Welcome to Aerospace Engineering at Sapienza Università di Roma

The long tradition of Sapienza University in the field of Aerospace Education dates back to 1926, with the establishment of the School of Aeronautical Engineering, which provided postgraduate training to a selected group of engineers. The fast growth of the aerospace industry and of the research activity in the sector prompted the need for a more complete and balanced teaching offer. On 1963, the postgraduate education was entrusted to the School of Aerospace Engineering. On 1980, the Faculty of Engineering established a five-year course in Aeronautical Engineering aimed at a wider range of students. On 1990, a five-year course was established in Aerospace Engineering, which also included a curriculum in Space Engineering. On 2012, the Aerospace Education at Sapienza was reorganised in one three-year Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering and two Master of Science Degrees (Aeronautical Engineering, Space and Astronautical Engineering). After the Master of Science Degree, the training in Aerospace can be continued at Sapienza by joining one of three one-year Professional Master Courses in Civil Aviation, in Satellites and Orbiting Platforms, or in Space Transportation Systems. Finally, the educational offer is completed with a three-year Ph.D. Course in Aeronautical and Space Engineering.

Our objective is to offer high quality teaching in aerospace engineering with the goal of developing student knowledge and skills in formulating, analysing, and solving new and challenging problems. We offer study pathways that attract talented young people who are strongly motivated and interested in aerospace engineering, and eager to take positions of responsibility in industry, academia, or state entities and institutions. We also promote internationalisation of the study pathways by favouring the mobility of students within the European university systems, in the most effective way.

We favour a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach on aerospace disciplines that stimulates the creativity of students with a firm background in the basic academic disciplines. Aerospace Engineering offers a complete overview of the prospects and opportunities in the job market, and promotes the creation of study pathways geared up with the expectations of the industrial world where academic knowledge is complemented by the specific skills that industry seeks.

Prof. Franco Mastroddi
Chair of the Academic Council of Aerospace Engineering


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