Curriculum academic year 2017 - 2018

The Special Master of Aerospace Engineering (code: 28400) is a two-year program. However, it reduces to a one-year program for students having a master degree (or an equivalent degree) in the area of aerospace engineering. The latter are enrolled directly as second-year students.

 

All courses are taught in English.

The curriculum for students that enroll in the academic year 2017-2018 is organized as follows.

                                    FIRST YEAR (academic year 2017-2018)

MANDATORY COURSES

Course Credits
Astrodynamics 9
Satellites remote sensing: acquisition system and data processing methods 9
Design of space vehicles 9
Fundamentals of space systems 12

 

CHOOSE THREE OUT OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN COURSES

Course Credits
Dual use of space systems 6
Numerical modeling of space structures 6

Orbit determination

6

Fundamentals of electronics 6
Control systems for aerospace engineering 6
Electrical power systems for space exploration 6
Electronics for space telecommunication systems 6

 

                              SECOND YEAR (academic years 2017-2018)

MANDATORY COURSES

Course Credits
Advanced topics in aerospace engineering 9
Design of electronic systems for space 12
Stages 6

 

CHOOSE ONE OUT OF THE FOLLOWING FOUR COURSES

Course Credits
Advanced control of space vehicles 6
Optimal control and game theory in flight mechanics 6
Space exploration robotic systems 6
Space technology  6

 

CHOOSE ONE OUT OF THE FOLLOWING TWELVE COURSES

Course Credits
Electromagnetic compatibility in aerospace systems 6
Fundamentals of nuclear engineering for astronautics 6
Hybrid propulsion and new launch systems 6
Flight mechanics of lounch and reentry systems 6
Law in space activities 6
Life support systems for planetary exploration 6
Radar telemetry for astronautics 6
Space debris 6
Aerodynamics of continuos and rarefied flows 6
Thermal control and Thermomechanical interactions in space vehicles 6
Theory and operations of formation flying 6
Low thrust propulsion 6

 

FINAL DISSERTATION (24 credits)