Prospective Students

Entry into the Commercial Aviation Management (CAM) specialization within the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies is limited and highly competitive. All students interested in the Commercial Aviation Management specialization must apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre using the program code EDN and select either the flight option or non-flight option as the Subject of Major Interest.  Students may apply to enter the BMOS program when they apply for admission to the university via the  Ontario Universities' Application Centre.

The minimum requirements for admission to the Commercial Aviation Management specialization of DAN Management can be found on  Western's Welcome page .

A supplementary application is required prior to admission into the program. It will consist of an essay along with some questions. The purpose of the supplementary application is to identify which students have a passion for the aviation industry and are good at multitasking. Previous experience has revealed that the students are more likely to be successful with these attributes.  Once your OUAC application has been received by The University of Western Ontario you will be notified where and how to access the supplementary form.  Please do not submit the supplementary form until requested to do so. 

Please keep in mind that, as enrolment is limited, possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the BMOS program.

Medical Requirements

In addition, all students interested in the flight option are required to obtain a valid  Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate  upon entry to the first year, and all subsequent years of the BMOS program. This is the category of medical required for commercial pilots, and we want to ensure that all flight option students are medically-cleared for flight before they embark on training towards this career.

Each candidate of the UWO-CAM flight training program shall obtain a Category 1 TC Medical.

Requirements for the medical can be found on the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) website.

Contacts for medical examiners in your area can be found on the Transport Canada website.

Tuition and Cost

The Office of the Registrar publishes updated Fee Schedules as well as General Information about Fees.

Auxiliary fees such as the annual cost of securing the Transport Canada Category I Medical Certificate and writing the Transport Canada Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence, and Instrument Flight Rating examinations are not included in The University of Western Ontario tuition fee or the flight training tuition fee.

You should plan ahead to allocate some funds for the following:
  • Auxiliary program fee
  • Residence or off-campus rent
  • Meal plan or groceries
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation
  • Entertainment
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

For Financial Aid, please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s Website.

Tuition costs for students taking the Flight option, based on 2021-2022 information.

(All figures are in Canadian Dollars and based on a full 5.0 course load.)

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: Full-time Undergraduate

  • Year 1: $7,777.65

  • Years 2, 3 & 4: $32,271.05 each year
    • University Tuition: $6,050.00
    • Fees: $1,592.05
    • Flight Training: $24,629.00*

*NOTE: Beginning 2018, Flight Training Fees are collected through the Diamond Flight Centre. Numbers provided are based on 2017/18 figures.

International Students: Full-time Undergraduate

  • Year 1: $49,187.65

  • Year 2: $71,951.05
    • University Tuition: $44,974.00
    • Fees: $2,348.05
    • Flight Training: $24,629.00*
  • Year 3: $68,739.05
    • University Tuition: $41,762.00
    • Fees: $2,348.05
    • Flight Training: $24,629.00*
  • Year 4: $65,756.05
    • University Tuition: $38,779.00
    • Fees: $2,348.05
    • Flight Training: $24,629.00*

*NOTE: Beginning 2018, Flight Training Fees are collected through the Diamond Flight Centre. Numbers provided are based on 2017/18 figures.

The Flight Option

It is strongly recommended that students who wish to receive flight training have completed  at least two hours of small aircraft flying time prior to submitting an application to the flight training option. Flying in a small aircraft is much different than riding as a passenger in a transport-category airplane. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that you are comfortable in small aircraft and to give you a glimpse of what training will be like.  Diamond Flight Centre, who conducts all pilot training within the CAM program, offers this type of introductory flight training. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Diamond Flight Centre to request an introductory flight at (519) 457-5777.

Some applicants to the CAM program have already completed some pilot training.  In this situation, your previous flight experience will be evaluated on an individual basis.  It is possible that appropriate credit will be applied towards the flight training component of the program.  Such credit is granted at the discretion of the Chair of the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies and the co-ordinator of the flight school.

The flight option of the Commercial Aviation Management (CAM) program is one of the unique features that we are very proud of. Many students are attracted to the CAM program because of the option of attaining an Integrated Commercial Pilot’s License (ICPL) along with the BMOS (Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies) degree. Graduates will also complete a Group 1 Instrument Rating (Group 1 = Multi-Engine and Instrument rating). Detailed information about the flight option can be found on the Flight Training page.

CAM students complete flight training in state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft at the London International Airport (CYXU). The modern Diamond training fleet consists of the DA-20 C1, the DA-40 and DA-42, along with modern flight training devices for simulator exercises. Students in the flight option begin pilot training at the commencement of their second year in the CAM program at the University of Western Ontario. This allows students to become familiar with the University environment and comfortable with their academic workload, before being faced with the challenges of pilot training.

In addition to their academic coursework at Western University, students in the Flight Option will travel out to the airport several times a week to complete classroom-based ground school and in-aircraft flight training. Students’ progress through ground school with their CAM classmates, which results in a strong camaraderie within the group.

A Commercial Aviation Management Student taking the Flight Option will graduate with the following credentials:

  • Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies Degree (BMOS)
  • Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)
  • Integrated Commercial Pilot’s Licence (ICPL)
  • Night Rating
  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Group 1 Instrument Rating
  • 260 hours of flight and simulator time
  • 400 hours in integrated pilot ground school

Flight Training Schedule

Year 1 (September – April)

  • No flight training

Year 2 (September – June)

  • Private Pilot’s Licence

Year 3 (September – June)

  • Completion of complex aircraft training, night endorsement and Commercial Pilot flight test
  • Night Rating
  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence

Year 4 (September – April)

  • Multi-Engine Rating
  • Group 1 Instrument Rating