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UTIAS Grads Make Aviation History for the Second Time

UTIAS grads Dr. Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson led a team of U of T engineering grads and students and made history when they won the prestigious Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Challenge.  Read the full story…

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New UTIAS Program in Sustainable Aviation

The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) was established to help equip future scientists and engineers with the skills to develop environmentally sustainable aircraft.  Find out more…

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Robots crawl, swim, and fly across the UTIAS MarsDome

Robotics experts in sensory perception, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, autonomous robots, and advanced control systems technology joined in the NCFRN trials at the UTIAS MarsDome  

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UTIAS Student Team Test Fires Rocket Engine

On August 13, 2013 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto Aeronautics Team Rocketry Division (UTAT Rocketry) performed a static test fire of their hybrid rocket engine.  Watch the test…

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Downsview Aerospace Hub

The Downsview aerospace hub would include universities, colleges, industries, and SMEs.  Matt Nicholls writes about the real rewards of such a cluster

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“UTIAS is a world class aerospace department … without doubt the top aerospace department in Canada.”   UTIAS External Review

The academic program in aerospace science and engineering at the University of Toronto includes undergraduate and graduate studies. Our undergraduate program is offered through the Engineering Science Program. At the graduate level we offer research-intensive programs leading to MASc and PhD degrees, and a professionally-oriented program leading to the MEng degree. The scope of our research includes aeronautical engineering (aircraft flight systems, propulsion, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, and structural mechanics) and space systems engineering (spacecraft dynamics and control, space robotics and mechatronics, and microsatellite technology).

Upcoming Events

  1. Research Project Management Workshop

    February 16 @ 9:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Graduate Research Days

    February 18 @ 3:00 pm - February 20 @ 1:00 pm
  3. Entrepreneurship, Management and Leadership Workshop

    February 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. 2016 II Glass Lecture with Prof. Raffaello D’Andrea

    April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Latest UTIAS News

On the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re excited to highlight eight U of T Engineering professors

— all appointed in recent years — that are creating innovative solutions in bioengineering, sustainability, communications and enabling technologies.

Four startups from Start@UTIAS and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery receive SmartStart funding

Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and Start@UTIAS have received a total of $180,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The funding will help the young companies take the next steps in bringing their innovative products to market. All four recipients won prizes at the Hatchery’s Demo Day last fall, and several […]

Professor David Zingg video on Fuel Efficient Flying

When you get on an airplane you probably don’t think about how much fuel it’s going to take to get you to your destination, but Prof. David Zingg from the University of Toronto does. He wants to design airplanes that are more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. Watch the video…

Professor David Zingg, 2015 CASI Turnbull Lecturer

Professor David Zingg was named Turnbull Lecturer for 2015 in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to sustainable aviation. His lecture was entitled Toward Sustainable Aviation: Exploratory Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. David Zingg has been a Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the past 28 years and has been the Director […]

World’s fastest bike created by UTIAS Alumni and U of T Engineering students

A team of U of T Engineering alumni and students has created the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth — a bicycle that reached a top speed of 139.45 kilometres per hour (86.65 miles per hour) at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, last week. The 25-kilogram speed-bike, named Eta after the Greek letter used […]