Aeronautical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
The Master's programme in Aeronautical Engineering at Linköping University offers a holistic view on aircraft design. An aircraft is a complex, integrated, closely connected system of various technologies and disciplines such as: aerodynamics, structure, propulsion, actuation systems and other on-board systems.


Aerodynamics, structure, propulsion, actuation systems and other on-board systems - all these disciplines need to be optimized in order to achieve the function and the efficiency required in an aircraft. The programme involves a project in the later part when all these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version of it.

Linköping is the aviation capital of Sweden and one of the few aviation cities in the world, with Saab Aeronautics, the producer of the highly successful Gripen fighter aircraft, as the major actor in the region. There are also other related companies, as well as military aviation establishments which further support Linköping’s aviation character. The Aeronautical Engineering programme at Linköping University benefits from this, as some of the teachers have affiliations to the industry. Moreover, there is close research collaboration between the university and the industry.

The first year of the programme deals with the fundamentals in aeronautics, such as: aircraft design, aerodynamics, engineering system design, product modelling, and aircraft systems and installation. 

Throughout the programme, special attention is given to a thorough progression with significant use of contemporary engineering design tools. A project is started in the second half of the first year and continued through the first half of the second year. There are also elective courses that students can take in order to get a broader knowledge in other areas, such as vehicle aerodynamics and wind turbine engineering. The final semester constitutes of a master thesis and the student is expected to make an individual project with a written paper.

Career opportunities

The Aeronautical Engineering master's programme is designed to prepare students for careers within the aerospace industry, ranging from conceptual aircraft design and aircraft engineering to related fields such as vehicle engineering or wind turbine engineering. Students will also be prepared for a research career.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Aircraft and Vehicle Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Computational Mechanics
  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • Advanced Course in Aircraft Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aircraft Conceptual Design - Project Course
  • Advanced Course in Aircraft Design
  • Product Modelling
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Prototype Realization - Project Course
  • Turbine engines
  • Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture
  • Vibration Analysis of Structures
  • Aircraft Systems Engineering - Project Course
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics - Project Course
  • Aicraft Structures - Project Course
  • Mechanics of Light Structures
  • Computational Heat Transfer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. 
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13126 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26252 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 252000 kr

Living costs for Linköping

  • 7140 - 11270 SEK/month
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