Aviation students prepare for a training flight.

Aviation is an interdisciplinary degree program combining professional flight training with in-depth studies in subjects relevant to the field of aviation — such as geography, mathematics, physics, and computer science.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree options: BSc major

The aviation program at Mount Allison is one of only a few in Canada that allows you to earn an undergraduate degree that incorporates flight and ground school training.

Aviation is offered through a partnership with Moncton Flight College (MFC), one of the leading flight training establishments in North America.

In first year you will take introductory courses in mathematics, computer science, physics, and geography.

Flight training begins in second year. You will continue to take three courses per term on campus and ground school training in second, third, and fourth year, while one-on-one instructor training and flying takes place at the MFC campus.

As an aviation student, you will:

  • complete more than 200 hours of flying
  • receive hundreds of hours of ground training
  • learn about navigation, airplane instruments, aviation regulations, and weather
  • graduate with
    •  a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
    •  a multi-engine class rating
    •  a Group 1 instrument rating

You may also qualify to write the Airline Transport Pilot Licence exam.

Find a list of aviation requirements in the academic calendar — aviation.

More information

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