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Aerospace Systems Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering

The bachelor's degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering offers multidisciplinary training in aerospace systems engineering. You will acquire extensive knowledge of aerospace science and technology, particularly airport and air navigation infrastructure and air transport and air traffic management systems. You will go on to become a professional who is able to integrate into teams working on aerospace and consultancy projects.

Major in Air Navigation
You will specialise in avionics and the communication, navigation and surveillance systems that are necessary for air transport and traffic. You will acquire technical knowledge of navigability; communication, geolocation and observation satellites; meteorology; electronic instrumentation; and flight control systems. You will learn to apply this knowledge to flight route planning, airspace management and the implementation, development, design and maintenance of communication, navigation and surveillance systems.

Major in Airports
You will specialise in the design, development, maintenance and management of airport and aviation-support infrastructure. You will gain a solid grounding in air transport and maintenance of runways, hangars, terminal and service buildings, control towers, and passenger and cargo access ways, as well as studying airport construction, maintenance and management. You will also learn how to apply the technical skills you develop in relation to geotechnical engineering, electrical and communications installations, structures, building construction and infrastructure for air navigation, aerodromes, heliports and altiports.


  • Air Navigation
  • Airports
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General details

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
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Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


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Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Airlines and companies that play a role in air navigation and airport management.
  • National and international civil aviation bodies.
  • SMEs in the aeronautics sector.
  • Research and development of innovative techniques and solutions for the aerospace sector. Aerospace organisations and agencies.
  • Coordination of projects (feasibility studies, master plans, preliminary and detailed designs) and studies for the construction, exploitation, operation and maintenance of aircraft and aeronautical infrastructure.
  • Airport management (management of airports, aerodromes, heliports, operations management, ground handling, operational security, etc.) and management of the impact airports have on their surroundings (minimisation of noise and pollution).
  • Testing and certification of airport and air navigation infrastructure and systems for managing airspace, air traffic and air transport.
  • Technical supervision, surveying, drafting of reports, and technical advice in areas related to technical aeronautical engineering.
  • Technical and economic consulting.
  • Management of aeronautical companies.
  • Teaching and research.

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Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC)


Eighth semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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