The Degree in Aerospace Engineering (GIA as per its acronym in Spanish) is structured in four years with a total of 240 ECTS credits.
FIRST and SECOND YEARS carry 60 ECTS credits per year, consisting of compulsory subjects, that are common to all students and provide the ability, skills and basic knowledge common to the aeronautical field.
THIRD and FOURTH YEARS consist of specific technology modules for each speciality within aerospace industry.
|Credit Structure||Nº ECTS|
|Number of credits of the degree:||240|
|Engineering Core Credits:||60|
|Compulsory Credits common to the Aeronautical Field:||60|
|Compulsory Credits of the speciality||82,5*|
|Compulsory Credits of UPM-ETSIAE:||13,5|
|Optional Credits and/or Internship||12**|
|Final Degree Project Credits||12|
* 82.5 ECTS (VA, PA, NSA, ATA); 85.5 ECTS (CTA)
** 12 ECTS (VA, PA, NSA, ATA); 9 ECTS (CTA)
The Degree in Aerospace Engineering is set up around a common education provided for the first two years, and five specialisations which are taught on the third and fourth years.
Specialisation in Aerospace Vehicles (VA)
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering, specialising in Aerospace Vehicles design and develop main components of aircraft and space vehicles. They also manufacture, operate and maintain other aircraft such as helicopters, gliders or unmanned vehicles.
A Graduate in Aerospace Engineering designs, operates and maintains AIRCRAFT.
Specialisation in Aerospace Propulsion (PA)
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering, specialising in Aerospace Propulsion build propulsive systems of all kinds allowing the movement of aircraft as well as space vehicles.
A Graduate in Aerospace Engineering develops AEROSPACE ENGINES.
Specialisation in Navigation and Aerospace Systems (NSA)
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering, specialising in Navigation and Aerospace Systems have the necessary knowledge on air space structuring, avionics and navigation and surveillance systems required for air transport and certification.
A Graduate in Aerospace Engineering controls AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
Specialisation in Airports and Air Transport (ATA)
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering, specialising in Airports and Air Transport develop their career within the airport perimeter, from the take-off and landing runway to the airport terminal.
A Graduate in Aerospace Engineering projects and exploits AIRPORTS.
Specialisation in Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (CTA)
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering, specialising in Aerospace Sciences and Technologies have acquired knowledge regarding space and research, in particular concerning those materials used in the aeronautical industry and space technology, as well as on air and mechanical propulsion systems.
A Graduate in Aerospace Engineering contributes to advance of TECHNOLOGY.