Aeronautical Engineering

This cross-field study programme has been developed to educate you in the design of air and space vehicles, their systems and elements, and in the assessment of their condition and performance. After completing Master’s in Aeronautical Engineering at KTU, you will be able to deal with engineering issues in functionality of airborne vehicles, to conduct analytical, modelling and experimental research.

The programme curriculum covers the branches of aviation engineering, aviation mechanics and aviation electronics enabling the graduates to design, analyse and test aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology.

Studying master’s in Aeronautical Engineering sets you on track to a career in the global aerospace industry, where you can influence the safety, efficiency and sustainability of future aircraft.

  • KTU initiated the first in Europe cluster of aeronautical engineering companies and educational institutions, which provides the students with exceptional internship possibilities
  • Students have access to the Laboratories of Aerodynamic Research, Nano-Satellites and Avionics, Radio and Optical Communication, Missile Technologies, Digital Modelling – all equipped with the latest hardware and software
  • A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle Second cycle
Field Aerospace Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 5266 €
  • University of Southern Denmark
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  • Warsaw University of Technology
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Informatics or Physical Sciences study field degree; and ≥15 ECTS completed in the Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics engineering, Electrics engineering or Mechanical engineering study field subjects.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Bachelor’s degree diploma supplement has to contain ≥15 ECTS completed in the Aeronautical Engineering or Electronics engineering and Electrics engineering or Mechanical engineering study field subjects.

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade(CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview


Additional component for the competition score:

Additional points can be added to the competition score for the following activities:

  • science activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in student science society or science group etc.) or art activities (publication or realization of artwork, participation in art exhibitions, contests of architecture) (up to 2 points);
  • at least 1 year work experience in the field of study programme (0,5 points);
  • partial studies in the higher education institution abroad with ≥24 ECTS completed (0,5 points);
  • graduated from academic talent development program in higher education institution (for example “GIFTed talent academy”) (0,5 points);
  • bachelor’s or master’s (if integrated study programme is completed) degree diploma with honors (0,5 points).

Points from the same criteria are only added once. Points from different criteria are added up. The maximum score from additional points criteria can be no higher than 4.


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module of the study programme by semesters


Aeronautics – aircrafts, constructions, flight
Technologies – design, production, control
Research – systems, models, forecasting.
Aviation and spacecrafts – regular and unmanned aerial vehicles, satellites
Understanding of the requirements for aviation and spacecraft airworthiness, reliability of their systems and components, safety assessment Ability to develop and apply mathematical models for analysis of aeronautical objects and processes Ability to design aviation spacecraft’s and systems or components Ability to initiate and implement projects of design and modernisation of aviation aircrafts, their systems and components




Why @KTU?

First Aeronautical Engineering cluster in Europe

The first in Europe cluster of aeronautical engineering companies and educational institutions has been created in Lithuania with the lead of KTU in 2016.

Why @KTU?

Latest software in modern laboratories

Laboratory equipment and software complying with the international standards: Laboratories of Aerodynamic Research, Nano-Satellites, and Avionics, Radio and Optical Communication, Missile Technologies, Digital Modelling, etc.

Why @KTU?

Recent technologies used in aviation and space industry

The study process involves the application of recent technologies used by international companies operating in the aviation and space industry.



Student’s competencies:

– Analytical thinking
– Knowledge of requirements for aviation and spacecraft airworthiness, reliability of their functional systems and components, safety assessment methods, and ability to apply them in practice
– Ability to develop and apply mathematical models for the analysis of aeronautical objects and processes, and select appropriate software
– Ability to design aviation aircraft and systems or components ensuring their performance, and prepare project documentation
– Ability to initiate and implement projects of design and modernization of aviation aircraft, their systems, and components, and select, and apply appropriate methods, software, and technical equipment
– Openness to experience
– Decision-making and management of critical situations

Student’s skills:
– Able to conduct scientific research, provide consultations and perform management work in the aviation and space industry
– Able to design and develop satellites, standard or unmanned aerial vehicle systems, aircraft, their systems, and components
– Able to control unmanned aerial vehicles or their systems, assess their condition and behavior
– Able to simulate control processes for aircraft or their systems, organize and control aircraft’ technical maintenance processes
– Able to conduct high-quality processing of data of status monitoring, safety assessment, data processing, and perform corrective actions if needed
– Able to conduct analytical, modeling, and experimental research


You may become

– Modernisation of engineering system for functionality, reliability and information transfer, problem solving

– Testing of rocket engines
– Design of new liquid fuel rocket engine systems
– Quality assessment and control in aircraft systems

– Modification of aircraft’s mechanical systems, search for vulnerabilities
– Assessment of stability of an aircraft’s systems, the performance of modeling and experimental research
– Design of an aircraft’s mechanical systems according to the prepared technical task

– Search and implementation of innovative solutions for the improvement of efficiency and reliability of an aircraft’s systems
– Merger simulation of liquid fuel rocket shunting engine and its systems, the performance of experimental research, assessment and synthesis of applied mathematical models



MA+ competences

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.




Vidmantas Tomkus

Vidmantas Tomkus

Lithuanian Aerospace Association, Director


Priorities of the development of strategic aerospace technologies of the European Commission, Lithuania's cooperation with European Space Agency, USA Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), growth of the market of small satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles, development of aeronautical technical centres in Lithuania provide graduates with good career possibilities.
While Lithuania seeks a membership of the European Space Agency and taking into consideration the situation of the development of European and global aviation and space technologies, it is forecasted for aeronautical engineers to become particularly relevant for the association's companies in the nearest future.
Study programme "Aeronautical Engineering" is particularly relevant; it promotes creation and development of advanced high technologies and investments in development of aeronautical and space companies in Lithuania.





International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas