MSc Aeronautical Engineering, 120 credits, 120 credits

This programme 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 and other on-board systems.

Aeronautical Engineering, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

MSc Aeronautical Engineering, 120 credits, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

All these disciplines need to be optimised in order to achieve the functionality and the efficiency required of an aircraft. The latter part of the programme involves a project in which these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version of one.

Industry affiliations

Linköping is the aviation capital of Sweden and one of few aviation cities in the world. Saab Aeronautics, the producer of the highly successful Gripen fighter aircraft, is a major actor in the region. Other related companies and military aviation establishments that reinforce Linköping’s aviation character are located in or close to the city. The Aeronautical Engineering programme 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.

Contemporary tools

The first year of the programme deals with the fundamentals of 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 continues through the first half of the second year. Elective courses give students the opportunity to obtain broader knowledge in other areas, such as vehicle aerodynamics and wind turbine engineering. The final term constitutes a master’s thesis and the student is expected to present an individual project with a written paper.

Syllabus and course details

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.

Stories from the programme

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Application and admission