Advanced Master in Aviation Safety Management

This Advanced Master® is a one-year postgraduate programme that includes theoretical courses, individual research work in a company, and the realisation of a professional thesis.

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Participants requirements

ENAC is approved by the French “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles” to award a one-year French Advanced Master Degree for professional staff with :
Master 2 Degree (MA2) or equivalent
Master 1 Degree (MA1) or equivalent and at least 3 years of professional experience


To reach the next level of aviation safety, international civil aviation authorities (ICAO, EASA, FAA) as well as IATA require organisations and institutions alike to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) for the management of safety risks. The corresponding fields include: aircraft design and production, air operations, aeronautical maintenance, air traffic navigation services, airport and training organisations.

SMS represents the next step in the evolution of safety processes in the aviation industry worldwide, at the organisational level. SMS complements the requirements and regulations in human or technical safety already implemented during the past decades. SMS is the formal systemic and pro-active approach to anticipating and managing safety risk, as well as to initiating and achieving the necessary transformation of organisational structures, accountabilities, policies, procedures, standard practices and regulations.

To respond these challenges, ENAC has developed an Advanced Master program entirely dedicated to Aviation Safety

It aims at training SMS managers who will lead the structural and administrative changes within their organisation, moving it from a reactive thinking to a predictive thinking.

Courses cover all the aspects of SMS concepts, processes, methods and operational management, either cross-domain or specific to the organisations: aircraft operator, maintenance organisation, airport operator, air navigation service provider, training organisation.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will have gained a broad knowledge of the current situation, challenges and perspectives of Aviation Safety worldwide. They will acquire the necessary skills to implement an effective Safety Management System in their own organization as well as among other aviation operators and at a State level.


Advanced Master Degree in Aviation Safety Management issued by ENAC, recognized by French Ministry for higher education and labelled by ICAO.

A program proposed by world-class aviation institution.

Program course delivered by ENAC leading faculties and experts as well as by professionals from the top International aviation companies.

All courses delivered in English.

Tuition fees: 20 000 euros

Target Audience :

Qualified professionals seeking to become Aviation Safety Managers within State authorities and aviation operators (i.e. airlines, airports, ANSPs).
Senior and mid-level managers within State authorities and aviation operators involved in Aviation Safety Management.
Pre-requisite: Holding at least a Bachelor degree.
Minimum requested English language level: CECRL: B2 or TOEIC: 785 or TOEFL (IBT): 87 or IELTS: 6,5



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