MASI
Univerdidad Carlos III de Madrid
Airbus
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The MASI program comprises of 90 ECTS credits, including an industry-oriented Master's Final Project. Its modular structure allows for part-time study with a flexible completion date taking between 1.5 and 3 years.

The MASI Program combines three basic elements.
  • Fundamentals (M1), to provide the basis, the support to understand the technologies, the methods, the requirement.
  • Generalization (M2), required to manage complexity and to understand the whole (systems thinking), and
  • Experimentation (M3), to move from abstraction to implementation, innovation, invention.

m1
M1. Introductory Level (16.6 ECTS credits).
Courses in the Introductory Level provide the technical knowledge necessary to understand how the different aircraft’s systems work.

Introduction to Aircraft Systems Integration (2.4 ECTS)
Course Director: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (Airbus)
Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering (6.0 ECTS)
Course Director: Marcos Vera Coello (UC3M)
Onboard Electronics and Instrumentation (3.2 ECTS)
Course Director: Andrés Barrado Bautista (UC3M)
Aeronautical Communications (3.0 ECTS)
Course Director: Francisco J. González Serrano (UC3M)
Introduction to Aircraft Control (2.0 ECTS)
Course Director: Concepción Monje (UC3M)

m2
M2. Core Level (14.8 ECTS credits).
The Core level is aimed at providing the global systemic vision required to manage the large and complex aeronautic projects. The focus is on the procedures, methodologies, tools and agents common in all systems integration projects. It includes general courses like Systems Engineering or Project Management, and others more specific for the aeronautical context, but transversal in the integration processes.

Systems Engineering (3.2 ECTS)
Course Director: Fernando Mijares Gordún (Airbus)
Airborne Software and Hardware (3.0 ECTS)
Course Director: Ismael Lafoz Pastor (Airbus)
Aircraft Certification and Safety Analysis (3.0 ECTS)
Course Directors: Javier Espinosa Arronte (Airbus) and Isabel Lozano Cagigao (Airbus)
Aeronautical Projects Management (1.6 ECTS)
Course Director: Rebeca Calvo Aguilar (Airbus)
Design and Configuration Management of Aircraft Systems (1.6 ECTS)
Course Director: Jesús López Ferrer (Airbus)
Aircraft Electromagnetic Compatibility (2.4 ECTS)
Course Director: David García Gómez (Airbus)

m3
M3. Advanced Level (22.6 ECTS credits).
This module focuses on the integration of specific systems, like the Fuel, Hydraulic, Electric, Avionic Systems… The idea is to apply the general and common methods and tools to each aircraft system, to each subsystem, part, etc.

Antennas Integration (1.4 ECTS)
Course Director: Luis E. García Castillo (UC3M)
General Systems (5.4 ECTS)
Course Director: Javier Yagüe López (Airbus)
Communication Systems (2.0 ECTS)
Course Director: Francisco Peña del Campo (Airbus)
Surveillance, Identification and Mission Systems (2.6 ECTS)
Course Director: Julio Gutiérrez Martín (Airbus)
Air Navigation Systems (2.2 ECTS)
Course Director: Agustín Gil-Martín Vilades (Airbus)
Presentation and Flight Information Systems (2.0 ECTS)
Course Director: José A. García Ramírez (Airbus)
Weapons and Electronic Warfare System (1.6 ECTS)
Course Director: Álvaro Blázquez López (Airbus)
Unmanned Air Systems (1.6 ECTS)
Course Director: Alberto P. Martínez Borja (Airbus)
Seminars/Conferences/Labs (3.8 ECTS)
Coordinator: Francisco J. González (UC3M)

m4
M4. Practical Work (24 ECTS credits).
This module is designed to provide the students with the technical, professional and social skills needed to enter and/or develop an engineering career in the (aeronautical) systems engineering-related industry.

Group Design Project (4 ECTS)
This module provides an introduction to intensive group project work in collaboration with an industrial or academic customer. The objective of the Group Design Project is to encourage both innovation and engagement with the broader engineering context (financial, economic, social, environmental). The use of ‘real world’ engineering problems requires students to actively engage with their customers to determine the scope and requirements of their project, in order to provide a realistic simulation of the sort of challenges that they are likely to face as engineering graduates.

Internship Placement (20 ECTS)
The MASI program offers full-time paid internship opportunities at leader aerospace companies. During the internship period (min. 720 hour), the students will solve real integration problems under the supervision of a Company Mentor. In addition to the real-work experience, the internship period helps MASI students to create a network of contacts very useful for finding permanent employment in the aerospace industry.

Coordinators: Francisco J. González (UC3M) and Daniel Izquierdo Gil (Airbus)

m5
M5. Final Project (12 ECTS credits).

The Final Project consists of the development of a complete system's integration project under the supervision of an industry or academic advisor. The project will make use of methods and tools learned in the MASI curriculum. The Final Project culminates in a written project report and an oral presentation. Innovation at MASI

Coordinators: Daniel Izquierdo Gil (Airbus) and Francisco J. González (UC3M)