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Master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering

Master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering

The master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering (master's degree website) is aimed at graduates in aerospace engineering or related physical sciences and engineering who wish to improve their skills and knowledge. It provides advanced training in the field of space systems and aeronautical engineering that is scientific, technical and practical in nature and will allow students to work towards a professional and/or research career in the aerospace industry. The master's degree is aimed graduates who will go on to seek employment in the aerospace industry or to pursue a research career in this field.
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General details

Duration and start date
One academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs, €1,660 (€4,150 for non-EU residents).
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Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Double-degree agreements

With other international universities
  • Master's degree in Space and Aeronautical Engineering / Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering-IPSA (ECOLE D'INGÉNIEURS EN AÉRONAUTIQUE ET SPATIAL (IPSA), France)

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
The master's degree allows students to plan their training and to focus their professional careers in the aerospace industry on areas such as space missions, space propulsion, aircraft propulsion, aircraft design, aircraft maintenance, fluid mechanics, materials research, airport infrastructure , air traffic management, wind energy, aerodynamics, civil engineering aerodynamics, automotive engineering and the design and civil applications of UAVs.

The training graduates receive will enable them to join R&D departments in the aerospace industry and related industries.

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies
  • The ability to manage activities that involve projects and/or operations in which technology and organisation have interacted effectively and efficiently.
  • The ability to plan, organise and control projects in the aerospace industry, especially innovation (R&D) and process improvement projects.
  • The ability to develop and submit a research proposal according to the criteria of the international scientific community.
  • The ability to analyse and synthesise cross-disciplinary aerospace knowledge applied to aeronautical projects.
  • The ability to use knowledge of applied computational fluid mechanics appropriately in solving compressible aerodynamics problems.
  • The ability to identify the laws of aerodynamics with regard to external flow  and flight regimes and apply them in numerical and experimental aerodynamics.
  • The ability to apply knowledge appropriately in processing large quantities of results of numerical calculations applied to analysis and design of aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
  • The ability to apply knowledge appropriately in the areas of advanced aerodynamics and aeroelasticity applied to analysis and design of aerospace structures.
  • The ability to write a master's thesis and present and defend it to an examination committee.

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