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Master of Science in Flight Testing

Master of Science
in Flight Testing

The Master of Science in Flight Testing (MS FT) is a post-secondary degree approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities in Ontario aimed for students holding a science, technology or mathematics undergraduate degree. ITPS is an accredited institution with a 35-year history in flight test academics. The program has a duration of 48 weeks and consists of mandatory and elective courses toward the 53 academic credits required for graduation.

This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this program for a five-year term starting January 26, 2023. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)

Mandatory Courses

  • FT01 Flight Test Fundamentals
  • FT02 Performance Flight Tests
  • FT03 Flying Qualities Flight Tests
  • FT04 Avionics Systems Flight Tests
  • AFT01 Advanced Civil Flight Tests
  • AFT02 Digital Flight Control Systems

Elective Courses

  • ELE01 Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Tests
  • ELE02 Advanced Military Flight Tests
  • ELE03 Electro-optics and Night Vision Systems Flight Tests
  • ELE04 Stores Certification and Weapons Testing

FPR01 Final Project

Admission Criteria

The minimum academic requirements for admission are:

  • An earned 4-Year (or equivalent) BSc in Science, Technology, or Mathematics from a recognized University
  • A minimum average grade of B in the final year of the BSc (A master’s degree from an accredited institution may also satisfy this requirement.)
  • In exceptional cases, prospective students with a 4-Year Bachelor’s degree in other fields will be examined by the Admissions Committee for conditional admission.

English language proficiency must be demonstrated by:

  • Graduation in a BSc from a University where the primary language of instruction is English; OR,
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency as demonstrated by an acceptable Internationally recognized English Language Test Score equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no band below 6.0.

Medical Fitness:

  • A minimum of a TC Class 3, EASA Class 2, or equivalent.

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Using Academic Credits from SETP-recognised Test Pilot Schools

Are you looking to upgrade your Flight Test Education? Academic credits from other SETP-recognised Test Pilot Schools may be used towards a Master of Science degree at ITPS.

Students are considered on an individual basis and must meet academic and programme requirements.

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ITPS understands the ever-changing flight testing needs of air arms and industry. Our Master of Science degree ensures students meet specific training goals within their organisations and safely and effectively participate in flight testing.

Our programmes reflect lessons learned during many years of flight testing airplanes and helicopters for manufacturers around the world. The expert international team of ITPS instructors ensures that all students receive a high standard of up-to-date, effective and affordable training.

ITPS also provides exceptional family support to assist students to settle into a diverse and friendly Canadian city and be ready to learn.

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  • Photo of lecture theatre in Advanced Aircraft Simulation Centre at ITPS Canada with Steve Bigg
  • S76 Sikorsky red, white and blue helicopter sitting on the tarmac at International Test Pilots School
  • B787 simulator in the Advanced Aircraft Simulation Centre at International Test Pilots School.

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