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Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology

Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology

(Co-op)

Program Code:FPR
Campus:Newnham, Peterborough Aviation
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology

Program Description

Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program is the only aviation technology-based degree program in Canada. We've been the national leader in aviation education for more than 40 years and, responding to emerging industry demands, we're now educating students at the degree level.

This program is Aviation Accreditation Board International accredited.

Our Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program provides a rigorous aviation technology-based curriculum and the application of this theory to aviation. The breadth of knowledge and skills prepares you to operate safely in a complex aircraft, to understand the technologies and human factors that affect the successful operation of an aircraft and to assume the professional responsibility associated with being a commercial pilot.

You'll also learn business management, airport operations and planning, and air carrier administration to gain a "larger sense" of the aviation industry and ultimately access a greater variety of careers in the industry.

Program Outcomes

As a graduate of the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program, you will be able to:

  1. Independently fly and safely operate multi-engine airplanes;
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and the appropriate application of aerospace principles, airplane design, airplane characteristics, operational limitations, aerodynamic principles and airplane properties for a variety of airplanes and designs;
  3. Conduct yourself professionally and ethically and promote a professional pilot image;
  4. Be confident with automation, complex equipment and technically challenging systems and with the verification of status, level and programming of automated systems;
  5. Maintain safe operating conditions for all geographical areas and flying conditions;
  6. Communicate effectively and concisely ideas, directions and operations in written and oral communications;
  7. Use effective stress-management strategies;
  8. Demonstrate appropriate and effective decision making skills;
  9. Demonstrate effective leadership and motivation skills.

Degree Structure

Year 1
Term 1: September: Semester 1
Term 2: January: Semester 2 / Flight Training
Term 3: May: Intensive Flight Training
Year 2
Term 1: September: Semester 3 / Flight Training
Term 2: January: Semester 4 / Flight Training
Term 3: May: Intensive Flight Training or co-operative education work-term
Year 3
Term 1: September: Semester 5 / Flight Training
Term 2: January: Semester 6 / Flight Training
Term 3: May: Intensive Flight Training or co-operative education work-term
Year 4
Term 1: September: Semester 7 / Flight Training
Term 2: January: Semester 8 / Flight Training

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the following courses or equivalents:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: MCV4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: MHF4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
    • Grade 12 Physics: SPH4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
    • Two additional Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses
    • Minimum overall average of required Grade 12 courses 70% or higher
    • English Proficiency (Four full years of study in a Canadian high school in English or French, or a successful English test)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will be ranked based on the strength academic performance.
  • Admission to this program is highly competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Prior to Beginning Class:

  • Those offered admission must:
    • Pass a medical exam administered by a designated Transport Canada Aviation Medical Examiner.
    • Pass a drug and alcohol test.
    • Not have any criminal convictions that would preclude them from holding an airport security clearance.
  • In order to pass the medical examination, candidates must meet Transport Canada's Physical and Mental Requirements Category 1.

Note:

  • Although not required for admissions, Grade 11 (U) Chemistry is recommended for your success in the program.
  • It is common practice for the Aviation Industry to require police criminal checks and drug testing on employment. Due to these industry requirements the College has changed its entrance requirements to address these practices.
  • In order for students to fly to the United States during their flight training, it is strongly recommended that students have a valid Canadian passport or a United States entrance visa.

Restrictions:

  • Persons holding a Commercial Pilot Licence may not be eligible for the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program. Contact the Program Chair for further information (see "Contact Us").

Fees

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Your Career

The Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program puts you at the leading edge of aviation training. As a graduate of this program, you will be well positioned to compete in the global market as a professional pilot in general aviation and with regional air carriers, later progressing to corporate aviation and major airlines. The breadth and depth of the program mean that you could also pursue exciting careers in government regulatory agencies, airport authorities, flight test and evaluation, aircraft manufacture and marketing and the aviation insurance industry.

In addition to traditional technological and flight competencies, the aviation industry is increasingly demanding management and interpersonal skills. Our Crew Resource Management and Human Factors training help develop these competencies and the result is that this degree program is ideally positioned to meet the future requirements of the Canadian and global aerospace industry. Every year we’re graduating technically competent future managers and leaders.

Your career options will increase with experience and many graduates can expect a progression to management ranks over time. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue additional studies at the graduate level. Details on these opportunities are available from the Program Chair.

Co-operative Education

Students in the Aviation Technology Program benefit from a full-time consecutive co-operative education work experience. One successful work term (as indicated by the learning outcomes for co-operative education work terms) of 14 weeks is required for graduation. This work term may be taken during semester 3 of either Year 2 or Year 3.

Flight Training

This program is a Transport Canada approved Integrated Airline Transport Pilot training program that prepares students to be Commercial Airline Pilots. Intensive flight and simulator training is an integral part of this rigorous degree program. Eight semesters of flight training is a required component of the program. Two of these intensive training semesters will occur during the summer months.

Students who are unable to achieve a satisfactory rating in their flight training after a set number of attempts will be withdrawn from the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology program and will be ineligible for re-admission. Please note that flight training is carried out seven days per week and students will be required to fly weekends during their training.

Promotion Policy

Attendance to all classes is a Transport Canada requirement for promotion. Students must pass all Transport Canada exams, which have higher pass grades.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
AER100 Aeronautics I
COM100 Technical Communications
ELE100 Electricity Fundamentals
ISR104 Computer Fundamentals
MEC110 Mechanics
MTH110 Mathematics
 
Semester 2
AER200 Advanced Aeronautics
ELE200 Electronics
MEC200 Mechanics II
MTH200 Mathematics II
PHY200 Fluid Mechanics
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Summer
CHM300 Chemistry
MET400 Meteorology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 3
AVN300 Instruments and Avionics Fundamentals
MTH300 Mathematics
MTS300 Materials Science
 
Semester 4
ARO400 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
ASD400 Aircraft Structural Design
AVN400 Advanced Instruments and Avionics
COM400 Advanced Technical Communications
THE300 Thermodynamics
 
Semester 5
ARO500 Advanced Aerodynamics
ASY500 Basic Aircraft Systems
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business
FLP500 Flight Propulsion
HUM500 Human Factors Ethics
IRT500 Instrument Rating Procedures
 
Semester 6
AAS700 Advanced Aircraft Systems
ACP700 Air Carrier Procedure
ASC600 Aircraft Stability and Control
BAB700 Management Principles and Practices
CPA600 Computer Programming Aerospace
SMS600 Safety Management System
 
Semester 7
ADM600 Air Carrier Administration
ADV700 Advanced Aircraft Design
FLO600 Flight Operations I
FSL100 Introductory French I
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology
 
Semester 8
ADV800 Advanced Aircraft Design
AOP800 Airport Planning
FLO800 Flight Operations II
LSP800 Applied Research Project
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Flying Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
FLY100 Flight Training
FLY200 Flight Training
FLY300 Flight Training
FLY400 Complex Aircraft Check on Type
FLY401 VFR Navigation Progress Test
FLY500 Multi-Engine Rating
FLY501 Commercial Pilot Licence Flight Test
FLY600 Single Engine Instrument Flying Validation
FLY601 Group One Instrument Rating
FLY700 Flying
FLY800 Flying
FLY900 Flying
 
Co-op Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
AER100 Aeronautics I
COM100 Communications
ELE100 Electricity Fundamentals
ISR104 Computer Fundamentals
MEC110 Mechanics
MTH110 Mathematics
 
Semester 2
AER200 Advanced Aeronautics
ELE200 Electronics
MEC200 Mechanics II
MTH200 Mathematics II
PHY200 Fluid Mechanics
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Summer
CHM300 Chemistry
MET400 Meteorology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 3
AVN300 Instruments and Avionics Fundamentals
MTH300 Mathematics
MTS300 Materials Science
 
Semester 4
ARO400 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
ASD400 Aircraft Structural Design
AVN400 Advanced Instruments and Avionics
COM400 Advanced Technical Communications
THE300 Thermodynamics
 
Semester 5
ARO500 Advanced Aerodynamics
ASY500 Basic Aircraft Systems
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business
FLP500 Flight Propulsion
HUM500 Human Factors Ethics
IRT500 Instrument Rating Procedures
 
Semester 6
AAS700 Advanced Aircraft Systems
ACP700 Air Carrier Procedure
ASC600 Aircraft Stability and Control
BAB700 Management Principles and Practices
CPA600 Computer Programming Aerospace
SMS600 Safety Management System
 
Semester 7
ADM600 Air Carrier Administration
ADV700 Advanced Aircraft Design
FLO600 Flight Operations I
FSL100 Introductory French I
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology
 
Semester 8
ADV800 Advanced Aircraft Design
AOP800 Airport Planning
FLO800 Flight Operations II
LSP800 Applied Research Project
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Flying Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
FLY100 Flight Training
FLY200 Flight Training
FLY300 Flight Training
FLY400 Complex Aircraft Check on Type
FLY401 VFR Navigation Progress Test
FLY500 Multi-Engine Rating
FLY501 Commercial Pilot Licence Flight Test
FLY600 Single Engine Instrument Flying Validation
FLY601 Group One Instrument Rating
FLY700 Flying
FLY800 Flying
FLY900 Flying
 
Co-op Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AER100 Aeronautics Fundamentals 4
COM100 Communications 4
ELE100 Electricity Fundamentals 5
ISR104 Computer Fundamentals 3
MEC110 Mechanics 4
MTH110 Mathematics 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AER200 Advanced Aeronautics 4
ELE200 Fundamentals of Electronics 4
MEC200 Mechanics II 4
MTH200 Mathematics II 4
PHY200 Fluid Mechanics 5
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Summer Course Name Hrs/Wk
CHM300 Chemistry 5
MET400 Meteorology 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AVN300 Instruments and Avionics Fundamentals 3
MTH300 Mathematics 3
MTS300 Materials Science 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ARO400 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 4
ASD400 Aircraft Structural Design 3
AVN400 Advanced Instruments and Avionics 3
COM400 Advanced Technical Communications 3
THE300 Thermodynamics 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ARO500 Advanced Aerodynamics 3
ASY500 Basic Aircraft Systems 3
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business 3
FLP500 Flight Propulsion 4
HUM500 Human Factors Ethics and Safety 3
IRT500 Instrument Rating Procedures 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AAS700 Advanced Aircraft Systems 3
ACP700 Air Carrier Procedure 3
ASC600 Aircraft Stability and Control 3
BAB700 Management Principles and Practices 3
CPA600 Computer Programming Aerospace 2
SMS600 Safety Management System 3
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ADM600 Air Carrier Administration 3
ADV700 Advanced Aircraft Design 3
FLO600 Flight Operations I 3
FSL100 Introductory French I 3
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ADV800 Advanced Aircraft Design 3
AOP800 Airport Planning 3
FLO800 Flight Operations II 3
LSP800 Applied Research Project 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Flying Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
FLY100 Flight Training
FLY200 Flight Training
FLY300 Flight Training
FLY400 Complex Aircraft Check on Type
FLY401 VFR Navigation Progress Test
FLY500 Multi-Engine Rating
FLY501 Commercial Pilot Licence Flight Test
FLY600 Single Engine Instrument Flying Validation
FLY601 Group One Instrument Rating
FLY700 Flying
FLY800 Flying
FLY900 Flying
 
Co-op Courses
Note: The following courses will be scheduled throughout your regular semesters and summer semesters, as required.
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
CWT400 Co-op Work Term
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Sakellariou
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
Angela.Sakellariou@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
  Sandra Phoon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Sandra.Phoon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor: Sarah Osborne
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44246 or 22440
Sarah.Osborne@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Krista Lonergan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Krista.Lonergan@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Tony Appels
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44241
Tony.Appels@senecacollege.ca
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