As part of the aeronautical engineering curriculum,
third-year technicians annually construct an aircraft as a course project. For
instance, in the summer of 2023, students successfully built and flew an
The goal of the third-year aeronautical engineering
students for the 2023/24 academic year is to build a UAS for the prestigious
international competition 'IMechE UAS Challenge 2024', taking place in England
in the summer of 2024. The competition is organized by the Institute of
Mechanical Engineers, renowned for hosting Europe's most established
educational engineering competition, Formula Student.
To ensure the success of the project, it's essential to
address not only the aircraft's construction but also other important aspects
of the project. To this end, we are seeking students from other curriculums as
well to join the project's support team. Their responsibilities will encompass
tasks such as developing a business plan, conducting marketing activities,
securing sponsors, arranging travel logistics, exploring sustainable solutions
and more. Furthermore, the support team will have the opportunity to travel to
England as part of the team and contribute in various ways during the
For students, the project offers valuable hands-on
experience, skill development, networking opportunities, and an impressive
addition to their CVs. For some, it may even serve as a stepping stone towards
an exciting international career opportunity in the future.
is invited to join the project?
Participation in the project is
open to all interested students at the Estonian Aviation Academy. However, note
that the students who join the project are expected to participate the entire
are the benefits of participating in the project?
- Earn 6 ECTS credits
in the optional module (3 ECTS in the spring semester and 3 ECTS in the
autumn semester) or, upon agreement, 6 ECTS in the internship module
(applicable for AM and CAM students).
- Possibility to
utilize your project contribution for your thesis.
- Gain valuable
teamwork experience that enhances collaboration, time management,
organization, problem-solving skills, and more.
- Enhance your CV with
participation in an international competition project.