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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 semester

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
August

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About Aeronautical Engineering at Linköping University

This programme offers a holistic view on aircraft design. An aircraft is a complex, integrated, closely connected system of various technologies and disciplines such as aerodynamics, structure, propulsion, actuation and other on-board systems.

All these disciplines need to be optimised in order to achieve the functionality and efficiency required of an aircraft. The latter part of the programme involves a project in which these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version.

Industry affiliations

Linköping is the aviation capital of Sweden and one of few aviation cities in the world. Saab Aeronautics, the producer of the highly successful Gripen fighter aircraft, is a major actor in the region. Other related companies and military aviation establishments that reinforce Linköping's aviation character are located in or near the city. The Aeronautical Engineering programme benefits from this, as some of the teachers have affiliations to the industry. Moreover, there is close research and education collaborations between the university and the industry.

Contemporary tools

The first year of the programme deals with the fundamentals of aeronautics, such as aircraft design, aerodynamics, engineering system design, product modelling, and aircraft systems and installation. Throughout the programme, special attention is given to a thorough progression with significant use of contemporary engineering design tools. A mix of elective and mandatory courses prepares you for your master's thesis durign the final semester. There is a possibility to specialise within Aerodynamics, Aircraft System Design or Aircraft Structure.

This programme prepares you for a career in the aerospace industry, ranging from conceptual aircraft design and aircraft engineering to related fields such as vehicle engineering or wind turbine engineering. Students will also be prepared for a research career.

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Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check www.universityadmissions.se. Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.

Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners
  • The Swedish state's insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

 

Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.

Degree requirements

The programme is designed to give the Master's Degree "Teknologie masterexamen i maskinteknik" translated to "Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) with a major in Aeronautical Engineering".
The requirements are the following:

Courses overlapping each other regarding contents are not allowed to be included in the degree. Courses used for the Bachelor's degree can never be included in the Master's degree. As a master program is based on a bachelor degree, some assumptions of background knowledge is assumed. There is no guarantee, however, that there are not courses needed that are not part of a particular bachelor program. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that he/she has the necessary background to succeed in his/her studies.  

 

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