Master in Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems (Stuttgart)

Samara National Research University

Program Description

Master in Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems (Stuttgart)

Samara National Research University

The master’s program “Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems”, implemented within the scope of the “Aircraft Engines” area, boasts international status and has been developed in conjunction with the University of Stuttgart (Germany).

The program is aimed at training high-caliber specialists in the design of aviation gas-turbine engines and power-system drives. Students learn the fundamental aspects of the creation of aerospace equipment, and participate in the design of an aviation gas-turbine engine, starting with the initial idea and thermogasdynamic calculations and ending with the detailed design.

The advantage of the program is the opportunity to learn how to take a comprehensive approach to the design of engines and their parts, and to master the techniques used in solving interdisciplinary tasks with the broad use of IT technologies and full-scale experiments.

It’s possible within the scope of the program to earn two diplomas – from Samara University and the University of Stuttgart (Cooperation Agreement between Samara University and Universitaet Stuttgart). Immediately upon completing their studies, graduates find employment and begin working successfully at the leading Russian and foreign aerospace centers and high-tech companies.

Brief characterisation of the programme

The program trains top-flight professionals with deep theoretical and practical knowledge in the engineering of aviation gas-turbine engines and propulsion systems. The knowledge and experience they gain in the program allow graduates to realize their potential as design-engineers, secure jobs in the area of real-world production, or assume management positions at companies and institutions pursuing aircraft engine-building.

The study process encompasses an array of disciplines in different areas: aside from specialized subjects, a great deal of attention is paid to general-engineering training, proficiency in the natural sciences and the humanities, as well as information technologies. Engineering training makes use of the world’s largest collection of domestically-manufactured and foreign-made engines.

Classes are taught by candidates and doctors of science with extended educational and industrial experience, allowing students to gain a solid theoretical foundation while also mastering the applied aspects. The study process also features the active use of multimedia education.

Features (advantages) of the programme

The advantage of the program is the opportunity to learn how to take a comprehensive approach to the design of engines and their parts, and to master the techniques used in solving interdisciplinary tasks with the broad use of IT technologies and full-scale experiments.

It’s possible within the scope of the program to earn two diplomas – from Samara University and the University of Stuttgart (Cooperation Agreement between Samara University and Universitaet Stuttgart). Students taking part in the exchange program on the basis of competitive selection spend the first year studying at their home university, and the second year preparing their thesis work at the partner university.

Graduates get the chance to work at Russia’s leading aviation engine-building enterprises, as well as at German and Swiss companies engaged in the development of gas-turbine equipment.

Students distinguishing themselves in the research field have unique opportunities to participate in grant programs, as well as in competitions for sponsored, advanced and academic scholarships and in innovation contests.

Academic programme structure (curriculum features)

The truly-distinctive feature of the program’s academic plan lies in the end-to-end study of aviation engines. While pursuing their end-to-end project, encompassing all coursework in specialized disciplines, students perform the full scope of work with the project, from idea, feasibility study and design-calculation work and ending with a “virtual” engine complete with 3D modeling of the construction and the processes unfolding within it.

Consistent with the State Educational Standard for higher education, the core academic program consists of three blocks: Disciplines (modules), Practical Training, State Final Certification.

The volume of the first block consists of 75 course credit units (CCU), which are distributed as follows:

  • 20% humanities,
  • 25% natural sciences,
  • 30% engineering, and
  • 25% specialized disciplines.

Volume of practical training – 37.5 CCUs.

Volume of State Final Certification – 7.5 CCUs.

Future profession

Upon completing their studies, program graduates have the opportunity to work at large industrial enterprises and holdings engaged in the development and production of gas-turbine equipment.

While engaging in design-engineering work, graduates can:

  • conduct the engineering and design analysis of the status of gas-turbine engines and propulsion systems;
  • elaborate the technical tasks involved in the design and engineering of the parts found in gas-turbine engines and propulsion systems, as well as the tools required for their production.

Every program graduate has a professional command of:

  • design and engineering of an entire engine and its individual parts, including 3D modeling;
  • thermogasdynamic design;
  • strength, dynamic and kinetic calculations using the ANSYS and ADAMS software suites;
  • thermal and hydraulic calculations.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Russian


Last updated October 23, 2017
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2 years
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