Programme details

What will you learn?

The programme has an international curriculum that is divided into the following learning areas:

Block 1 (Scientific and methodological complements) is focused on applied mathematics and numerical methods

Block 2 (General aerospace engineering) provides you the knowledge base common to all Master-level aerospace engineers (advanced flight mechanics, aerospace construction and structures, aerospace equipment and systems, aero-gas dynamics and aerospace propulsion);

Block 3 (contextual knowledge/final exam) allows you to develop competencies that may be acquired while you prepare your thesis, especially if you do it in an company or abroad, or by choosing the optional courses that suit you best.

You will also choose one of our five specialist tracks to complete your training:

How will you learn it?

The Master’s degree programme is Italian-taught.

You will analyse case studies, use software, write written reports on the activities that you carry out. You will take part in practical classes, computer lab sessions, face-to-face lectures, experimental demonstrations and company study visits.

You can choose to spend a period of study abroad to work on your thesis in a European partner university and you will earn a double degree.

What you can do next

At the end of the programme you can continue your studies with a 2nd level Master’s degree programme or a PhD programme.

Alternatively, you can find work as an Aerospace Engineer and choose between a variety of career fields such as:

  • Chief engineer, the professional who identifies and analyses customer requirements by developing project-based solutions;
  • System Engineer for product integration, the professional with expertise in the various components of the aircraft system that sets specifications for supplier companies;
  • Aerodynamics specialist, responsible for calculating flow properties around complex configurations in the subsonic and supersonic regimes and for determining the resultant forces;
  • Specialist in construction and aerospace structures, the professional who makes a structural analysis of complex configurations and determines the states of stress and deformation;
  • Specialist in aerospace propulsion, a member of aircraft and aerospace propulsion design teams who carries out engine tests, interprets the results and liaises with aerospace industries to integrate the propulsion system into the aircraft, rocket or satellite;
  • Specialist in flight mechanics and aircraft systems, the professional who is in charge of system design of equipment and on-board systems and is responsible for updating (upgrading) existing aircrafts by integrating them with new systems or new avionics;
  • Specialist in Astronauticsthe professional who participates in design teams of satellites, pressurized modules, space transportation systems.