Department of Aerospace Engineering

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Department of Aerospace Engineering

Focus of the Institute

The Department of Aerospace Engineering was established in 1974 and continues the nearly century-long tradition of teaching courses with aerospace topics at CTU. It participates in teaching in bachelor’s, follow-up master’s and doctoral studies. The main master study program is “Aeronautics and Astronautics”. It is divided into three specializations:

1. Aircraft and Unmanned Systems - focus on theoretical and experimental methods of designing aircraft and unmanned vehicles (airframe and systems) and ways of ensuring their operation.
2. Aircraft Engines - focus on theoretical and experimental methods of designing aircraft and space engines and ways of ensuring their operation.
3. Space Technology - focus on theoretical and experimental methods of designing space systems and satellites, ways of ensuring their operation and on the preparation and implementation of space missions.

Graduate Profile

Graduates will gain knowledge in basic theoretical and engineering disciplines of aircraft and space technology, such as low and high speed aerodynamics, flight mechanics, basics of cosmonautics, engine theory, strength and durability of aircraft structures, aviation materials, aviation and space structures, aircraft propulsion, aircraft manufacturing technology, reliability of aircraft technology, instrument and onboard systems, navigation and flight control, aviation operations and maintenance of aircraft technology and others.

Employment Opportunities After Graduation

For example, technical and technical-managerial positions in companies producing aircraft and their components (AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s., Aircraft industries a.s., LA Composite, s.r.o., Latecoere Czech Republic Ltd.), aircraft systems (Honeywell, spol. s r.o), in aerospace research (Czech Aerospace Research Centre, a. s.), but also in the field of cutting-edge transport technology research (DOOSAN BOBCAT EMEA s.r.o., Škoda Auto a.s.). Or in companies involved in the development and production of aircraft engines (GE Aviation s.r.o., Honeywell, spol. s r.o., PBS Velká Bíteš, a. s.) or their repairs and maintenance (LOM PRAHA s.p.) and also in companies involved in space research, development of space technology components and processing of satellite data (European Space Agency ESA, S.A.B. Aerospace s.r.o., Thales Alenia Space, Spacemanic s.r.o., Stratosyst s.r.o., SpaceKnow Inc.) and others.

Practical Experience During Studies?

We consider gaining practical experience (beyond regular theoretical teaching) to be extremely important. Students can get involved, for example, in projects implemented at the department, from recent years these are airplanes (ZM-02, Typhoon, Skyleader 100, all-composite UL-39 of the first and second generation and currently STOL Cruiser) implemented from the design and development phase, through production and strength tests to certification. Experiences can also be gained within project-oriented courses and involvement in student teams. There are two of them operating with us and we also like the fact that they allow you to cooperate with us already during the bachelor’s studies:

- aircraft team CTU AeroLab

 - rocket team CTU Space Research