How do you want to study aviation? At the University of Waterloo, you have two options:
No matter which program you choose, the flight training will be the same and you'll receive a prestigious university degree from the University of Waterloo.
In addition to Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), graduates from UWaterloo's Aviation programs earn either a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES - Geography and Aviation) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc - Science and Aviation) 4-year degree.
In the Faculties of Environment and Science, several aviation-congruent areas can be identified, including:
- solid-state physics,
- wireless communication,
- energy cells,
- environmental sciences,
- remote sensing,
- computer cartography,
- global positioning systems (GPS),
- geographic information systems (GIS), and
- many others.
The program also incorporates several university-level academic courses in aviation (common within both the geography and science programs). These courses are:
- AVIA 100: Introduction to Aviation
- AVIA 310: Human Factors in Aviation
- AVIA 320: Aviation Safety
- AVIA 374: RPAS (UAV) Requirements for Geomatics
All of these are designed to enhance the training you receive from Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the aviation industry. These courses are offered at the university, primarily in the fall and winter terms leaving the spring term for dedicated flight training.