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Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace

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Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace
TypePublic, Graduate engineering school
43°33′57.087″N 1°28′28.54″E / 43.56585750°N 1.4745944°E / 43.56585750; 1.4745944
AffiliationsConférence des Grandes Écoles[1]
Elles Bougent
Toulouse Tech
Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
University of Toulouse

The Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (ISAE-SUPAERO; English: National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) is a renowned graduate engineering school in France.[2] It is in a campus of the University of Toulouse (South France).

Its different curricula lead to the following French & European degrees :

Academic activities and industrial applied research are performed mainly in French and English languages. Students from a lot of nationalities participate to the different curricula at SUPAERO.

Most of the 1600 graduate engineer students at ISAE-SUPAERO live in dedicated residential buildings nearby research labs and metro public transports.

History[change | change source]

The school results from the École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (created In 1909) and the École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de construction aéronautique (created in 1946).[4]

Admission[change | change source]

Admission to the Supaero engineering Programme implemented at ISAE is possible after two/three year scientific undergraduate studies and requires success to either:

  • an admission exam for Bachelors of Sciences ;
  • a French nationwide selective exam with numerus clausus : concours Mines-Ponts (3-year curriculum including at least 2 years in France)
  • a selective application as per Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) double degrees[5] procedures applicable in Europe (2+2-year curriculum, including 2 years in France)

The Supaero Programme typically lasts three years and results in a master's degree, augmented with international experience. Thus undergraduate studies + the Supaero Programme account for more than a cumulated 300 ECTS credits as applicable in the European education system.

However, graduate students enrolled in the TIME double degree procedure are required to spend two-years at ISAE and spend two years in the TIME-partner institute for a total of four years resulting in a double master's degree.

Research labs[change | change source]

Research activities at ISAE relate to the following topics:

  • Aerodynamics, energetics, propulsion
  • Mechanics of structure and materials
  • Electronics, optronics and signal
  • Mathematics, computer science, automatics
  • Languages, arts, cultures, societies
  • Aeronautics and Space Centre

Notable graduate[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace-SUPAERO". Archived from the original on 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  2. (in French)Ecoles d'ingénieurs : l'Enac et Isae-Supaero dans le top 10
  3. "MS Aerospace Project Management". Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. (in French)Supaero et l'Ensica fusionnent
  5. "TIME double degrees". Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2016-03-27.

Further reading[change | change source]