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    1 semester at University of Bordeaux, 30 ECTS/15 US credits

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    14 September 2018

The collaborative degree shows a level of commitment to the development of technical and professional skills that would impress any employer. Students – and potential employers – also benefit from the knowledge gained from faculty at two institutions. With the increasing globalization of the technical workforce, degrees that span institutions and provide an international perspective are particularly valuable.

Expand Your Opportunities

In today’s competitive technology environment, top opportunities are going to skilled engineers who have a wide-range of professional capabilities. Aero-Systems Operations (AESOP) is an exceptional program joining UBx expertise in maintenance with UC expertise in engineering. Students at each university may purse UC CEAS' Master of Engineering (MEng) and UBx’s International Diploma collaboratively.

The AESOP curriculum offers a practice-oriented, personalized degree that prepares engineers to excel in the new working world. Advantages of the graduate degree include:

  • Maintain licensure requirements with graduate courses.
  • Gain a unique international graduate study experience 
  • Increase your earning potential.
  • Expand your knowledge and marketability.
  • Broaden your understanding of engineering through interdisciplinary focus.
  • Follow some courses online.

AESOP Curriculum

Core at UC, Fall Semester (9 Credits)

> AESOP Program Requirement (3 credits – Mandatory)

  • Introduction to Aircraft Systems, Regulations and Maintenance

> Project / Task Management Development (3 credits – choose one)

  • Examples include, but are not limited to: Engineering Economic Analysis, Quality Control , Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Law

> Interpersonal Skill Development (3 credits – choose one)

  • Examples include, but are not limited to: Management of Professionals, Leadership, Effectiveness in Technical Organizations

Technical Specialty at UC, Fall Semester (6 Credits)

> Choose 2 Courses from Any of the Following Department Offerings:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science

Aero System Operations at UBx, Spring Semester (12 credits)

> Airworthiness UBx/ENAC (Mandatory)

> Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (3 credits – choose 1)

  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaull
  • Continuous Airworthiness Maint. Org.
  • Maintenance Program Planning

> Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (6 credits – choose 1)

  • Avionics Maintenance
  • Structural Maintenance
  • Propulsion System Maintenance
  • Human Machine Interface ENAC

Capstone Project at UBx, Spring Semester (3 Credits, Mandatory)

> Choice of sponsored research at IMA or internship at Industry

Applying to The AESOP Program

Since this is a collaborative program between international partners, students are required to apply to both the University of Cincinnati and the University of Bordeaux.  Students will be awarded the Master of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from UC and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Bordeaux.

To apply at UC please go to Create an account and complete the application. Here, you will be asked to specify the program you are applying to, supply information such as GRE score and TOEFL (if needed), and have your references supply their recommendations. At the end of this step you will be asked to pay the application fee. You will be applying for the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Aerospace Engineering.

The University application processing fee is $80.00 and can be made via credit card or electronic check as part of the online application.

Visit the AEro-System OPerations (AESOP) page on the University of Bordeaux website for more details!





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