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Aeronautical Engineering

Master‘s studies @ Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH)
15 Jul Application deadline
1 Sep Start date
2 years Study duration full-time
4787€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

Degree
Master of Engineering Sciences
Length, structure 2 years (4 semesters) graduation is finalized with the defense of Final project
Entry Qualification To this programme applicants are accepted from the fields of: Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Transport Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Physics.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME?

Curiosity, desire to construct, freedom to put your personal ideas into practice and develop a start-up – all these features fit under this master-degree study program. It is like a two-year long hackathon, where the science-based design of a prototype will become the major source of future skills.

We see innovation in aeronautics as an interdisciplinary product, thereby your knowledge in the fields of electronics, mechanics, IT, transportation, aeronautics and any other branch of engineering will facilitate your team and provide the competitive advantage over the others.

Everyone who seeks their education at the aeronautical engineering Master’s level should have background knowledge in aerodynamics, aircraft structures, mechanics and aircraft engine types. These courses are available online before the study process begins. All were prepared by the best technical universities in world including MIT, and TU Delft.

The students of the current study program will develop the prototypes in teams, therefore individuals who seek like-minded partners or the groups with a unified idea are welcome to apply.

The teams will be provided with the consultations by the experienced businesspeople, light on the start-up development will be shed by qualified mentors and the „Futurepreneurs“ program.

The aim of the study program is to prepare highly qualified specialists who have acquired interdisciplinary and novel knowledge in the field of aeronautical engineering. These specialists are capable of constructing satellite systems and their elements, overcoming engineering challenges while developing industrial UAVs, conducting interdisciplinary research and applying the obtained results to prototype and innovation development.

Experts and experienced scientists will help to put the project into practice in one of these fields: drones (UAVs), nano-satellites, 3D printing in aeronautics, military innovation in aeronautics.

Drones (UAVs). Nowadays, unmanned technologies are widely applied in agriculture, scouting, inspection and scanning, however, their application in specific fields is in its early stages and therefore it creates huge innovation opportunities.
While working on a prototype, you will investigate aircraft automation, flight characteristics, beneficial cargo, aircraft reliability, power-plant systems, aircraft systems and other fields where UAVs could be applied.

Nano-satellites. Along with the Millennium the new era of small satellites has evolved. Currently, for the commercial purposes more than a half of all small satellites is being used, however soon enough this number will increase up to 70%.
The other part of small satellites suits military purposes, academic research and other civil needs. Generally speaking, at this moment small satellites may perform the same functions as the big ones and these are widely used in Earth observation and telecommunications.
While working on a prototype, you will investigate mechanical, electronic and IT systems of small satellites and will focus on system design, manufacturing and integration tasks.

3D printing in aeronautics. 3D printing is a rather new but a fast-growing technology. It ensures rapid development and manufacturing time of complex structures used for small objects was reduced drastically with its invention.
In the world arena aviation takes the leading position in terms of usage of 3D printing technologies. This should not come as a surprise as the technology allows cheap and rapid manufacturing of low weight structures, the manufacturing of which is currently very expensive. In the future wider application of the technology will minimise the time of production process, fuel consumption and thereby, will lead to cheaper air travel.
While working on a prototype, you will investigate the application of 3D printing technology in aircraft and aircraft structure manufacturing, evaluate 3D printing opportunities and mechanical properties of the designed pieces.

Military innovation in aeronautics. Military industry usually comes way ahead of other industries in terms of innovation and new technology application. Aviation is not an exception.
Majority of decisions in the modern civil aviation and public sector were applied from the defence industry. One of the most prominent examples are UAVs.
While working on a prototype, you will overcome public safety and defence obstacles, will familiarise yourself with already existing decisions, propose innovation based on aeronautical engineering research and both: discuss and test developed prototypes together with the army soldiers and officers.

WHAT WILL STUDENTS LEARN?

  • Principles of Stability and Control of Airplane
  • Nondestructive Methods of Aircraft
  • Mechanics of Mechatronical Systems
  • Optimisation of Aviation Constructions with Finite Element Method
  • Fundamentals of Research and Innovations
  • Human Factor in Aviation
  • Computational Aerodynamics
  • Aviation Engine Theory

Autumn Intake Deadline

2021-07-15

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