Program description

IPSA is a private engineering school located in the Paris metropolitan area, that is specialized in aerospace engineering and is part of the IONIS Education Group, France’s leading higher private education group.


Make your Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVS)!

Our summer program aims at providing key concepts in design, modeling, and control of micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) covering both theoretical and experimental aspects.

In this regard, specific drone configurations will be studied. Detailed realistic simulations covering not only the drone’s motion but also aerodynamic design aspects regarding real-world applications. In this regard, the goal is to enhance your 3D-printed design based the experimental wind-tunnel tests.


  • Design and Modeling of MAVs
  • Control Techniques for MAVs
  • Flight Control Embedded Architecture
  • MAV Development @ I2S



  • Flight Arena
  • 2 - 3D Printers
  • ROS-controlled off-the-shelf Parrot drones
  • Operational Homemade

Practical Information

Who can apply to our summer school?

Applicants must have completed three years of a bachelor degree in engineering (aerospace, electronic and electrical, mechatronics, control systems,etc.)

The summer school is intended for international students interested in improving their background on aerial robotics. Prior basic background on robotics, control systems and/or mechatronics is recommended.

Our program is entirely taught in English.



2,5 weeks in Paris - 3 days in Toulouse


From July 1st to July 19th 2019


Participants earn 6 ECTS credits for the completion of this program.


  • Application fees: 60 €
  • Program Fees: 2 300 €

(including accommodation, tuition fees, extra-curricular activities, accommodation, French language classes, breakfast & lunch on weekdays, public transport pass, plane ticket Paris-Toulouse).

Optional: Airport transfer

If you are a student from one of IPSA ’s partner institutions, let us know! A special discount will apply!


How to apply?

Your application must be accompanied by the following documents :

  • Application form of the summer programme
  • Previous and current transcripts of records in English
  • Photocopy of a valid passport or I.D


Application deadline: May 30, 2019

Payment deadline: May 30, 2019


Summer School website :

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated January 24, 2019
This course is Campus based
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