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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
Leganés
Applications

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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
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    The Master in Aeronautical Engineering is organized in 3 semesters of 30 ECTS credits each. The syllabus consists of 17 compulsory courses of either 3 or 6 credits, and the Master Thesis of 12 credits. The courses cover four specialization areas: 33 credits for Aerospace Vehicles, 23 credits for propulsion, 12 credits for Aerospace Navigation and Control, and 10 credits for Air Transport and Airports. Courses combine a scientific and technological core of lectures plus a relevant amount of laboratory and practical sessions.

    C) Compulsory: 78 ECTS
    Master's Thesis: 12 ECTS

  • 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

    Places available: 45

    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

    • Students holding a Spanish Degree. Entail possession of a bachelor’s degree in aerospace or aeronautical engineering, or an equivalent degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
    • Students in the last year of their bachelor’s studies may also apply for admission; their application will be considered upon confirmation that they have successfully completed their bachelor’s program.
    • Graduates from non-aerospace programs could also be considered in the terms established in the regulation CIN/312/2009 in order to grant the students finishing the Master the professional accreditation of Aeronautical Engineer in Spain.
    • Students holding a non-Spanish EHEA degree. Their European High Education Area (EHEA) BSc degree must be focused on Aerospace Engineering, with a minimum of 180 ECTS, and enabling the applicants to enroll in a Master program in the Degree emission country.  
    • Students holding a non-EHEA degree. They must demonstrate an equivalent level of education to the previous case and must present their BSc degrees legalized through diplomatic channels, or, if applicable, through the process of unique legalization or "Apostille of the Hague Accords".

     

    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 up to 70%
    English level up to 20%
    Professional experience in Aeronautical Engineering up to 20%
    Motivation, interest and third-party recommendations up to 30%

    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.

    Requisitos de idiomas

    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.

    Foreign students

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

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

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

     

    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:

  • INTERNSHIPS

    Complete study aids for the year 2017/2018

    EXTENSION M01-1617-1A (CALL M01-1718)

    For the academic year 2017-18 a call for 1 aids has been made for students who have applied for admission or are admitted to the master's program, with the following endowment:

    • The monthly endowment of scholarships will be an amount of €909 gross. Also, the aid will include amounts to cover tuition fees in the first full-time enrollment.

    Application deadline:  18th May 2017.

     

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    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

    Career Services

    University's Foundation (Fundación Universidad Carlos III) holds a careers service ( UC3M Guidance&Employment) which orientates, informs and helps graduates to get through the labour market.

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

    Enrollment

    • If you have been enrolled prior to the course 17/18 in your master program you must do your enrollment from 1 to 20 September, following these instructions: Registration - Master Students
       
    • If you are new students in the course 17/18 you must do your registration by following these guidelines: Enrollment Master's programs


    ☛  Master enrollment information

     

    Administrative procedures

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

     

    Academic calendar

    Academic Calendar 2016/17 - Higher Polytechnic School

    Academic Calendar 2017/18 - Higher Polytechnic School

    Academic calendar 2017/18 - 2nd course  (Master in Aeronautical Engineering)

     

    Timetable

    Course Timetables

    Course 2017/18: classes are given in the afternoons (3pm - 7pm will be the regular timetable range)

     

    Exam Schedule

    Direct access to exams schedule

  • EXTENSIONS
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    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 in Business and Economics 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