Aeronautics and Astronautics
The program is focused on the formation of experts – engineers for aerospace, research and development and air transport. The program follows the bachelor program, especially bachelor programs of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME), Faculty of Transportation Sciences (FTS) and Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL) at the Czech Technical University in Prague. It regards mainly the subjects of Theoretical Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering (FME), Energetics and Process Technology (FME), Computer Supported Construction (FME), Air Transport (FTS), Technology of Aircraft Maintenance (FTS) and Professional Pilot (FTS), Systems and Control (FEL), Sensors and Instrumentation (FEL) and Robotics (FEL).
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This study program and its branches ensure compliance with the qualification requirements that have been in the field of aerospace newly created and unified for the EU and are enshrined in the regulations and recommendations issued by the Joint Aviation Authorities JAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA, the European Space Agency ESA and other EU authorities. As the Czech Republic gained full membership in the European Space Agency, and have been introduced all norms of the European Aviation Safety Agency and of numerous other international aviation organizations (IATA, ICAO, EUROCONTROL, JAA, etc.), the graduates have the opportunity to hold senior positions in management of civil aviation within the Czech Republic as well as in many other European countries. Aerospace is a demanding an interdisciplinary field that requires a thorough preparation of students of the previous, technically oriented bachelor's degree programs. Basic knowledge acquired in bachelor's study programs is significantly deepened in the follow-up master's degree program, especially in theoretical, structural, technological, operational and technical, safety, economic and managerial subjects and disciplines.
The program is strongly project-oriented which enables connection of studying with solving specific tasks and projects from practice and also contributes to the development of students' personal contacts with leading experts from the field.
Basic curricula include subjects of aerospace fields of other two faculties of CTU in Prague. Students can focus their studies in a more expert way of and choose a possible specialization in cooperation with the tutor who will help to choose suitable compulsory elective subjects, usually in connection with the semester projects and thesis.
Description of the program Aerospace Engineering
This program focuses on the formation of university-educated professionals: aerospace engineers mainly for the aerospace industry, research and development, air transport, air operators and other aviation enterprises and institutions in the Czech Republic and the EU.
The curriculum is conceived in relation to the previously completed Bachelor program with a technical focus. Students gain further theoretical knowledge of basic engineering disciplines of aircraft and space technology such as aerodynamics, flight mechanics, fundamentals of aerospace, engine theory, strength and durability of aircraft structures, avionics and electronics, aerospace materials, aircraft technology, etc. Students learn the principles and fundamentals of space technologies. The program also includes subjects common for the general university program, such as the operation of aircraft technology, navigation and flight control systems, aircraft instrumentation systems, maintenance aircraft of technology, etc. These will provide students with a broader overview in the field of aerospace.
The core of this field is then professionally and project-oriented part of teaching that contains compulsory elective subjects, such as reliability of aircraft technology, dynamic strength and lifetime, computer mechanics of fluid, mechanics of composite materials, aerodynamic aircraft design, experimental methods and testing of aircraft, and others. The field is thus directed to the construction and design of the aircraft and its systems, aircraft engines and space technology.
In order to improve students' communication and teamwork skills, the curricula also include subjects focused on language and managerial training. This part of the project-oriented study is finished by writing the diploma thesis which students usually prepare in cooperation with business aviation experts. Education and training of students in that field of study is carried out in compliance with the approved standard or individual study plan.
This new program focuses on the formation of university-educated professionals: aerospace engineers mainly for the aerospace industry, research and development, air transport, air operators and other aviation enterprises and institutions in the Czech Republic and the EU. The curriculum is conceived in relation to the previously completed Bachelor program with a technical focus and gradually gets in compliance with qualification requirements newly created and unified for the members of the EU.
Profile of “Aerospace Technology“ graduate
The graduates get deeper knowledge in fundamental theoretical and engineering disciplines of aircraft and space technology such as aerodynamics, flight mechanics, fundamentals of astronautics, theory of engines, strength and lifetime of aircraft structures, aircraft materials, aircraft construction technology, reliability of aircraft technology, operation of aircraft technology, navigation and flight control systems, aircraft avionics and instrumentation systems, aircraft technology maintenance and others. Together with language training and courses in management and economics students are provided with a broad overview of the field of aerospace technology and they are well prepared for their future job. Project-oriented system of the program gives students valuable experience of working on specific and practical projects, teamwork and contact with important experts from the field.
- Application Form
- Copy of high school or secondary school graduation certificate certified by a notary
- English language proficiency
- Specific requirements (e.g. CV, motivation letter, portfolio)
- Application fee: EUR 32
Level of English
- TOEFL IB T 65/TOEFL CBT 185 or,
- B2, FCE, IELTS 5.5 or,
- Maybe a certificate of passing the school-leaving or state examination in English
About the School
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