24 months
356 EUR/year
356 EUR/year
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The Aerospace Engineering MSc degree offered at University of Pisa provides world-class education in space engineering, preparing the students for a successful career in the aerospace sector or for access to a doctoral program, in Europe or elsewhere. 


Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of Italy’s foremost academic institutions, with a long-standing tradition in aeronautics and space. Major areas of study and research in space engineering at Pisa include space systems, space mission analysis and design, flight mechanics, fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, chemical and electric rocket propulsion, airbreathing propulsion, structures and materials. To this purpose the Aerospace Engineering Section runs a broad set of dedicated facilities and specialized laboratories.

Aerospace Engineering at University of Pisa

Students at the Aerospace Engineering MSc degree from University of Pisa are required to take two years of approved courses and research work, for a total of 120 ECTS credits. The final thesis required for graduation can be carried out either at the University of Pisa or at an external institution, like a second university in Italy or abroad, a research center or an industry. Graduation is granted at the end of the second academic year, upon successful fulfillment of the set requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aerospace Dynamic Systems Analysis
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Spaceflight Mechanics 
  • Fluid Dynamics of Propulsion System
  • Spacecraft Technology
  • Electric Propulsion 
  • Space Systems 
  • Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms
  • Rocket Propulsion 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Nationals of EU member countries can apply to MSSE until September 30 free of charge; or from October 1 to December 31, with an administrative surcharge.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students applying for a place must have completed at least three years of undergraduate education in an engineering discipline or in an applied science. Extensive undergraduate preparation in physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, mechanics, engineering and mathematics is required. 
  • The Admissions Committee may also consider research papers, publications and other original work. Adequate knowledge of English is required.
  • Adequate knowledge of English is mandatory (B2 level).
  • Candidates must apply online at applymscenglish.unipi.it.
  • Admission is open to all candidates in possession of a the relevant requirements. A yearly tuition fee, established on the basis of academic ability and financial circumstances of the student, is due.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 356 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Fees depend on the student’s country of origin and vary from €356 to €2,556 for each academic year.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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