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The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is Canada's leading centre for aerospace research and education. UTIAS is at the forefront of Canadian aerospace because of its legacy of ground breaking scientific exploration and its ongoing excellence in aerospace research.

Recognized among the world's top 20 universities in 2023 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UTIAS is a leader in its field.

Our distinguished faculty members are at the forefront of international research in various aerospace domains, including computational aerodynamics, micro and nanosatellites, combustion and propulsion, as well as terrestrial and space robotics.

The exceptional caliber of research and education at UTIAS consistently attracts remarkably talented students. Our graduates go on to make significant contributions in major aerospace companies in Canada and across the globe, while some also hold esteemed positions as professors at renowned universities. Eager industry partners such as Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and MDA actively seek collaborations with our students and researchers.

As cited in University Magazine 2023, the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) proudly stands as Canada's premier aerospace research institution. Our commitment to pioneering research extends across a wide spectrum of aerospace-related fields, encompassing aerodynamics, propulsion, microsatellites, guidance and control, advanced structures, and robotics.

There is no limit to the possibilities available to the select group of students who earn admission to UTIAS.


Pick your program. Whether you are a recent graduate or a licensed professional, UTIAS provides access to world class computing resources, major research centres, and multi-institutional networks to take your engineering discipline to the next level. Learn more about how to apply by clicking on the program of your interest.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Application Deadlines

Doctor of Philosphy (PhD)January 17, 2024*
Master of Applied Science (MASc)January 17, 2024*
Master of Engineering (MEng)March 1, 2024

*As a MASc/PhD applicant, you must complete two applications through the SGS Admissions and UTIAS Application System (learn more in the program page). All application information, including letters of reference, must be submitted by the UTIAS Application Deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.