MSc Aerospace Systems - Navigation and Telecommunications (AS-NAT)

MSc Aerospace Systems - Navigation and Telecommunications (AS-NAT)

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



The Master of Science in GNSS, Global Navigation Satellite System, defines a satellite-based system that allows autonomous positioning and navigation of a suitably equipped user everywhere and at all times.

The Master of Science (MSc) in GNSS is a 2-year programme offering advanced education in Satellite-based Positioning and Space Telecommunications.

It aims at training students for the steadily growing GNSS industry. It is co-organised by ENAC and ISAE (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) in Toulouse, France.


Objectives :

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) have gained a lot of worldwide attention due to a significant increase in applications using GPS for positioning and navigation (aeronautics, vehicular and pedestrian navigation, location-based services, etc).

This international enthusiasm is confirmed by the worldwide development of other global and regional satellite-based navigation systems in Europe, the USA, China, Russia, India and Japan, creating a strong need for experts in this field.

The objective of this MSc in GNSS is to provide students with advanced skills and knowledge in the field of GNSS and its related applications, in order to prepare them to enter the highly dynamic GNSS and GNSS-dependent industry. In addition, the students will have a grounding in telecommunications, as both fields are strongly complementary.

Course details

Training content


Duration of studies:
two years full time

1st, 2nd, 3nd Semesters

The course programme of the Master’s first 3 semesters is a combination of lectures, tutorials, applied projects and assignments.
Lessons are organized in 9 teaching domains closely linked to the Satellite-based Positioning and Space Telecommunications topics, allowing students to get 91 ECTS credits.
The content of each teaching domain as well as each semester organisation are detailed on our website

4nd Semester

5- to 6-month Master thesis in a company or a research laboratory.
Master thesis is concluded by a written report and an oral defense in front of jury composed of academic staff and professionals


Access condition

How to apply?

Applicants for an “Master of Science” program must have a Completed Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanicals, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent, Mechatronics, Physics...

About School

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Further studies

Career opportunities

Recent studies have shown that there will be a lack of graduate students to fill the open positions in the GNSS industry in the near future. This MSc in GNSS provides students with a head start in the evolving and growing market of satellite-based navigation and telecommunications.
Hence, graduate students can enter:

  • Large companies
  • SMEs
  • National institutions
  • Research laboratories


  • Toulouse



International Recruitment Manager

Phone : +33 (0)5 62 17 46 71

Email : michel.chauvin @