, PhD Emphases

Emphasis: Advanced Manufacturing​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete:

  • ​Four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]), including at least one core course.

  • Elective courses may include other core courses, and courses from either of two streams: Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing Management.

Core Courses

AER 501H, AER 1403H, APS 1028H, CHE 1123H, MIE 519H, MIE 1740H.

Elective Courses—Manufacturing ​Engineering

AER 521H, AER 1415H,
CHE 575H, CHE 1134H,
MIE 506H, MIE 540H, MIE 1706H, MIE 1713H, MIE 1718H, MIE 1743H,
MSE 558H, MSE 561H, MSE 1013H, MSE 1015H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1029H, MSE 1031H,
ROB 501H.​

Elective Courses—Manufacturing Management

APS 1005H, APS 1011H, APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1014H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1​023H, APS 1026H, APS 1040H, APS 1088H, APS 1420H,  APS 1501H,
CHE 561H, CHE 1434H,
MIE 523H, MIE 1505H, MIE 1514H, MIE 1715H, MIE 1721H, MIE 1723H, MIE 1727H.​

 

Emphasis: Aerial Robotics (MASc, MEng, PhD)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • 1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]): AER 1216H Fundamentals of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and AER 1217H Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems;

  • one other course from the approved course list, which will be updated on a regular basis, or other related courses approved by professors; and

  • one MASc or PhD thesis relevant to unmanned aerial vehicles.

MEng students must successfully complete:

  • 1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]): AER 1216H Fundamentals of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and AER 1217H Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems;

  • one other course from the approved list or other related courses approved by professors; and

  • one MEng project course related to unmanned aerial vehicles.

Elective Courses

AER 501H, AER 503H, AER 506H, AER 510H, AER 521H, AER 525H, AER 1202H, AER 1211H, AER 1214H, AER 1215H, AER 1303H, AER 1308H, AER 1316H, AER 1324H, AER 1403H, AER 1410H, AER 1415H, AER 1503H, AER 1513H, AER 1514H,
CSC 411H, CSC 2503H, CSC 2545H,
ECE 537H, ECE 1512H, ECE 1505H, ECE 1747H, ECE 1762H,
MIE 506H, MIE 1068H, MIE 1740H, MIE 1742H, MIE 1809H. 

 

Emphasis: Engineering and Globalization​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete four half courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from​ the following lists, with at least two half courses (or one full course) taken from Group A.

Group A

APS 510H, APS 530H, APS 1420H, GLA 1000H, JCR 1000Y (full-year course)

Group B

APS 1015H, APS 1020H, APS 1024H, CHL 5700H, JMG 2020H

Note: Students who choose to pursue an MEng project in their home department that aligns with the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)'s disciplinary focus, as deemed by the CGEN Director, may count the project as one required Group B course.​

 

Emphasis: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE)​ (MEng only)

MEng students must successfully complete any four of the following courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]):

Leadership

APS 1010H, APS 1011H, APS 1026H, APS 1027H, APS 1029H, APS 1030H, APS 1501H

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

APS 1012H, APS 1013H, APS 1015H, APS 1023H, APS 1033H, APS 1035H, APS 1036H, APS 1088H

Finance and Management

APS 502H, APS 1001H, APS 1004H, APS 1005H, APS 1009H, APS 1016H, APS 1017H, APS 1020H, APS 1022H, APS 1028H, APS 1032​H, APS 1038H, APS 1039H, APS 1040H

Engineering and Society

APS 510H, APS 1018H, APS 1024H, APS 1025H, APS 1031H, APS 1034H, APS 1420H​, JMG 2020H​

 

​Emphasis: Robotics and Mechatronics​ (MASc, MEng, PhD)

Students must successfully complete four courses (2.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) chosen from at least three of the following groups:

Group 1: Control

ECE 1619H, ECE 1636H, ECE 1647H, ECE 1653H, ECE 1657H, ECE 557H (exclusion: ECE410H),
MIE 1064H, MIE 1068H

Group 2: Signal and Image Processing

AER 1513H,
CSC 2503H, CSC 2506H, CSC 2515H,
ECE 1511H, ECE 1512H, ECE 516H,
JEB 1433H

Group 3: Dynamics

AER 1503H, AER 1512H, AER 506H,
JEB 1444H,
MIE 1001H

Group 4: Systems Integration

AER 1514H, AER 525H (ex​clusion: ECE 470H),
ECE 1373H, ECE 1460H, ECE 532H,
MIE 1070H, MIE 1071H, MIE 1809H, MIE 505H, MIE 506H

 

Emphasis: Sustainable Aviation​​ (all programs)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • At least two half courses (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]) from: AER 1303H​, AER 1304H, AER 1306H, AER 1308H, AER 1310H, AER 1316H, AER 1318H, AER 1319H, AER 1322H, AER 1403H, AER 501H, AER 510H, CIV 1307H, PHY 1498H, PHY 2504H, PHY 2505H, CHE 1123H, JCC 1313H.

  • AER 1315H (0.5 FCE).

  • A thesis in an area of relevance to sustainable aviation with approval of the Scientific Committee.

MEng students must successfully complete:

  • At least five half courses (2.5 FCEs) from: AER 1303H, AER 1304H, AER 1306H, AER 1308H, AER 1310H, AER 1316H, AER 1318H, AER 1319H, AER 1322H, AER 1403H, AER 501H, AER 510H, CIV 1307H, PHY 1498H, PHY 2504H, PHY 2505H, CHE 1123H, JCC 1313H.

  • AER 1315H (0.5 FCE).

 

​Emphasis: Sustainable Energy (all programs)

MASc and PhD students must successfully complete:

  • At least three half courses (1.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) from the course lists below.

  • A thesis in an area of relevance to sustainable energy with approval of the Institute of Sustainable Energy steering committee.

​MEng students must successfully complete:

  • Four courses (2.0 FCEs) from the following lists below, of which at least one (0.5 FCE) must be a core course.​

Core Courses

APS 1032H,
MIE 515H, MIE 1120H​.

​Elective Courses

AER 507H, AER 1304H, AER 1315H, AER 1415H,
CHE 568H, CHE 1053H, CHE 1118H, CHE 1123H, CHE 1142H, CHE 1143H,
CIV 575H, CIV 576H, CIV 577H, CIV 1303H, CIV 1307H,
ECE 533H, ECE 1030H, ECE 1055H, ECE 1057H, ECE 1085H, ECE 1086H, ECE 1092H, ECE 1094H,
MIE 516H, MIE 517H, MIE 1128H, MIE 1129H, MIE 1130H, MIE 1240H, MIE 1715H,
MSE 1022H, MSE 1023H, MSE 1028H, MSE 1058H​.

Aerospace Studies: Aerospace Science and Engineering: MEng, MASc, PhD Courses

This list represents course offerings at the time of publication. Course descriptions are available on the UTIAS website. Courses marked (PR) have prerequisites.

Aircraft Flight Systems

​AER 050​​3H
Aeroelasticity​
​AER 1202H
​Advanced Flight Dynamics
​AER 1211H
Human Control of Flight Systems​
​​​​AER 1216H
Fundamentals of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles​
AER 1217H Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems (prerequisite: AER 1216H)

Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Propulsion

​AER 0510H​
Aerosp​ace Propulsion​
​AER 1301H
Kinetic Theory of Gases​
​AER 1303H
Advanced Fluid Mechanics (PR)​
​AER 1304H
​Fundamentals of Combustion
​AER 1306H
Special Topics in Reacting Flows​
​AER 1308H
Introduction to Modern Flow Control​
​AER 1310H
​Turbulence Modelling
​AER 1311H
Unsteady Gasdynamics​
​AER 1316H
​Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics​
​AER 1318H
​Topics in Computational Fluid Dynamics
​AER 1319H
​Finite Volume Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics
​AER 1320H
Air-Breathing Propulsion​
​AER 1322H
​Modern Aircraft Propulsion (prerequisite: AER 0510 or equivalent; undergraduate-level training in compressible flow)
​AER 1324H Introduction to Turbulence (exclusion: MIE 1207H)
AER 1326H Aeroacoustics

Structures and Multidisciplinary Optimization

​AER​ 0501H
Advanced Mechanics of Structures​
​AER 1403H
Advanced Aerospace Structures (PR)​
AER 1410H Topology Optimization 
​AER 1415H
​Computational Optimization
​AER 1416H
Numerical Methods for Uncertainty Quant​ification​

Sustainable Aviation

​AER 1315H
Sustainable Aviation

Robotics and Space Systems Engineering

​AER 0506H​
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control I​​
​​AER 0521H
​Mobile Robotics and Perception​
​AER 0525H
Robotics​
​AER 1503H
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control II​
​AER 1512H
Multibody Dynamics​
​AER 1513H
​State Estimation for Aerospace Vehicles
​AER 1514H
Mobile Robotics​
​AER 1515H
Intelligent Robotics​
​AER 1520H
​Microsatellite Design I
​AER 1521H
Microsatellite Design II​

Engineering Physics

​AER 0​507H
Introduction to Fusion Energy​
​AER 1717H
Applied Plasma Physics I (reading course)​
​AER 1720H
Applied Plasma Physics II (reading course)​

Research Seminars and Professional Courses

​AER 1800H
​Research Seminar in Aerospace Science and Engineering (for first-year MASc students only)​
​AER 1810H
​MEng Project (for MEng students only)
​JDE 1000H
​​​Ethics in Research (Students registered in the MASc or PhD programs are required to participate in this non-credit seminar course during their first or second session of registration. This course must be completed in order to graduate.)​

APS Engineering Course

​APS 1012H
Management of Innovation and Change in Engineering