Master in Aircraft Systems Integration

Carlos III University of Madrid

Program Description

Master in Aircraft Systems Integration

Carlos III University of Madrid

Master in Aircraft Systems Integration

The Master of Engineering in Aircraft Systems Integration (MASI), sponsored by Airbus Group-Spain, has been specifically designed for recent graduate engineers, and working professionals who want to develop and lead projects of Systems Integration.

Our courses are given in English by internationally recognized experts in their fields coming from the key players in the aeronautical business, including industry, academia, government and regulators.

The MASI program comprise 90 ECTS credits. The full-time program includes 12 months of instruction at AIRBUS GROUP and UC3M, followed by a Final Project to be completed within 6 months.

Its modular presentation allows for part-time study with a flexible completion date taking between 1.5 and 3 years.

The MASI Program combines three basic elements.

Fundamentals (M1), to provide the basis, the support to understand the technologies, the methods, the requirement. Generalization (M2), required to manage complexity and to understand the whole (systems thinking), and Experimentation (M3), to move from abstraction to implementation, innovation, invention.

M1. Introductory Level (16.6 ECTS credits).

Courses in the Introductory Level provide the technical knowledge necessary to understand how the different aircraft’s systems work.

Introduction to Aircraft Systems Integration (2.4 ECTS) Course Director: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (AIRBUS GROUP) Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering (6.0 ECTS) Course Director: Marcos Vera Coello (UC3M) Onboard Electronics and Instrumentation (3.2 ECTS) Course Director: Andrés Barrado Bautista (UC3M) Aeronautical Communications (3.0 ECTS) Course Director: Francisco J. González Serrano (UC3M) Introduction to Aircraft Control (2.0 ECTS)

Course Director: Concepción Monje (UC3M)

M2. Core Level (14.4 ECTS credits).

The Core level is aimed at providing the global systemic vision required to manage the large and complex aeronautic projects. The focus is on the procedures, methodologies, tools and agents common in all systems integration projects. It includes general courses like Systems Engineering or Project Management, and others more specific for the aeronautical context, but transversal in the integration processes.

Systems Engineering (3.2 ECTS).

Course Director: Enrique Martín Martínez (AIRBUS GROUP)

Airborne Software (2.6 ECTS)

Course Director: Jesús Carretero (UC3M) and Ismael Lafoz Pastor (AIRBUS GROUP)

Aircraft Certification and Safety Analysis (3.0 ECTS)

Course Director: Javier Espinosa Arronte (EADS) and Isabel Lozano Cagigao (AIRBUS GROUP) Aeronautical Projects Management (1.6 ECTS) Course Director: Rebeca Calvo Aguilar (AIRBUS GROUP) Design and Configuration Management of Aircraft Systems (1.6 ECTS) Course Director: Jesús López Ferrer (AIRBUS GROUP) Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (2.4 ECTS)

Course Director: David García Gómez (AIRBUS GROUP)

M3. Advanced Level (22.4 ECTS credits).

This module focuses on the integration of specific systems, like the Fuel, Hydraulic, Electric, Avionic Systems… The idea is to apply the general and common methods and tools to each aircfraft system, to each subsystem, part, etc.

Antennas Integration (1.4 ECTS) Course Director: Luis E. García Castillo (UC3M) General Systems (5.4 ECTS) Course Director: Javier Yagüe López (AIRBUS GROUP) Communication Systems (2.0 ECTS) Course Director: Francisco Peña del Campo (AIRBUS GROUP) Surveillance, Identification and Mission Systems (2.6 ECTS) Course Director: Julio Gutiérrez Martín (EADS) Air Navigation Systems (2.2 ECTS) Course Director: Agustín Gil-Martín Vilades (AIRBUS GROUP) Presentation and Flight Information Systems (2.0 ECTS) Course Director: José A. García Ramírez (AIRBUS GROUP) Weapons and Electronic Warfare System (1.6 ECTS) Course Director: Álvaro Blázquez López (AIRBUS GROUP) Unmanned Air Systems (1.6 ECTS) Course Director: Alberto P. Martínez Borja (AIRBUS GROUP) Seminars/Conferences/Labs (4.2 ECTS)

Coordinator: Francisco J. González (UC3M)

M4. Internship Placement (24 ECTS credits).

The MASI program includes a part-time paid internship at the EADS-Spain facilities. During the internship period (11 months), the students will solve real integration problems under the supervision of a Company Mentor. In addition to the real-work experience, the industrial placement helps MASI students to create a network of contacts very useful for finding permanent employment in the company.

Coordinator: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (EADS AIRBUS GROUP)

M5. Final Project (12 ECTS credits).

The Final Project consists of the development of a complete system's integration project under the supervision of an industry or academic advisor. The project will make use of methods and tools learned in the MASI curriculum. The Final Project culminates in a written project report and an oral presentation.

Coordinators: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (AIRBUS GROUP) and Francisco J. González Serrano (UC3M)

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
12 months
Full time
10,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2016
Spain Madrid
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Duration 12 months
Price 10,000 EUR