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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

A Master in Aerospace Engineering is a degree that includes subjects such as aeroacoustics, aerodynamics, propulsion or aerospace structures. It prepares students for work in the aerospace industry or related research fields.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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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. [+]

Masters in Aerospace Engineering in Europe 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) [-]

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. [+]

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. [+]

Masters in Aerospace Engineering in Europe 2017. 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. [-]

Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

University of Bologna School of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Forli

Aerospace Engineering is a four-semester programme with core and elective courses. The core modules are applied aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, atmospheric flight dynamics, aerospace structures, automatic flight control and design methods in the aerospace industry. [+]

Aerospace Engineering is a four-semester programme with core and elective courses. The core modules are applied aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, atmospheric flight dynamics, aerospace structures, automatic flight control and design methods in the aerospace industry. From the second semester, students may take elective courses which are logically grouped in an Aeronautics track and in a Space track, but that can also be selected individually. Our list of elective courses expands year-after-year, check them out regularly! Key Details Duration: 2 years (Full-time) ECTS: 120 Number of places: 50 Start: September every year Language: English Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Tortora Location: Forlì Fees: about 2,800€ per year Admission requirements For a successful attendance to the course, the enrolling student must have acquired basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and engineering. To access the Master Degree course in Aerospace Engineering the student must have earned a Bachelor's (First cycle) degree, or another five-year laurea degree (Italian) or another equivalent qualification obtained abroad. The Master Degree course admits a planned number of students each year, in relation to the available resources. The number of admitted students and the selection methods are published yearly in the relative “Call for applications”. Admission to the restricted access degree programme is subject to demonstration of the required knowledge and skills, by passing the exam with a minimum score indicated in the “call for applications”. Students must also provide proof of knowledge of English language of at least B2 Level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If the aforementioned certification, issued by a “Centro Linguistico di Ateneo” (CLA) or an equivalent certifying entity, is missing, the AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Degree Programme Board can verify that the candidate's English language competence is at least sufficient for a correct understanding of the classes and for the examinations to be carried out in English. This entry requirement will be evaluated on the basis of the candidate's curriculum vitae and, if necessary, by means of an interview with a specifically nominated Board, so as to enable the student to enrol on the course anyhow. In that case, a certification of English language of at least B2 level has to be obtained anyway by the end of the first year of enrollment. Only nationals from the USA, U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada are exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Applicants who obtained a Bachelor's degree in one of the mentioned countries, or a Bachelor's degree taught in English are also exempt from the proof of English language proficiency requirement. Programme profile The 2nd cycle degree programme produces professionals with a high level of preparation and specialization, able to fill technical and management positions in working contexts which require specific skills in basic science and industrial engineering, with a specific focus in aerospace engineering. Graduates must be able to apply analytical tools, numerical simulation techniques and experimental laboratory methods. Professionally, graduates will be able to produce physical/mathematical models to analyse aircraft and spacecraft requirements and performance and the physical environment they move in. They may also study advanced methods for air traffic monitoring and control using information processing and telecommunication systems in aerospace environments. These learning outcomes are achieved through a learning programme which, based on a solid background in physics and mathematics is completed in this 2nd cycle degree programme by some specific course units, the acquisition of professional and operative skills in all specific disciplines of Aerospace Engineering, and in particular aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aerospace structures and materials, propulsion and aerospace systems. The course curriculum, including the preparation of the dissertation, leaves space for autonomous learning activities, including workshops, allowing students to develop strong skills in the planning, design, manufacturing and assembly of highly complex systems. 2nd cycle graduates will be able to operate professionally in production innovation and development, advanced design, planning and programming, management of complex systems, both as freelance or employed in manufacturing and service industries and in civil service. 2nd cycle graduates may find employment in aircraft and aerospace industries; public and private aerospace research and development institutions; air transport companies; air traffic control authorities; the air force and aeronautical sectors of other corps; manufacturing industries which require skills in aerodynamics and light structures. [-]

Special Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Special Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Code LM-28400) aims to develop experts that can be employed in advanced research and aerospace development centres. Students experience a system-oriented approach to aerospace engineering [+]

Masters in Aerospace Engineering in Europe 2017. The Special Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Code LM-28400) aims to develop experts that can be employed in advanced research and aerospace development centres. Students experience a system-oriented approach to aerospace engineering that is not common in the industry as the complexity of each subsystem drives engineers to focus on single aspects. The Special Master of Aerospace Engineering is a two-year programme designed for students holding an Italian masters degree (Laurea Magistrale) in any engineering discipline, earned after 5 years of studies, or an equivalent degree earned abroad. However, it may be reduced to one year for students with an Aerospace Engineering degree obtained at the end of 5 years of university-level study programmes. Learning Objectives The learning objective of the Special Master of Aerospace Engineering is training experts that can be employed in advanced research and development centers in aerospace engineering. An important aspect of the program consists in giving students a system-oriented approach to aerospace engineering. The capability of having a system-oriented and global vision of a space mission is not common in the industry because complexity of each subsystem pushes engineers to focus on single aspects. The design of the general architecture is assigned to the system engineer who is a long-experienced engineer that is able to have a global understanding of the project due to their experience acquired in various subsystems. System engineers are increasingly more difficult to find due to discontinuities that occur over time in the development of large space projects. Master programs in aerospace engineering tend to provide students with at most a basic education in one of the areas of aerospace engineering because of the continuous technological advancement. On the other hand, complexity of current space programs asks for professionals capable of having an insight in extremely various technical aspects. Thus, education offered by the Special Master is extremely important in the industry since it trains system engineers in astronautics. Educational Project The Special Master of Aerospace Engineering is a two-year program. However, it reduces to a one-year program for students with a master degree (or an equivalent degree) in the area of aerospace engineering . All courses are taught in English. The educational project of the Special Master of Aerospace Engineering pushes students towards practical projects. In fact, students get trained in research and development activities through an education that covers both theoretical and practical aspects. As a matter of fact, courses usually include lab activities; in the School of Aerospace Engineering the following labs are active AerosPower - Power Systems for Aerospace Lab ARCA - Automation Robotics and Control for Aerospace Lab EOSIAL - Earth Observation Satellite Images Applications Lab Flight Mechanics Lab Guidance and Navigation Lab Electronics Lab Structure and Material Lab Technologies for Aerospace Lab Thermo-acoustic Lab Thermo-vacuum and Optics Lab The School's facilities include a ground station for tracking and commanding satellites, a space simulator (thermo-vacuum, magnetic field, sun simulator), and a clean room for assembling microsatellites. Career Opportunities The Special Master of Aerospace Engineering leads to the following career opportunities in the industry system engineer for industrial aerospace projects engineer for automatic and robotic systems operator of systems for remote sensing, observation, and surveillance supervisor of space missions, including launch operations and ground operations for tracking, remote control, remote sensing, and data processing expert for engineering aspects of the effects of space environment on human beings and on parts of aerospace systems consultant for strategic and decisional processes of space agencies in research centers researcher in space systems researcher in the development of innovative materials for astronautics researcher in astrodynamics and control of aerospace systems expert for scientific missions for exploration of solar system in the area of education and cultural activities instructor for industry and military staff disseminator of aerospace culture [-]

Master in Turbomachinery Aeromechanic University Training THRUST

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high [+]

The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from at least two different countries and a double degree from two universities. Energy and propulsion are much needed systems in the world for most modern human activities and social development for a sustainable society. Turbomachines produce more than 90% of all electricity in the world, drive the majority of aircrafts and are used extensively as compressors, pumps, etc. in many modern applications (e.g. refrigerators, ventilators, etc). Programme outline The programme is highly integrated, first of all regarding student and teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also related to the extended use of remote teaching by the specialist teachers at all four universities, in conjunction with “face-to-face” and “virtual” interactive workshops and project courses. The educational programme THRUST offers a unique, modern and highly interactive learning material which enhances the student learning process. This, together with the “remote learning” aspects, will also allow for a substantial potential for already active industrial persons to participate in the programme as part of the life-long learning inside their respective companies. Given the nature of the subject of aeromechanics, multidisciplinary skills are fostered. Career prospects The THRUST programme offers the students a worldwide unique education at a high academic level, involving researchers/teachers at three European and one US top universities in the area and prepares the students for a direct industrial engagement. Furthermore it paves the way for continued PhD studies in this field. Application closed From intake 2015 THRUST is no longer an Erasmus Mundus programme, but will run as a joint Master's programme. The programme is not yet open for application. [-]

Master in Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering

National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia Moscow

The MS program “Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering” offers high-quality postgraduate education in non-ferrous physical metallurgy and mechanical and aerospace engineering. [+]

Master in Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering

A MS program “Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering” offers high-quality postgraduate education in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and non-ferrous physical metallurgy.

Total amount of Academic Credits: 120 credits.

Academic Credits for R&D work and dissertation: 45 credits.

Academic Credits for educational courses: 75 credits.

The medium of instruction for this program is English.

Program’s content

During their study, students will actively use technical equipment that will help them test their theoretical knowledge in experimental setting. The educational process is based on the modular system, which allows students to choose the courses they deem necessary and beneficial for their future career from a total number of courses offered by the program.... [-]