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Master Propio UC3M in Master Aircraft Systems Integration

School of Continuing Education

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Associate Professor Francisco J. González Serrano (UC3M), Mr. Daniel Izquierdo Gil Airbus DS (AIRBUS) (Deputy Director)
12 months plus 6 months for the presentation and defense of the Final Work.


Signal and Communications Theory

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    The Master Propio UC3M in Master Aircraft Systems Integration (MASI), sponsored by Airbus Group-Spain, has been specifically designed for recent graduate engineers, and working professionals who want to develop and lead projects of Systems Integration.

    Our courses are given in English by internationally recognized experts in their fields coming from the key players in the aeronautical business, including industry, academia, government and regulators.


    Graduation of the sixth promotion



    The MASI program comprise 90 credits including an industry-oriented Master´s Final Project.


    Its modular presentation allows for part-time study with a flexible completion date taking between 1.5 and 3 years.

    The MASI Program combines three basic elements.

    • Fundamentals (M1), to provide the basis, the support to understand the technologies, the methods, the requirement.
    • Generalization (M2), required to manage complexity and to understand the whole (systems thinking), and
    • Experimentation (M3), to move from abstraction to implementation, innovation, invention.


    M1. Introductory Level (16.6 ECTS).

    Courses in the Introductory Level provide the technical knowledge necessary to understand how the different aircraft’s systems work.

    • Introduction to Aircraft Systems Integration (2.4 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering (6.0 credits)
    • Onboard Electronics and Instrumentation (3.2 credits)
    • Aeronautical Communications (3.0 credits)
    • Introduction to Aircraft Control (2.0 credits)

    M2. Core Level (15.6 ECTS).

    The Core level is aimed at providing the global systemic vision required to manage the large and complex aeronautic projects. The focus is on the procedures, methodologies, tools and agents common in all systems integration projects. It includes general courses like Systems Engineering or Project Management, and others more specific for the aeronautical context, but transversal in the integration processes.

    • Systems Engineering (3.2 credits)
    • Airborne Software and Hardware (3.0 credits)
    • Aircraft Certification and Safety Analysis (3.0 credits)
    • Aeronautical Projects Management (1.6 credits)
    • Design and Configuration Management of Aircraft Systems (1.6 credits)
    • Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (2.4 credits)
    • Data engineering for digital Aircraft (0.8 credits)


    M3. Advanced Level (21.8 credits).


    This module focuses on the integration of specific systems, like the Fuel, Hydraulic, Electric, Avionic Systems… The idea is to apply the general and common methods and tools to each aircfraft system, to each subsystem, part, etc.

    • Antennas Integration (1.4 credits)
    • General Systems (5.0 credits)
    • Communication Systems (2.0 credits)
    • Surveillance, Identification and Mission Systems (2.6 credits)
    • Air Navigation Systems (2.2 credits)
    • Presentation and Flight Information Systems (2.0 credits)
    • Weapons and Electronic Warfare System (1.6 credits)
    • Unmanned Air Systems (1.6 credits)
    • Seminars/Conferences/Labs (3.4 credits)


    M4. Practical Work (24 credits).

    This module is designed to provide the students with the technical, professional and social skills needed to enter and/or develop an engineering career in the (aeronautical) systems engineering-related industry.

    Group Design Project
    This module provides an introduction to intensive group project work in collaboration with an industrial or academic customer. The objective of the Group Design Project is to encourage both innovation and engagement with the broader engineering context (financial, economic, social, environmental). The use of ‘real world’ engineering problems requires students to actively engage with their customers to determine the scope and requirements of their project, in order to provide a realistic simulation of the sort of challenges that they are likely to face as engineering graduates.

    Internship Placement
    The MASI program offers full-time paid internship opportunities at leader aerospace companies. During the internship period (min. 720 hour), the students will solve real integration problems under the supervision of a Company Mentor. In addition to the real-work experience, the internship period helps MASI students to create a network of contacts very useful for finding permanent employment in the aerospace industry.

    Coordinators: Francisco J. González (UC3M) and Daniel Izquierdo Gil (Airbus Group)

    M5. Final Project (12 credits).

    The Final Project consists of the development of a complete system's integration project under the supervision of an industry or academic advisor. The project will make use of methods and tools learned in the MASI curriculum. The Final Project culminates in a written project report and an oral presentation.

    Coordinators: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (AIRBUS) and Francisco J. González Serrano (UC3M)


    This study has faculty from Univesity, profesional from Airbus and subcontractors and recognized experts in the field.



      MASI is aimed at professionals working in the aerospace industry (giving priority to Airbus Group employees of and subcontractors), and recent graduates (no work experience) in any branch of engineering related to the syllabus, namely.

      •   Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
      •   Industrial Engineering
      •   Telecommunications Engineering
      •   Computer Engineering



      A complete application consists of the following:

      1. MASI Form

      2. Résumé/CV, including details on:

      • Your educational record in reverse chronological order, indicating dates of attendance and degree(s) earned.
      • Employment history, with titles, dates, and whether you worked part-time or full-time.
      • Foreign Language Proficiency
      • All participants must demonstrate a good level of English (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificates, IELTS, etc.)
      • International Experience
      • Erasmus Exchanges, Work experience abroad…
      • Any other relevant information.

      3. Cover Letter

      Prepare a cover letter (up to 500 words) seeking a place in the MASI Program. Describe your accomplishments and include an example of how you would be useful to an aerospace engineering organization.

      4. Academic Records (Transcripts)

      It must include the academic average grade.
      Please scan and upload copies of your academic records.
      Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide an official transcript from each school attended.

      5. Photocopy of Passport or Identity Document

      6. Photocopy of the University Degree or of the receipt of having paid the rates of expedition of the same

      7. In case You have not completed the studies: Statement of having finished the previous studies



      The request is made electronically through our application.

      Follow the step-by-step instructions in the application for admission

      If you wish to opt for the group that selects Airbus you must also register through the following application.

      Airbus Registration


      A Selection Committee, consisting of representatives from UC3M and AIRBUS-Spain, will rank the candidates according to academic and professional criteria.


      The number of available positions for recent graduates is limited to 25.

      Candidates not selected for admission will be placed on a waiting list by rank order.

      The program may be available as long as there is a minimum number of students to guarantee its viability.


      + More information Airbus website


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      Fees for entry in MASI’20


      The tuition fee for the MASI programme is €10,000.

      In this edition, for recent graduates Airbus offered scholarships which cover up to 50% of tuition fees of the MASI20 program.



      Payment Procedure


      The tuition fee to be paid in three instalments:
      • 1,000 Euros as a “Reserved Place” payment, in the fortnight after the notification of final acceptance onto the Masters course.
      • A second payment of 4,500 Euros, until October 31th of the academic year at the start of the Course.
      • A third and final payment of 4,500 Euros, until March 15th of the academic year.

      You can only request the return of the rights of reservation for a justified reason of severe disease that makes unable to attend classes or due to a case of force majeure

      Because of legal requirements, the expedition of degree diplomas and certificates is conditional upon the payments of all monies owed to the University.


      Loans: finance your MASI


      The following institutions provide special conditions to students of any postgraduate program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

      Santander Postgraduate Loan.
      Maximum Amount: Full course tuition up to 60.000€
      Elegible Borrowers: Graduate Students aged 24 to 31 years old.
      Interest rate and Commissions:
      - Euribor +5,50%
      - Loan Origination Fee: 3%
      - No Loan Termination Fee
      Maximum Period: Up to 60 months and 2 years of interest-only period.
      More information at the Santander Bank Office at the Leganés Campus (, +34916882424), and the Santander website

      Bankia ofrece la posibilidad de disponer de hasta 30.000 euros para estudios a solicitantes que tengan entre 18 y 30 años. Existe la posibilidad de fijar el día del mes en el cual se quiere pagar la cuota y determinar el número de cuotas anuales.
      More information at Bankia website

      For information on other financing options, see Mastermania (external website)


      Sponsorship and company support


      Working Professionals.

      Most students on the programme are self-financing, but about 50% are sponsored by their employers. Many companies recognise the benefits of an employee attending the MASI programme. One example is the Master’s Final Project, for which many MASI students carry out research and analysis into a particular area of interest to their sponsoring company.

      Another important factor to obtain the employer's full support is the reduction in social security contributions (Royal Decree 395/2007 on Professional Employment training), and the credit provided by some public institutions (namely Fundación Tripartita in Spain) for granting workers individual leaves of absence for training. More information can be found by contacting the Human Resources Department of your company or in Tripartite Foundation.


    100 % of students from MASI'09 to MASI'19 have turned its internship into a full-time job in leader aeronautical companies.


    Companies recruiting MASI Students




    Salidas Profesionales alumnos MASI Uc3M







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    MASI 21

    Open Admission
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    Admissions open for MASI and the new Double Degree MAE+MASI Program

    There are 25 positions or MASI21 available for recent graduates and working professionals in the aerospace industry

    In addition, this year we also offer 5 positions for the Double Degree Master in Aerospace Engineering + MASI Program (+ Info). Both programs (MASI and MAE+MASI) include paid internships in leader aerospace companies


    The academic calendar is divided into five parts:

    Module 1: Introductory Level

    Module 2: Core Level

    Module 3: Adavanced Level

    Module 4: Conferences and Seminars

    Module 5: Master's Final Project

    Course Schelude MASI19



    JUNE 9, 2021

     “FCAS: Think Different”             

    Dr. Bernardo A. Delicado;, INCOSE ESEP
    NGWS/FCAS Chief Engineer at Indra Sistemas
    Editor of the new INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 5th  Edition
    Editor of Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)

    Dater: June 9, 2021
    Time: 17:00 h.
    Place: Aula Magna, Edificio Rectorado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  c/ Madrid nº 126-128, 28903 Getafe, Madrid

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    From the direction of the Master, we want to thank makers of INTA kindness and facilities that have shown with us.


    JUNE 9, 2021

     “FCAS: Think Different”             

    Dr. Bernardo A. Delicado;, INCOSE ESEP
    NGWS/FCAS Chief Engineer at Indra Sistemas
    Editor of the new INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook 5th  Edition
    Editor of Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK)

    Dater: June 9, 2021
    Time: 17:00 h.
    Place: Aula Magna, Edificio Rectorado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  c/ Madrid nº 126-128, 28903 Getafe, Madrid

    More information