Advanced Master TAS Aero - Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Test Engineering Option

Advanced Master TAS Aero - Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Test Engineering Option

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



The Advanced Master TAS AERO program is dedicated to Aeronautical Engineering and Human Factors. The program includes a common core and one of the following majors: either one focusing on Aircraft Design process and Engineering (TAS AERO ADE) OR THE OTHER FOCUSING ON Flight Test Engineering (TAS AERO FTE). The TAS AERO Advanced Master enables students to develop a high level of expertise in engineering science, human factors, current aeronautical technologies and design.


The TAS Aero curriculum includes a broad spectrum of subjects with the following objectives:

  • to develop an integrated approach of the product design development, while acquiring necessary skills in the disciplines and techniques of the aeronautical sector,
  • to make future engineers aware of human factors issues,
  • to facilitate work on multidisciplinary projects in aeronautics with a very practical approach,
  • to develop skills in project-management, team building and team process at a multinational level


One year full time : 6 months of courses and 6 months of professional thesis or internship.

Program Start


Course details

  • Année 1

Training content

Organization of the program:

The TAS AERO is a one-year program which is divided into 2 semesters.

First semester: Academic session provided by ISAE’s permanent professors and experts from aerospace industry bringing current knowledge and experience, including: lectures, exercises, engineering and design study seminars, laboratory sessions, written report and oral presentation, practical sessions, team work and team business game, in-flight practical study and industrial visits (Airbus, CEAT, etc. DGA Flight Test, Liebherr…).

Student can choose one of the 2 majors: Aircraft Design or Flight Test Engineering

The major in Aircraft Design Engineering – ADE - focuses on process and tools required during all Design phases from Conceptual to Detail Design.

The major in Flight Test Engineering - FTE - focuses on the tests to be conducted during aircraft and equipment development and certification.

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

Training program

Part 1 – Structures and Materials

Aircraft Structures, Materials for Aerospace structures

Part 2 – Flight Physics

Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Flight Dynamics

Part 3 – Avionic and Systems

Aircraft Systems, Flight Control laws, Human Factors I

Part 4 – Majors:

  • Major 1 Flight Test Engineering: Flight test technics and methods, Human factors II, Flight test experimentation, Experimental Flight Dynamics, Measure and Sensors, Flight Test Final project.
  • Major 2 Aircraft Design Engineering: Propulsion Systems, Modeling for aeronautical structures, Computer Aided Design (CATIA), Aircraft Performances, Aircraft Design, System Engineering, Multicultural project management, Aircraft Design Final Project.

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 TAS AERO 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 TAS AERO. 
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


ISAE-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 are 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

And after ...

Further studies

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

Career prospects

More than 1100 students from 55 countries have been trained over the last 30 years and now work as research engineers, designers, project managers, program managers, and consultants, etc.

Recruiting companies: Airbus, DGA Essais en vol, AKKA, ALTRAN, MBDA, Dassault, Ariane Group

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

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Caroline ARMANGE

Phone : +33 5 6133 8025