Master in Aerospace Engineering (MIA)

The Master's program in Aerospace Engineering (MIA) emerged in 2010 as a new proposal for the formation of highly specialized human capital capable of applying and transmitting knowledge to meet science and technology needs of the academic and productive sectors as well as of the research and development sector, particularly in the aeronautical area.

Programm overview

The MIA program is a professionally oriented school program with a duration of six four-month periods. In each four-month period, the student will have a school load of two subjects (optional or curricular) and a presentation seminar on thesis advancement. The classes will be held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm except for special cases previously reported by the Subdirectorate of Posgraduate studies.

Additionally, in the case of seminars, each student will agree on the date and time, as well as the means by which progress reviews will be carried out, prior to each presentation (it is required to meet at least one hour a week).

Admission profile

The MIA applicant must comply with the following profile:

  • Professionals in the area of physics, engineering or related sciences.
  • Familiarization in the application of knowledge in the development of engineering projects.
  • To have the commitment to team work.
  • To have oral and written communication, in Spanish and in the English language.
  • To have the ability to manage information from various sources (search, analysis and synthesis for problem solving).
  • To have computer knowledge and ability to manage the information and communication technology (ICT)
  • To be able to work under pressure.

Admission requirements

  • To have a bachelor´s degree or official academic record (issued by the institution of origin) in the area of physical sciences, engineering or related sciences.
  • To fulfill the admission process.

Information for foreign students:

You must have a valid Migration Form to study in Mexico.
You must have revalidation of official academic record studies and professional certificate issued in Mexico.
Contact Lic. Axel Pamela Flores Salgado at the email

Egress profile

The graduate of the Master´s in Aerospace Engineering will have the professional skills necessary for his/her performance in the aerospace and related sectors, nationally and internationally.

He/she will have acquired abilties that allow them:

  • To apply knowledge to solve specific problems of the aerospace and related sectors.
  • To manage scientific and technical language to transmit knowledge.
  • To design, project, manage and evaluate specific activities of his/her field of study.

Graduation requirements

To have covered 100% of the educational program in the period of time allowed and comply with the additional requirements established in the regulations.


In the first two four-month periods the student will study subjects corresponding to the common core. From the third to the fifth semester, the student will take elective subjects which are defined by the Thesis Director according to the orientation of the project.

In the sixth semester, the student will make a technical internship in a company, a research and development center or in a higher education institution. Students who come from the industry are exempt from this requirement.

Optional disciplinary fields:


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics with Aerospace Applications
  • Turbomachinery in Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical Mechanical Design
  • Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer in Turbomachines
  • Analysis of Elements of Machines and Mechanisms

Aerospace systems

  • C / C ++ Programming
  • Numerical analysis
  • Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Real-time Operating Systems for Aerospace Systems
  • Air Vehicle Control

Manufacturing and materials

  • Metrology and accreditation in aerospace industry
  • Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Processes
  • Non-Ferrous Alloy Manufacturing Processes for Aerospace Components
  • Manufacturing Processes for Polymers, Ceramics and Compounds

Structural integrity

  • Advanced Materials Mechanics
  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Fracture Mechanics

Our institutional Knowledge Generation and Application Lines (LGACs)

The Aeronautical University in Queretaro (UNAQ), has as its mission:

To train professionals and researchers for the aerospace sector, with knowledge, competencies, values and national and international recognition, based on an educational model closely linked, open, flexible, relevant and for the social, economic and cultural development of Mexico.

Within the framework of its institutional mission, UNAQ has high impact lines of knowledge generation and application, aligned to the trends and needs of the sectors. For its development, UNAQ has academic bodies, graduate programs and scientific research and technological development projects that contribute to its consolidation with high impact scientific production.

Our institutional Knowledge Generation and Application Lines (LGACs) are:

1. Mechanical Design and Control Systems

It deals with the analysis, design and construction of mechanical and control systems, whose application will be aimed at solving problems and technological innovation in the aerospace and industrial areas. Considering additional activities, such as modeling, simulation, optimization and software development. 

2. Structures; Materials and Processes; and Manufacturing

In this line, we work towards the development of knowledge-based solutions focused on aircraft components and structures from their functionality, mechanical performance, manufacturing and quality, through the study of materials, the physics of transformation processes and structural integrity analysis, using simulation, metrological and operations management tools.

Through its Graduate Programs, the Research and Graduate Studies Department of the UNAQ contributes to the development of its LGAC with the development of Graduate Theses, Publications and Human Resources Training in the disciplinary fields of:


We work on solutions focused on functionality, mechanical, thermal and fluid performance of aircraft and engines through the study of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and mechanical design, as well as computational fluid dynamics analysis, using simulation tools, experimentation and theoretical models for this purpose.

Aerospace systems:

We work on the study, modeling, optimization and control of aerospace systems, using tools such as computational modeling, simulation and real-time embedded systems based on aerospace industry standards.

Manufacturing and Materials:

Is worked in the understanding and material appliance in aeronautical components, the transformation processes are approached as well and their management in order to secure the quality and the development, with particular interest in the composite materials technology and thermal treatments.

Structural Integrity:

Work is carried out on the mechanical integrity of structural components used in existing and new aeronautical systems in order to establish the safe service conditions of the structure during its estimated life and even to extend the service life under safe conditions.

Programa registrado ante el Sistema Nacional de Posgrados de CONACYT.

Los estudiantes que cumplan con los requisitos estipulados en  la Convocatoria de Becas Nacionales, con el Reglamento de Becarios Nacionales y con los Lineamientos de Operación al interior del Programa de maestría de la universidad,  podrán aplicar en los periodos establecidos de la  Convocatoria de Becas Nacionales de CONACYT.


Subdirectora de Investigación y Posgrado
M. en C. Adriana C. Cházaro Zaharias
Tel: 101 66 00 ext. 6710 y 6711

Postgraduate Administration
Ing. Adriana Resendiz Rincón
Tel: 101 66 00 ext. 6712