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Science and Aviation

The Honours Science and Aviation Plan is designed to provide a strong science and technology base for careers in a very diverse array of aviation and aerospace industries. It consists of a Science Degree combined with a Commercial Pilot Program that provides advanced flight training, leading to a private and commercial pilot licence.

This plan is offered in the Regular system of study with the following options:

Honours Science and Aviation (Earth Science Specialization)

As a student you may find that you have a special interest in Earth Sciences. This pre-defined specialization will ensure that you have an exceptional foundation in Earth Sciences, by focussing your core science courses in that discipline.

Honours Science and Aviation (Physics Specialization)

As a student you may find that you have a special interest in Physics. This pre-defined specialization will ensure that you have an exceptional foundation in Physics, by focussing your core science courses in that discipline.

Careers

  • The Airline Industry
  • Air Traffic Control (Airports)
  • Communication and Navigation Industries
  • Civil Aviation (Transport Canada), Civil Aviation Safety Services
  • Meteorological Services (Environment Canada; NavCan aviation weather)
  • National Research Council (NRC) – Aerospace Research
  • Flight Simulator Manufacturers
  • Aircraft Manufacturers (commercial and general aviation)
  • Aircraft Parts Manufacturers
  • Aircraft Sales and Technical Support
  • Avionics (Aviation Instrument) Manufacturers (technical support, ergonomics, sales)
  • Aviation Materials (aluminium, steel, carbon fibre, plastics, titanium, base metals, glass, polymers, etc.
  • Aviation Engine Manufacturers
  • Transportation Safety
  • Aviation Headset Manufacturers (also technical support, ergonomics, sales)
  • Remote Sensing Device Industry
  • Computer Cartography Industry (maps for Aviation)
  • Communications Satellites
  • Air Transport Associations
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Aircraft Museums
  • Military
  • Search and Rescue
  • Coast Guard
  • Firefighting
  • Flight School Intstuctor
  • Floatplane Pilot
  • Aerial Surveying
  • Environmental Companies, Agencies and Consultants
  • Mining Companies, Exploration
  • Natural Resource Agencies and Government Ministries; Fisheries and Oceans

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Regular Only

Required Courses

  • Grade 12 U English (at least 70% normally required)

  • Grade 12 U Advanced Functions (at least 70% normally required)

  • Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (at least 70% normally required) 

  • Any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics

Admissions Average: Low 80s

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