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 years with partners at ISAE-SUPAERO to present a renewed Masters offer in 2020 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, cyber security) 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 240 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 2018, more than 86% of the Advanced Masters students together with 83% of Master of Science students found a job in less than 2 months after graduation.
In addition, an average of 73% of them had joined a company or laboratory in France while the others choosing to start their career abroad.

Engineers-architects, experts, managers and entrepreneurs

The Master’s in Aerospace Engineering and the 15 Advanced Masters prepare engineers and managers, young graduates or people in midcareer, 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 2019, in order to meet the major industry actors’ expectations, and with their strong support, our offer was enriched with the creation of new programs.
As a result, ISAE-SUPAERO created two Advanced Masters: «Artificial Intelligence & Business Transformation», in collaboration with the IRT Saint Exupery, and «Management de Projets Innovants et Entrepreneuriat».
Furthermore, the Executive Education offer has been widely developed on space topics such as earth observation, telecommunications and launchers. Several certificates and short courses dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (big data, Business aspects of Artificial Intelligence...) and Project Management (Innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship...) are also henceforth offered.

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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