The Space and Astronautical Engineering Masters Programme (LM 20) provides students with specific skills related to space mission planning and the analysis and design of launch vehicles, satellites and remote metering and telemetry systems. The programme emphasises system-related and interdisciplinary aspects and is closely linked with research and innovation activities in the Italian and European aerospace industries.

The programme in Aerospace Engineering, which is part of the SAEM degree programme, is held entirely in English and provides students with advanced concepts, professional training and specific engineering skills, enabling them to address complex issues requiring analysis, development, simulation and optimization in a wide range of aerospace-related topics.

In year one, students acquire knowledge related to major areas of Space Engineering such as Spaceflight Mechanics and Altitude Dynamics, Systems and Control Theory, Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Propulsion, Structures and Space Systems; whereas during the second year, students select follow-up courses from a wide range of topics directly related to Space and Aeronautical Engineering.

Besides the general documents, the selection process requires the following documents:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) English Language proficiency certification [certified minimum level B2 or equivalent is required]

The submission of the following documents is strongly recommended and will constitute a positive element in the evaluation for admission to the programme:

  • Cumulative Weighted Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General test, or Subject Tests in Mathematics or Physics.

Admission test grades either general or specific for aerospace engineering, as for instance GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) for aerospace engineering (AE), will be also taken into consideration.

The selection committee may request an interview with the prospective students via Skype or other services.

Selection Process

The selection process is formed by three phases with the following schedule:

November 1, 2017: pre-enrolment opens.

December 1-15, 2017: first selection phase. Letters of acceptance are sent to the best candidates who have applied in November. Unselected applicants will be considered for the second selection phase.

February 1-15, 2018: second selection phase. Letters of acceptance are sent to the best candidates who have applied from 1 December to 31 January or who have not been selected in the first phase.

April 15, 2018: pre-enrolment for NON-EU students closes.

April 16-30, 2018: third selection phase. Letters of acceptance are sent to the best candidates who have applied from 1 February to 15 April or who have not been selected in the first and second phase.

May 31, 2018: pre-enrolment for EU students closes.

June 1-15, 2018: Letters of acceptance are sent to the best EU candidates who have applied from 15 April to 31 May.

Program taught in:
  • English

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