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Master in Aeronautical Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering and Basic Sciences

Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias Básicas
Direction
Prof. Pablo Fajardo Peña
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90
Campus
Leganes
Applications

Open

☛  Places available: 45

Departments
Bioengineering and Aeroespace Engineering

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    The Master in Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) provides, at a time, full professional accreditation as Aeronautical Engineer in Spain and an internationally-focused high-level education enabling individuals to develop their professional career in all sectors of the aeronautical and space industries, agencies, and research centers. To achieve these two goals the MAE syllabus combines a core, covering all fields of Aerospace Technology.

    The Master consists of 90 ECTS, including a Thesis, distributed in 3 semesters. Optional extensions of up to 30 ECTS will be available for individuals wishing a deeper specialization or enrolling in a PhD program.

    The MAE is most adequate for individuals with a BSc-level background in aerospace engineering and, in particular, its syllabus has been built upon the knowledge and experience acquired in the BSc in Aerospace Engineering (BAE) at UC3M. The MAE is imparted totally in English seeking the creation of  a multinational environment proper not only of the aerospace industry, but of most innovative fields, professions, and universities.

    Small groups, of about 40 students, and a faculty team pertaining to a unique UC3M department assure a close monitoring of students and excellent coordination among courses.

    Aeronauitca: estudiantes en un laboratorio de tunel de viento

    reasons to study master in aeronautical engineering

     

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • 45 students per class
    • ☛ 90% of the teaching staff is PhD or professional of recognized prestige
    • ☛ Minimum 40% continuous evaluation
    • ☛ Employability rates in the Aeronautical Engineering degree above 97% and unemployment equal to or less than 3% (INE, 2014
    • ☛ 98% of graduates in Aeronautical Engineering believe that the title has helped them to find work (INE, 2014)
  • PROGRAM
  • FACULTY

    The Aerospace Engineering Faculty and Research Group is responsible of the Master in Aeronautical Engineering . This international group combines full-time, research-experienced faculty, industry-experienced part-time teachers, visiting professors from foreign institutions, and teaching assistants carrying out their PhD within the group. In addition, aerospace experts from other Departments of the University and industry will be regularly invited to give lectures.

    Beyond teaching, the Group actively researches in Space Flight Dynamics and Plasma Propulsion, Structural Dynamics, Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Aerospace Navigation and Control, and Manufacturing Processes.

    UC3M FACULTY

    • AHEDO, EDUARDO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • ANTORANZ, ANTONIO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      INDUSTRIA DE TURBOPROPULSORES (ITP)
    • BABOU, YACINE
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • CALVO, REBECA
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
    • CAVALLARO, RAUNO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • CLIMENT, HÉCTOR
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
    • DÍAZ, JOSÉ
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • DISCETTI, STEFANO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • ESPINOSA, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
    • FAJARDO, PABLO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • FLORES, OSCAR
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • GARCÍA-VILLALBA, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • GARIJO, DIEGO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
      IMDEA MATERIALES
    • HILARIO, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
    • IANIRO, ANDREA
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • LAFOZ, ISMAEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
    • LLORET, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      ENAIRE
    • LÓPEZ, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Engineer
      BOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY EUROPE
    • MERINO, MARIO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • ORDÓÑEZ, ISMAEL
      Department Portfolio Management
      Engineer
      FERROVIAL AEROPUERTOS
    • SÁNCHEZ, GONZALO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • SANJURJO, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD
    • SOLER, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      PhD

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • MARTÍNEZ-SÁNCHEZ, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Honorary Professor
      PhD
      FULL PROFESSOR MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Full-time enrollment in the Master requires about 40 hours of commitment per week during the academic period. This includes lectures and laboratory attendance, personal study, and preparation of assignments and exams.

      Furthermore, continuous evaluation, based on assignments and quizzes during the course period, amounts to no less than 40% of the final grade in the ordinary call. Therefore, those people willing to coordinate a professional internship with the Master study are strongly recommended either to enroll part-time or, preferably, postpone the internship to the second Master year.

       

      Requirements

      Can access the master anyone who is in possession of a bachelor degree in the branch of aerospace engineering that gives access to the Master's degree that gives professional accreditation to work as Aeronautical Technical Engineer in Spain or a degree that provides equivalent competences.

       

      Admission criteria

      Admission will be decided by the MAE Academic Committee. Candidate selection will be done on the basis of the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA %
      Academic Excellence in BSc (or equivalent) Degree E
      English level * up to 20% of E
      Professional experience in Aeronautical Engineering. Professional experience and scholarships will be valued. up to 20% of E
      Motivation, interest and recommendation letters up to 30% of E

      * To score in this section, a level higher than B2 is required, that is, levels C1, C2, and proven experience having attended teaching in English-speaking engineering for at least 2 years.
       

      The personal statement by the candidate (compulsory, written in English and with a maximum extension of 2 pages) should explain concisely the motivation of the student for joining the Master, whether part-time or full-time enrollment is planned, the main areas of interest within the Master syllabus, and the professional plans after finishing it.

      Reference letters on the candidate academic achievements are optional. They are mainly suggested for candidates coming from foreign Institutions or holding Bachelor degrees that could be less familiar to the Master Academic Committee, and thus more difficult to assess.

      Language requirements

      A good level of spoken and written English is needed. Students must present an Official B2 English diploma including evaluation of the 4 areas: listening, reading, speaking and writing. As reference B2 corresponds to a  First Certificate in English (Cambridge), IELTS 6.0 (or higher), or equivalent. 

      The language requirements will not be required to those students whose mother tongue is English or students who have completed their undergraduate studies in English, upon presentation of the relevant documentation.

      The Language Center regularly organizes language level accreditation exams.

      You can check the language requirements of generic language required to study a master at UC3M, depending on is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Due to the professional nature of the master is a requirement to provide approved qualification with the application for admission. More information about make equivalent.

      Once admitted to the Master, students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must present, for enrollment, their diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      fees *

      2019-2020 Academic year

       

      • Reservation fee: €450 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €1,786.8 (€29.78/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €9,288 (€154.80/ECTS credit)

      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for 2019/2020

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees

       

      • If you have been enrolled prior to the course 19/20 in your master program you must do your enrollment from July 25 to September 16, following these instructions: Registration - Master Students
         
      • If you are new students in the course 19/20 you must do your registration by following these guidelines: Enrollment Master's programs


      NOTE: The enrollment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master's degree certificate.​

       

      Administrative procedures

      You can find information about administrative procedures in the Virtual Secretariat of your Aula Global along with the enrolled subjects.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When enrolling, you can choose between  Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎ ECTS credits recognition

  • INTERNSHIPS

    General information on grants and scholarships

    For more information on specific grants of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisation.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    titulo cabecera para seccion recursos materiales del máeter

    Material Resources of the program

    Material resources of Leganes Campus

    titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    OPINA system

    icono cabecera para sección empleo y practicas

    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • EXTENSIONS
    FOTO SATELITE

    While the 90 EC of the Master cover satisfactorily Spain requirements for the professional accreditation as Aeronautical Engineer in just one-and-half years, UC3M is also offering complementary formation to those students desiring to enlarge their apprenticeship and skills, before entering their professional life. The instruments for this are the extended tracks, which will be included in the Academic Transcript or the European Diploma Supplement. These extended tracks (ET) are voluntary and can be customized to different individual interests. UC3M offers different extended tracks, with a typical duration of one semester and involving 30 EC. Extended tracks can be started from December on, after completing the regular courses of MAE second year.

     

    International exchange ET

    This is an opportunity to obtain a unique international curriculum integrating the global forces that are shaping the world today and to acquire formation in a particular aerospace field. Grants will be offered in the frame of the Erasmus program for 6-9 month stays in a foreign institution after completing the courses of the regular MAE program. The Master thesis is suggested to be part of the exchange agreement.

    Link to Erasmus Call 2014-15 for EDS

     

    Management & Economics ET

    This supplement attempts to offer a transversal and complementary formation to MAE students in the broad area of Management and Economics. Students will select courses from a UC3M English-taught Master in the field. Restrictions on certain courses could apply because of schedule constraints and requirements on previous formation.

    Graduate School of Business Masters Programs

    Graduate School of Economics and Political Science Masters Programs

     

    Aerospace R&D ET

    This track provides a formation on research, mainly within one of the Aerospace Technology areas. It is aimed to students willing to enroll later in a PhD program or in a R&D oriented company or agency. Students will carry out a Master Thesis centered in a R&D project supervised by a member of the Aerospace Engineering Research Group. The formation could include courses from research-oriented UC3M masters.

    Research at Aerospace Engineering Group

     

    Industrial placement ET

    This track is aimed to complete the MAE formation with an experience on the industrial and professional environment. It consists of a placement in an Aerospace Engineering company, whether in Spain or abroad, for a period of up to 9 months. In order to maximize the experience, it is desirable that the placement includes the development of the Master Thesis.

     

    Combined MAE+MASI diplomas

    The Master in Aircraft Systems Integration (MASI) is a 90 EC UC3M Master, partially sponsored by Airbus Group (AG), as part of the AG-UC3M framework cooperation program, which includes a 6-month internship in the aeronautical industry.

    The MAE+MASI combined program offers MAE students the possibility to specialize in Aircraft Systems Integration. After completing MAE regular courses, selected students continue the MASI program. Common courses are validated and a single MSc Thesis is carried out. The combined program amounts to 150 EC and lasts two full years, including the paid industrial placement.


    Remarks

    • There is a limited number of places in each extended track, particularly in the MAE+MASI program. Selection will be done by AIRBUS and MASI Academic committee and it will be based primarily on academic performances during MAE first year.
    • Fees for the credits of the extended tracks are those corresponding to the activity selected and   not those of MAE
    • Calls for applications opens within the second semester of MAE
  • DOUBLE DEGREE
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      MASTER IN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
      MASTER IN SPACE ENGINEERING

      Admission period open

       

      The UC3M offers students the possibility of jointly studying the Master in Aeronautical Engineering, which will enable you to practice the profession of aeronautical engineer, and the Master in Space Engineering, thus obtaining a high level of specialization which will place you in an excellent position for entering the job market.

      Master in Aeronautical Engineering

      The Master in Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) provides, at a time, full professional accreditation as Aeronautical Engineer in Spain and an internationally-focused high-level education enabling individuals to develop their professional career in all sectors of the aeronautical and space industries, agencies, and research centers. To achieve these two goals the MAE syllabus combines a core, covering all fields of Aerospace Technology.

      The Master consists of 90 ECTS, including a Thesis, distributed in 3 semesters. Optional extensions of up to 30 ECTS will be available for individuals wishing a deeper specialization or enrolling in a PhD program.

      The MAE is most adequate for individuals with a BSc-level background in aerospace engineering and, in particular, its syllabus has been built upon the knowledge and experience acquired in the BSc in Aerospace Engineering (BAE) at UC3M. The MAE is imparted totally in English seeking the creation of  a multinational environment proper not only of the aerospace industry, but of most innovative fields, professions, and universities.

      Small groups, of about 40 students, and a faculty team pertaining to a unique UC3M department assure a close monitoring of students and excellent coordination among courses.

      Master in Space Engineering

      The Master of Space Engineering provides the comprehensive and specialized training required by the space industry. This is a booming sector with growth in Europe and Spain of almost 10% per year in the last decade. The labor market of this industry is dynamic, with a high demand for master-level graduates in engineering, in particular, from the areas of aerospace and telecommunications.

      The Master's program in Space Engineering responds to the international, integral, and multidisciplinary nature of the space projects and missions according to three vectors. First, the teaching of the master's degree is entirely in English. Second, it provides a complete training in design and systems engineering with a teaching methodology aimed at the development of space projects. Third, the key topics in space technologies and applications are covered theoretically and practically. These includes both the space vehicle, understood as the platform on which different subsystems are integrated, and its orbital and attitude dynamics, as well as the disciplines related to control, communications, data transmission, as well as the most relevant technological applications.

      The UC3M has the appropriate means to provide the necessary multidisciplinary training, through the Departments involved in the fields of Aerospace, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Automation, etc. Finally, it has been established a close collaboration with the industrial sector for both lecturing and internships.

      reasons to study double master's degree in Aeronautical engineering and space engineering

      MASTERS IN NUMBERS

      ◉ AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
      • 45 students per class
      • ☛ 90% of the teaching staff is PhD or professional of recognized prestige
      • ☛ Minimum 40% continuous evaluation
      • ☛ Employability rates in the Aeronautical Engineering degree above 97% and unemployment equal to or less than 3% (INE, 2014
      • ☛ 98% of graduates in Aeronautical Engineering believe that the title has helped them to find work (INE, 2014)

       

      ◉ SPACE ENGINEERING
      • ☛ 90% of doctors or renowned professionals in faculty
      • ☛ Minimum 40% continuous evaluation
      • ☛ Maximum of 40 students per class
      • ☛ More than 10% of employment growth in the last 5 years in Europe (ASD)
      • ☛ The size of the Spanish space sector has doubled in the last decade (TEDAE)
    • CURRICULUM

      STRUCTURE

      The Double Master's Degree Curriculum is structured around two academic years in which you will take 90 ECTS from the Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and 54 ECTS from the Master's Degree in Spece Engineering.

      The 144 total credits from the dual curriculum is broken down as follows:

      • In the first year, students take subjects for the Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (30 ECTS in each semester). You will study a total 12 compulsory subjects to complete 60 ECTS.
      • During the second year of teaching, you will study the rest of the subjects belonging to the Master in Aeronautical Engineering (30 ECTS), including the Master's Thesis. You will also study the specialization subjects in Space Engineering (42 ECTS in total, between the 3rd and 4th Semester).
      • The third year is reserved for the completion of the Master's Thesis of the specialty in Space Engineering.

      You will have 36 validated ECTS credits, and on completion you receive two Official Master's Degree qualifications.

      Course 2 - Semester 1

      Aeronautical Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Advanced Space Propulsion3CEnglish
      Advanced Aircraft Design and Certification II6CEnglish
      Aerospace Autonomous Systems3CEnglish
      Experimental Aerodynamics3CEnglish
      Air Transport3CEnglish
      Space Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Space Environment3CEnglish
      Antennas and Radio Propagation3CEnglish
      Telecommunications and Signal Processing3CEnglish
      Elective
      Complements to telecomunications engineering *6EEnglish

      Course 2 - Semester 2

      Space Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Space Systems Engineering3CEnglish
      Onboard data handling and telemetry3CEnglish
      Space Electronics3CEnglish
      Ground Segment and Operations3CEnglish
      Spacecraft Structure2CEnglish
      Power Subsystem2CEnglish
      Thermal Subsystem2CEnglish
      Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Telecommunication Systems3CEnglish
      Remote sensing, and scientific missions3CEnglish
      Space Security3CEnglish
      Aeronautical Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Master Thesis
      Master Thesis. Master in Aeronautical Engineering12TFM

      Course 3 - Semester 2

      Space Engineering
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Master Thesis
      Master Thesis. Master in Space Engineering12TFM

      Pending approval for the 2019-20 academic year


      * The students of the double degree must take this course necessarily.
       

      C) Compulsory: 114 ECTS

      E) Electives: 6 ECTS

      Master's Thesis - Aeronautical Engineering: 12 ECTS

      Master's Thesis - Space Engineering: 12 ECTS

    • QUALITY

      AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

      General Information about Master

      Implantation year: 2014

       

      Graduate Profile and Competences

       

      Quality Assurance

      The Academic Committee of the Master complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the quality analysis of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación”.

       

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      Master's Degree indicators

      SPACE ENGINEERING

      Quality Assurance

      The Academic Committee of the Master complies with the SGIC-UC3M and it is responsible for the quality analysis of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación”.​

    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      REQUIREMENTS

      Check the requirements of the Master in Aeronautical Engineering.

      Check the requirements of the Master in Space Engineering.

       

      ADMISSION CRITERIA

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in Aeronautical Engineering.

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in Space Engineering.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN UNIVERSITY DEGREES

      Check the requirements of the Master in Aeronautical Engineering for students with foreign university degrees.

      Check the requirements of the Master in Space Engineering for students with foreign university degrees.

      Importante

      El proceso de admisión lo lleva a cabo la comisión de cada máster de manera independiente y por lo tanto, para acceder al doble título, es necesario haber sido admitido previamente en ambos másteres.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2019-2020 Academic year

       

      AERONAUTICAL Engineering
      Reservation fee1 €450
      Price EU students €29.78 / ECTS
      Price Non EU students €154.80 / ECTS
      Credits enrolling2 90 ECTS

       

      sPACE Engineering
      Reservation fee1 €450
      Price EU students €45.02 / ECTS
      Price Non EU students €84.07 / ECTS
      Credits enrolling2 54 ECTS

      Reservation fee will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment.

      2 Admission and registration on the double master's degree course will provide exemption from ECTS credits which will be validated according to the curriculum (see Program). Having obtained credits from both syllabuses, together with validation of 36 ECTS you will be able to obtain two official master's qualifications in little more than a year and a half.


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the course 19/20

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees

       

      NOTE: The price of enrollment does not include in any case the rate of expedition of the Master Degree Certificate.​

       

      Important

      ☛ Enrollment in the Master's Degree will occur when the application stage has been passed and after completion of the admission process.

      ☛ Enrollment completely registers the student in the Master's Degree.

      ☛ A minimum enrollment of 25 students will have to be reached for each elective subject to be taught.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When enrolling, you can choose between  Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎ ECTS credits recognition

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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      PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

      Master in Aeronautical Enginerring timetable

      Master in Space Enginerring timetable (Will be published soon)

      ✎│Classes will be taught during MORNINGS and AFTERNOONS.

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      VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

      Access to Virtual Secretariat (Higher Polytechnic School)

      Access to Virtual Secretariat (Leganés)

      titulo cabecera para seccion recursos materiales del máeter

      Material Resources of the program

      Material resources of Leganes Campus

      titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

      complaints and suggestions

      General Registry Office

      OPINA system

      icono cabecera para sección empleo y practicas

      Employability

      Access to Employment and internships