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Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace
Type Public, Graduate engineering school
Established 1909
Students 1600
Location ,
43°33′57.087″N 1°28′28.54″E / 43.5658575°N 1.4745944°E / 43.5658575; 1.4745944
Campus Rangueil
Affiliations Conférence des Grandes Écoles
Elles Bougent
Toulouse Tech
Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
University of Toulouse

Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) is a renowned graduate engineering school in France. It is in a campus of the University of Toulouse (South France).

Its different curricula lead to the following French & European degrees :

Academic activities and industrial applied research are performed mainly in French and English languages. Students from a lot of nationalities participate to the different curricula at SUPAERO.

Most of the 1600 graduate engineer students at ISAE-SUPAERO live in dedicated residential buildings nearby research labs and metro public transports.


The school results from the École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (created In 1909) and the École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de construction aéronautique (created in 1946).


Admission to the Supaero engineering Programme implemented at ISAE is possible after two/three year scientific undergraduate studies and requires success to either:

  • an admission exam for Bachelors of Sciences ;
  • a French nationwide selective exam with numerus clausus : concours Mines-Ponts (3-year curriculum including at least 2 years in France)
  • a selective application as per Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) double degrees procedures applicable in Europe (2+2-year curriculum, including 2 years in France)

The Supaero Programme typically lasts three years and results in a Master degree, augmented with international experience. Thus undergraduate studies + the Supaero Programme account for more than a cumulated 300 ECTS credits as applicable in the European education system.

However, graduate students enrolled in the TIME double degree procedure are required to spend two-years at ISAE and spend two years in the TIME-partner institute for a total of four years resulting in a double master degree.

Research labs

Research activities at ISAE relate to the following topics:

  • Aerodynamics, energetics, propulsion
  • Mechanics of structure and materials
  • Electronics, optronics and signal
  • Mathematics, computer science, automatics
  • Languages, arts, cultures, societies
  • Aeronautics and Space Centre

Notable graduate

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