Aeronautical Engineering

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Unleash your potential in the thrilling world of aeronautical engineering with our HND in Aeronautical Engineering program. Dive into hands-on experiences, acquire essential skills, and explore cutting-edge aerospace technology.

Enroll now and embark on a journey to become a sought-after professional in the aviation industry. Join us in shaping the future of aeronautical engineering with your passion and expertise. Soar to new heights in your career as an aeronautical engineer.

Start Date

(course and enrollment takes place all year long)


Lisbon Campus 
Estoril Campus 
or Online


2 Year
Full Time or Part Time, Higher Education


Place where students can reside while attending the university
€ 3.500/ year


The intern will receive payment for their work during one month period



(*) Podem ser pagos 300€ no ato da matricula, seguidos de 2 prestações no valor de 150€/cada a liquidar em setembro e outubro.

Opções de pagamento:
Pronto pagamento em duas prestações anuais de 4.725,00€ cada, no 1.º e 2.º anos de curso. (10% desconto).


24 prestações de 420,00€ (4% desconto).
30 prestações de 350,00€.

​Higher National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

Independence. Lifestyle. Financial rewards.

Prime Technical Institute's premier Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering embodies our vision for excellence. We understand the growing importance of aeronautical engineering in the ever-evolving aerospace industry, and our program is meticulously crafted to empower students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this dynamic field.

Through a comprehensive curriculum that blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical training, we nurture a new generation of aeronautical engineers who can confidently tackle the complexities of aircraft design, propulsion systems, and flight mechanics.

With a strong focus on innovation, problem-solving, and staying at the forefront of aerospace advancements, our HND in Aeronautical Engineering equips students with the expertise to drive technological progress and make a significant impact in the world of aviation. At Prime Technical Institute, we envision our graduates as pioneers, revolutionizing the aviation industry and shaping the future through their passion and expertise in aeronautical engineering.

Why Choose aeronautical engineering?

There are several compelling reasons to choose a career in aeronautical engineering:

Limitless Opportunities: Aeronautical engineering offers a wide range of career opportunities in the aerospace industry. From aircraft design and propulsion systems to flight mechanics and aerodynamics, the field of aeronautical engineering provides endless possibilities for professional growth and specialization.

High Demand: In today's world, the aerospace industry is continually evolving and expanding. There is a high demand for skilled aeronautical engineers who can develop cutting-edge aircraft and propulsion technologies, ensuring safer and more efficient air travel.

Job Security: Aeronautical engineering skills are highly valued and essential in the aerospace sector. With the constant advancements in aviation technology, there will always be a need for talented professionals who can contribute to the development and improvement of aircraft and aerospace systems.

Lucrative Salaries: Aeronautical engineering careers often come with attractive salary packages. Due to the specialized nature of the field and the critical role aeronautical engineers play in designing and building aircraft, their expertise is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent earning potential.

Innovation and Creativity: Aeronautical engineering is a field that thrives on innovation and creativity. Engineers in this domain are continuously working on groundbreaking projects, such as designing new aircraft models or developing advanced propulsion systems, pushing the boundaries of aerospace technology.

Passion for Flight: For those passionate about flight and aerospace, aeronautical engineering offers a fulfilling career path. Working on aircraft design and contributing to the advancement of aviation can be deeply rewarding for individuals who have a love for all things related to flying and exploration.

Course Structure 1st Year 

Level 4 courses come in the form of 1st year of a bachelor's programme or HNC (Higher National Certificate). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 2nd year of bachelor's (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for)

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing
Requires at least 120 credits = 8 units, each with a value of 15 credits

6 core units, 1 mandatory specialist unit and 1 optional unit
Total qualification time = 1,200 hours

Total guided learning hours = 480 hours

 Units at Level 4

Core Unit Mandatory - Unit credit (15 each unit)

1: Programming
2: Networking
3: Professional Practice
4: Database Design & Development
5: Security
6: Planning a Computing Project
7: Software Development Lifecycles

Optional Units ( 15 credits each optional unit): 
Strategic Information Systems
Management in the Digital Economy
Website Design & Development
Maths for Computing
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems


Level 5 courses come in the form of the 2nd year of a bachelor's programmes or an HND (Higher National Diploma). Depending on the type of associate degree a student may be able to start their 3rd year of bachelor's (The course must be the same as the one they are applying for). 

Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing
Requires 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and
120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units)
Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours
Total guided learning hours = 960 hours
Mix of core, specialist and optional units, totalling 240 credits
Optional units are selected to make up the remaining credit value
Specialist units can also be selected as optional unitsfor the General pathway,
and for any of the specialist pathways
Only one specialist unit is permitted to be used as optional from any given specialist pathway

Units at Level 5
Mandatory units
Computing Research Project​​
Business Process Support
Discrete Maths
Specialist UnitData Structures & Algorithms
Specialist UnitApplied Programming and Design Principles

Optional units

Applied Analytical Models
Analytical Methods
Systems Analysis & Design
User Experience and Interface Design
Analytic Architecture Design
Network Management
Client/Server Computing Systems
Database Management Systems
Game Design Theory
Games Development
Games Engine & Scripting 


Progression to both higher education and employment in the field of computing is an important aspect for students pursuing a career in this field. Here are some key points regarding progression in computing:

Higher Education:

  1. University Degrees: Many students choose to pursue bachelor's degrees in computer science, software engineering, information technology, or related fields. These programs provide in-depth knowledge and skills in computing and typically span three to four years.

  2. Specializations: Within the computing field, students can choose to specialize in areas such as artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, computer graphics, software development, or networking, depending on their interests and career goals.

  3. Postgraduate Studies: Students can further enhance their knowledge and career prospects by pursuing postgraduate studies such as master's degrees or Ph.D. programs. These advanced degrees offer specialized research opportunities and can lead to higher-level positions in academia, industry research, or leadership roles.


  1. Entry-Level Positions: Graduates in computing can find entry-level positions in various industries, including technology companies, software development firms, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies, and more. These positions may include software engineer, web developer, data analyst, IT consultant, or network administrator.

  2. Internships and Work Experience: Gaining practical experience through internships, co-op programs, or part-time jobs during studies can significantly enhance employability. These opportunities provide hands-on experience, industry connections, and a chance to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.

  3. Professional Certifications: Obtaining relevant certifications, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), can further validate skills and knowledge and increase job prospects in specialized areas.

It is important for students to engage in continuous learning, stay updated with emerging technologies, and participate in relevant industry events or competitions to remain competitive in the ever-evolving field of computing.

Overall, a combination of higher education and practical experience can pave the way for successful progression to both higher education and employment in the field of computing.

Head of Business Course

Edith Reina

Economics BSc (Hons)

Head of Teaching Course

Francisco Saraiva

PHD (Mechanical Engineering)

Head of Sport Science Course

Diogo Baldo

Sport Science BSc (Hons)

Head of Computing

Yogesh Kushwaha

Masters in Computer Application