The field of aviation has arisen, grown and developed, first and foremost, due to the development of aeronautical engineering.

The Aeronautical Engineering curriculum comprising two main specialities: Communication and Navigation Systems and Aircraft Engineering.


Who can I become?

In the speciality of Communication and Navigation Systems it is possible to become an engineer of aviation communication, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS).

Air traffic control and dissemination of necessary information takes place by aviation communication systems which ensure safe and smooth flow of air traffic in the air space.  

The navigation systems provide information on an aircraft's position and enable precise navigation during the whole flight - from its take-off from the departure aerodrome to the landing at the destination aerodrome.


What do I learn?

During their studies the students learn different aviation related disciplines, physics and mathematics. They acquire speciality knowledge of electrical engineering and radio technology, electronics, information technology, data processing and of many other fields.

During the whole course of studies the practical skills in the management of the systems, the ability to evaluate technical parameters and the skills in testing the devices and equipment are developed.

Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel training according to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 is included in the curriculum.

Virtual Tour

How and where do I learn?


What next?

I liked my exchange semester very much because of the beauty of Estonia and the great nature. I appreciate Tartu for its cosiness and friendly people. The Estonian Aviation Academy is a great school and I especially loved its familiar atmosphere and how modern the study equipment is.
Wojciech Zawada
Air traffic controller at Kraków Airport, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency
I liked studying in Tartu very much. It is a charming city with its town hall square and beautiful Toome Park. There are many things to do, such as visiting the different museums or going ice skating at the Christmas market. Tartu has a lot of restaurants and bars, so nightlife was definitely not lacking. I was very impressed by the nature of Estonia with its birch forests and swamps.
Linda Eggenberger
Exchange student from Switzerland