Academic Year 2017/18





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Aeronautical Engineering
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Bovisa Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law469
NameAeronautical Engineering
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-20 - Aerospace and aeronautical engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Lozza Giovanni
Coordinator of the Study programme Luciano Galfetti
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
https://www.aero.polimi.it/en/


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA LAMBRUSCHINI, 15 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

Social/economic context

Since the dawn of aviation, Lombardy has played a prominent role within the related Italian industry and research community, as witnessed by the long standing local presence of several well known aerospace companies: SIAI Marchetti, Caproni, Aermacchi, Costruzioni Aeronautiche G. Agusta. All of those industries have contributed significantly both to the evolution of Aeronautics and to expansion of the regional and national economy during the 20th century and, hopefully, beyond.

The domestic panorama is today extremely variegated and dynamic. The former helicopter company Costruzioni Aeronautiche G.Agusta, now the international holding AgustaWestland, is one of the world leaders in the vertical takeoff aircraft industry; while Aermacchi, now AleniaAermacchi, stands as prominent player within the military trainers sector. On the other hand Alenia's parterniship with two international commercial aviation giants, Airbus and Boeing, contributes high levels engineering, technology and production skills. Moreover, other smaller and lively industries, especially in the equipment area, can provide advanced services and technologies.  The contribution of the entire aerospace sector to the Italian  economy is quite significant, especially in view of its high technology content.

 

Development of the educational offer

Such a long history of an outstanding aerospace industry strongly well anchored in Lombardy has been a constant provider of a momentum capable of driving, diffunding and rooting a mature and dynamic  aeronautical mentality and culture which have created the natural humus for the creation of a school of aeronautical engineering at the  Politecnico di Milano since its very birth. Following a first seminal course on aviation in 1909 and a minor, yet qualified presence, up to the Second World War, the first Politecnico di Milano formal graduates in aeronautics apperead in 1952, albeit only as an aeronautical specialization of the official course in Mechanical Engineering. However an official curriculum in  Aeronautical Engineering was born shortly afterward, becoming one in Aerospace Engineering eventually. Such a course has been a consolidated reality for many years and is well-known throughout Italy, bosting a share exceeding 20% of the total Italian graduates in the related sector.

In recent years, the evolution of air transportations and the presence of numerous international airports in the region, with the related technical, maintainance and logistic companies, has spurred the expansion of the aeronautical curricula so to include new courses aimed at preparing engineers to be employed in air transport and navigation services, be they airlines, airport management authorities and companies involved.

Such a lively and thriving environment has brought a body of university professors carrying out basic and applied research in most of the involved disciplines, cooperating with national and international industry and research institutions, supporting education in terms of content and teaching methods, with a positive impact on teaching delivered. The current offering is therefore the evolution of a well estabilished historic path. Aerospace training at the Politecnico di Milano today is organised in three cycles: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and in Space Engineering, eventually followed by Ph.Ds in Aerospace Engineering and in Vertical Take-off Aircraft.

 

The Mission

The Mission is to prepare engineers capable of successfully addressing multi-inter-disciplinary contexts in dynamic and highly international environments, combining solid scientific and engineering foundations with specific aerospace engineering concepts which, according to the education level,  should make an engineer well capable of analysing, understanding and managing problems typical of the sector as well as of related scientific and technological areas.

From the technical and scientific point of view, such a Mission implies pursuing three levels of  improved  knowledge and understanding of typical aerospace engineering issues.


3. Learning objectives

The aerospace sector requires highly professional engineers, capable of successfully  working in extremely interdisciplinary areas of high technological, efficiency and safety levels, in a continually evolving and markedly international competition context. The many facets related to aircraft design, production and operation, with the related complexity and interplay of the many individual components involved in the game, requires an utmost level of engineering coordination and integration, well balancing the skills and capabilities of a high number of subjects (aerodynamics, structures, flight mechanics, controls, plant, propulsion, ...) so to achieve both a successful project and its profitable operation (airport logistics, aircraft fleet maintenance and management, …).

Therefore the overall educational aim of the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering is that of preparing highly qualified technicians, both from a cultural and professional standpoint, capable of carrying out and managing the many activities related to: research, design and operation, in the fields of: aerodynamics, structures and materials, plant and systems, aerospace propulsion.

The knowledge gained in the various courses is taught in such a way as to not only ensure its acquisition but also to develop interdisciplinary skills and the aptitude to face new and complex problems in a scientifically rigorous manner. In particular, all levels of the Programme aim at maintaining and strengthening the ability to translate knowledge into practice, pursuing the following learning results:

 

Knowledge and understanding

Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the main issues characterising the aeronautical context and, in particular: aerodynamics, dynamics of flight, aerospace structures, structural dynamics and control and aeroservoelasticity. Such elements are considered essential for satisfying the learning and professional objectives a student should assign to her/himself in choosing the courses to be taken to ensure  also a consolidation of her/his capabilities to self expand and continuously update her/his knowledge toward new skills and operating conditions met along its career.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding

Graduates must be able to analyse and solve engineering problems suitable for their level of knowledge, autonomously elaborating their own skills, working in cooperation with people with any technical level, using consolidated methodologies, from analytical-numerical modelling to experimentation, whilst recognising their limitations and potential to exploit them at their best.

 

Making judgements

Graduates must acquire the skills needed to conduct complex studies on technical issues at their level of knowledge, using various and appropriate tools, from bibliographic research to consulting regulations and carrying out numerical and/or experimental investigations. These skills must lead to being able to formulate judgements whilst always being aware of the complexity of typical aerospace engineering problems and of the need of any appropriate  in-depth analysis.

 

Communication skills

The Master of Science graduate in Aeronautical Engineering must acquire the abilities needed to: draft reports and make oral presentations using state-of-the-art tools; communicate, in an effective manner, in a national and international context, both orally and in writing.

 

Learning skills

The educational project which the student can define, based on the: basic course structure, teaching methods, continuous stimuli from problem analyses and their critical evaluations, will put her/him in a position to manage a continuoued learning with a high degree of autonomy, so they will be able to follow any evolution of the aerospace field.

The above objectives are pursued via: lectures, specific assignements and laboratory activities, carried out individually or in groups, within the individual or coordinated courses, followed by verification procedures based on a direct professor/student interaction, aimed at stimulating and developing autonomy in facing the assigned themes.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

The educational offer in the aerospace field at the Politecnico di Milano is based on three cycles, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Aeronautical or Space Engineering and PhDs in Aerospace Engineering and Vertical Take-off Aircraft. The related structure is depicted in following scheme:


Structure of the educational offer in the Aerospace Engineering sector

The Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering adopts a single educational programme, suitable for acquiring a solid background in the most characterising disciplines being at the base of an expected professionally successful career. These disciplines represent the basis for more in-depth courses left to an individual choice, coherently contained in a list of optional subjects, hopefully without limiting the freedom of the student to build personalised programmes. 

Thus the overall scheme is based on: 4 compulsory courses, 6 courses of choice among a list of proposals and 2 freely-chosen courses. 20 credits are reserved for the thesis and final exam, 2 further credits complete the scheme with activities aimed at acquiring special individual skills, e.g technical writing and presentation, aimed at facilitating the insertion in the employment world.

At the end of the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering the student acquires an M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

An Ms.c qualification allows graduates to take the professional examination to register in the professional order of engineers, under Section B. Registration is accompanied by the wording: "Engineers section - industrial field".
The preparation of a Master of Science graduate in Aeronautical Engineering foresees employment in positions implying autonomy and responsibility such as: space industries, research centres, public and private bodies engaged in the design, production, testing and certification in the aerospace field; air transport companies, air traffic control bodies, military air force and aeronautical sectors of other armed forces, industries producing machines and equipments for which aerodynamics and light structures are significant.
The broad and in-depth preparation facilitates the possibility of working in industries which are not specifically aerospace-oriented employing similar, advanced methodologies and techniques.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Possible professional opportunities for Ms.c graduates in Aeronautical Engineering are:

-        in aeronautical and space industries for the design, production and operation of aircraft, vertical take-off aircraft, spacecraft and their components;

-        in companies operating in aerospace related businesses, be they industrial partners, subcontractors and engineering consultancy companies;

-        in public and private bodies for testing and/or certification in the aeronautical and aerospace field;

-        in companies managing and maintaining aircraft fleets, airport authorities or air transport service companies, air traffic control authorities;

-        in the air force and aeronautical sectors of other armed forces;

-        in companies designing wind turbines;

-        in industries designing and producing machinery, equipment and systems in which aerodynamics, light structures, advanced materials, fluid/structure interaction and/or integration with active control systems are significant;

-        generally speaking, in all those areas in which design/production methodologies and skills typical of the preparation of a graduate in the aerospace sector may be of use.

Foreseeable career opportunities for a Ms.c graduate in Aeronautical Engineering should expand those already typical of the corresponding Bachelor of Science graduates, giving access to positions of greater autonomy and responsibility.  The broader and more in-depth preparation will make it easier working in industries which are not specifically space-oriented but in which advanced methodologies and techniques are applied.

The Degree Programme prepares for the profession of (*):

-                   Aeronautical engineer

-                   Aerospace Engineer

-                   Mechanical Engineer

 (*) according to the ISTAT classification of professions with possibility to register in section A of the Order of Engineers upon passing the professional exam.

 


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


The admission to the Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering undergoes an evaluation process aimed to determine the eligibility of the applicant. Such process, in compliance to the existing regulation (D.M. 22/10/2004 n. 270 art. 6 par. 2 and D.M. 16/3/2007, art.6 par. 1), is based upon curriculum requirements and an assessment of the preparation of the student.

The final decision about the admission to the Master of Science degree shall be taken by an Evaluation Commission set up by the Board of Studies, according to the academic career of the applicant. The Commission may take into account a valid documentation showing clear exceptional conditions, justifying the non-compliance of the below-mentioned criteria and showing that the student has an adequate background. Such a documentation shall be attached to the admission application.

If the applicant is admitted, compulsory additional subjects shall be communicated together with the admission and before enrolment, in order to provide students with the necessary information for a transparent and rational choice.

Requirements concerning the English language proficiency levels are presented in Paragraph 7.4.

 

Application for admission

 

A Bachelor of Science Degree (Laurea) is required for the evaluation of the career, as well as an higher degree (MSc, Laurea Magistrale). The evaluation can be carried out also for students enrolled in Politecnico di Milano BSc, if they are candidates in the next Graduation session, and for students enrolled in BSc of other Italian Universities, if they shall graduate before enrolling to the MSc.

Admission requirements concerning the academic career considered by the Commission are as follows:

  1. average graduation mark not below the “adjusted” admission threshold (see later);
  2. certification of the English language proficiency (please see Paragraph 7.4);
  3. further subjects and knowledge are not required.

If the requirement stated at point 1. of the above list is not satisfied, the Commission will not admit the applicant to the Master of Science degree course, unless documentation testifying a proven exceptional case can be presented.

If the requirements stated at either point 2. or 3. of the above list are not satisfied, the applicant will be accepted to the Master of Science degree course and enrolled, after having satisfied these conditions.

 

Number of years for achieving the Bachelor

 

The number of years for achieving the Bachelor of Science, named as “N”, is the half of the number of semesters occurring from the year of first enrolment in any University to the achievement of the BSc Graduation (semesters end at March 31st or October 31st). For sake of clarification, N can assume the following values:

  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2017 (6 semesters): N = 3
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2014 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2018 (7 semesters): N = 3,5
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2013 and will earn their BSc degree no later than October 2017 (8 semesters): N = 4
  • For students who enrolled at the Bachelor of Science in September 2012 and will earn their BSc degree no later than March 2018 (9 semesters): N = 5,5

 

"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by Politecnico di Milano

 

Students who earned their Bachelor of Science degree with a score lower than the “adjusted” admission threshold SC will not be admitted to attend to the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. The ‘score’ is the average of the exams’ scores, weighted by the CFU of each exam. For the 2017-2018 academic year, for candidates with a BSc issued by Politecnico di Milano, the “adjusted” threshold is calculated according to this formula:

 

SC = S + k * (min (N1,N)-3)

 

Where k = ½, N1 = 6 and S is defined as follows:

 

Study Course of the BSc Graduation

S

Engineers from Politecnico di Milano

21

Industrial Designers and Architects from Politecnico di Milano

24

 

 

"Adjusted" admission threshold for candidates with a BSC issued by other Italian Universities

 

For candidates with a Bachelor of Science issued by any Italian University other than Politecnico di Milano, the “adjusted” threshold is compared to the Graduation score and, therefore, it is expressed with a maximum of 110 points.

 

Category of graduates

“Adjusted” admission threshold

Aeronautical Engineers from other Universities

95/110

Other graduates from other Universities

100/110

 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the above "Adjusted" admission thresholds could be modified.

 

English Proficiency

 

For a list of the recognized certificates and their respective minimum requirements, please see Paragraph 7.4.

 

Admission without compulsory prerequisites

 

To be admitted to the MSc in Aeronautical Engineering when the Bachelor of Science degree programme is evaluated as being “consistent” with the study programme of the Master of Science degree course. The Evaluation Commission verifies these requirements, also ascertaining the need of imposing any prerequisite (i.e. additional compulsory modules) to fill possible gaps. Please see Paragraph 6.2, for a presentation of the evaluation process.

6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, applicants must have acquired a minimum number of credits in some scientific areas as reported in the following table:

 

Context

SSD

Minimum number of credits

Algebra, Numerical analysis, Geometry, Statistics, Computer Science, Math, Theoretical Mechanics

MAT 02/03/05/06/07/08

SECS S01

ING-INF 05

30

Chemistry, Physics

CHIM 07

FIS 01/03

15

Principles of Electricity and Electrical Machines

ING-IND 31/32/33

5

Economics, Industrial and Aerospace Systems

ING-IND 35

ING-IND 17

ING-IND 05

5

Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics

ING-IND 06

ING-IND 10/11

ICAR 01

15

Aerospace Propulsion, Energy Systems

ING-IND 07

ING-IND 08/09

5

General and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Materials, Automatic Control

ING-IND 03/04

ICAR 08

ING-INF 04

ING-IND 12/13/14/15/16/21/22

 

45 (*)

 

(*) at least 5 credits in ING-IND 03

 

If this minimum threshold is not reached, some compulsory additional subjects are assigned to the candidate in the related areas.

If the total number of credits is over 60, the candidate cannot access to the Master of Science Course.

If the total number of credits is less than 6, the candidate can be admitted to the Master of Science Course without additional subjects.

 

Procedures for the application of prerequisites

 

An applicant who has been assigned any prerequisites may attend “Individual Courses”, in the period before the enrolment to the Master of Science. The following three opportunities exist:

  • earn credits by passing courses at the Master of Science level, by means of the “Individual Courses” program; these credits will be accepted to part of the 120 credits necessary for the Master of Science degree.
  • earn the ‘right to attend’ of courses at the Master of Science level. The same as before if the exam was not passed.
  • earn credits related to the additional compulsory modules, as requested by the Evaluation Commission for the Master of Science. These credits shall be not accounted within the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree.

Furthermore, the following restrictions are in force:

  1. the total amount of credits (by passing exams or only attending courses) that can be accounted under the 120 credits required for the Master of Science degree cannot exceed 32. Credits in excess of 32 could be only accepted as ‘over-limit exams’ (soprannumero).
  2. in any case, the total amount of credits earned by passing “individual courses” cannot exceed 80, including credits of compulsory prerequisites.

If an applicant does not pass the exams assigned as compulsory prerequisites within 15 months, he or she forfeits his/her right to admission totally and completely.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
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6.3 Deadlines

The Degree Programme in Aeronautical Engineering belongs to the School of Industrial and Information Engineering which establishes the programmed number of places each year. Please refer to the Website indicated below:

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How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering provides tutoring services to assist students during their studies, particularly in the first three years. This service involves reference student-tutors and professor-tutors. Further information can be found on the School Website.


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

Achievement of 120 credits by passing an exam for each of the courses foreseen in the Programme and a final exam consisting of the discussion of a thesis prepared by the student.

7.2 Mode of study

The Programme is organised according to full-time attendance and foresees participation in lectures and laboratory activities. Attendance, whilst not compulsory, is highly recommended.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The educational offer is aimed at acquisition of design skills and abilities; according to student choices, disciplinary or subject educational contexts can be identified.

The general overview of the educational offer is as follows.


7.3.1 Approved study plans

The Programme Board has deemed it appropriate to propose a certain number of study plans coherent with specific educational objectives without introducing a rigid distinction which would have caused objective difficulty in personalising study plans. Below the educational objectives of each programme are described  and courses most coherent with the same are indicated. Study plans adhering to the indications provided are to be considered already approved.

Note that within the scope of courses identified by nos.7, 8, 9 and 11, 12 indications are intended to ensure coherency with the educational objectives outlined for the specific plan and are prescribed in order to remain in the approved study plan.

The decision to follow one of the recommended plans will ensure, as a rule, attendance of courses without overlap of timetables.

The proposed plans stress specific aspects concerning knowledge and understanding, as described in the following.


Track: AAD - Aerodynamics


Educational objective. The Aerodynamics study plan aims to give specific skills to manage fluidynamic problems and their application to the aeronautical issues.

 

Knowledge and understanding. The Aerodynamics study plan is oriented towards acquisition of specific knowledge and skills for managing modelling, analysis, simulation and experimentation activities concerning the interaction of a fluid with a body of a given shape applied to the sphere of aeronautics and helicopters.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding. Graduated are required to analyze and solve fluid-dynamic problems typical of the Aeronautical Engineering.


1 Year courses - Track: AAD - Aerodinamica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081066BING-IND/06AERODYNAMICS110.010.0
096008BING-IND/03FLIGHT DYNAMICS110.010.0
083768BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.010.0
099255BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.0
099245BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT210.010.0
096024BING-IND/06COMPRESSIBLE FLUID DYNAMICS210.010.0
096010CMAT/08NUMERICAL MODELING OF DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS26.06.0
099268CING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN26.0
099256CING-INF/04ADVANCED AEROSPACE CONTROL26.0
083903CING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
084149--ING-IND/15COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS22.02.0
099257BING-IND/03TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH22.0

2 Year courses - Track: AAD - Aerodinamica


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091224BING-IND/04AERO-SERVO-ELASTICITY18.024.0
091254BING-IND/06INSTABILITY AND TURBULENCE18.0
091253BING-IND/06EXPERIMENTAL FLUID DYNAMICS18.0
099244BING-IND/06COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS18.0
097502CING-IND/14MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RELIABILITY16.06.0
091222CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF AEROSPACE PROJECTS16.0
051177CMAT/09OPERATION RESEARCH16.0
091335BING-IND/06AERODYNAMIC PROJECT26.012.0
051173BING-IND/06ROTOR AERODYNAMICS26.0
091336BING-IND/03DESIGN OF WIND TURBINES26.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

Track: AMS -   Flight mechanics and systems

 

Educational objective. The Flight mechanics and systems study plan is oriented towards acquisition of knowledge and skills for managing design activity concerning the general characteristics of the machine and integration with on-board systems.  In particular, a greater understanding of the aircraft as a system of systems is pursued via analysis of the same and their interaction along the entire lifecycle of the aircraft.

  

Knowledge and understanding. The study plan is oriented towards acquisition of knowledge and skills for managing design activity, preliminary and advanced, of the aircraft system, in overall view and of its general sub-systems (excepted the propulsion system), and in-flight testing.  

 

Applying knowledge and understanding. Graduated are required to analyze and solve the problems of the Aeronautical Engineering concerning the Flight Mechanics and on-Board Systems.


1 Year courses - Track: AMS - Meccanica del volo e sistemi


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081066BING-IND/06AERODYNAMICS110.010.0
096008BING-IND/03FLIGHT DYNAMICS110.010.0
083768BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.010.0
099255BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.0
099245BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT210.010.0
084325BING-IND/05AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTATION & INTEGRATED SYSTEMS210.010.0
096010CMAT/08NUMERICAL MODELING OF DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS26.06.0
099268CING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN26.0
099256CING-INF/04ADVANCED AEROSPACE CONTROL26.0
083903CING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
084149--ING-IND/15COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS22.02.0
099257BING-IND/03TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH22.0

2 Year courses - Track: AMS - Meccanica del volo e sistemi


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091256BING-IND/03AIRCRAFT DESIGN18.024.0
091263CING-INF/04TECNOLOGIES OF AERONAUTICS CONTROL SYSTEMS18.0
091224BING-IND/04AERO-SERVO-ELASTICITY18.0
097487BING-IND/05MODELING AND SIMULATION OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS18.0
097495BING-IND/03
ING-IND/05
ESTIMATION IN AEROSPACE18.0
097502CING-IND/14MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RELIABILITY16.06.0
091222CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF AEROSPACE PROJECTS16.0
051177CMAT/09OPERATION RESEARCH16.0
097491BING-IND/05ON BOARD SYSTEMS & INTEGRATION26.012.0
091338BING-IND/03FLIGHT TESTING26.0
091336BING-IND/03DESIGN OF WIND TURBINES26.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

Track: APR - Propulsion

 

Educational objective. The Propulsion study plan is oriented towards acquisition of notions and methodological tools useful in understanding the workings of aeronautical and space propulsive systems, of the essential issues and their critical interpretation. The plan is divided into an introductory area aimed at presenting the various types of aerospace propulsive systems, their field of application and parameters of merit and an area of specialisation in which specific analyses concerning aeronautical and space propulsion are addressed.

 

Knowledge and understanding. The study plan is oriented towards acquisition of notions and skills useful to manage design activities concerning on-board power systems and propulsion systems and testing in this area.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding. Graduated are required to analyze and solve typical problems of the Aeronautical Engineering concerning some aspects related to the propulsion system design.


1 Year courses - Track: APR - Propulsione


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081066BING-IND/06AERODYNAMICS110.010.0
096008BING-IND/03FLIGHT DYNAMICS110.010.0
083768BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.010.0
099255BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.0
099245BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT210.010.0
099258BING-IND/07COMBUSTION PROCESSES IN THERMOCHEMICAL PROPULSION210.010.0
096010CMAT/08NUMERICAL MODELING OF DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS26.06.0
099268CING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN26.0
099256CING-INF/04ADVANCED AEROSPACE CONTROL26.0
083903CING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
084149--ING-IND/15COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS22.02.0
099257BING-IND/03TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH22.0

2 Year courses - Track: APR - Propulsione


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
099265BING-IND/07LAUNCH SYSTEMS18.024.0
097354CING-IND/08TURBOMACHINERY B18.0
098337B,CING-IND/04
ING-IND/22
AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS18.0
051176CING-IND/08COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR THERMOCHEMICAL PROPULSION18.0
097502CING-IND/14MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RELIABILITY16.06.0
091222CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF AEROSPACE PROJECTS16.0
051177CMAT/09OPERATION RESEARCH16.0
091333BING-IND/07AIRCRAFT ENGINES26.012.0
099264BING-IND/07SPACE PROPULSION B26.0
051174BING-IND/07EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR AERO-ENGINES26.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

Track:  AST -  Structures

 

Educational objective. The Structures study plan is oriented towards acquisition of specific knowledge and skills for the aircraft structural design.  According to the choices made, the design aspect of the problem, with the objective therefore of preparing for employment in a technical or design department, rather than the construction, maintenance and production aspects may be emphasised.

 

Knowledge and understanding. The study plan is oriented towards acquisition of specific knowledge and skills to manage the design of the structures and testing in this field.  In particular: a) managing modelling, analysis, simulation, verification and experimentation activities concerning aeronautical structures in particular, b) definition of operational loads, possibly in the presence of aeroservoelastic behaviour, and their management in the design phase, c) managing construction and implementation technologies.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding. Graduated are requested to analyze and solve problems typical of the Aeronautical Engineering concerning aspects of the design and testing of the structures.


1 Year courses - Track: AST - Strutture


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
081066BING-IND/06AERODYNAMICS110.010.0
096008BING-IND/03FLIGHT DYNAMICS110.010.0
083768BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.010.0
099255BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.0
099245BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT210.010.0
096009BING-IND/04NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES210.010.0
096010CMAT/08NUMERICAL MODELING OF DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS26.06.0
099268CING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN26.0
099256CING-INF/04ADVANCED AEROSPACE CONTROL26.0
083903CING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
084149--ING-IND/15COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS22.02.0
099257BING-IND/03TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH22.0

2 Year courses - Track: AST - Strutture


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
091251BING-IND/04AEROSPACE CONSTRUCTIONS18.024.0
091224BING-IND/04AERO-SERVO-ELASTICITY18.0
097489BING-IND/04EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN AEROSPACE STRUCTURES18.0
098337B,CING-IND/04
ING-IND/22
AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS18.0
097502CING-IND/14MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RELIABILITY16.06.0
091222CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF AEROSPACE PROJECTS16.0
051177CMAT/09OPERATION RESEARCH16.0
091186BING-IND/04PASSIVE SAFETY26.012.0
091337BING-IND/04DESIGN OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES26.0
091336BING-IND/03DESIGN OF WIND TURBINES26.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--120.020.0
091339----GRADUATION THESIS AND FINAL WORK--220.0

Track: ARW - Rotary-wing aircraft

 

Educational objective: The Vertical takeoff aircraft study plan addresses issues more oriented to managing the design of vertical takeoff aircraft, dealing with the peculiarities typical of this category of aircraft, helicopters and tilt-rotors.

 

Knowledge and understanding. The study plan addresses issues more oriented to managing the design of vertical takeoff aircraft, dealing with the design, preliminary or detailed, of a Vertical takeoff aircraft, in terms of an overall view and of sub-systems.

 

Applying knowledge and understanding. Graduated are required to analyze and to solve the problems of the vertical takeoff aircraft engineering concerning some aspects of the design and testing.


1 Year courses - Track: ARW - Rotary-wing aircraft


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
051172BING-IND/06AERODYNAMICS110.010.0
096008BING-IND/03FLIGHT DYNAMICS110.010.0
099255BING-IND/04AEROSPACE STRUCTURES110.010.0
099245BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND CONTROL OF FLEXIBLE AIRCRAFT210.010.0
096024BING-IND/06COMPRESSIBLE FLUID DYNAMICS210.010.0
096009BING-IND/04NON-LINEAR ANALYSIS OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES210.0
099258BING-IND/07COMBUSTION PROCESSES IN THERMOCHEMICAL PROPULSION210.0
096010CMAT/08NUMERICAL MODELING OF DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEMS26.06.0
099268CING-IND/14MACHINE DESIGN26.0
099256CING-INF/04ADVANCED AEROSPACE CONTROL26.0
083903CING-IND/10HEAT TRANSFER AND THERMAL ANALYSIS26.0
099257BING-IND/03TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH22.02.0

2 Year courses - Track: ARW - Rotary-wing aircraft


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem Credits (CFU) CFU Group
097488BING-IND/04ROTORCRAFT DESIGN18.08.0
097487BING-IND/05MODELING AND SIMULATION OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS18.016.0
097489BING-IND/04EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN AEROSPACE STRUCTURES18.0
097495BING-IND/03
ING-IND/05
ESTIMATION IN AEROSPACE18.0
097502CING-IND/14MECHANICAL SYSTEMS RELIABILITY16.06.0
091222CING-IND/35MANAGEMENT OF AEROSPACE PROJECTS16.0
051177CMAT/09OPERATION RESEARCH16.0
097490BING-IND/04DYNAMICS AND AEROELASTICITY OF ROTORS26.012.0
097491BING-IND/05ON BOARD SYSTEMS & INTEGRATION26.0
051173BING-IND/06ROTOR AERODYNAMICS26.0
090921----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--120.020.0
090921----THESIS AND FINAL EXAM--220.0

Requirements

 

Requirements are intended to avoid students approaching courses without knowledge and skills foreseen by the teaching regulations. It is not a question of bureaucratic restrictions but rather help in correct fruition of the courses.

From the AY 2012-13 further precedences may be introduced, which will be notified well in advance, compared to those provided in the following table:


Requirements Table

Code

Name

Type of requirement*

Code

Name

099245

 

Dynamics and control of flexible aircraft

Composition

 

099255

 

Aerospace structures

 

091251

 Aerospace constructions

Composition

 

Composition

Recommended

 

099245

 

099255

096009

Dynamics and control of flexible aircraft

Aerospace structures

Non-linear analysis of aerospace structures

096009

Non-linear analysis of aerospace structures

Composition

099255

Aerospace structures

097490

Dynamics and aeroelasticity of rotors

Composition

  

Composition

099245

 

    097488

Dynamics and control of flexible aircraft

Rotorcraft design

097489

Experimental techniques in aerospace structures

Composition

 

 

099245

 

 

Dynamics and control of flexible aircraft

091337

Design of aerospace structures

Composition

Composition

 

 

099255

099245

 

 

Aerospace structures

Dynamics and control of flexible aircraft

091338

In flight testing

Composition

096008

Flight dynamics

* to clarify the meaning of the type of requirements the translation of the “Student guide” is provided:

Suggested: this is a no effect requirement with the only goal of addressing the student through the correct courses sequence; there is no effect on exam or on course selection

Composition: it is not possible to select the course in the first column without the simultaneous presence of the course in the second column; there is no effect on examination timing

Frequency: it is not possible to select the first course if not yet passed the exam of the second one

Registration: it is not possible to sustain the first course exam if not yet passed the exam of the second one


Supplementary activities

Students should aim to graduate with more than the 120 credits required by the system. Educational proposals that will be acknowledged and certified in students’ personal curricula are:

-        additional courses

-        company internships

Additional courses

To complete his/her education, students may insert additional courses compared to the 12 foreseen, proposed by the University or by the Programme and PhD courses, according to that published in the documents of the reference Boards.

Remember that:

  • -courses proposed within the scope of the teaching offer of the Programme inserted as additional courses cannot be used for the purpose of obtaining the Master of Science, other than by applying for their transformation in effective courses;
  • additional activities are not compulsory for the student who may graduate without having gained such credits.

Company internships

An experience in a working environment can play a significant role in the training of an engineer. The current proposal does not foresee a compulsory period of time spent in a company. However, students are strongly recommended to insert an internship as a supplementary activity in their study programme. Time spent in a company will be managed by a specific structure so as to guarantee:

-        quality of the activity carried out

-        respect of commitments in terms of time required

-        adequacy of assistance and tutoring in the company

-        correspondence between educational needs of students and work carried out in the company.

Working in a company, aside from providing an initial and significant experience in the employment world, is a possibility for mutual understanding which, by experience, often translates into employment. Selection and access methods for company internships are available on the Programme Website.

 

Autonomous study plans

Autonomous study plans, that is plans which do not comply with the rules adopted by the School and summarised in the Programme Teaching Regulations, will be examined individually.

7.4 Foreign language

Foreign languages are assessed using the procedure established by the University, published in the document “Foreign Languages – Regulations for passing the educational requisite of knowledge of a European Union language”. Students are invited to read this document carefully and must comply with the regulations. In particular, it is to be noted that: "Pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04, the Politecnico has adopted the English language as the EU language that must be known in addition to Italian".

The minimum level of knowledge of English required for admission to the Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering corresponds to the level specified in the document: https://www.polimi.it/en/students/rules-and-regulations/english-language/.


Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The final exam has the main objective of verifying acquisition of issues relating to the thesis work; it consists of a presentation and subsequent discussion of activity carried out and results achieved with the commission. It also has the secondary objective of verifying acquisition of adequate oral and written communication skills.

The ability to correctly present results of one's work and to face a technical cross-examination will be evaluated by the commission and will contribute to the final score.

The types of document and procedures for compiling the final score can be found in the regulation approved by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering and available on its Website.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4351

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4382

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The student support structures and services as well as the procedures for contacting the various persons in charge are provided on the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano Website at the page concerning the Programme in Aerospace Engineering.

Information is available in the Study Manifesto, published each year on the Politecnico di Milano Website.


11. International context

The University is carrying out a comparison with the main international universities. Reports and studies will shortly be available on the Politecnico di Milano Web site in the Study Manifesto section.


12. Internationalization

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano intends to actively promote student mobility programmes, given the educational importance of an international experience during university studies.

Students may continue their studies for a period varying from one semester to one year at a foreign University which the School of Industrial and Information Engineering considers to be of a good level and with which the Politecnico has signed an exchange agreement.

These periods of time will be fully acknowledged and examinations of the Politecnico courses that will be replaced with those equivalent at the foreign university will be specified one by one.

Mobility is regulated by the regulations adopted by the School of Industrial and Information Engineering. For further details please refer to the "International Mobility Regulation" of the School of Industrial and Information Engineering.

Information on exchange programs, double degree projects and international internships, European research projects and international relations is available in the Study Manifesto.

The Study Manifesto is published each year on the Politecnico di Milano Website.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4673

13. Quantitative data


14. Further information

The Programme reserves the right to make changes to the contents of this document.


15. Errata corrige