The program has been established and is specifically intended to train specialized professionals able to effectively carry out the design and management of complex aerospace systems, as well as to prepare students for further studies in the aerospace engineering field. These objectives are pursued by providing a thorough education in the foundations of the aerospace engineering sciences, with emphasis on research and the experimental methods.
Entering students should have a sound background in undergraduate mathematics, physics, and engineering science. The theoretical and scientific aspects of aerospace engineering are treated in detail, with the aim of developing the capabilities necessary for the effective design and management of aerospace vehicles and systems.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- The combination of knowledge and skills characterizing the graduate program in aerospace engineering are:
- a thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of the physical and mathematical disciplines and of the other fundamental sciences;
- the capability to use this knowledge to understand complex problems, or problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach;
- A thorough knowledge of the theoretical and scientific aspects of engineering in general, and in more detail, space and aeronautical and astronautical engineering;
- The capability to conceive, plan, design and manage complex and/or innovative systems, processes and services;
- The capability of designing and managing complex experiments.
- In working for their degree, aerospace engineering students will pursue a major study in one of the following areas: aerospace systems, aerospace propulsion, aerospace structures, aerothermodynamics, aerospace flight dynamics and control. The choice of one of the these fields allows students to focus their activities, while taking advantage of the flexibility offered by the breadth of interests of the aerospace group at DICI.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates:
The aerospace engineering program opens the way to further academic work as well as to professional activities in aerospace industry, in public and private research institutions in the aerospace field, in the Air Force, and in industrial companies for the production of machinery and equipment where the application of aerospace-derived technologies is especially relevant. Finally, as a consequence of the multidisciplinary nature of the educational program, the aerospace engineering graduates will also easily find employment in the mechanical industry, with specific reference to structural and fluid mechanic design work.
Access to further study:
The Laurea Magistrale degree in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.