The curriculum of the courses offered by IPSA, evolves over the years according to the needs of companies in the aeronautics and space sector.

IPSA’s training focuses on developing the skills essential for a first job in an industrial company, while promoting the acquisition of a cultural background necessary for the development and broadening of the field of skills required for a job as a senior manager.

IPSA training has 2 objectives

  1. To be in charge of all positions within a company (Research and Development, Systems Projects, Production Manufacturing, Maintenance and Logistic Support, Implementation and Operation of Operational Systems, Testing, Propulsion, Quality…)
  2. Working in related cutting-edge fields of aeronautics and space (land and sea transport, energy…) using techniques and technologies that are dual to those of the aerospace field.

Through the training provided, students assert their personality, achieve a certain autonomy, develop their ability to work in a team through industrial projects and compulsory internships and acquire a solid scientific and technical culture with an aeronautical vocation.

Components of the training

Courses and Tutorials

IPSA’s training is based on both academic aspects (lectures and tutorials) and practical aspects (projects, design offices, work placements and tutorials).

Tutorials allow students to consolidate what they have learned in the lectures. The work is conducted in half classes. Students work actively, ask questions to the teacher and take turns correcting the exercise.


The setting up of projects to be carried out by teams of two or three students aims at progressively consolidating the students’ analytical and synthesis qualities while forcing them to perfect their written and oral expression skills.

  • Initiation project in Research and Innovation or Business Creation assistance project during the 4th year
  • IPSA Master project during the 5th year

Design and Practical Work

Design offices consist in long studies of 4 to 12 hours conducted in teams of 2 to 4 students. It is a group activity carried out in the presence of the teacher who intervenes on request. These studies are generally complex and require a significant personal involvement.

Practical work is carried out in the same way as in design offices, in small teams that work freely and at their own pace. The professor is present to answer questions and help.

Discovery of the industrial environment

This training is supplemented by compulsory internships in companies and discovery activities in the industrial environment (company visits, conferences, participation in national research projects, etc.).