Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology at Northwestern Polytechnical University

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology program is a three-year degree at Northwestern Polytechnical University that provides you with advanced mechanical, scientific and mathematical aptitude to plan, design, build and test new spaceflight vehicles or general aviation equipment and machines, applying the newest technology and trends.

About Northwestern Polytechnical University

The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is a national key university found in the historic city of Xi’an – the cradle of Chinese civilization. It is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented university in China that also focuses on developing research-based education programs in various fields such as aeronautics and marine engineering.

The main campus of Northwestern Polytechnical University.

NPU works in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). It is a top-tier university with a Ministry of Education Class A, Double First Class University distinction.

NPU is one of the best universities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The university has a historical legacy unlike no other. In 1960, NPU was legally approved as a key state university under the State Council. The university ranked in the top 15 of China’s 7th and 8th five-year plans. It is also one of the few universities to pioneer a graduate school.

The Northwestern Polytechnical University is an “Outstanding University Alliance” member. It has received numerous awards from different educational bodies in China. NPU follows the university motto, “Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, and Perseverance.”

The university continues to spread academic excellence in the west. It is fully committed to national defense and making a mark in the history of PRC. NPU visualizes itself as a world-class university, creating world-class, innovative changes.

About the Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology Program

The Master’s in Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology course is a top leading program at NPU. It provides you with advanced information about aerospace science and technology, engineering and control science.

At the end of this program, you will be able to learn solid and new structural design methods, engineering designs and technology development and management in aircraft.


Public Courses: Chinese Language I, Chinese Language II and Brief Introduction of China.

Basic Theory Courses: Matrix Theory, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, and Stochastic Process.

Basic Specialized Courses: Aerospace Flight Vehicle Design Methodologies, Computational Structural Mechanics of Flight Vehicle, Advanced Structural Dynamics, Theory of Flight Mechanics Optimal Control and Estimation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion Theory, Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Elements and Application of Satellite Navigation System, Orbital Dynamics, Structure Mechanics of Composite Materials, Smart Material and Structures of Flight Vehicles, and Aeroelasticity.

Specialized Courses: Flight Vehicle Dynamics, Elements of Electric Propulsion System, Modern Vehicle Structural Design, Combustion Diagnosis, Design of Rocket Engine, Rocket Propulsion, Aerodynamics, and Space Robotics.

Entry Requirements 

  • Application Form for NPU
  • Notarized highest diploma or certificate
  • One photocopy of passport and two passport photos
  • Physical Examination Form
  • Clearance Certificate by local police station authorized by the Chinese Embassy
  • Study plan in English or Chinese
  • Recommendation letters in English or Chinese
  • Copy of published theses or academic achievements

Application Deadline

The application deadline is May 15, 2019, and class starts on September 2, 2019.


NPU offers comfortable and clean accommodation for students within the university. You can choose from different room options.

Below is a list of accommodation fees.


There are a number of accommodation options for students. For full information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply, complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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