MSc Aerospace Engineering

MSc Aerospace Engineering

  • Master of Science
  • Study field
    Aeronautics and Space Engineering
  • Institution
  • Tuition fees
  • Teaching language



The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering is a two-year program fully taught in English and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education. The ISAE-SUPAERO MSc in Aerospace Engineering covers a broad spectrum of knowledge and offers students extensive opportunities for specialization and a tailored curriculum. This Master program engages students to tackle diverse aspects of aerospace engineering: from design to operation of products and systems. It offers the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a research organization or an aerospace company in a multinational environment.


The objectives of this Master program is to give students competences in engineering science, technology and design related to aeronautics and space. It prepares future engineers to easily and efficiently work on aeronautics systems, space systems and their application, with emphasis on the complete life cycle of the system.


4 semesters

Program Start


Course details

  • Master 1
    • Semestre 1
    • Semestre 2
  • Master 2
    • Semestre 3
    • Semestre 4

Training content

Organization of the program:

The ISAE-SUPAERO MSc in Aerospace Engineering offers students extensive opportunities for specialization and a tailored curriculum (see brochure for details):

  • a strong multi-disciplinary common core in engineering, management and foreign languages,
  • a one-year part-time research project in semesters 2 and 3,
  • 19 electives in semester 2 covering the main fields of aerospace engineering,
  • 7 majors in semester 3 in line with the needs of aeronautical and space industry and research
  • French classes mandatory for international student during the two-years program. French student and student having an advanced level in French can choose another language (Spanish, German, Russian, etc.),
  • 2 optional programs before the Master thesis,
  • a one-semester Master thesis completed either in industry or in a laboratory.

 The complete list of the electives and major courses can be found in the brochure.

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees are €11 500 per year

Reduced tuition fees for students from the EC (European Community), who have obtained a degree in the year of enrolment or the year before and who have no professional experience: €4 990 per year

Living costs

Average monthly living costs for a student in Toulouse is between 700 and €1000. 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 MSc in Aerospace Engineering one must hold:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, in the following fields: mechanical engineering, mechatronics, aerospace, electronics, electrical systems, telecommunications, etc.
  • or French licence in Science and Engineering.

Students holding a degree in mathematics or physics may also apply.

Admissions committees

There are three admissions sessions for the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering. 
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 (under instructions)

Documents have to be officially translated in French or English.

Military candidates from abroad : upload the diplomatic file.

Application deadline:  27th April

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 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

Every year, several Master Graduates pursue PhD studies in the laboratories of ISAE-SUPAERO. Msc and PhD programs can be connected in the frame of a PhD Track, supported by Toulouse School of Aerospace Engineering (TSAE).

Career prospects

There is a large number of job opportunities for the graduates of MSc Aerospace Engineering. They can work as technical experts, researchers and managers in the fast-expanding aerospace sector and key sectors of the economy, in Europe and all over the world.

The main recruiting comanies are ALTRAN, AIRBUS, ALTEN, THALES, CAPGEMINI, SAFRAN, P3, 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


Philippe GALAUP

Phone : +33 5 6133 8027

Email : info-masters @

Mikael LE ROUX

Phone : +33 5 6133 8013