Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.

Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #138 (BCR) ,
Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bologna is a four-semester programme with core and elective courses. The core modules are applied aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion systems, atmospheric flight dynamics, aerospace structures, automatic flight control and design methods in the aerospace industry. Elective courses are logically grouped in an Aeronautics track and in a Space track.


The 2nd cycle degree programme - Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bologna, produces professionals with a high level of preparation and specialization, able to fill technical and management positions in working contexts which require specific skills in basic science and industrial engineering, with a specific focus in aerospace engineering.

Graduates must be able to apply analytical tools, numerical simulation techniques and experimental laboratory methods. Professionally, graduates will be able to produce physical/mathematical models to analyse aircraft and spacecraft requirements and performance and the physical environment they move in. They may also study advanced methods for air traffic monitoring and control using information processing and telecommunication systems in aerospace environments.

These learning outcomes are achieved through a learning programme which, based on a solid background in physics and mathematics is completed in this 2nd cycle degree programme by some specific course units, the acquisition of professional and operative skills in all specific disciplines of Aerospace Engineering, and in particular aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aerospace structures and materials, propulsion and aerospace systems.

Career prospects

The Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering takes students on to a career in the aerospace and high tech industries or research. Graduates from the programme may work with aerospace marine, mechanical, automotive industries, including those dedicated the production of wind energy. Airlines and government agencies for Air Traffic Control are also among the possible employments. Graduates in the space sector may find jobs with national or international space agencies. Graduate students can also access PhD and other post-graduate research degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Aerospace Structures A
  • Aerospace Structures B
  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Atmospheric Flight Dynamics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Spacecraft Orbital Dynamics and Control
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • June 26th: second selection process
    • August 23rd: third selection process
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

In order to apply for the admission procedure, it is necessary:

  • to hold a Bachelor's (First cycle) degree of at least 180 ECTS, or another five-year laurea degree (Italian) or another equivalent qualification obtained abroad that grants access to a second cycle degree in the issuing country;
  • to have a suitable personal preparation as explained in the call for applications;
  • to provide knowledge of English language skills of at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2726 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2726 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Forlì

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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