Programme

The programme provides a fundamental background in modern flight control, human-machine systems, air traffic management systems, noise and climate effects, safety and air transport operations research.

The Control & Operations core course programme provides a fundamental background in operations research, avionics systems, flight control and automation. The profile courses a student attends are associated with one of three sections (research groups) the student has joined. The 3 to 4 additional elective courses are chosen after consulting with the responsible track/profile coordinator. After completing the required course programme and the internship, the student performs the literature survey associated with his or her thesis. The literature survey and final thesis project are performed with the same supervisor, working on a specific project of current relevance to the field. Students are encouraged to  contact prospective supervisors early, as they can aid in the selection of elective courses. All C&O students do a literature study and submit a research paper prior to graduation.

MSc Track Structure

Course

Description

EC
Core
courses                      
Gain a broad view on a field of expertise                   
≥ 18
Profile
courses
Focus on a particular subfield
≥ 13
Elective
courses
Specialise in a particular area of expertise or
add multidisciplinary elements, 
repair educational deficiencies 
or address a personal interest *
+/- 15
Literature 
study
Prepare for the thesis subject
12
Research
methodologies
Prepare for the thesis subject
2
Internship
Acquire professional skills
during a three-month internship
at a Dutch or international company or institute *
18
MSc thesis
An in-depth research project or 
design assignment in your subject of choice
42
*Optionally abroad

MSc Track Coordinator

Dr. ir. Clark Borst

Profile III Advisor (Air Transport & Operations)

Dr. Alexei Sharpanskykh