System of education

The Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after four years of studying engineering at MAI. The program prepares students for the careers in the aerospace industry, or to continue in advanced study. Admission requires that the candidate has a Higher Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent (A-level, or 10+2, etc.).

The following fields of study are available for international students:

• Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering
• Automation and Control
• Informatics and Computer Technology
• Radio engineering
• Telecommunication

The Bachelor of Crisis Management is available at the MAI Institute Business Engineering, too.

The Master of engineering (M.Eng) is a postgraduate program which follows the undergraduate of four years, and it takes two years. This program prepares engineers for success and leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of aerospace and related engineering systems.
MAI graduates are prepared for careers in aircraft and spacecraft engineering; space exploration; air and space-based telecommunication industries; teaching; research; and in many related technology-intensive fields.
The Master of Crisis Management is available at the MAI Institute Business Engineering, too.

Each Master’s degree holder can proceed two next academic degrees, one after another:
The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) is an academic degree awarded on the basis of advanced study and research in engineering. It is equivalent to a PhD degree in liberal arts/applied sciences. To be admitted as a doctoral student, one must hold a Master’s degree in engineering or related science subject. A seeker of the degree has to pass three examinations (a so-called “Kandidate’s minimum”): in his/her special field, in the Russian language, and in the history and philosophy of science. This degree requires extensive research efforts performing independent research under supervision of a qualified Doctoral Advisor, publishing articles in peer-reviewed academic journals (usually 5 publications suffice), and writing in-depth thesis (80-200 pages). The D.Eng takes three years to complete.
The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) is a ‘higher doctorate’ degree, and it is awarded in recognition of a substantial and sustained contribution to scientific knowledge. This degree is sought after by established scientists who made discovery-level contributions into certain field (formally – who established new direction or new field in science).