A word from the Dean of Studies

Innovation, digitization, internationalization and agility are now the key words in aeronautics and space. They have guided the work carried out over the last 2 years with partners at ISAE-SUPAERO to present a renewed Masters offer in 2019 that is more than ever in line with industry’s needs.


The European aeronautics and space industry is constantly changing to adapt to technological developments and to society’s needs: new concepts in autonomous aircraft, airplanes that are increasingly respectful of the environment, taking human factors into account for increased safety, use of digital technologies (big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity) and embedded systems from aircraft design to maintenance, introduction of new production processes, relaunching space exploration, generalized use of space applications, systems approaches and agile project management methods, etc.

The professors, researchers and students at ISAE-SUPAERO work on research and study projects every day to meet these challenges. They can take advantage of an exceptional range of equipment (wind tunnels, simulators, test aircraft, drone flight area, platforms for space systems, embedded systems, mechanical test machines, etc.) and the environment offered by the city of Toulouse, the European aeronautics and space capital.

Another essential feature of the aeronautics and space industry is its international dimension. ISAE-SUPAERO, the world leader in aeronautics and space engineering training in terms of the diversity of its programs and the number of diplomas it offers, gives its students the experience of an international campus where more than 50 nationalities are represented. Taught in English and encouraging teamwork, the Master’s in Aerospace Engineering and the Advanced Masters at ISAE-SUPAERO train students and professionals from around the world in a multicultural environment that acquaints them with their future work context. They can thus build up an international professional network that will be there for them throughout their careers. This experience of intercultural relations is a decisive asset when entering the workforce and for their rapid advancement.

Active industrial partners with a strong presence

Several partners support the Masters at ISAE-SUPAERO: Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence & Space, Air France, Altran, CNES, CS, Dassault Aviation, Safran, Thales and Thales Alenia Space for the best known among them, but also innovative small and medium-sized companies such as Hélicoptères Guimbal, Delair-Tech for drones, and Terranis for observation of the Earth in the service of the environment.
The engineers and managers of these companies teach and supervise projects in all our programs. ISAE-SUPAERO’s students in the Master’s in Aerospace Engineering and in the Advanced Masters programs have over 300 internships in industry every year.

ISAE-SUPAERO’s close relationship with aeronautics and space companies is also directly beneficial to graduates when they have finished their studies. In 2017, more than 80% of them found a job in less than 2 months and 73% of the Master’s in Aerospace Engineering graduates had joined a company or laboratory in Toulouse, the European aeronautics and space capital, with the others choosing to go to Paris or abroad to start their careers.

Engineers-architects, experts, managers and entrepreneurs

The Master’s in Aerospace Engineering and the 14 Advanced Masters prepare engineers and managers, young graduates or people in mid-career, to become the future leaders of the aeronautics and space industry in these 4 families of trades: engineers-architects, experts, managers and entrepreneurs

Each program provides specific skills while enabling students to move through a wide range of positions all the way up to the highest levels of the company. In 2018, our offer was enriched with the creation of new programs dedicated to space applications (telecommunication, navigation and observation of the Earth) and innovative aircraft architectures (airplanes, drones and helicopters). At the same time, new options are available in the programs in space systems and aeronautical engineering: space exploration, in-flight tests and human factors, along with the renewal of the content of several others in aeronautical and space structures, embedded systems, systems engineering, aeronautical maintenance and customer support.

An institute open to diverse profiles and pathways

We are open to all talents seeking to share their passion for aeronautics and space. The Institute recruits its Masters students at more than 200 universities and schools in France and just as many foreign universities around the world.

We are looking for excellence – it is our motto and we know that it can be found at all institutions of higher education – and for passion, whether well-established or just emerging, as well as for a diversity of talents, experiences and cultures.

Choosing a Master’s degree at ISAE-SUPAERO means more than just adopting a specialization in aeronautics, it means choosing to join a worldwide community of engineers and managers committed to an industrial adventure that began a century ago and which is, more than ever, looking toward the future.

Didier Delorme
Dean of Masters programs

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