This Aerospace Engineering course from Instituto Superior Técnicoallows the Aerospace Engineer to intervene in all stages of the life-cycle of a vehicle, from its conception and project, to the operation and maintenance, tests and production.
The course makes use of the computer facilities of the IST, in particular of the laboratories of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Currently, an aero-acoustic wind tunnel and a 6-degree of freedom flight simulator are being installed. Among the specific aerospace equipment, it is worth noting the on-flight trial plane Casa Aviocar, which has been operated in cooperation with the Portuguese Air Force and used in national and international research projects in the fields of flight dynamics and air traffic management.
Portugal is one of the six countries equipped with this type of plane, and the IST is one of the five higher education institutions that has access to an "on-flight lab" for teaching and research purposes.
The numerus clausus of the MEA increased form 35 to 80 over the last few years, keeping a high admission average, of about 85%, and guaranteeing employment to all the newly graduates, since the demand for engineers exceeds supply. Aerospace Engineering is one the most interdisciplinary programmes, one of those that put more emphasis on advanced technologies; that is why the Aerospace Engineers perform the most wide-ranging activities worldwide, considering that it is an extremely internationalized sector.
In addition, with regard to branch of aircrafts and avionics, the Aerospace Engineers are perfectly qualified to develop their activity as Mechanical Engineers and Electro-technical Engineers, respectively, albeit the purpose is not that.
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- Aerospace Design
- Aerospace Engineering Master Thesis
- Aerospace Structures
- Aircraft Optimal Design
- Air Traffic Control Systems
- Artificial Intelligence and Decision Systems
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
You may apply for a Master’s or an integrated master’s (2nd study cycle) under the following conditions:
- If you have completed an undergraduate or an integrated masters (1st study cycle) at Instituto Superior Técnico, even though with no scientific consistency with the course of the 2nd study cycle that you wish to apply to;
- Hold an undergraduate degree (1st study cycle) in the field of Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd study cycle in Architecture which requires a 1st study cycle programme in Architecture);
- Hold either an academic, scientific or professional curriculum verifying the capability to complete the master’s programme you are applying to.
International7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 60 months.
EU/EEA1063 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 60 months.
Living costs for Lisbon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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