The Masters Degree Course in Aeronautical Engineering aims to provide students with advanced scientific and professional training with specific engineering skills that enable them to face complex problems associated with the analysis, development, simulation and optimization of the various components of a fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft. The education it provides is primarily aimed at developing the most advanced research and design tools and innovation in the aeronautics industry, with particular attention to improving efficiency, reducing weight and reducing chemical and noise pollution. These skills are achievable thanks to the further deepening of the solid knowledge already acquired during the Bachelors Degree that the two-year study programme of the Masters Degree provides, in terms of methodology and practice.
The training course envisions a first year which is common to all the curricula during which the Programme focuses on reinforcing the students’ knowledge of the sectors that characterize Aeronautical Engineering (compressible flow, aeronautical structures, flight dynamics, aeronautical engines) and provides the basis of subjects which are not tackled during the Bachelors Degree (such as control systems). During the second year there are two available curricula (which are organized in subject groups that can be chosen by the students). One of them is of a disciplinary nature (Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures), the other one thematic (Flight systems and Air transport). An experimental programme has also been activated, which focus on rotary wing machine themes. The amount of hours that students must devote to personal study or to other individual educational activities amounts to at least 60% of the total number of hours required to obtain the Masters Degree.
The Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering is part of an Italian-French Network which enables students to obtain the double-degree at selected universities and Grandes écoles in Paris, Grenoble, Toulouse, Nantes and Nice. The agreements between Sapienza University and the French institutes define the procedures that must be followed and the list of qualifications that can be acquired at each of the schools participating in the agreement.