Located on Point Frederick, a 41-hectare peninsula in Kingston, Ontario, the college is a blend of older, historic buildings and modern academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities.
Officer Cadets are trained in the four pillars of academics, military, athletics, and bilingualism (French and English).
The Core Curriculum consists of Economics, Psychology, Mathematics, English, Calculus, Military history of Canada, Chemistry, Canadian History, Physics and Civics.
Cadets can choose to specialize in Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering 1965-1981, 2001-, Chemical and Materials Engineering: 1992-2001, Computer Engineering (Hardware or Software streams) 1983-, Civil Engineering 1965-, Electrical Engineering 1965- and Mechanical Engineering 1965-. Engineering Physics was offered 1975-1995 and Fuels and Materials Engineering were offered 1982-1991.
Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Space Science are offered by the Faculty of Science.
The Faculty of Science, in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, also offers three joint honours degrees: Computer Science and Business Administration, Chemistry and Psychology, and Space Science and Military and Strategic Studies.
In addition, they must meet the Canadian Forces' general admission conditions (officer): The college recruits well-rounded students in the areas, which correspond to the four components.
For most students, education is free and a monthly salary is paid which meets incidentals.
The Royal Military College of Canada, Canada's Military University, prepares officer-cadets for a career in the profession of arms and continues the development of other Canadian Forces members and civilians with interest in defence issues.
RMC provides programs and courses of higher education and professional development to meet the needs of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence.
Squadrons are subdivided into flights and sections.
To be eligible to enter RMC, candidates must meet the course requirements for one of the undergraduate programs in Kingston, Ontario or the preparatory year in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
English, French, Economics, Political Science, History, Business Administration, Military theory, Military strategy studies, Military Psychology and Leadership are offered by the Faculty of Arts.