Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced concepts and applied principles.


aeronautical engineering

“ Upcoming Edition ”

04 OCT 2023

Call for applications 5th round 25 Aug – 08 Sep 2023

Duration 31 weeks, full-time

Language English | Portuguese

Format On campus

Place Lisbon

 Scholarship Early bird award

aeronautical engineering testimony

The balance between practical and theoretical work is what I enjoy most about my course. It is set out very well, so that you get all the theoretical knowledge needed to develop further in the field. You also get to apply that knowledge in a practical sense to gain an appreciation of how it directly impacts engineering decisions.

Why this program?

aeronautical engineering

Professional recognition

The Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering is fully accredited to Incorporated Engineer status by the Portuguese Engineers Association. This means that the program provides students with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills to support their application for eventual professional registration to receive Chartered Engineer status. Our graduates are also recognized internationally through international protocols in the following regions:

AFRICA | Angola; Capo Verde; Mozambique; São Tomé and Principe

AMERICA | USA; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Honduras; Mexico; Peru

ASIA | China

EUROPE | EU Members


Aeronautical engineering is a major growth industry. It is about how aircraft are designed, constructed and powered, how they are used and how they are controlled for safe operation.

Our Aeronautical Engineering program adheres to global quality standards and encompasses the four fundamental domains of aerospace vehicle design: aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight stability, and control. This comprehensive program harmoniously integrates theoretical knowledge, practical experimentation, and simulation applications, while offering you the opportunity to specialize in cutting-edge subjects crucial to the future of aviation, extending beyond conventional passenger transport aircraft. There are many exciting challenges facing the sector, from finding environmentally sustainable methods of propulsion, to increasing automation, that allows unmanned aircraft to complete an ever-increasing range of tasks. This program will prepare you for a career tackling these challenges facing aviation today, and well into the future.

On this program, you can study topics such as computational modelling materials for aerospace, aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, aeronautical design, control, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, among many others. These are underpinned by learning the fundamentals of engineering and analysis techniques, equipping you for a career not only in the aeronautical and automotive sectors, but many others too.

We consult closely with industry professionals so you can expect a course that’s highly relevant and equips you with sought-after skills. We offer small classes and one-on-one mentoring opportunities you may not find in a larger university.

With The Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering I will learn to analyze and understand aircraft behavior and performance, as well as propulsion systems, while performing complex examinations of aircraft structural components. / I will learn how to design, test and operate complex aerospace and related systems. / I will gain ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. / I will experience what it’s like to work as part of a professional team,  creating a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishing goals, planning tasks, and meeting objectives, and finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. / I will benefit from specialist facilities including extensive lab space and equipment such as wind tunnels, our high-spec computer cluster for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) work and computational modelling, in aerodynamic analysis for example, and workshop facilities for various rapid prototyping systems. / I will be based in the fluid mechanics and aerodynamics laboratories that keep teaching and learning apace with cutting-edge innovation. / I will Access industry-standard software packages used in aeronautical engineering applications and research, such as MATLAB, ANSYS and OpenFOAM, which will give me the ability to work confidently in industry. / I will gain capabilities such as problem solving, critical self-reflection , entrepreneurship, and other industry related skills.

Dual degree

With one year’s extension, a single bachelor of engineering program that grants you two different diplomas, which are highly valued by recruiting companies when the time comes to enter the labor market.

Learning by design

| Every academic program has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each academic program by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.

Students who complete this degree will be able to:

  • Improve flight safety, fuel efficiency, operational systems, and the environmental impact of air travel.
  • Design and develop products in fields such as formula and endurance racing, or the automotive industry.
  • Take their skills into the defense industry, specializing in military aircraft, rockets, satellites, and helicopters.
  • Design, build and test new designs for small unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).
  • Work effectively in multinational / multidisciplinary teams.
  • Solve operational problems, including maintenance and certification.
  • Work at all levels on mechanical, electromechanical and electro-avionic systems.
  • Engage in research and development (R&D) studies in aerospace engineering.
  • Choose and apply advanced analytical, experimental and computational methods to analyze complex systems.
  • Approach specific situations with creativity, analyze them critically and with rigor, and communicate ideas with clarity and persuasiveness.
  • Develop economically viable, ethically sound and sustainable solutions.

Who is it for?

Fuse your creative and technological interests in a program designed to prepare graduates for this exciting emerging.

This Bachelor is for your if…

  • You are interested in exploring how advanced technology is revolutionizing flight.
  • You are excited about aerospace and aviation and desire a future engineering career in this field.
  • You are a keen problem-solver who enjoyed mathematics or physics at school/college.


aeronautical engineering

In 2014, Carbures Europe SA became the main investor in ATLANTICA‘s capital, fostering the industry-university-research nexus involving the foundation of a technology development center in the field of materials engineering and aeronautical engineering sciences – its core business. This two-way synergy transfers knowledge from the company to the university, with the aim of training graduates and future professionals with skills that are genuinely useful to the company, while enabling the university to work closely with the company on research and technological development projects.

In two decades, Carbures has conquered the composites world and become a global Tier 2 supplier of composite parts for the aerospace industry. Much of Carbures’ growth stems from its relationship with Airbus and its ability to develop composite solutions and meet production demands.

Today, AIRTIFICIAL (former Carbures) is a leading international company in intelligent structures and collaborative robotics specialized in the manufacturing of composite parts and structures applied to various sectors such as Aerospace, Defense, Automotive, Civil Works, Energy Efficiency.


| Simulation of business reality. In addition to the permanent contact with the work place, our students develop skills in simulated environments, at different levels of complexity and accuracy, aiming at a better match with the real world through different methodologies, such as simulation, challenge learning, and problem-based learning.

  • Calculus I
  • Technical Drawing and Geometric Modeling
  • Applied Programming
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering


  • Calculus II
  • Mechanics and Waves
  • General Chemistry
  • Material Science and Technology
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineering
  • Calculus III
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism and Optics
  • Electronics Circuits Analysis
  • Metallic Materials for Aerospace


  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electro-mechanics and Avionics
  • Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautical Structures
  • Computational Modeling of Materials
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Production Process


  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Flight Operations Support
  • Composite Materials
  • Final Year Aeronautical Project

Career outcomes


Lead engineer / Structural engineer / Flight test engineer / Aerospace stress engineer / Maintenance engineer / Aeronautical engineer / Aircraft design engineer / Material and process engineer / Project engineer / Quality engineer / Design liaison engineer / Development engineer / Camo engineer / Service engineer

Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.

The growth of the aerospace industry in the United States, Europe, and Asia is creating new opportunities for aeronautical engineers with an average yearly growth rate of 6% until 2031, i.e. about 3,800 openings for aerospace engineers are projected each year in the USA. The European aerospace market will reach €220 billion by 2025, whilst Asia-Pacific will account for more than half of the world’s air passenger traffic by 2037.

With high* employability rate the most influential companies recruit ATLANTICA graduates.

* The course started in 2021. It is still early to get employment rate data.


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Ready to start

your journey?

This call for applications for Bachelor’s degree, under the International Student statute, is addressed to students who are not Portuguese nationals and are not nationals of an EU Member State.

If you have completed your secondary education and have a diploma of entry to university studies in your country, you can apply.

If you have the equivalent of high school and your grades will be published in August 2023, you can apply.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications. The application process is restricted by vacancies and the suitability of the candidate’s profile for the bachelor program.

Applicants must show proof of proficiency in English (English is your first language or you have previously studied in English, or you have one of the following certificates: B2 in First or FCE; IELTS above 5.5; or TOEFL above 72).

  1. Application form duly completed; Application Form_Engineering degree programs
  2. Copy of personal identification document or passport, which expressly sets out the applicant’s nationality;
  3. Personal photo;
  4. Transcript of the last two years;
  5. Copy of diplomas/education certificates/training, namely the qualification giving access to higher education in the country of origin or equivalent qualification presented with an apostille (Hague convention) issued by the State Authority from which the document is original;
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Covering letter: on one page, you should mention the main reasons for your interest in the degree you are applying for, with your strengths, interests and expectations;
  8. Proof of proficiency in English.

Note: In the event of admission, the applicant must submit/deliver the originals of the documents referred or certified copies thereof, by the control entity where the document was issued, until the registration period. The documents referred to in point 5) of the preceding paragraphs must be translated into Portuguese, if is not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish; and endorsed by the consular service or presented with an apostille (Hague convention) issued by the State Authority from which the document is original.

Applications for the Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering must be submitted to the following email address Submitting the application form entails a non-refundable cost. The examination of the application begins upon receipt of payment of the application fee of 600 TND.

5th round Call for application from August 25th to September 08th, 2023

Competitiveness increases as applications are being evaluated and conditional offers are given. Therefore, we strongly advise you to submit your application, as soon as possible.

Once you submit your application, it undergoes an initial review by INODEV and then, in a second stage, is forwarded to the program director who will evaluate it to ensure that the program corresponds to your objectives and profile.

  • Interview with INODEV academic coordinator (Face-to-face): From August 28th, 2023;

INODEV will notify you of the outcome of your application. In some cases, you may be asked to submit additional information. Applicants will obtain a formal response after the end of the respective round. If you are accepted, INODEV will issue your conditional offer or acceptance letter. Then, we will contact you with information on pre-program preparation.

Please note that INODEV will help you prepare your visa application and find accommodation according to your preferences.

  • Successful candidates must complete their registration and enrollment within the specific deadlines and conditions set out in the calendar applicable to this call for applications;
  • If a candidate does not register within the deadline, the following candidates on the admission list will be called in their place.

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