Master in Fundamentals of the Air Transport System

The 4th edition of the specializing master started on May 8th, 2023 and is currently ongoing. Enrollment to the current edition is not anymore possible. The planned finish date is May 2024. Webpage of the master course.

Presentation of the Master in Fundamentals of the Air Transport System (Fourth Edition, 2023-24)

1. Purpose

The air transport system is an inherently multidisciplinary field, where technical and organizational skills are needed to face both normal operation and developmental programs. Today, commercial aviation is experiencing a significant growth at a global level. All major players in the system, including airlines, handling and airport management companies, as well as regulators and supervisory agencies, will need to cope with this trend, relying on highly skilled professionals with an excellent technical qualification in aeronautics and a deep knowledge of the processes typical to the air transport system, from the global picture to the innermost components.

The Master Course will allow the participants to develop a complete knowledge of the air transport system in its multiple aspects, by means of a structured theoretical approach well suited for engineers, followed by a practical internship period of a minimum of 4 months in a qualified organization, with the tuition of experienced industry staff.

At the end of the course, the participants will have gained a good familiarity with the field of air transport, which will constitute a primary asset for a successful job application in the field, easing their transition from the academic world to the job market.

Start/End date: May, 2023 – April, 2024

Bridge courses for prospective participants without a solid background in aeronautics will be given following the enrollment interviews and before the beginning of the curricular teaching activities. These courses will not be associated to any CFU (non-curricular courses).

2. Program (60 CFU)

► Common modules (40 CFU)

Module 1: Civil aviation system
Module 2: Cybersecurity
Module 3: Quality assurance and compliance monitoring
Module 4: Safety management system
Module 5: Accident investigation
Module 6: Human factors and psychological aspects
Module 7: Emergency management
Module 8: Airport capacity
Module 9: Airport Management System
Module 10: Air Transport Company
Module 11: Continued airworthiness, maintenance and engineering

► Internship, 4 months by an external company acknowledged by the Master’s Board (10 CFU)

► Individual activities  (10 CFU)

3. Requirements for participation

A Bachelor of Science (Laurea) in Engineering or a scientific topic is required (other profiles may be admitted, based on a specific decision of the Board). For candidates who got a title from a foreign University, equivalent qualifications in the respective educational Institutions will be considered. The Admission Board will select the students to be accepted by means of CV evaluation and oral examination. A maximum of 25 students will be admitted.

4. Participation fee

Total costs: € 8.000 (€ 7.500 tuition fee plus € 500 enrollment fee) to be paid in two installments.

5. Scholarships

Scholarships covering the whole tuition fee or a part of it will be made available by collaborating industrial subjects. They will be assigned by the Master’s Board after the expiration of the enrollment deadline.

6. Location

Politecnico di Milano, Candiani Campus, Milano. The internship period will be hosted by companies acknowledged by the Master’s Board.

7. Website

The official website of the master course can be found here.