Advanced Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support - AMS-E&M

Advanced Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support - AMS-E&M

  • Advanced Master
  • Study field
    Materials Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • Institution
  • Teaching language



Within a global aviation market characterized by a stable forecast growth in air traffic, aircraft-in- service and aftermarket demand, maintenance and support ecosystem is facing tremendous commercial, economical, strategic and technical challenges, with constant safety concerns and international regulatory requirements. In this context, innovative developments and services are key-drivers for manufacturers, suppliers, airlines to improve aircraft fleet availability, maintenance and operating costs, added-value for operators, through e.g. data analysis, digitalization, support- oriented design, new maintenance concepts, performance development and 4.0 industrial organization.

Maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and support of aircraft, engines and components encompass, in a highly competitive and dynamic international environment, a wide range of complex activities: concurrent engineering of systems, maintenance and operability engineering, service lifecycle management, line and shop maintenance, heavy checks, repair, modification and upgrades, support services, supply chain services. Those activities play a key role for defence and civil aviation, and aim at designing, managing and ensuring aircraft continuing airworthiness and safety at acceptable costs with the best availability, while benefiting from technological innovations.

With the Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support - ISAE-SUPAERO addresses the current needs of manufacturers and suppliers, design offices and customers support departments, airlines, MRO and authorities. MS AMS-E&M is the only one in Europe which addresses both Maintenance and Integrated Logistics Support for civil and military aviation business in an integrated program.


The objectives of the Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support - Engineering & Management (AMS-E&M) are to provide students with up-to-date exposure to modern techniques and methods, know-how, innovation, regulations and standards applied in aviation industry, putting an emphasis on life cycle cost management making services more profitable, available and reliable.

The master aims at providing a wide range of knowledge from aeronautical engineering to management of maintenance organization in compliance with international regulations within Integrated Logistics Support methods. Merging academic teachings, up-to-date ILS and maintenance concepts delivered by experts from industry and authorities, it prepares attendees to face, successfully, the competitive and fast changing MRO and support worldwide business.


2 semesters

Program Start


Course details

  • Année 1

Training content

Organization of the program:

The Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support is a one- year program which is divided into 2 semesters.

First semester: academic session of courses from September to March.

More than 500 h of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, projects, visits of aeronautical industries.

Second semester: students have to conduct a professional thesis in aerospace industry or in laboratory, in France or abroad, supervised by a tutor from the host organization and a professor from ISAE-SUPAERO. The thesis is concluded by the preparation of a report and an oral dissertation in front of jury.

 Training program

Part 1 - Aircraft General Familiarization

Aircraft architecture - Structure & Materials - Aircraft General Systems - Avionics - Engines and Power plant - Overview of aeronautical maintenance

Part 2 - Maintenance and Support in Aircraft Design

Operability and Maintainability Influence on Design - Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) - Configuration Management - Development and evolution of a maintenance program (MSG-3) - Ground Support Equipment – Project

Part 3 - Maintenance & Health Management Analysis & Modelling

RAMS techniques and modelling -PHM, Predictive maintenance and data analytics

Part 4 - Maintenance Execution & Management

Engines and propulsion system maintenance - Avionics and systems maintenance and troubleshooting - Equipment maintenance and test - Organization and management of a maintenance department - Military maintenance organization – Project

Part 5 - Airworthiness, Safety & Human Factors

  • Aviation regulation, airworthiness and Safety analysis
  • Continued & continuing airworthiness
  • Human factors and SMS & SMS implementation in MRO

Part 6 - Customer Support

Part 7 - Supply Chain & Recycling

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary between €9,500 and €20,500 depending on your situation. To check the exact amount, please click here.

Living costs

Average monthly living costs for a student in Toulouse is between 700 and €1,000. The amount depends a lot on the accommodation you will choose.

Detailed information about living expenses can be found in the Student Guide.  

Scholarships from ISAE-SUPAERO

There are numerous scholarships for International students at ISAE-SUPAERO. The complete and updated list can be found here.

For other scholarship information, we recommend to check Campus Bourse.


Access condition

Admission requirements

In order to apply for the Systems Engineering Master one must hold a Master’s degree, or an equivalent degree in science or engineering, or a Bachelor degree with at least 3 years of professional experience.

Admissions committees

There are several admissions sessions for the Master in Aeronautical Maintenance and Support. 
The application files filled in ‘on line’ are analyzed by an admissions committee which meets in accordance to the schedule presented here. It is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible.

Language requirements

All students must provide an English Language Certificate, even if their previous course was taught in English:

  • TOEFL IBT (Inst.Code: 9820): 85 or
  • TOEIC: 785 or
  • IELTS: 6.5 or
  • CAE/FCE Cambridge: 170.

(Citizens of the following countries are exempt from the test: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States)

Required documents:

  • a resume,
  • a cover letter,
  • a copy of your highest diploma or certificate of enrollment,
  • transcripts for the 3 last years,
  • English test results: TOEFL IBT (Inst.Code : 9820): 85 or TOEIC: 785 or IELTS: 6.5 or CAE/FCE Cambridge: 170,
  • GRE test results if taken (not mandatory)
  • application fee of €90.
  • 2 letters of recommendation sent directly by professors.

Documents have to be officially translated in French or English.

Military candidates from abroad : upload the diplomatic file.

Application deadline: 29th June

Student Life

Toul’Box ressources to get settled in Toulouse are offered to MAE students. Pack includes:

  • One-to-one with the Toul'Box team (welcome pack, help with housing benefits, temporary residence procedures...)
  • Opening a bank account
  • Help with home insurance
  • Public transport travel pass-Pastel
  • SIM Card
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Booking accommodation
  • Help with formalities - Deposits and Guarantees
  • Guided tour of Toulouse


SAE-SUPAERO offers students a new campus and an outstanding living and learning environment including 6 new or totally renovated student residences.

The campus offers some:

  • 982 housing units
  • A dining hall,
  • A student center (MDE) including a snack bar, lounge, and sports facilities for yoga, bodybuilding, squash, as well as TV rooms, and rooms reserved for clubs and organizations.

Each student residence has common areas including work rooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

WIFIRST offer (Internet, TV, Telephone) from 12,50€/month.

For more information and application, please consult the hall’s website.

Students who wish to find private accommodation can be helped in their accommodation search by the Welcome Desk or Toul’Box.

To learn more about different types of accommodation in France, you can read this article.

Part-time jobs

If you a European national, you do not have any work restrictions in France.

If you are not a EU citizen, normally you will have a long-term student visa (VLS-TS) which allows international students to work for 960 hours over a one-year period (on average, 20 hours per week). Internships are not included in this limit.

Part-time student jobs are available in the institute (admission office, library, language dpt) or in Toulouse (from bar work to babysitting), for students who speak at least a minimum of French. Announcements are put up on campus announcements boards, and it is recommended that students distribute their CVs in person to local bars and restaurants.

 Student clubs

The ISAE-SUPAERO campus offers an ideal environment for personal growth and development. Students have an exceptionally rich association life including cultural, artistic, social and athletic activities within the scope of nearly 100 clubs and associations. Learn about them in detail! Find the complete list of associations on the Student Office website.

About School

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Further studies

PhD available only for students holding a Master degree before entering the institute.

Career prospects

It is intended to students who envisage engineering or management position in aircraft-engines-components manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, MRO organizations, CAMO, in-service support departments, supply chain organizations, authorities in civil or military aeronautical industry.

Recruiting companies: Airbus, Air France, Aeroconseil, Liebherr Aerospace, Safran, Sogeti High Tech, Thales Aerospace, Thales Avionics, DGAC, , Corsairfly, South Africa Airways, Denel (South Africa), Embraer (Brazil, Mecachrome (Canada), Lan Chile (Chili), COMAC (China), AVIC (China), Philotech Gmbh (Germany), Hal (India), Royal Air Maroc, Lot (Poland), PZL Swidnik (Poland), Portugal Air Force, Singapore Air Force, China Airlines (Taiwan), Taiwan Air Force, Tunisair, Sh&E: International air transport consultancy (USA), Sabena Technics, ATR-Aircraft, Groupe ORTEC, Star Engineering, Sopra Steria, etc.

Graduate residence permit

The graduates of this program can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" ("job search / business creation") for graduate students. This residence permit allows students to remain in France for up to one year to look for employment.

At the end of your studies, if you have obtained your diploma, you can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" (except Algerian students). This residence permit replaces the temporary residence permit that was previously issued to graduate students ("APS Master").

This residence permit can also be requested from abroad: if you leave France at the end of your studies, you can apply for the residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" at the French consulate in your home country or your country of residence within 4 years after graduation. More information:


  • Toulouse


Catherine DUVAL

Phone : +33 5 6133 8037

Email : info-masters @

Caroline ARMANGE

Phone : +33 5 6133 8025