Aviation student at the Moncton Flight College

Aviation is an interdisciplinary degree program combining professional flight training with in-depth studies in subjects relevant to the field of aviation in either Science or Commerce.

Program overview

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.

Degree options

At Mount Allison, aviation students have the option of doing a degree in Science or Commerce:

Bachelor of Science (Aviation)
Our Bachelor of Science (Aviation) allows you to combine your flight training with in-depth studies in subjects related to the field of aviation in the Faculty of Science ― such as geography, mathematics, physics, and computer science.

Bachelor of Commerce ― Aviation in conjunction with Moncton Flight College
Our Bachelor of Commerce ― Aviation is designed for students who wish to combine their aviation training with business studies. As a Commerce student, you will study a variety of business areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management ― giving you a strong foundation in the key disciplines of management education.


In first year you will take introductory courses in your chosen degree, either Science or Commerce.

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.


*Students in aviation must obtain a Transport Canada Category 1 medical certificate before commencing flight training.

More information

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