Advanced Master in Safety Management in Aviation

Le Mastère Spécialisé SMA est enregistré au RNCP sous l’appellation « Manager de la sécurité dans le système du transport aérien »  et est éligible au Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF).

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Air Transport is a complex and rapidly changing macro-system. Safety is supported by a set of regulatory requirements, already implemented for many years, but in constant evolution.

The most recent accidents involve many actors and organizations and it has been shown that their causes are multifactorial. Beyond regulations and technical developments, it is necessary to engage all actors at all levels of organizations so that they can contribute positively to Safety.

In addition, the health crisis linked to COVID-19 and climate change are creating new risks to which air transport will have to respond in the coming years.

The Advanced Master "Safety Management in Aviation" is designed to let Safety managers and experts able to lead, assess, improve and promote Safety Performance in various organizations in the Air Transport System. The Safety Management remains a major challenge and requires adapted skills, including soft skills communication, leadership and assertiveness

Career Opportunities

The ENAC Advanced Master in "Safety Management in Aviation" is designed for current or future Safety Managers in charge of the development, deployment, or improvement of Safety in organizations of the Air Transport System.

In Civil Aviation Authorities: 

  • Safety Officer or Manager
  • Safety Performance Manager
  • SSP (State Safety Program) Manager
  • Safety Audit Responsible

In industry and operators:

  • Safety Director or Manager
  • SMS (Safety Management System) Manager or Responsible
  • Safety Risks Manager
  • Safety Analysis Manager


Duration of course: October to September

1st semester

(October to February)

First part: Context, Safety Culture and cross-domain methods

  • CTX-Safety in Air Transport System Context
  • RISK-Safety Risks Management
  • AUD-Safety Audits & investigation
  • LEAD-Manage, Lead & Promote

Second part: Safety Management by domain

  • MRO-Safety Management: Maintenance organisation
  • MANU-Safety Management: Manufacturer
  • AD-Safety Management: Aerodrome operator
  • ANSP-Safety Management: Air Navigation Services Provider
  • ATO-Safety Management: Training organisation
  • AO-Safety Management: Aircraft Operator

Third part: Safety at State Level

  • SSL-Safety at State Level

2nd semester

(April to September)

Professional thesis
Students carry out a professional thesis in aerospace companies or civil aviation organizations, supervised by a tutor from the host organisation and by an ENAC professor. The thesis is concluded by the preparation of a report and an oral presentation in front of a combined jury.

How to apply?

Applicants for an Advanced Master program must have a Master’s degree in science or in engineering or management according to the selected program, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of professional experience.


Selection and admission made by admission committees organized from January to July.



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