Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Aeronautical Structures

Type of diploma: Advanced Master

Entry requirement: Master's degree

Fields: Aeronautics

Language: Delivered in English

Course run jointly with Higher Aeronautics and Space Institute (ISAE Toulouse).


AMPAS 2020 ENG, par jfages

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  • The aim is to train students for the jobs of workshop manager, production manager, head of methods or process, product or project manager interfacing with the customer, and more marginally, for positions as head of research and development in processes and quality management for the aeronautics industry.

    Avion AMPAS

    AMPAS MS graduates will take up careers in industrial production units specializing in the manufacture of individual parts or assembled components for aircraft structures or fittings.

    This course is in line with the general context of the strong growth in the aeronautics sector, a mutation towards new technologies, particularly in the use of composite materials, and a reorganisation of the aeronautical supply chain.


    The Conference of 'Grandes Ecoles' has accredited the AMPAS Specialized Masters (Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Aeronautical Structures).

  • The course is open to graduates:

    • at a level of Bac + 5 years of study, or with master’s degrees or equivalent who can prove at least 3 years of professional experience,
    • as well as holders of foreign diplomas equivalent to the required French qualifications.

    Academic requirements

    Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent diploma in sciences or in engineering, or a bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years’ professional experience.

    Language requirements

    Proven competence in English:

    • TOEFL (IBT): 85
    • TOEIC: 785
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • CAE Cambridge : 170

    On-line enrolment

    Send your application forms here.

    Tuition fees

    These vary from 9 500€ to 15 000€ depending on the geographical origin and history of applicants. Fees for companies vary between 15 000€ and 20 500 €.

  • Consult the detailed program of teaching units 

    The course is structured in 6 Teaching Units (UE)

    • Aircraft, material and process: basic scientific knowledge (100h, 10 credits)
    • Composite structure forming and machining processes (100h, 10 credits)
    • Metallic structure forming and machining processes (100h, 10 credits)
    • Industrial organization and management (70h, 7 credits)
    • NEW : Aircraft Manufacturing get into practice*
    • Integrated Team Project (80h, 8 credits)
    • Professional Thesis (5 to 6 months, 30 credits)

    *This NEW module aims to give an understanding of the issues of quality requirements in the sector of aeronautics industry. It aims to make production managers autonomous and active in the quality management of their manufacturing process. (Duration : 9 days)

  • Have a look at the testimony of Kamal, an Indian student in the Advanced Master AMPAS (Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Aeronautical Structures), in partnership with ISAE Supaero.


    Testimony AMPAS IMT Mines Albi, par csuderie


    Testimony of Katerina HRADSKA, République Tchèque, alumni 2016-2017
    Témoignage katerina

    Témoignage katerina, by csuderie

    • Hi, who are you? And where you come from?

    Hi, my name is Katerina, I come from Czech Republic and arrived in France for my engineering studies. I studied in INSA Lyon Mechanical Engineer and Materials in general and after that I decided to pursue with the advanced Master AMPAS.

    • Why did you choose the Advanced Master AMPAS?

    I am really passionate of aeronautic so I wanted to work in the aeronautical field and I chose the manufacturing sector because is where I wanted to develop my knowledge.

    • What are the strengths of the Advanced Master AMPAS?

    I think the strength of this Advanced Master is that it covers the entire aspect of the manufacturing field. Actually, there is a good balance between theory and practical use, thanks to the several transverse projects, and a constant support from the teachers within a very friendly environment.

    • Where did you make your internship?

    I made my internship in Safran Helicopter Engines on the optimization of the flow in assembly lines for helicopter engines. Basically, it was an internship in lean manufacturing and project management, and most of the time I was in the field with all the operators and assembly technicians.

    • How was your student life here in France?

    It was great! Toulouse is a really nice student city, with a lot of events and good restaurants. This region in general is really pleasant to live in because the weather is nice and also Toulouse airport has a lot of connection with other cities.

    • Which job opportunities after the Advanced Master AMPAS?

    After this Advanced Master you can work in any sector of the aeronautical industry. For example working with suppliers and aircraft components, like carbon fibre materials and metal sheets or you can work with companies, which produce engines and other semi-final aircraft components, such as Safran. You can also work in the aircraft manufacturing industry, with companies like Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and others, or helicopter industry as well. So there is a large choice in this field.

    • What did you do after your studies?

    After my internship I wanted to stay in Safran, in the engine area, so I tried to find some similar job opportunities. But before I could apply for something, they asked me if I wanted to pursue my career with them. So, I stayed in Safran Helicopter Engines working in the field, and now I have just been moved to the Design Office.

    • What would you say to prospective students who want to apply for AMPAS?

    If you apply for this Advanced Master it means that you really want to work in the aeronautical industry.
    AMPAS really opens to a lot of possibilities in the aircraft industry and if you are motivated and passionate, this makes you more interesting for the recruiters.