The Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), founded in 1909, is a French higher education institution with focus on aerospace engineering. It’s the first school to ever specialise in that field and is considered one of the best in Europe.
The school offers a wide range of science and engineering degree programmes and has produced over 21500 graduates since its foundation. ISAE-SUPAERO is part of the University of Toulouse, as well as ISSAT, PEGASUS, GEA, Toulouse Tech, CESAER, and Aerospace Valley. In 2007 SUPAERO and ENSICA merged and thus became ISAE-SUPAERO in order to increase the international visibility. Through merging, SUPAERO and ENSICO were able to share their faculty and experimental equipment.
ISAE-SUPAERO has many famous alumni, among those are Henri Coandă who discovered the Coanda effect and Henri Ziegler who became the inventor of the Airbus programme.
Degree programmes at ISAE-SUPAERO include:
“Ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO” (MSc),
Master of Science in “Aerospace Engineering”,
15 Advanced Masters,
6 Doctoral programs,
CNAM-ISAE engineering apprenticeship training program,
continuing education programs.Show more
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Institut Supérieur de L´Aéronautique et de L´Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO rating is 4.7. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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I have just finished my Master of Science in aeronautics at the ISAE Supaero university in Toulouse, one of the most prominent European universities in the field of aeronautics. I think one of the main strengths of the program is the emphasis on imparting practical knowledge. The entire master’s degree follows a continuous evaluation program through which the use of the most used programs in the aeronautical industry is taught. Which helped me a lot when building my CV and looking for a job.
The program offers a wide range of specializations to satisfy the professional aspirations of its students such as Space Systems, Automatic Control, Propulsion and Aerodynamics, Structures, Systems Engineering and Embedded Systems. In addition, all classes are taught by experts from aeronautical companies, which not only helps learning but also brings students closer to the industry. The exams are usually consistent with the material taught in class.
Besides Toulouse being a hub of the aerospace industry, finding an internship, even for those who don’t speak fluent French, shouldn’t be a challenge. In addition, there is a high probability of getting a permanent contract with the company after completing the internship, which makes Toulouse an excellent launching pad for a professional career, especially if you are an engineer.
In conclusion, Toulouse is a wonderful city to reside in, with comfortable, medium-sized surroundings offering a wide range of services and activities.View more
ISAE-SUPAERO is one of the top engineering school related to the aerospace sector not only in France but in the world. Students following their studies in this university will benefit not only from an exceptional program but also from huge opportunities afterwards, being recognized as one of the best aerospace engineering schools in the world.
With regards to the PhD program, which I’m currently following, the opportunities are amazing, both professionally and academically. It also leaves a perfect student/work balance.
I highly recommend ISAE-SUPAERO for those loving the aerospace sector.View more
I am finishing my master of science at ISAE Supaero, in Toulouse. This is one of the most important aeronautics universities in Europe. Overall my output is good. Almost all subjects have theoretical lessons. Something that I think is very important is that they teach you how to use some of the most used software in the industry thus this will be very valuable for your CV.
Moreover, this program offers a lot of different intensifications depending on the path you want to follow for your future career. At the end of the first semester (which is common for everyone) you can choose between Space systems, Automatic Control, Propulsion and aerodynamics, Structures, Systems engineering, and, Embedded systems.
I think that the university is quite demanding, and you need to work hard, especially for practical sessions reports. But if you work you will not have any problem passing everything, normally exams are very similar from one year to another and they only cover what was explained during lessons.
The worst point of this university is the professors. The university indeed makes a huge effort to bring some of the best professionals from the sector to deliver the lessons. However, they do not know how to teach and as a result, you spend so many hours on lessons feeling lost. Moreover, to my opinion, the schedule of lessons is also terrible. This is normal in France. But is very common that you have classes from 9 to 17h every day just with 1:15h for lunch. And the worst part is that you can have 4h of lessons in a row about the same subject (sometimes even the whole day) thus your brain just gets melt. I think it would be better to have shorter sessions on each subject.
Besides, during the 4th semester, you will have to make a 4-6 months internship that will help you to introduce yourself into the labour world. Contrary to other countries internships in France are paid. Of course, salaries are much lower than regular contracts. But it will be enough to pay your expenditures on your own. Moreover, in Toulouse, there is a huge industry so even if you do not know French perfectly it is possible to find an internship easily. Another very important point is that most probably after you finish your internship you will be able to get a permanent contract on the enterprise. Thus, I think Toulouse is a great place to launch your professional career, especially if you are an engineer.
Furthermore, as long as you are a student the French government will help you to pay the rent of your apartment. They refund you around 40% of the price depending on the case. If you come to study in Supaero I recommend staying in the dorms for at least the 3 first semesters because it will help you to know your mates, also you will be very close to your classes and is the cheapest option.
About the city, I think Toulouse is a very comfortable place to live. It is a medium-size city thus you will have a lot of services and activities to do. The public transport is also very efficient because there are 2 lines of metro and 2 of trainway, apart from busses. There are also plenty of green zones where you can work out or just have a nice walk through the channel du midi. It is also a city of students so it is super alive at any time.
The university packs an excellent curriculum for students looking for a career in the Aerospace industry. The future prospects are numerous post the graduation from the University as it is surrounded by various aerospace industries.View more
School has strong ties with the industry, professors are amazing, students are decent, gives a good international vibe, the curriculum is decent for the first half and amazing for the second! It is the best school for aerospace in Europe!View more
If you have the opportunity to join ISAE SUPAERO, take it. It is a University with very good facilities, teachers and university life, as it is designed so that you can live on campus with other students. It also has a very good international atmosphere which is worth taking advantage of!View more