International Summer School Aeronautical Engineering

The Aeronautical Engineering International Summer School is a 3-week intensive course, which will focus on the main scientific evolutions leading to the development of aeronautics today



 Arrival in Paris on Monday, 1st July 2019.

Courses starting on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019.

The Aeronautical Engineering International Summer School is a 3-week intensive course, which will focus on the main scientific evolutions leading to the development of aeronautics today. The students will experience outstanding laboratory training and projects together with exciting cultural activities in and around Paris. The training will be delivered by senior scientists from the Polytech Paris Sud Graduate School of Engineering, member of Paris-Saclay University, the biggest and top ranked university cluster in France.

The program is composed of theoretical courses, lab trainings, research projects, networking events with researchers and PhD students, and visits of laboratories and companies. The school also includes elements of French culture with French as a Foreign Language courses and visits in the Paris region.



Participants will be welcomed at Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris on Monday 1st July 2019 by members of the International Relations Office Summer School team.

All participants will be transferred from the airport to the University residence by private bus or taxi (depending on different times of arrival).

Staff from the International Relations Office Summer School team will be at the residence to welcome the students and guide them to their rooms.

All the main locations will be shown to the students during the first week (accommodation, lectures building, restaurants, shopping facilities, bus stops etc.)

Courses will start on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.



The school will provide accommodation for all the participants in an outstanding new residence offering single studios with private bathroom and kitchen. The residence is located just opposite the Polytech Paris Sud premises.


All meals are included in the program (breakfast, lunches and dinners).

For breakfast: participants will buy their own breakfast to take in their rooms in the morning. These costs will be covered by the school.

Lunch & dinner: offered in the university restaurants (next to Polytech Paris Sud and to the residence).

Buffets will also be organized for special events (networking sessions etc.) and picnic baskets or restaurants will be offered during cultural activities.


Participants will be provided with the Paris monthly public travel passes “Navigo” on their arrival. This pass gives access to unlimited travel in the Paris region.

Transport during cultural activities will also be organized.


End of the school on Friday 19th July 2019.

Return to China on Saturday 20th July 2019 (transfer to the airport by bus).




Courses will be spread over 3 weeks and will consist of 25 to 30 hours of theoretical courses and practical experiments.

Courses will focus on five main topics:

- Virtual reality

- Optical Fiber sensors

- New Composite Materials

- Embedded Networks

- Systems driving simulation (projects on a full-scale representation of the Airbus A320 cockpit)

Most of the professors from Polytech Paris Sud are world's leading experts, and regularly teach in the neighboring schools (Polytechnique, Centrale-Supélec, …).

The speakers for the Summer School are the following:

  • Prof. Mathieu Lancry (UPSud)
  • Prof. Vincent Ji (UPSud)
  • Prof. Christophe Poulard (UPSud)
  • Prof. Emmanuel Seignez (UPSud)
  • Prof. Cédric Fleury (UPSud)
  • Prof. Samir Bouaziz (UPSud)
  • Prof. Stéphane Estier (IFSTTAR – The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks)

All courses will take place at the Polytech Paris Sud premises on the Paris-Saclay campus.

The School is open to International Bachelor students in the last years, with a scientific level matching with the topics of the school.


Besides theoretical courses, the scientific training consists of:

- an introductory session of the French research system,

- practical trainings in research laboratories;

- visits of companies and laboratories in connection with aeronautics and space

- visits of innovative infrastructures relevant with the School (e.g. Fablabs)

- research projects and immersion in laboratories




Participants will get a basic introduction to French language (16h) in order to promote cultural exchanges. Students will face professional language course professors and will practice through real-life situation in the local town during one session.

Participants will be divided into different groups, according to their level in French and for better learning.


We wish to provide our students with a unique experience in the Paris region. The Summer School will offer a wide range of social activities including:

- Visits of Paris (Treasure Hunt in Paris, shopping, restaurants)

- Day trip in Normandy or visit of Châteaux de la Loire

- Visit of Château de Versailles and Bastille Day -14th July- festivities (fireworks)



International Summer School in Aeronautical Engineering

Welcome day: Monday, 1st July 2019

From 1st July to 20th July 2019 in Université Paris-Sud.

The total number of places is limited to 30.

The price does not include the trip from home country to Paris.

Accommodation, meals and local transportation are all included.

The summer school will either deliver ECTS credits or a Certificate of Completion mentioning the number of hours attended for theoretical courses, French courses and practical experiments.

The summer school is open to Bachelor students.

 To apply, please follow the application procedure described on the main page