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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

 Opening March 1st 2021 

☛  Places available: 45

Departments
Bioengineering and Aeroespace Engineering

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  • Inicio
    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21

    The Master in Aeronautical Engineering will be taught ON CAMPUS. The schedule will be published shortly under the “Practical Information” tab.
    Exceptionally, students must attend in a Synchronous Online Teaching system the sessions that may be determined to ensure the prevention and social distancing measures in classrooms. All students must have the necessary equipment to follow classes remotely (device with internet connection and webcam. See Student’s Guide). Due to the restrictions in the use of computer rooms on Campus it may be necessary to take your own computer equipment for its use in the classroom.
    UC3M has a laptop loan program for students who need it.

    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)
  • CURRICULUM
  • 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
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ANTORANZ, ANTONIO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      PhD / Engineer
      INDUSTRIA DE TURBOPROPULSORES (ITP)
      Brief CV
    • CACCIATORE, FRANCCESCO
      Assistant Professor
      SENER
    • CAVALLARO, RAUNO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CINI, ANDREA
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      CV Abreviado
    • CLIMENT, HÉCTOR
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
      Brief CV
    • DISCETTI, STEFANO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • DI SOTO, EMMANUELLE
      Assistant Professor
      GMV
    • ELVIRA, RUBÉN
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      AIRBUS
      CV Abreviado
    • ESPINOSA, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
      Brief CV
    • FAJARDO, PABLO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • FLORES, OSCAR
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARCÍA-VILLALBA, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • GARIJO, DIEGO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      AIRBUS
      Brief CV
    • GONZÁLEZ, DANIEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      CV Abreviado
    • HILARIO, JAVIER
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      Engineer
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
      Brief CV
    • IANIRO, ANDREA
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LAFOZ, ISMAEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Assistant Professor
      Engineer
      AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE
      Brief CV
    • MELGAR, IGNACIO
      Assistant Professor
      SENER
    • MERINO, MARIO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • NAVARRO, JAUME
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      CV Abreviado
    • ORDÓÑEZ, ISMAEL
      Department Portfolio Management
      Assistant Professor
      Engineer
      FERROVIAL AEROPUERTOS
      Brief CV
    • PRADO, PAULA
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      AIRBUS
    • RAIOLA, MARCO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      CV Abreviado
    • SÁNCHEZ, GONZALO
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Researcher
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SANJURJO, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SOLER, MANUEL
      Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    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’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

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

    • ENROLLMENT

      fees *

      2021-2022 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €450 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      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)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees

       

      • If you are a new student, you must register according to the instructions on this link
      • If you are a former student, you must register according to the instructions on this link


      NOTE: The enrolment 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.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 21/22

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment 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 enrolment 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 organisations.

    🎓 Grants to study a University Master’s

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • EXTENSIONS

    While the 90 ECTS 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 ECTS. 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 stays of up to 12 months 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.

    Erasmus + Master

     

    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 ECTS 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 ECTS 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