Aeronautical Engineering

The cross-field programme covers the branches of aviation engineering, aviation mechanics and aviation electronics enabling the graduates to get involved in design of air and space vehicles, their systems and elements, to perform assessment of their condition and performance, to deal with engineering issues in functionality, reliability and communication of information, and to conduct analytical, modelling and experimental research.

Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle Second cycle
Field Aerospace Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y. (Distance, Evening-time)
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
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  • University of Helsinki
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


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 application of recent technologies used by international companies operating in aviation and space industry.



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


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

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.



Student’s competences:
– 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 analysis of aeronautical objects and processes, and select appropriate software
– Ability to design aviation aircrafts and systems or components ensuring their performance, and prepare project documentation
– Ability to initiate and implement projects of design and modernisation of aviation aircrafts, their systems and components, and select, 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 aviation and space industry
– Able to design and develop satellites, standard or unmanned aerial vehicle systems, aircrafts, their systems and components
– Able to control unmanned aerial vehicles or their systems, assess their condition and behaviour
– Able to simulate control processes for aircrafts or their systems, organise and control aircrafts’ technical maintenance processes
– Able to conduct high quality processing of data of status monitoring, safety assessment, data processing, perform corrective actions, if needed
– Able to conduct analytical, modelling 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, performance of modelling and experimental research
– Design of an aircraft’s mechanical systems according to the prepared technical task

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



Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Informatics or Physical study field degree.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language; ≥15 ECTS completed in the Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics engineering, Electrics engineering or Mechanical engineering study field subjects.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

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

Research activities


Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview



Tuition fee

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4234 €
Price per credit 70,57 €


Financial support