ETSIAEStudiesOfficial MASTER’S StudiesMaster's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (Máster Universitario en Ingeniería Aeronáutica, MUIA)Competences


General Competences

CG1.- Ability to project, build, monitor, certify and maintain all types of aircraft and spacecraft, as well as their related subsystems.

CG2.- Ability to plan, project and control infrastructures construction processes, buildings and airport facilities, as well as their maintenance, conservation and operation.

CG3.- Ability to generally and technically manage research, development and innovation projects in aeronautical and space technology companies and centres.

CG4.- Ability to integrate complex aerospace systems and cross-functional work teams.

GC5.- Ability to analyse and correct environmental and social impact of technical solutions of any aerospace system.

CG6.- Ability to analyse and solve aerospace issues within new or unknown environments, in broad and complex contexts.

CG7.- Competence to plan, project, manage and certify procedures, infrastructures and systems supporting aerospace activity, including air navigation systems.

CG8.- Competence to project aeronautical and space buildings and facilities, which require an integrated project as a whole, due to the variety of its technologies, its complexity or in-depth technical expertise required.

CG9.- Competence regarding all areas related to airport, aeronautical or space technologies that, by their nature, are not exclusive to other fields of engineering.

CG10.- Knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the required regulation within the practice of the profession of Aeronautical Engineer.

CG11.- Possess and understand the knowledge providing foundation or the opportunity to originally develop and/or apply ideas, often in a research environment.

CG12.- Apply the knowledge acquired and the ability to solve issues within new or unfamiliar environments in a broader (or cross-functional) contexts related to their area of study.

CG13.- Be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes insights on social and ethical responsibilities linked to their knowledge and judgments application.

CG14.- Convey their conclusions, as well as their knowledge and underlying reasons, to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.

CG15.- Possess learning skills that allow them to continue their studies in a self-directed or autonomous manner.

CG16.- Ability to integrate respect for the environment as a general attitude within management and their activities performance.

Cross-Curricular Competences

CT1.- Ability to understand lectures, conferences and seminars content, as well as any information and documentation issued in English.

CT2.- Ability to energise and lead cross-disciplinary work teams.

CT3.- Ability to adopt creative solutions, which appropriately meet the different requirements.

CT4.- Ability to work effectively as an individual, organise and plan their own tasks, both independently or as a member of a team.

CT5.- Ability to manage information, to identify the required sources, the main types of technical and scientific documents, in a proper and efficient manner.

CT6.- Ability to make judgments regarding economic, administrative, social, ethical and environmental implications related to the application of their knowledge.

CT7.- Ability to work in international environment.

Specific Competences

  • > Specific Competencies of "Aerospace Vehicles. Testing and Certification of Aerospace Vehicles" Module.

    CE-VA-1.- Ability to design, build, inspect, certify and maintain all types of aircraft and spacecraft.

    CE-VA-2.- Adequate knowledge of Advanced Fluid Mechanics, with special emphasis on Computational Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence phenomena.

    CE-VA-3.- Understanding and mastery the laws of External Aerodynamics in the different flight regimes, and their application to the Numerical and Experimental Aerodynamics.

    CE-VA-4.- Application of knowledge acquired within different disciplines to the troubleshooting of complex Aeroelasticity issues.

    CE-VA-5.- Understanding and mastery Mechanics of Atmospheric Flight (Performance, Static and Dynamic Stability, and Control), and Orbital Mechanics and Attitude Dynamics.

    CE-VA-6.- Adequate knowledge of Metallic Materials and Composite Materials used in the manufacture of Aerospace Vehicles.

    CE-VA-7.- Knowledge and skills to understand and perform the Manufacturing Processes of Aerospace Vehicles.

    CE-VA-8.- Knowledge and skills for the Analysis and Structural Design of Aircraft and Spacecraft, including the application of calculation programs and advanced design of structures.

    CE-VA-9.- Ability to design, execute and analyse the Flight and Ground Tests of Aerospace Vehicles, and to carry out their complete process of Certification.

    CE-VA-10.- Adequate knowledge of different Subsystems of Aircraft and Spacecraft.

  • >Specific Competences of "Air Navigation and Air Traffic Systems. Avionics. Certification of Air Navigation Systems" Module.

    CE-SN-1.- Ability to define and plan navigation and air traffic management systems, and to design airspace, manoeuvres and the Aerodrome Safeguarding.

    CE-SN-2.- Adequate knowledge of Avionics and Airborne Software, and Simulation and Control techniques used in air navigation.

    CE-SN-3.- Adequate knowledge of Wave Propagation and the communication links issues with ground-based stations.

    CE-SN-4.- Ability to design Radar and Air Navigation Aids Systems.

    CE-SN-5.- Adequate knowledge of Aeronautical Information and Communications Technologies.

    CE-SN-6.- Adequate knowledge of different regulations applicable to air navigation and air traffic systems and ability to certify Air Navigation Systems.

  • > Specific Competencies of "Propulsion Systems. Test Stands and Certification of Propulsion Systems" Module.

    CE-SP-1.- Ability to design, build and select the most appropriate power plant for an aerospace vehicle, including Aeroderivative Gas Turbines

    CE-SP-2.- Adequate knowledge of Advanced Fluid Mechanics, with special emphasis on Experimental and Numerical Techniques used in Fluid Mechanics.

    CE-SP-3.- Understanding and mastery of phenomena associated with combustion and heat and mass transfer.

    CE-SP-4.- Understanding and mastery of the principles of Internal Aerodynamics, and their implementation together with other disciplines, of solving complex Aeroelasticity of Propulsive Systems issues.

    CE-SP-5.- Adequate knowledge of Materials and Manufacturing Processes used in Propulsion Systems.

    CE-SP-6.- Adequate knowledge of Airbreathing Engines, Gas Turbines, Rocket Engines and Turbomachinery.

    CE-SP-7.- Capacity to undertake the Mechanical Design of different components of propulsion systems, as well as the propulsion system as a whole.

    CE-SP-8.- Ability to design, execute and analyse Propulsion Systems Tests and to carry out the whole process of Certification.

    CE-SP-9.- Adequate knowledge of different Propulsion Plant Subsystems of Aerospace Vehicles.

  • > Specific Competences of "Airport Engineering and Aviation Organisation. Airport Certification. Air Transport" Module.

    CE-IA-1.- Ability to carry out Airport Master Plans and projects and management of  infrastructures, buildings and airport facilities works.

    CE-IA-2.- Ability to Planning, Design, Building and Management of Airports, and ability to design   its Electrical Installations.

    CE-IA-3.- Adequate knowledge of Air Transport Management.

    CE-IA-4.- Understanding and mastery of National and International Aeronautical Organisation and  operation of different means of the world transport system, with special emphasis on air transport.

    CE-IA-5.- Adequate knowledge of Cartography, Geodesy, Topography and Geotechnics disciplines, applied to the airport and its infrastructures design.

    CE-IA-6.- Ability to carry out Airport Certification.

  • > Specific competence linked to Final Master Project

    CE-TFM.- To conduct, present and defend the Final Master Project once obtained all syllabus credits The oral defense will be before a university panel. The project has to be an original work carried out individually, being a comprehensive Aeronautical Engineering work of professional nature summarising the acquired competences.