Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

University of Bologna

Program Description

Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

University of Bologna

Aerospace Engineering is a four-semester program 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 2,900€ maximum per year - scholarships and waivers available

Programme Aims

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.

Expected Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes are how a student must know, be able to use and be able to demonstrate at the end of each segment of the educational path.

The learning outcomes are established by the Degree Program in coherence with the skills required by the training application and are articulated in a progression that allows the student to successfully achieve the requirements set by the external request for training.

The study plan is made up of teaching modules organized to achieve objectives for the construction of knowledge and skills. Each module requires a certain amount of knowledge already acquired or qualifications obtained previously.

For each area of learning, which groups teaching modules according to the common objectives that characterize them, the knowledge and skills the area is proposed as an aim are described.

It is then possible to open all the tabs where each teaching module explains in detail its own particular learning outcomes that contribute to the area objective.

Finally, the characteristics of the work to be developed for the degree thesis are described, that is the final project that the student must face in order to complete his/her training proving to have reached the required level of autonomy.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
2 years
Full time
2,900 EUR
per year.