TUM School of Engineering and Design starts

Following a structural reform, the TUM School of Engineering and Design (ED) starts on October 1, 2021. The new faculty combines the competencies of the Departments of Aerospace and Geodesy, Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics and Computation, Mobility Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Energy and Process Engineering.

Departments of ED
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With TUM AGENDA 2030, TUM is transforming its internal structure from narrowly specialized faculties into a matrix organization based on international models in order to activate dormant interaction potential in schools and integrative research centers. The ED combines competencies from mechanical engineering, civil/geo-environmental engineering, aeronautics, aerospace and geodesy, part of electrical engineering and architecture in order to expand technical-functional competencies exploratively through the design dimension. 

In the sense of human-centered engineering, ED is committed to the goal of shaping technological progress for people, society and nature. To this end, it creates a brand-forming cooperation profile with a focus on innovations for an ecologically sustainable circular economy. It connects the physical world with digital twins, develops new mobility and transportation systems on and above the earth, explores new strategies for transforming our built environment and energy supply, and integrates design practice into research, teaching and innovation.

"Now, it is all about how we want to jointly align the School ED. Together, we will continue developing studies, research and entrepreneurship across the engineering disciplines brought together in this school. I am very much looking forward to guiding this process and advancing our mission together with all of you. In the spirit of human-centered engineering, we will jointly shape technological progress for people, society and nature," said Prof. Christoph Gehlen, Dean of ED.