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Master of Science

Master of Science
in Flight Test Engineering

The Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering (MS FTE) is a post-secondary degree approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities in Ontario. ITPS is an accredited institution with a 35-year history in flight test academics. The program has a duration of 12 months (three semesters) and consists of mandatory and elective courses towards the 53 academic credits required for graduation. Students may select either the fixed wing (FW) or the rotary wing (RW) program.

The traditional 1-year graduate (military) Test Pilot / Flight Test Engineer course offered by ITPS fulfills all the requirements of the Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering programme, therefore students eligible for admission will be offered the MS FTE upon successful graduation.

Mandatory Courses

  • FTE01 Introduction to Flight Test
  • FTE02 Fixed/Rotary Wing Performance Flight Tests
  • FTE03 Fixed/Rotary Wing Flying Qualities Flight Tests
  • FTE04 Avionics Systems Flight Tests
  • AFT01 Advanced Civil Flight Tests
  • AFT02 Digital Flight Control Systems
  • FPR01 Final Project

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

Admission Criteria

Minimum academic requirements for admission are:

  • An earned 4-Year (or equivalent) accredited BSc in Engineering recognised by the Washington Accord; and,
  • 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).

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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