Master Degree in Aviation in France

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Aviation studies the practical aspects of machine-based flight. Students of this subject may study airplane design, flight test protocols or other aspects of heavier-than-air aircraft. Later jobs in this field include airline pilot, aircraft engineer and safety inspector.

France is currently among the 20 best performing countries in terms of the economy due to their excellent results-oriented higher education learning. Most of the courses at universities are offered in the French language. France has 60 public and 100 private universities.

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Master Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Aeronautical Structures (AMPAS)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Albi

The Advanced Master course AMPAS, is designed by Mines Albi and ISAE with the support of aeronautical industry partners. [+]

Best Masters in Aviation in France 2017. Master Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Aeronautical Structures (AMPAS) A booming industry After a short recession period, the Aeronautical industry market is facing a rapid and continuous increase worldwide as shown by the record breaking contracts recently signed by both Airbus and Boeing. These two industry leaders forecast an increase of close to 5% in activity over the next years and estimations indicate that the annual increase of large commercial airplanes will induce a doubling of the number of aircraft by 2030. Nearly sixty percent of the turnover is subcontracted all over the world and concerns mostly production and manufacturing activities. As a consequence most aeronautical subcontracting companies will have to increase their production rates but also to keep up to date with technological changes; moving from metallic processes toward composite materials processes. Moreover the aircraft manufacturers have changed their supply chain structure in the last years, and subcontractors are now required to manage more complex parts and to take over, on their own, the qualification processes. At the heart of Europes Aerospace Valley The Midi-Pyrénées is home to the global headquarters of Airbus and over 600 subcontracting businesses, employing more than 60,000 employees. The French space agency (CNES), as well as Thales and EADS Astrium are also present in the area along with their lot of subcontractors. The Ecole des Mines d’Albi and Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE), have both a proven track record of leading research and working alongside industrial partners in the aeronautics industry. This master program is accredited by the French “Conference des Grandes Ecoles” A formation tailored to the need of the industry The Advanced Master course AMPAS, is designed by Mines Albi and ISAE with the support of aeronautical industry partners. It will give a specialization to master level students allowing them to take over high level responsibilities in airframe structure manufacturing plants. It is especially well suited to students who have followed general studies in mechanical engineering, material science or equivalent and who would like to gain a major chance to be recruited by aeronautical industry. To reach this goal, AMPAS master students will develop: general knowledge of flight dynamics constrains and airframe design knowledge and understanding of the airframe materials and processes and their qualification constrains knowledge, understanding and practice of the prevalent processes for structural applications with either metallic or fiber reinforced thermoset composites materials ability to use state of the art simulation tools for definition and optimization of metallic sheet forming and RTM/infusion process knowledge of the aeronautical supply chain structure and their communication rules understanding of the aeronautic dedicated quality and management requirements knowledge and practice of lean manufacturing tools ability to undertake manufacturing projects in an international team environment ability to communicate with written reports and by oral presentation Lecturers Professoral staff form Ecole des Mines Albi and ISAE (Institut Supérieur de l'Aeronautique) and more generally from University of Toulouse Experts form Aeronautical Insdustry, especially from AIRBUS and supply chain Experts from certification, quality, supply chain organization and management Requirements Applicants must have a Master degree, or an equivalent degree in science or engineering, or a bachelor degree with 3 years of professional experience at least. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79 Contents A balance of theoretical learning and practical experience: The course consists of 75 credits mixing academic teaching and professional experience. First semester: academic term of 450h and 45 credits, provided by permanent professors of Mines Albi and ISAE and expert practitioners from aerospace industry to bring current knowledge and experience. The teaching, balancing academic lessons with more applied practice. Second semester: Professional thesis in the aeronautical industry or in an academic research lab in collaboration with aeronautical industrial partners, in France or abroad. The duration is from 5 to 6 months and corresponds to 30 credits. Students are supervised by a tutor from the host organization and from Mines Albi or ISAE. Thesis is concluded by the preparation of a final report and an oral dissertation in front of a jury. Syllabus The academic course consists of 450 hours of taught modules aiming to provide a deep knowledge of the three main material families used in airframe structures (i.e. aluminum, titanium and long fiber reinforced polymer composites) as well as their related forming routes relevant to aeronautical industries. It is also devoted to gain knowledge in aircraft architecture, on aeronautical supply chain specificities, lean manufacturing and quality management required to be able to take over technical and organizational responsibilities in industry. A team project (100 hours) will demonstrate the ability to address an aeronautical part processing problem following the theoretical and professional skills. In more details: 1. Aircraft, material and process basic scientific knowledge Aircraft General Knowledge Flight Dynamic Structure and Airframe Design Aeronautical materials and processes Aluminium and titanium alloys Epoxy and thermoplastic composites Assembly processes Material and processes qualification NDT and shape control techniques NDT for metallic and composite materials Optical techniques for assembly aid Computer Aided Design 2. Composite structure forming and machining Processes Physical phenomena description and modeling related to epoxy based manufacturing Raw material and composite quality control LCM/RTM processes Autoclave Vacuum Bagging (monolithic - sandwich) processes Composite material trimming, drilling and assembly RTM/Infusion Simulation 3. Metallic structure forming and machining processes Material behaviour and mechanical model Cold and hot sheet forming processes Surface treatments Metallic material machining Sheet forming simulation 4. Industrial Organization and Management Supply chain structure and organization Materials management and Lean manufacturing Supply chain improvement and collaborative processes Quality management and tools 5. Integrated Team Project 6. Internship and Professional Thesis (2nd semester) [-]

Advanced Master Air Navigation System Engineering and Operations (MS ANSEO)

ENAC
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 France Toulouse

The MS ANSEO integrates the topics of the former masters by offering a systematic and global approach of the Air Navigation systems: on-ground (communication systems, navigation systems, surveillance systems, automated air traffic control systems), on-board (Satellite and avionics systems), and its operational methods (Air Traffic Management). [+]

As part of the policy on continuous improvement and adaptation of its master program to meet technological evolutions, air transport jobs, and to better answer to the needs of the global Air Navigation Industry, ENAC created a new Advanced Master Air Navigation System Engineering and Operations which replaces 3 former advanced masters: MS aviation and Air Traffic Management, MS Air Ground Collaborative System Engineering and MS Communication Navigation Surveillance. The MS ANSEO integrates the topics of the former masters by offering a systematic and global approach of the Air Navigation systems: on-ground (communication systems, navigation systems, surveillance systems, automated air traffic control systems), on-board (Satellite and avionics systems), and its operational methods (Air Traffic Management). Aims of the MS ANSEO: Commercial air transport Business should double before 20 years according to the most realistic forecasts. Therefore ICAO, States, Authorities of the Civil aviation should anticipate and prepare technically and operationally this growth by, establishing and implementing an effective global air navigation services system, absorbing the air traffic growth by a more integrated flight management into their different phases, reducing waiting times on the ground or during flight, and implementing new optimized operational concepts for eco-effective trajectories. Training program objectives The new advanced master “Air Navigation Systems Engineering and Operations ", MS ANSEO, is based on a systemic approach of Ai Navigation System, on an unique and integrated program with opened to three operational options: ATM, CNS/GNSS and Avionics. The MS ANSEO role is to educate a new generation of Air Navigation Systems experts providing up-do-date skills and transverse knowledge to develop and operate the Air Navigation System meeting the worldwide Air Transport challenges. Future graduates of the MS ANSEO will be qualified managers of interdisciplinary teams to develop or to improve technical Air Navigation System, whether at sub-systems level (plane, ground, management of air traffic) or at architecture system integrating interactions between these sub-systems. Thanks to their high techniques monitoring, legal and regulations awareness of the global Air Navigation System, they will be able to monitor, to optimize systems evolution, whether it is at the equipment level or at the system level, or to propose operational and technical road maps, and to define the development and operational standards. So, whether it is for senior or for junior engineers in their first years of their professional life, the MS ANSEO will give them the best means, after their graduation, the understanding of the complexity of technical Air Navigation systems, to allow them to develop adapted solutions, to make the decisions and to take the most relevant technical and operational choice meeting their particular needs satisfying of the worldwide overall objectives. The option "ATM" prepares future engineers for developing and improving operational efficiency of air navigation systems and air traffic management operations by a thorough knowledge of interactions between various actors of the air transport. The option “Avionics” prepares future engineers for designing, developing, integrating or the testing, as well as for the certification or maintenance of any avionics systems, thanks to their comprehensive mastering of legal, regulatory, technically and operational associated aspects. The option "CNS/gnss" prepares future engineers for developing technical infrastructure, implementing advanced systems ensuring air navigation services, such as communication, navigation (including GNSS) and surveillance, and in particularly the navigation systems by satellite, thanks to their comprehensive mastering of legal, regulatory, technically and operational associated aspects. ATM Avionics CNS/GNSS Employers Jobs or positions X X X ATM, Avionics, Air Navigation Systems Manufacturers Technical project managers, R& D engineers, designers, test managers, computer designers, system integration or validation engineers X X X Airlines Maintenance managers, maintenance programme managers, Embedded system continued airworthiness manager X / X Air Navigation Services Providers Airport Operators Managers of technical and operational strategy System Engineers Engineering department, R&D, integration or validation managers X / X Civil Aviation Authorities in charge of regulations Regulations, strategy Managers Experts X X X Civil Aviation Authorities in charge of surveillance, monitoring of operational actors or industries Inspector, audit managers Control and follow up managers X X X International entities in charge of Norms and Standards Standard development managers Experts X X X International Organizations in charge of Air Navigation System strategy evolution Prospective Studies Managers, Road Map managers [-]

Master Programme in Spatial Engineering

ESTACA
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Paris

The French and European space programmes are economically and strategically important for the future: the development of access to space, with applications such as Earth observation or telecommunications, activities related to research in a zero-gravity environment, the presence of man in space, the continuation of development of the large families of satellites such as Spot, development of mini and micro-satellites, preparation of various interplanetary probes and the missions to Mars, all of these are subjects that are currently being developed. Becoming an engineer in the space sector means working on the construction of launchers, spacecraft (satellites, probes, shuttles, orbital stations) and thrusters, and also taking part in the launch and operation of satellites. [+]

Best Masters in Aviation in France 2017. The French and European space programmes are economically and strategically important for the future: the development of access to space, with applications such as Earth observation or telecommunications, activities related to research in a zero-gravity environment, the presence of man in space, the continuation of development of the large families of satellites such as Spot, development of mini and micro-satellites, preparation of various interplanetary probes and the missions to Mars, all of these are subjects that are currently being developed. Becoming an engineer in the space sector means working on the construction of launchers, spacecraft (satellites, probes, shuttles, orbital stations) and thrusters, and also taking part in the launch and operation of satellites. SPECIALISED TRAINING AND PRIVILEGED CONTACT WITH COMPANIES more than 400 hours of courses are provided by engineers from CNES, EADS, ONERA, ArianeSpace, the SAFRAN Group, etc. at least 4 implementation projects are performed during the curriculum, for example: launcher architecture design office; calculation of the performance of the force provided by different propellants; dimensioning satellites for particular missions; programme for launch into orbit 12 months of work-experience courses obligatory: Discovering the company course in 1st year at EADS Astrium: management of documentation and nomenclature; Engineer's work-experience course in 4th year" at CNES: research into the characteristics of Martian soil from information collected during a mission to Mars; End-of-studies work-experience course in 5th year at EADS Space Transportation (Astrium): research into new architectures for navigation systems for development of the control of launchers. visits to sites and conferences: CNES at Toulouse, SAFRAN at Vernon (rocket engines), etc. AN ASSOCIATION FOR EXPRESSING YOUR INTERESTS The rocket club: ESO (ESTACA Space Odyssey) designs, builds and launches experimental rockets, mini-rockets and stratospheric balloons with the logistical and methodological support of the "Planète Sciences" Association. These launches take place during campaigns performed at the initiative of the national centre for space studies (CNES). [-]

Master Programme in Aeronautical Engineering

ESTACA
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Paris

Reduction in the weight of aircraft, reduction in polluting emissions, increase in aircraft capacity, development and integration of electrical commands: innovation is constant in the aeronautical sector, to reconcile economic and technical performance, in complete security. Being an engineer in aeronautics means working on the design and operation of aircraft (aeroplanes, helicopters, balloons), and embedded systems. [+]

Reduction in the weight of aircraft, reduction in polluting emissions, increase in aircraft capacity, development and integration of electrical commands: innovation is constant in the aeronautical sector, to reconcile economic and technical performance, in complete security. Being an engineer in aeronautics means working on the design and operation of aircraft (aeroplanes, helicopters, balloons), and embedded systems. This might mean the technical conduct of the development programme, carrying out tests on the ground or in flight, developing production methods, optimising quality processes, or prospecting and negotiating contracts. SPECIALISED TRAINING AND PRIVILEGED CONTACT WITH COMPANIES more than 400 hours of courses are provided by engineers from Dassault, Safran, EADS-Airbus, Thalès, etc. at least 4 implementation projects are performed during the curriculum, for example: preliminary design of Aircraft architecture (modelling); determining the weight of an airliner's wing; dimensioning an exhaust nozzle; study on functional safety for landing gear. 12 months of mandatory work-experience courses, for example: Discovering the company course in 1st year at EADS MOROCCO: Design of a computer program for monitoring aircraft maintenance; Engineer's work-experience course in 4th year at EUROCOPTER JAPAN: Research on optimising stocks of helicopter replacement parts and proposing new solutions; End-of-study work-experience course in 5th year at DASSAULT AVIATION: Study on improving acoustic comfort in the cabin of the Falcon 7X; visits to the Toulouse aeronautical sites (Airbus, CEAT test centre, etc.) and conferences ASSOCIATIONS FOR EXPRESSING YOUR INTERESTS Reconstructing the first seaplane, which made its maiden voyage in 1909: this is one of the projects undertaken by students of the Aeronautical Group, which also organises first experiences of flying (aeroplane, helicopter, aerobatics), travel in aeroplanes, conferences, visits to companies, pilot's courses, etc. In 2010, the association will also organise the "Grandes Ecoles" Gliding Meetings. The objective of Flying West is to help students at Laval discover aeronautical activities, offering them conferences, preparation for the pilot's licence and the renovation of old aircraft. Building and flying miniature aeroplanes: ESTACA Modelling provides an introduction to aero-modelling in all its forms: construction and flying of powered aeroplanes, gliders or indoor aircraft. The association has launched the "Exceptional Gliders" project, to provide the association with gliders of various dimensions (1.50 m to 4.40 m) and works together with former students. [-]

Advanced Master Air Operations & Maintenance

ESTACA
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Paris

The modern air transport industry needs engineers who have more than the traditional technical skills. The airlines need to ensure global security at an affordable cost. Their Engineers need a global view of the legal and economic environment as well as an in-depth understanding of operation and maintenance processes in order to cope with growing international competition and a complex regulatory framework. [+]

Best Masters in Aviation in France 2017. AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH INDUSTRIAL REQUIREMENTS The modern air transport industry needs engineers who have more than the traditional technical skills. The airlines need to ensure global security at an affordable cost. Their Engineers need a global view of the legal and economic environment as well as an in-depth understanding of operation and maintenance processes in order to cope with growing international competition and a complex regulatory framework. ESTACA offers a new Advanced Master program in air operations and maintenance that applies to Airline, MRO operators, Airport operators Aeronautical logistic and air manufacturing companies. The aim of this one-year program is to offer students the means to understand the organization and the economy of the air transport industry. They will be in close contact with our partners (Aircraft manufacturers, Airlines, MRO operators, Airport operators, so they will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge directly to real cases. The Air Rules are the cornerstone of this course and are studied with different approaches. AIM Acquire the skills to understand the organization and the economy of the air transport industry PROGRAM BENEFITS Teaching faculty heavily involved in the industrial sector Global overview of the air transport industry SKILLS ACQUIRED Implementation and execution of aircraft maintenance and airline operations from the perspective of a manufacturer, maintenance operator and airline. Ability to work within the constraints of aeronautics regulations Understanding of European (EASA) and US (FAA) regulations Understanding of relationships between airworthiness authorities, manufacturers, airlines, airports and MRO operators SYLLABUS : 400 HOURS OF ACADEMIC COURSEWORK (MORE DETAILS ON THE CURSUS PAGE)(October to mid-February) Regulatory environment (in Europe and the United States) Airline operations MRO operations Engineering skills 6 MONTHS MINIMUM OF IN-COMPANY OPERATIONAL TRAINING FOLLOWED BY A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (FEBRUARY - AUGUST) ASSESSMENT Teaching modules assessed via exams and case studies Academic project & Professional thesis assessed via dissertation JOB PROSPECTS Maintenance department manager, project manager for aircraft maintenance operations, project manager for an aircraft interior redesign operation, etc. Maintenance and support departments for aircraft manufacturers, aircraft maintenance operators, airlines and airport operators. INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS : AIR FRANCE (AIRLINE & MRO) , AIRBUS GROUP , ADP (AÉROPORTS DE PARIS), ZODIAC AEROSPACE. Course breakdown: Lectures, case studies, team work project and management, Language: English Number of credits: 75 ECTS ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to all foreign and French students holding a Master Degree (preferably in scientific fields, business master may also apply) or having completed five years of studies in an Engineering degree. Applicants should have English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 91 or TOEIC: 850 or IELTS: 6.5) Location: ESTACA Paris-Saclay campus in Saint Quentin en Yvelines [-]

Advanced Master in Safety Management System in Aviation - MS SMS-A

ENAC
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Toulouse

The ENAC Advanced Master Safety Management System in Aviation is designed for current or future SMS managers in charge of the development, deployment, or improvement of SMS in organisations that must comply with ICAO safety requirements. [+]

Content and Objectives ENAC Advanced Master SMS in Aviation is designed to train SMS managers who will lead the structural and administrative changes within their organisation, moving it from reactive thinking to predictive thinking. In an effort to reach the next level of aviation safety, international civil aviation authorities (ICAO, EASA, FAA) as well as IATA require organisations and institutions alike to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) for the management of safety risks. The corresponding fields include: aircrafts design and production, air operations, aeronautical maintenance, air traffic services, airport and training organisations. SMS represents the next step in the evolution of safety processes in the aviation industry worldwide, at the organisational level. SMS complements the requirements and regulations in human or technical safety already implemented during the past decades. SMS is the formal systemic and pro-active approach to anticipating and managing safety risk, as well as to initiating and achieving the necessary transformation of organisational structures, accountabilities, policies, procedures, standard practices and regulations. SMS is a structured process that requires organisations to apprehend possible safety issues with the same level of priority that other core business topics are managed, and to continuously analyze them, in conjunction with state institutions within their State Safety Program (SSP), as well as with their industry counterparts. The objective is to provide future SMS managers with the fundamentals of how to systematically monitor and improve aviation safety using the Safety Management System described in ANNEX 19 of the ICAO Convention. This program enables applicants to acquire a practical expertise in the development, implementation, assessment and improvement of SMS and SSP. Courses cover all of the aspects of SMS concepts, processes, methods and operational management, either cross-domain or specific to the organisation. The program is specifically engineered to address both executive as well as working levels, to consider the entire gamut of aviation organisations (aircraft operator, manufacturer, maintenance organisation, airport operator, air navigation service provider, training organisation) and to cover the interactions between all of these organisations. At soft skills level, the program emphasises the necessity of enhancing or improving the organisation safety culture - the just culture, through a transformation of leadership, management and employees attitudes. It will give to trainees the capacity to develop, implement and grow all of the above mentioned aspects of a SMS in any aviation organisation they work in. Furthermore, they will be able to make critical assessments of professional safety management practices and systematically deal with complex problems. Professional Prospect The ENAC Advanced Master Safety Management System in Aviation is designed for current or future SMS managers in charge of the development, deployment, or improvement of SMS in organisations that must comply with ICAO safety requirements. Career opportunities Civil Aviation Authorities: Safety Director or Manager Safety performance Manager SSP (State Safety Program) Manager Responsible for certification and approval Industry and operators (Aircraft operator, Aircraft Manufacturer, MRO Organisation, Airport operator, Air Navigation Service Provider, Training Organisation): Safety Director or Manager SMS (Safety Management System) Manager Safety investigations Manager Safety analysis Manager [-]

Advanced Master in Aerospace Project Management

ENAC
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Toulouse

Aeronautical, Space and Defense business is, by nature, complex, innovative with high added value. Placed at the hearth of political, economic, environmental and technological issues, in France, in [+]

Advanced Master in Aerospace Project Management

Aeronautical, Space and Defense business is, by nature, complex, innovative with high added value. Placed at the hearth of political, economic, environmental and technological issues, in France, in Europe and worldwide, it requires a prospective vision from decision makers. It is based on specific industrial processes, characterized by long, costly and risky cycles (R & D, production, maintenance & support).

Aerospace programs, either in civil or defence, are facing challenging concerns: competitiveness and high technologies development, global supply chain approaches, Government budget reduction, and internationalisation of resources. The development and industrialisation of new programs involves the collaboration of companies from many countries and cultures, several thousands engineers work in all regions around the world through IT platform and tools.... [-]


Advanced Master in Aviation Safety Aircraft Airworthiness

ENAC
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Toulouse

The main objective of air transport is to ensure the safety of the passengers, crew and people on the ground which is mainly done through aircraft airworthiness activities. Such [+]

Advanced Master in Aviation Safety Aircraft Airworthiness The main objective of air transport is to ensure the safety of the passengers, crew and people on the ground which is mainly done through aircraft airworthiness activities.

Such activities must be considered as a coherent process running from the design of the aircraft to the monitoring of its technical condition in airline service. This Mastère Spécialisé covers both the technical aspects of certification, i.e the compliance with applicable requirements and the legal implications and obligations. This course has been designed to give future managers a broad understanding of the issues and priorities which, as far as aeronautical construction is concerned, have an international dimension.... [-]


Master of Space Studies

International Space University
Campus Full time September 2017 France Strasbourg

The ISU Master of Space Studies (MSS) program is designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry. [+]

Renewing the future – ISU Master of Space Studies Program

ISU is pleased to announce that over the coming months it will be conducting a reimagining and renewal of its highly successful Master of Space Studies (MSS) program.

Since its inception in 1995 this core ISU program - encapsulating ISU’s international, intercultural and interdisciplinary approach to space education - has produced multi-skilled graduates able to meet the demands of the space sector, whether in government, industry or academia. As the MSS approaches its 20th year, ISU is committed to reviewing its achievements to date, promoting its most successful aspects and identifying new areas for innovation in order to provide its graduates with the maximum opportunity to develop their subsequent careers.... [-]