Year found: 1930
Legal form State
Moscow Aviation Institute (State University of Aerospace Technologies)
Year found: 1930
Legal form: State
Awards: Bachelor Degree
Study language: Russian
Moscow University of Aerospace Technologies — the world-unique engineering education in aircraft and aerospace technologies
The Moscow Aviation Institute (State Technical University) is one of the world-leading engineering universities dedicated to aerospace technologies.
More than 130,000 students including 1,000 international students from 40 countries have graduated from MAI after its foundation in 1930.
Our university of aerospace technologies consists of more than 1,700 professors and lecturers including both 300 full-professors (DSc) and 800 associate professors (PhD) who teach more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students at 10 schools, 3 institutes, and 4 branches of the University.
Our university includes among its alumni about 120 general and chief designers, 50 members and associate members of the Russian academy of science, 250 State and Government Prize laureates, and 21 cosmonauts who spent a total of 12 years in outer space.
The present-day MAI is a unique institute of higher education where a thorough theoretical knowledge combines with various practical skills. More than 120 laboratories, 3 student design offices, numerous computer centers, an experimental-design factory, and an aerodrome are available for our students.
In October 2009, MAI was conferred the rank of “National Research University in the field of Aeronautical and Astronuatical Engineering”. It means that MAI is ranked among the 12 best universities of the Russian Federation by decision of the Russian Government.
The Moscow Aviation Institute is an advancing multiple-discipline academic and research center which provides students with the current-technology knowledge to rank as a qualified scientist and engineer all over the world.
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Engines for Flying Vehicles
- Control Systems, Informatics and Electric Power Engineering
- Radio electronics for Flying Vehicles
- Institute of Business Engineering
- Astronautical and Rocket Engineering
- Robotic and Intelligent systems
- Applied Mathematics and Physics
- Applied Mechanics
- Foreign Languages
- Preparatory School for International students
Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world, a global city. Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world, a megacity. The population of Moscow (as of 1 January 2010) is 10,562,099.
It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Russian Empire (for three years in 1728–30), the Tsardom of Russia, and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. It is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, one of the World Heritage Sites in the city, which serves as the residence of the President of Russia. The Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) and the Government of Russia also sit in Moscow.
Moscow is a major economic centre. It is home to many scientific and educational institutions, as well as numerous sport facilities. It possesses a complex transport system that includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and the world's second busiest (after Tokyo) metro system which is famous for its architecture and artwork. Its metro is the busiest single-operator subway in the world.
Moscow remains the educational center of Russia and many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. There are 222 institutes of higher education, including 60 state universities & 90 colleges. Some of these offer a wide-spectrum of programs, but most are centered around a specific field. This is a hold-over from the days of the USSR, when Sovietwide there were only a handful of wide-spectrum "universities" and a large number of narrow-specialization "institutes" (mostly in Moscow & St.Petersburg). Moscow offers some of the best business/management, science, & arts schools in the world. Moscow is also a popular destination for foreign students.
Hydraulic, Environmental Control and Emergency systems
Aircraft Manufacturing Technology
Aircraft Dynamics and Flight Control
Conceptual Design and Effectiveness of Aviation System
School of Engines for flying vehicles
Aircraft Engine Theory
Jet Engines department
Aircraft Engine Construction and Design
Aircraft Heat Engineering
Metrology and Interchangeability
Spacecraft Power Plants, Energy and Energophysical Installations
School of Control Systems, Informatics and Electric Power Engineering
Automatic and Intelligent Control System
Automatic Information-Handling and Control System
Devices and Measurement-Computating
Computers, Computer Systems and Networks
Automatic Complexes and Orientation and Navigation Systems
Microelectronic Electrical Systems
Technology of Instrumentation
Electropower and Electromechanical Systems
School of Radioelectronics for flying vehicles
Radiolocation and Radionavigation
Radiosystems of Control and Data Transmission
Designing and Technology of Radiotechnical Systems
Theoretical Radio Engineering
Antennas, Radiotransmittings and Feeding Device
School of Institute of Business Engineering
Operation Management and Marketing
Safety of Environment
Informatics in Economics
Economics and Management of Research and Development
Computer management systems for economic objects
Economics of Investments
Marketing and Commercialization in Aerospace Industry
School of Aeronautical and Rocket Engineering
Space Systems and Rocketry
Aviation and Rocket Systems
Structural Dynamics and Strength
System Analysis and Control
Engineering System Tests
Aerospace Hardware Production
Life and Flight Safety Support Systems
School of Robotic and Intelligent Systems
Aircraft Robotic Systems
Aerospace Vehicles Servo Drives
System Engineering of Aviation
Information and Control Complexes
School of Applied Mathematics and Physics
Theory of Probability
Computing Mathematics and Programming
School of Applied Mechanics
Resistance of Materials, Dynamics and Strength of Machines
Machinery and Parts of Machines
Mechanisms and Machines Theory
Antennas and Microwave Components Design
School of Humanities
Physical culture and sport
Sociology and psychology
School of Preparatory School for International students
MAI provides living accommodation for students in a 16-floor international students hostel which is situated in a nice district, approximately thirty minutes from the campus. The hostel is divided into blocks - one block consists of 2 rooms, bathroom and toilet. One room is for 2 students, the other room is for 3 students. Every 2-3 blocks have a kitchen where students can cook their own meals.
Acccommodation costs EUR 90 per month.
MAI has a rich scientific library with two million 984 thousand books and periodicals. Besides textbooks it has monographs on the subjects taught in the University, and plenty of reference books, both in Russian and many other languages.
In the hall of reference literature the students can use freely encyclopedias as well as specialized and bilingual dictionaries and reference books.
Any student or postgraduate of the University has the right to use the library free of charge.
A variety of extracurricular activities are open to all students. Students visit research laboratories and industrial plants; can practice piloting skills at an airport near Moscow; they can participate in faculty socials and service to the community.
The Center of Arts that is located in campus fills the everyday recreational needs of MAI students. The Center accommodates a wide-range of individual and group recreational activities, especially in the arts of: paintings, music, theater, dance, humor. Five Sport Centers and one Tourist Center are available for student use. Three special Recreation centers - two near Moscow and one on the Black Sea - are available for weekend rest and vacations. Special discounts are available for students. The Health Service center is located on campus and is a primary care and long - term treatment unit.
- Preparatory course - USD 3000 (one year)
(Russian language, Mathematics, Physics, technical drawing)
Aircraft Engineering (Bachelor 4 years) USD 6000 a year
Spacecraft Engineering (Bachelor 4 years) USD 6000 a year
Aircraft Enegines (Bachelor 4 years) USD 6000 a year
Avionics and Electrical Engineering (Bachelor 4 years) USD 6000 a year
Aircraft Engineering (Master 2 years) USD 6000 a year
Spacecraft Engineering (Master 2 years) USD 6000 a year
Aircraft Enegines (Master 2 years) USD 6000 a year
Avionics and Electrical Engineering (Master 2 years) USD 6000 a year
- Bachelor of Engineering 4 years USD 4050 per year
- Master of Engineering 2 years USD 4500 per year
- PhD 3 years USD 6800 per year
- MAI hostel: USD 90 per month
Other expenses (optional):
- Medical insurance: USD 180 per year
- Living expenses: from USD 200 per month
- Airport transfer: USD 100
- Nostrification (expert examination of equivalence of the school/graduation certificate): USD 130
- Accommodation USD 1100 per year
Please note, tuition fee could change (1-3%) due to exchange rate. 17/04/2017 update