Moscow State Aviation Technological University

Panorama of Voronezh
Moscow State Technological University is the leading national institution to train highly qualified specialists in the field of aviation and space technologies. According to national and international reviews, the University occupies the leading positions among corresponding higher technical educational establishments, that is due to a highly professional teaching staff of this University, its rich technical facilities, modern technology and professional training programs, corresponding to the world standards.

The University chronicle starts in 1932 with the foundation of Dirigible Engineering Educational Center attached to Civil Air Fleet (CAF) Ministry. In 1939 the Center was reorganized into Moscow Institute of CAF Engineers and named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) is a great Russian scientist and inventor in the field of aerodynamics, aerospace engineering and the theory of aircraft, rockets and dirigible. He was a founder of contemporary astronautics. So, the Institute had honestly been credited to bear his name. On June 17, 1940 Moscow Institute of Aviation Technology (or shortly MATI) was established on the basis of the later. MATI attained the University status and name Moscow State Aviation Technology Institute - Russian State Technological University in 1992 - as the recognition of both the scale and quality of its courses.

Today the University is one of the leading Russian technical universities where highly skilled experts in the field of advanced materials and high technologies are trained. Among the University teaching staff there are Academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Engineering Academy, Russian Academy of Technological Sciences and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. About 260 Professors and Doctors of Science as well as more than 700 associate professors and Ph.D. holders work at the University.

Scientific and research activities as well as training of seniors are performed in cooperation with Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Khrunichev Space R&D Center - is a leader of national space industry in development of new technology for space exploration). The cooperation has resulted in establishing MATI's branch at Khrunichev Space R&D Center. This MATI's division has received name "Aerospace University for Specialized Training". The main goal for establishing of Aerospace University was precise training of the specialists in the field of development and production of advanced aerospace technology.

MATI leads very active international policy toward a wide international co-operation and teaching highly qualified personnel. The University staff contributed to several international projects in all spheres connecting to aviation/space design, research, production, marketing, service, maintenance, repair and finance. In collaboration with foreign colleagues the University has established overseas Educational Centers. It participates in the European University Consortium in Aerospace Engineering (STAR project), international ecological projects REAP, SEPS. MATI has been successfully developing joint educational and research programmes with universities in Western Europe, USA and Asia. High quality of specialist training and technological trends in education and research stipulated the variety of MATI international links and partnership.

International students got an access to the famous educational programs of MATI in 1991. Currently, more than 200 students from Great Britain, USA, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, India, Nepal, Kenya, Morocco, Oman, China, Iran and some other countries are studying at the University.

University realizes the training according to the 24 specialties of higher professional education and trains researchers according to the 28 scientific specialties. Practical training and research straight at the real working places and Centre's research labs allow to expand an engineering outlook of the students and to familiarize them with the contemporary problems of the aerospace industry.

Structure of the University

There are five main faculties in the University:

Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Technology
Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering works in the field of aircraft and spacecraft engineering and design. His activities also concern the problems of various equipment development to provide the normal operation of the aircraft, their complexes and systems. Objects of Bachelor's professional activity are airplanes, helicopters, rockets, spacecraft, technical systems (engines, life ensuring and protection facilities, launch and other ground complexes) and technological processes for their manufacturing.

Faculty of Material Science and Technology
Material Science and Technology is a special branch of the modern sciences, which provides creation of the advanced materials as well as new technological principles and methods for their processing. The objects of Bachelor's professional activity are investigation and development of new advanced materials and technology for their processing, development of the correlation between material structure and properties.

Faculty of Avionics and Informational Systems
Avionics is the branch of the industry dealing with the problems of aircraft control systems design and technology, radio and electronic device design and technology, development of the apparatus for providing investigations of environment, space and ocean. It also concerns various instruments and devices for control and measuring, including even medical equipment. The objects of professional activity are devices, systems and complexes used in various fields of industry and science. A specialist in this field could solve the following industrial and scientific problems: development of automated systems for quality control; development of computer technologies in instrument making; development of automated systems for data processing, aircraft control systems design etc.

Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science
Nowadays, Computer Science is the most rapidly developing branch of industry and science. It provides new possibilities for collecting, storing and transfer of the information, as well as design and utilization of devices and computing systems. The objects of professional activity are computers, networks and software, design and development of new informational and Internet technologies.

Faculty of Economics and Ecology
Bachelor's activity in Economics concerns industrial administration, marketing and management with application of advanced informational technologies and economical theories. Specialists in Ecology deal with the problems of environment control, rational utilization of natural resources.

International students of the University are supervised by Department of International Education. The Department offers a wide range of services to foreign students at all stages of their University life. This includes assistance and help to the new students in organisation of their life and study here, solving emergency problems. The staff advises students exploring their future options, helps finalists and postgraduates with their decision-making and transition into life beyond University. The Department offers Russian language and culture programs. General courses on Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, reading and translation, business language, science language (technical) are available via various programs.

Foreign students usually begin their study taking the Foundation course where they learn Russian language and some fundamental subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, technical drawing. After that they continue education in training group together with Russian students according to one of the 4-year Bachelor programs. Upon receiving BS degree, students may study according to the Master programs during 2 years or one of Engineering courses during 1,5 years.
Ph.D. degree (Candidate of Science in Russia) determines the highest level of education and specialist qualification. The main goal of Ph.D. programs is to train highly qualified researchers and lecturers.

Programmes and fees:

  • Foundation (Preparatory department).
    Terms of study: 8-10 months
    Tuition fee: Euro 2000/year
  • Graduate Programs - training toward Bachelor, Specialist, or Master degree in any of above-mentioned specialties.
    Terms of study: 4-5-6 years depending on a program
    Tuition fee: Bachelor programs - Euro 2700 per year, Master programs - Euro 3200 per year
  • Postgraduate study -PhD projects.
    Terms of study: 3 years
    Tuition fee: Euro 4000 per year

Every student of the University is offered to use the specialised library, several sport courts, well-equipped computer classes, students' cafe and hospital. The students are able to visit Russian-British aerospace school developed in cooperation with University of Kensington. Students' design office "Poljet" /The Fly/ is the place to make your first steps in the field. Several sport and leisure clubs /including Parachute club/ are open for students of the University.

A student of MATI is guaranteed with accommodation in a comfortable students' hostel: each living block has single and double rooms, a common well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and WC. The rooms are fully furnished and supplied with bed linen and telephones (if requested). The hostel is situated not far from the metro station. Accommodation in the hostel is available for Euro 75 (renovated room) per month.


Bachelor of Science degree:
Aerospace Engineering
Material Science and Technology
Aircraft Device Engineering
Electronics: Design and Technology
Informatics and Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
System Analysis and Control
Economics and Business
Ecology and Environment Protection

List of Doctorate (Ph.D.) Specialties:
Mechanics of solids
Mathematical analysis
Mathematical physics
Mathematical cybernetics
Dynamics and strength of machines, devices and apparatus
Chemistry and technology of composite materials
Physics of solids
Chemistry of composite materials
Technology of aerospace instrument manufacture
Radio engineering and communicating equipment
Metal science and thermal treatment
Pressure treatment of metals
Technology and equipment of welding
Metal casting technology
Powder metallurgy and composite materials
Aircraft technology
Aircraft thermal engines
Systems of computer aided design
Technology and equipment for molding treatment
Control in technical, sociological and economical systems
Theoretical principles of mathematical modelling, numerical methods and software
Computer systems, networks and software
Industrial safety and ecology
Economics and management


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