Master in Aerospace Engineering


Master in Aerospace Engineering

The Master in Aerospace Engineering at FCT NOVA encourages critical thinking about the role of Aerospace Engineering in a more sustainable and intelligent future, while expanding the possibilities of space exploration. It was created with the aim of filling a gap in the future market, focusing, essentially but not only, on the challenges involving small and medium-sized aerospace devices (capable of operating up to 700 km in altitude). This is a differentiating factor that translates into an interdisciplinary Master's degree involving excellence research and innovation activities by institutions and companies in the FCT NOVA ecosystem.

This Master provides a solid advanced education, training highly qualified masters for national and international positions in the aerospace industry, government agencies and academia. Through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary program that involves excellence in research and innovation activities of the institutions and companies that orbit FCT NOVA, this Master covers challenges involving space vehicles and aircraft with regard to control, guidance and navigation; electronics and telecommunications; structures, aerodynamics and propulsion.

The Master is developed in two scientific areas of specialization: Avionic Systems and Aerospace Mechanics; training engineers with advanced qualifications to enter the labor market in the aeronautical and special sector (national and international) or to advance to advanced research programs (3rd cycle – PhD).

Master’s Talks

Attend the clarification session about this Master's program and get all the answers you need to any doubt you may have. Attendance is free but registration is mandatory.

Date: 20 June, 2024
Time: 10H30
Format: Online and In-Person
Register here.


The Master's Course in Aerospace Engineering aims to encourage critical thinking about the role of aerospace engineering in a more sustainable and intelligent future, but also in expanding the possibilities of space exploration.

At the end of the study cycle, students will have acquired knowledge and skills in areas that include:

  • Design and integration of aircraft and avionics
  • Flight dynamics, operations and communications
  • Fluid dynamics and aerodynamics
  • Design of structures, materials and propulsion systems Production and sustainability
  • Space technology and applications

The Master in Aerospace Engineering presents 2 scientific areas of specialization: Avionic Systems and Mechanics of Aerospace.

Graduate students in Aerospace Engineering possess a unique combination of fundamental skills in advanced science and technology. This combination allows them to easily adapt to the constant evolution of aerospace processes and the demands of an ever-changing job market. As a result, they are always ready to face the challenges of technological innovation, thus ensuring a successful career.


Career opportunities

The growing economic and social interest in integrating engineers qualified for the aerospace field, the fact that the aerospace sector is an economic sector with exponential growth in the coming years, and the multidisciplinary training of the FCT NOVA Master in Aerospace Engineering enhance an easy integration in the work market, namely in companies covering the following areas:

  • Design, manufacture and integration of aircraft;
  • Aircraft operating systems;
  • Maintenance and operation;
  • Investigation and development.

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


To be announced


1st phase: 12th february to 22nd march 2024

2nd phase: 3rd June to 17th july 2024

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


Admission rules:

To enter the Master in Aerospace Engineering, students must be holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in the areas of: Aerospace Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering, or in Physics Engineering, or in Technological Physics Engineering, or similar; OR holders of a Bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Engineering or Eng. Sciences in general, with admission to the program subject to curricular assessment and interview; OR holders of a foreign higher academic degree awarded following a first cycle of studies in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process in the aforementioned areas; OR holders of an academic, scientific, or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the ability to carry out this study cycle by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA.

Course coordinator:

Professor João Martins

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 170/2022 on 07/08/2022


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 30/06/2022

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2021

About the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) is organized into six technical-and-scientifically coherent scientific areas, namely Energy and Electrical Machines, Control and Decision, Digital Systems, Robotics and Integrated Manufacture, Electronics and Telecommunications. Electrical Engineering is the largest department at NOVA School of Science and Technology with 40 faculty and over 1100 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.

Our faculty and students continue to advance the state-of-the-art, define new directions for electrical engineering and develop new technologies to help address critical societal challenges. Perhaps even more important is our unceasing commitment to our students, helping them learn, grow, develop and achieve their goals, whether it is becoming a professor, an entrepreneur or joining industry.

There are many advantages to joining Electrical Engineering as a student. We hope to be part of your success.

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About the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of Nova School of Science and Technology, dedicated to teaching, to fundamental and applied scientific research and to the provision of services in the fields of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

DEMI counts, currently, with 5 employees and 44 teachers who are committed to offering the best teaching experience and the best knowledge to their students, helping them develop their skills and achieve their personal and professional goals.

DEMI teachers also collaborate, at different levels, with diverse public and private institutions, particularly in the development of research projects in scientific and technological areas of relevance to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which aim to respond to the needs of the society.

Join us and let us help you make a difference too.

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