The programs are structured in a manner to prepare the engineering students for a career with wide ranging opportunities in research, design, development, production, management and solutions development related to aerospace and communication technologies in the fast growing aerospace and telecommunication, wireless and satellite industry.
The Linked MS programs are comprised of two segments. The first segment of each program formulates the basis of the program, consists mainly of course work and is conducted at IST. Whereas, the subsequent segment is based on course work and practical research and is completed in Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA) and Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in China for aerospace and University of Surrey (UniS) in the United Kingdom for communication related programs.
After admission, the students undergo a rigorous preparatory session of four weeks duration, known as ’zero semester’ during which some of the required basic subjects and skills are reviewed. The first semester for Aerospace students is of twenty four weeks duration and is conducted in IST. Thereafter, the students proceed to BUAA, where they pursue the subsequent three semesters over a period of eighteen months. Those students who are selected for NPU they spend one year (two semesters) at IST and remaining two semesters (one year) at NPU. Similarly, for Communication Systems’ students, the first semester is of fourteen weeks duration at IST before proceeding to UniS, where they complete the remaining two semesters in nine months.
On completion of the degree requirements students are conferred degrees by their respective foreign universities.