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First-Year Advising Guide - Aviation Diploma

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Welcome to the Aviation Diploma at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Aviation Diploma! As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities.

If you are eager to register in your courses, below are the recommended first-year courses. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program.

Diploma overview

Core - 16 courses Each diploma has an area of focus that will be covered in these courses.
General Education - 5 courses You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
  • numeracy and scientific literacy,
  • values, beliefs and identity,
  • community and society, and
  • communication

First-year courses

All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. - Dec.

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. - Apr.

*Note: All AIRF and HPED courses must be taken in the sequence shown. If you are unable to take GEOG 1101 or GNED 1401 in the Fall, you can substitute any of your other General Education requirements and then complete GEOG 1101 and GNED 1401 in the winter semester or alternatively, take them in the second year. 

Registering for courses

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Visit our Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using mymru, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), course descriptions and how to register for your courses.

We also have an online tool to help you plan your courses for the year: My Schedule Builder. View schedule options and create a timetable that works best for you. Access My Schedule Builder through your mymru.ca account under the ‘Register&Pay’ tab, in the ‘My Schedule Builder’ section.  

Considerations when creating your class schedule 

When deciding your class schedule ensure you have blocks of time available to fly.

In August we will send you more information on how to register for the first flying course, and a request to submit an ‘availability form’ that will cover the entire fall semester. The Aviation Scheduler books you according to your availability.

We require that you make yourself available for a minimum of four booking slot times per week, on at least four different days, and at least one of which must be on the weekend. These four slots must be between the hours of 0730 and 1730 to accommodate daytime flights.  In addition to the four daytime bookings, you must also be available on at least two-night slots per week to complete night flights later in the fall.  

For each booking slot, plan for a 5.5-hour time period. This will allow travel time to Springbank, time to prepare for the flight, conduct the flight, and return back to Calgary.

FLTR Courses: These are the courses that include your flight training experience. The flying fees are here: https://www.mtroyal.ca/academics/fees/pages/2020-21/aviation.php

You will be required to be registered in FLTR 1100 by September 1st. Information will be sent to your MRU email in August with details on how to register. 

Ideally, you register in FLTR 1101 and 1103 together, as you near the end of FLTR 1100. It is possible to complete FLTR 1100 as early as the end of September, so arrange your finances accordingly.

Tracking your progress

mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying the requirements you have completed and those that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will find mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into two sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete. This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor

New Student Registration

This guide has been carefully prepared to help you with the information you need to register for classes. The Aviation department reserves enough seats in the core classes for all admitted students. You may contact Deanna by email at dwiebe@mtroyal.ca if you have further questions.

You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available

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