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  • Locations: Bordeaux, France
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: External Study Abroad Programs
Program Description:

Program Overview

The Aero-Systems Operations Program (AESOP) is masters level program that connect the University of Bordeaux’ expertise in maintenance with the University of Cincinnati’s expertise in engineering.
AESOP is a unique program providing graduate students the opportunity to combine intensive classroom study for fall semester in the United States and spring semester in France. For admission into this program see
All AESOP students studying University of Bordeaux for spring semester are required to register their time abroad via this portal in UC International.

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Fall Semester: University of Cincinnati (UC) - Cincinnati, OH, USA
Spring Semester: University of Bordeaux (UBx) - Bordeaux, France

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Who Can Participate?

 Accepted degree-seeking AESOP Students Only.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Core at UC, Fall Semester (9 Credits)
  • AESOP Program Requirement (3 credits – Mandatory)
    • Introduction to Aircraft Systems, Regulations and Maintenance
  • Project / Task Management Development (3 credits – choose one)
    • Examples include, but are not limited to:  Engineering Economic Analysis, Quality Control , Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Law
  • Interpersonal Skill Development (3 credits – choose one)
    • Examples include, but are not limited to:  Management of Professionals, Leadership, Effectiveness in Technical Organizations
Technical Specialty at UC, Fall Semester (6 Credits)
  • Choose 2 Courses from Any of the Following Department Offerings:
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
Aero System Operations at UBx, Spring Semester (12 credits)
  • Airworthiness UBx/ENAC (Mandatory)
  • Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (3 credits – choose 1)
    • Maintenance Repair & Overhaull
    • Continuous Airworthiness Maint. Org.
    • Maintenance Program Planning
  • Each Module includes theory, applications and lab (6 credits – choose 1)
    • Avionics Maintenance
    • Structural Maintenance
    • Propulsion System Maintenance
    • Human Machine Interface ENAC
Capstone Project at UBx, Spring Semester (3 Credits, Mandatory)
  • Choice of sponsored research at IMA or internship at Industry

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Living Arrangements

Students are responsible for organizing their living accommodations in all locations.

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Getting There

 Students are responsible for organizing their own flights.

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Program Costs


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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department’s passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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