Engineering in Aeronautical Mechanical Design (IDMA)

Admission profile

The student interested in enrolling in the engineering in the aeronautical mechanical design program at the Aeronautical University in Querétaro must fulfill the following:


  • Preferably graduated from a high school with a focus on the physical and mathematical sciences
  • Flexible Schedule for classes that vary from 7h00 to 20h00


  • General mathematics, algebra, analytic geometry, differential calculus, and integral of single-variable functions.
  • General physics
  • General chemistry
  • Preferably to have an understanding of English written texts.


  • Oral and written communication in the Spanish language.
  • Proficient Research
  • Adaptation to new environments
  • Disposition to self-learning
  • Basic computational tools. (Programming logic, word processors software, spreadsheets software)
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize
  • Use of workshop tools
  • Management of work pressure
  • Spatial reasoning


  • Disposition for teamwork
  • Proactive and proponent
  • Organized
  • Disciplined
  • Honest
  • Responsible
  • Respectful
  • Self-critical
  • Desire to self-improve
  • Resilient to frustration


  • In the new technologies in aircraft manufacturing.
  • In the search of aircraft manufacturing and aeronautical components’ problem solutions
  • In the development of creative and innovative solutions and methods in the manufacture of aircraft and aeronautical components
  • In getting to know the local, national, and international social problematic and propose solutions

Graduate Profile

The engineer in Aeronautical mechanical design has the necessary professional competencies for his/her development in the labor, local, regional, and national fields.


Professional competencies are the skills that allow the engineer to develop activities in his work field, to adapt to new environments, as well as transfer, if needed, his knowledge, skills, and attitudes to forthcoming professional areas.

Generic competencies:

  • To raise and solve problems based on the principles and theories of physics, chemistry, and math, through the scientific method to back up decision-making in the scientific and technological scope.
  • To develop and strengthen the instrumental, interpersonal, systemic, and directive skills to communicate in a second language.

Specific competencies:

1. To manage design projects for mechanical elements, based on their technical specifications, regulations, and management methodologies, to guarantee compliance with the established goals and the quality of the element to be designed.

1.1 To Develop preliminary studies through applicable administrative and regulatory methodologies for the development of prototypes

1.2 To Structure design projects using advanced quality tools for prototypes release

2. To design mechanical elements and mechanisms applied to aircraft based on customer needs, applicable regulations, design theories, specialized software, and development of engineering drawings, to implement in air and ground systems.

2.1 To Formulate proposals for preliminary designs of mechanical elements and mechanisms through design methodologies, specialized software, and applicable regulations, to develop prototypes

2.2 To Develop the design of mechanical elements and mechanisms based on design methodologies, specialized software, and applicable regulations, to prepare the final product

3. To design mechanical systems based on product development methodologies and structural analysis tools to contribute to the development and engineering of manufacturing and maintenance processes for aircraft, engines, and other industries in the metalworking sector, as well as technological innovation.

3.1 To Design tooling based on customer needs, applicable regulations, design theories, specialized software, development of engineering drawings, and technical manuals, to implement in manufacturing and maintenance processes.

3.2 To Design propulsive elements of internal combustion engines, based on the client's requirements and specifications, through thermodynamic, aerodynamic, and fluid dynamic design methodologies and considering the applicable regulations to determine the feasibility of its manufacture.

3.3 To Evaluate structural components for aeronautical use, by formal, experimental, and numerical methods, to determine the stress and deformation fields and provide information for decision making.

Labor field

The Engineer in Aeronautical Mechanical Design will be able to work in:

  • Design of high production tooling for the manufacturing industry.
  • Design of mechanical elements and mechanisms for the metal-mechanical industry.
  • Involvement in the metal-mechanic industry in general.
  • Involvement in the automation of production lines.
  • Engineering and technology development companies.
  • Design of parts in propulsive systems for the aerospace, automotive, and industrial sectors.
  • Numerical design and analysis in metal-mechanical structures.
  • Mechanical integrity of aircraft and industrial structures.

Professional Occupations

The engineer in aeronautical Mechanical Design will be able to work as:

  • Evaluator of structural components for aeronautical use
  • Materials engineer for their selection and implementation in structural and mechanical components.
  • Designer of mechanical elements, mechanisms, and tooling with application in aircraft.
  • Engineer in automation processes of production lines.
  • Designer of rotary internal combustion engine elements
  • Product Development Process Manager
  • Leader of mechanical design projects in the aerospace sector


To Train Engineers in Aeronautical Mechanical Design with attitudes, values, knowledge, and skills in mechanical design, tooling design, structural analysis and validation and component design for the aeronautical sector, as well as development and implementation of industrial and research projects related to mechanical design in the aerospace industry, all of this under safety, discipline and quality standards for the social, economic and cultural development of Mexico.

Importante: Nombres de carreras y planes de estudios sujetos a cambios sin previo aviso