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Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

The Master’s degree program “Aerospace Engineering” is jointly implemented at the Institution of Aviation, Land Transport and Energy of KNRTU-KAI with TU Braunschweig.

This program is aimed to achieving practice-oriented knowledge and skills in the field of Aerospace Engineering and includes 5 specializations (students are to choose one from the follows):

1. Structural Mechanics;
2. Aircraft construction and designing of aircraft;
3. Production technology of airplanes;
4. Aerodynamics;
5. Aircraft engines.

Program includes such subjects as Methodical Design of Transport Aircraft, Stability Theory, Adaptive Ligthweight Structures, Production of Composite Structures, Flight Dynamics of Longitudinal and Lateral Motion, Aircraft Engine Design, Fundamentals of Composite Materials, Forming Technology, Rotor Dynamics, Aircraft Engine Maintenance, Basics of Aeroacoustics, Combustion Systems and Fuel Cells, Aircraft Design, Production engineering for aerospace technology, Configuration Aerodynamics, Measurement Techniques for Turbomachinery with Laboratory etc.

Also during studies students are involved to the performance of integrated projects, and at the end of studies they prepare and defend final Master’s degree thesis. It is assumed that each student will have two scientific supervisor: one from the side of Russian University and second from the side of German University. High standards of teaching and research activity are provided by modern innovation infrastructure of leading Russian University and respective German University as well.


Degree Conferred:

Master of Science (MSc)

Double Diploma from KNRTU-KAI and Technical University of Braunschweig

Entry Requirements: 

Bachelor Degree in Engineering

English level of B1 / 4.0 IELTS

Language of Instruction: 


Terms of Study:

2 years (4 semesters)

1st and 2nd semesters – at KNRTU-KAI

3rd semester – at Technical University of Braunschweig

4th semester – at KNRTU-KAI

Study fee:

for budget students: free of charge

for contract students: 185.000 RUR per year

Contact Persons:

KNRTU-KAI, Russia - 

Technical University of Braunschweig - 


Curriculum (in English and Russian)

Module Handbook (in English and Russian)

Courses and Grades (in English)


Main laboratories that are involved into the educational and scientific process. The testing laboratory of strength and reliability of aircraft constructions. Laboratory is accredited by the Aviation Register of the International Aviation Committee. The test products are: aircrafts and their components, construction elements, metal materials, polymer composites, thermoplastics. Types of tests are static, re-static, resource, fatigue and survivability, tribological, climatic tests. Equipment of the laboratory: the hydraulic and electromechanical equipment, multichannel systems of the registration of the tensometric information and information of changes in the geometric parameters of the test examples and their movements, program automated control systems for testing. Aircraft construction and designing of aircraft laboratory. There are 5 full-size aircraft in the teaching laboratories (passenger supersonic Tu - 144, E - 2a, MiG - 23, MiG - 25, Su - 7b), large number of units of other aircraft and helicopter units. Center of composite technologies for the production technology of airplanes. This center consist of Laboratory CAD / CAM / CAE systems, Manufacturing Laboratory of Composite Structures, Technological equipment Laboratory, Laboratory of physical chemistry composites, Laboratory static and impact tests, Laboratory of folded structures, Laboratory of Acoustic Research.
Aerodynamics Laboratory. There are two wind tunnels of low velocities of closed type in aerodynamic laboratory with the open test section (the velocities in the working area are from 10 to 50 m/s, working area diameters are 2,25m and 0.7m) and one hydrodynamic channel. Wind tunnels are equipped with aerodynamic mechanical strain-gauge-weights, PIV - POLIS system, dimming system for experimenting with PIV- system. Aerodynamic wind tunnels and hydrodynamic channel are designed to perform industrial, scientific researches, laboratory training of the students in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, flow visualization processes of different bodies, getting information of integrated and distributed aerohydrodynamic characteristics for the experimental studies. The main scientific directions of the Laboratories of aircraft engineering are laser rocket engines, the study of gas turbine engines combustion chambers, liquid ejectors, gas and water-air ejectors, heat and sound-insulated equipment systems etc.