Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies: EngSci Aerospace Major

What is the EngSci Aerospace Major?

Students who wish to study Aerospace Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto, must enroll in the four-year undergraduate Engineering Science program. In the first two years, this program places strong emphasis on mathematics, chemistry, physics and computing.

Towards the end of the second year of Engineering Science, students select a major (formerly known as an 'Option') for their 3rd and 4th years of study. Aerospace Engineering is one of those majors available for students to choose, and courses are primarily taught by UTIAS professors.


For inquires about admission requirements and application procedures to the EngSci program and the Aerospace Engineering Major please contact the Department of Engineering Science.

For other inquiries please contact:

Prof. Peter .R. Grant
Chair, Aerospace Engineering Major
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
Tel: (416) 667-7726
Fax: (416) 667-7799
E-mail: prgrant@utias.utoronto.ca

Quick FAQ's

Program Description

The first two years of the Engineering Science curriculum are common to all majors.

In 3rd and 4th year, students who choose the Aerospace Major (Option), follow the curriculum described in the tables below.

Also Please Note:

  1. Students must take a half-year thesis in 4F or 4S, or take a full-year thesis.
  2. Students must take at least two of AER503H1, AER506H1, AER510H1, ROB521H1 or AER525H1.
  3. The Technical Elective may be chosen from any 400 or 500 level technical course offered in Engineering provided students have taken the pre-requisite course(s). Other non-Engineering courses may be taken with the approval of the Division of Engineering Science.

The full curriculum details can be found in the Applied Science and Engineering calendar.

Fall Session - Year 3CourseYearLect.Lab.Tut.Wgt.
Aerospace Laboratory IAER303H1Fall-1-0.15
Combustion ProcessesAER315H1Fall3-10.50
Partial Differential EquationsAPM384H1Fall3-10.50
Economic Analysis and Decision MakingCHE374H1Fall3-10.50
Engineering Science Option SeminarESC301H1Full Year1--0.25
One of:
Complex AnalysisMAT389H1Fall3-10.50
Mathematics for RoboticsROB310H1Fall3-10.50

Winter Session - Year 3CourseYearLect.Lab.Tut.Wgt.
Aircraft FlightAER302H1Spring3-10.50
Aerospace Laboratory IIAER304H1Spring-1-0.15
Scientific ComputingAER336H1Spring3-10.50
Control SystemsAER372H1Spring31.5010.50
Mechanics of Solids and StructuresAER373H1Spring3-10.50
Engineering Science Option SeminarESC301H1Full Year1--0.25

Fall Session - Year 4CourseYearLect.Lab.Tut.Wgt.
Space Systems DesignAER407H1Fall-3-0.50
Computational Structural Mechanics and Design OptimizationAER501H1Fall3-10.50
Complementary Studies ElectiveFall0.50
And two of:
Spacecraft Dynamics and ControlAER506H1Fall3-10.50
Introduction to Fusion EnergyAER507H1Fall3-10.50
Linear Control TheoryECE557H1Fall31.5010.50
ThesisESC499Y1Full Year32-1.00
Advanced Atmospheric PhysicsPHY492H1Fall2--0.50
Other Technical ElectiveFall0.50

Winter Session - Year 4CourseYearLect.Lab.Tut.Wgt.
Aircraft DesignAER406H1Spring--30.50
Complementary Studies ElectiveSpring0.50
and three of:
Aerospace PropulsionAER510H1Spring3-10.50
ThesisESC499Y1Full Year32-1.00
Mobile Robotics and PerceptionROB521H1Spring31.5010.50
Applied Nonlinear EquationsAPM446H1Spring3--0.50
Other Technical ElectiveSpring0.50