Second edition of Aerotech Academy kicks off

19 April 2021

The second edition of the Aerotech Academy is now underway for students worldwide. This is an advanced training course on leading engineering issues, which will provide skills and operational competence that can be used immediately in advanced technology industrial sectors. The Academy is the result of a collaboration between Leonardo and the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples “Federico II”.

The initiative is aimed at students selected with a three-year degree (or greater) in engineering or other scientific disciplines. It will take place from June 2021 to February 2022 at the Aerotech Campus on Leonardo’s site in Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples unless otherwise organised to comply with the country’s national and local regulations on combating COVID-19 infection (e.g. using distance learning).

The training activities, carried out in English by university professors and experts from Leonardo, spans nine months in total, including six months of research and study in the classroom, and three months of project work through the analysis, application, and evolution of case studies of work experience. Attendance at the Academy is recognised by the Neapolitan university as an internship extracurricular work and can be used to prepare for a Master's degree. In addition, students will receive a scholarship upon receipt of their certificate of attendance.

The Aerotech Academy’s didactic 2021 programme is divided into three strands: core aerostructures technologies, industry 4.0 and digitalization, and challenges for next-generation aircraft.

For more details, and to participate in the selection process, please visit the Aerotech Academy website.