McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies and ÉTS’ Service du perfectionnement are proud to announce the launch of the Centre for Aerospace Professional Education (CAPE), a joint initiative in response to the need for hands-on, short courses and programs for professionals and engineers working in the aerospace industry, of which there are an estimated 20,000 in the Greater Montreal region alone.
In July 2012, McGill and ÉTS signed a historic 25-year agreement, aimed at increasing their collaboration in teaching, research and technology transfer.
“Aerospace engineering was quickly identified as an area in which both institutions can, by combining their strengths, attain higher levels of achievement and better serve the professional development requirements of industry professionals,” stated Richard Chénier, Director of ÉTS’ Service du perfectionnement.
Courses will be taught by leading researchers from ÉTS and McGill, as well as industry partners including Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Marinvent Corporation.
“The Centre for Aerospace Professional Education, established by McGill’s School of Continuing Studies and ÉTS’ Service du perfectionnement in close collaboration with AÉROÉTS and the McGill Institute for Aerospace Engineering, strives to be the leading provider of world-class professional development for aerospace professionals and engineers by bringing together experts from industry and academia,” stated Dr. Judith Potter, Dean of Continuing Studies at McGill University.
The first courses begin in March 2013 and include topics such as Aircraft Design, Alloy and Composite Materials, Introduction to On-ground and In-Flight Aircraft Icing, Patent Tools for Aerospace Engineers, Certification and Flight Testing, Cabin Engineering and Avionics, Prevention of Liability for Aircraft Design, Manufacture and Marketing Defects, Simulation Methods for Aircraft Certification and Aviation and the Environment.