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Master's degree in Aerospace Science and Technology (MAST)

The master's degree in Aerospace Science and Technology provides advanced training in the sciences and technology that are currently most widely used and applied in the fields of aeronautics and space exploration. Graduates of this master’s degree will have been trained in an interdisciplinary area of knowledge that includes the study of theoretical and practical groundwork, techniques, methods and processes, and will be skilled at promoting, defining and managing innovative research projects.

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Duration and start date
1.5 academic years, 90 ECTS credits. Starting September and February
Timetable and delivery
Mornings and afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €4,721 (€7,082 for non-EU residents).
This master's degree has been selected for the Masters of Excellence grant programme of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation for the 2017-2018 academic year. More information on the award criteria is available on the Foundation's website.
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Language of instruction

Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC)

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
  • Degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Geology.
  • Degrees in Engineering (Telecommunications, Civil Engineering).
  • Diplomas in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering).
  • Engineering degrees in Aeronautical or Industrial Engineering.
  • Other engineering degrees.
Admission criteria

 Evaluation will take place according to the following points, in this order:

  • Letter explaining the applicant’s motivation to follow this course of study and his or her research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Academic record.
  • Accreditation of a good knowledge of English.
  • Two reference letters. 
The admission of students with foreign degrees will be evaluated by the corresponding committee.
Pre-enrolment period open.
How to pre-enrol
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

First semester

  • Aerospace Materials 5
  • Aerospace Seminars 5
  • Analog and Digital Signal Processing in Aerospace Applications 5
  • Broadening of Fundamentals in Aerospace Science and Technology 5
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering 5
  • Numerical Methods for Systems of Aerospace Engineering 5
  • Space Systems Engineering 5

Second semester

  • Architecture of Nano and Picosatellites 5
  • Astrodynamics 5
  • Aviation Weather 5
  • Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications 5
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering 5
  • Digital Avionic Systems 5
  • Integrated Electronic Systems for Aerospace Applications 5
  • Life-Support Systems in Space 5
  • Modern Control Systems 5
  • Nanotechnologies for Space Applications 5
  • Radio Navigation 5
  • Satellite Communications Systems 5
  • Science in Microgravity 5
  • Test and Instrumentation Systems in Aerospace Applications 5
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 5

Third semester

  • Master's Thesis 30
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
Double-degree pathways with universities around the world
  • Master's degree in Aerospace Science and Technology + one of the following master's degrees from Cranfield University:
    • Master in Aerospace Dynamics
    • Master in Aerospace Manufacturing
    • Master in Aerospace Vehicle Design
    • Master in Air Transport Management
    • Master in Automotive Engineering
    • Master in Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control
    • Master in Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Master in Aerospace Computing

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