• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The start of the 5-year degree of Aerospace Engineering in Instituto Superior Técnico in 1992, was supported by the creation of the Aerospace Mechanics Section (SMA) within the department of Mechanical Engineering (DEM), whose core activities are teaching and research in aeronautical and space science and technology.
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The aim of the Doctoral Programme in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico is the training and qualification of researchers in this area, able to perform original research to comply with world class scientific standards and meet relevant industrial and societal needs.

The doctoral student in Aerospace Engineering gains deep and advanced knowledge in this area, supported by lecture courses, and demonstrated in an innovative thesis which must advance the state-of-the-art in its subject matter. 

The lecture courses supporting the doctoral degree are mostly theoretical and based on individual autonomous study, as a background to the doctoral thesis, which must be an significant original contribution of the author as individual to the subject of study.


The Doctor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering qualifies for teaching and research activities, e.g. in institutions of higher education, research laboratories and industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Topics on Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Dynamics
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Flight Simulation
  • High Performance Computing Architectures
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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