Master in Aerospace Engineering
The main objective of the Master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering is to educate skilled engineers for the European aerospace sector. Gra degree holder,graduates of the programme will possess solid theoretical skills in aerospace modelling, analysis and design, as well as the ability to approach and solve complex engineering tasks, and the experience of working within a team. They will also be adept at communicating effectively and working within an international environment – skills that translate tooffer potential global career opportunities.
The first semester consists of a set of courses to enhance basic skills, as well as give an introduction to various aspects of aerospace engineering. The basic courses are compulsory and constitute almost one third of the course work.
The student then chooses one ofout our four tracks for further specialisation: sLightweight Structures, A Spalightweight structures,lightweight S Each track has severala few compulsory courses, but most are optional out of a set of recommended courses. There are many possibilities to combine courses between the tracks. The student then chooses one ofout our four tracks for further specialisation – in the direction of Aeronautics, Space, Systems or Lightweight Structures. Each track has a few compulsory courses, but most are optional out of a set of recommended courses. There are many possibilities to combine courses between the tracks.
The fourth semester is spent on a five month (30 ECTS) thesis project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a problem in- depth. The thesis project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. The results are presented in a Mmaster's thesis ands as well as in a seminar.
The employment market for European aerospace engineers is strong and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Airbus is the main European aerospace company in the civil sector, however a large part of the work is performed at various subcontractors all over Europe and also worldwide.
Government spending in tThe space sector is dynamic and also increasingevolving, with major projects such as the Galileo navigation satellite project and challenging scientific missions. The European space industry employs about 40, 000 people.. Astrium is Europe’s largest company in space with 18 000 employees spread over many countries.
A Mmaster’s degree in the aerospace fieldarea from KTH is a quality mark of quality and openss up a wide range of careerjob opportunities in industry and research, as well as areas also far beyond the aeronautical and space sectors.
Last updated May 27, 2016