Aero-System Operations Collaborative Degree Program

With the global competition and consumer demand for the next great innovation becoming ever-more pressing, the need for collaborative engineering is immensely prevalent in today's market.

The realm of air traffic management and safety—both civilian and defense— is no different and that is why the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science (UC CEAS) and the University of Bordeaux (UBx) have partnered to cultivate the Aero-System Operations (AESOP) Collaborative Degree Program.

The AESOP curriculum offers a practice-oriented, personalized degree that prepares engineers to excel in the new working world.  Advantages of the graduate degree include:

  • Maintain licensure requirements with graduate courses.
  • Gain a unique international graduate study experience 
  • Increase your earning potential.
  • Expand your knowledge and marketability.
  • Broaden your understanding of engineering through interdisciplinary focus.
  • Follow some courses online.
Building at the University of Bordeaux

Admission Requirements

University of Bordeaux

  • European Bachelor degree or a European Professional Bachelor diploma with 180 ECTS/90 US credits within a College of Science. This training must be accompanied by 3 years professional experience.


  • Master degree with at least 240 ECTS/120 US credits within a College of Science.

University of Cincinnati

  • BS from an accredited engineering or engineering technology program (or international equivalent) with undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher.
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Language Requirements

Students for whom English is not the mother language require a minimum level of:
Test Required Score
IELTS 6.5 min
Pearson 59
European Level B2


  • 1 semester at University of Cincinnati, 30 ECTS/15 US credits plus
  • 1 semester at University of Bordeaux, 30 ECTS/15 US credits