Aerospace B. Sc.

Start your very own "Mission Earth" with the Bachelor Aerospace. The six-semester Bachelor's program, taught entirely in English, is the ideal introduction to the global future topic of aerospace.

We offer an innovative, comprehensive and subject-specific basic education for the aerospace engineers of tomorrow. All important disciplines are covered in an interdisciplinary manner and neighboring and application-oriented fields are also included, so that students develop a view of the overall system right from the start and learn to solve technically complex problems in all areas of aerospace. 

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The formal requirements for admission to this bachelor's degree program are

The program is taught entirely in English. Attendance of German-language elective modules is possible.

What you'll learn

The aerospace industry has a strong presence in Munich, and it serves an international market that continues to grow in many future fields (new space, satellite Internet, air cabs, eAviation, etc.). As specialized engineers, you have many opportunities to find a great career start in this broad spectrum. And of course, with your knowledge e.g. in lightweight construction and materials, aerodynamics or thermodynamics, you will also be welcome in other sectors such as the energy industry or the automotive industry.

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"Now is the right time to study aeronautics and astronautics," TUM professors Sophie Armanini, Florian Holzapfel and Ulrich Walter are convinced. In the video, you will gain insights into current developments in the field of aerospace and learn what our researchers are passionate about. 

From rockets to drones, from helicopters to satellites and from airplanes to hyperloop technology – with our study programs you can become part of the next mobility revolution. Start your personal mission with a degree program at the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Impressions

 

Close partnerships with companies located in Bavaria's "Space Valley" enable early practical orientation for all students. Our graduates are very well prepared for the international job market in research or the aerospace industry due to their broad and at the same time subject-specific engineering education in theory and practice. They are our contribution to maintaining and expanding the competitiveness of German industry in the field of aerospace and geodesy. The Bachelor Aerospace is also the ideal preparation for the Master Aerospace.

Study information

The program provides a solid foundation in aerospace-specific core disciplines (mathematics and systems theory, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, materials and machine elements, electrical and information engineering) and builds on this with practical structured and open course formats and a range of specialization offerings.

Today, aerospace and earth observation technologies are undergoing an interactive transformation that is revolutionizing the entire industry and will continue for decades to come. Start-ups and established companies are constantly finding new answers to questions about the mobility of the future. To solve technically complex problems in the field of aerospace, a comprehensive understanding of the overall system and a holistic approach is essential.

Therefore, the Bachelor Aerospace offers interdisciplinary education with solid basic knowledge that also includes related engineering and navigation disciplines to provide future aerospace engineers with the perfect foundation to enter a career in the international professional field of aerospace research and industry. Graduates of the program are ideally prepared to drive complex technical and, above all, sustainable solutions for mobility in times of global ecological, economic and political challenges.

The program consists of 19 compulsory modules distributed over the first four semesters.

In the fourth semester, in addition to the compulsory modules, the "system elective" can already be selected from a catalog of elective modules.

In the fifth and sixth semesters, the focus is then entirely on the practical application of the theories and competencies from the first four semesters, as well as on focusing and specializing based on individual interests. In the fifth semester, students are expected to expand their knowledge practically in the specialized internship, the "Engineering Internship", and in the group project, the "Engineering Project". The academic internship of the Aerospace Lab Course I and the elective module catalog of the "Modeling Elective", further optional "Engineering Electives" as well as a smaller "Supplementary Course" allow students to sharpen their personal competence profile.

In the sixth semester, in addition to further elective modules and even greater freedom of choice, the focus is on the bachelor thesis, with which students demonstrate that they have learned to work independently and scientifically on a question.

The degree program requires proof of an eight-week-long pre-study internship.

Please provide proof of your eight-week pre-study internship at the beginning of your studies (October 31 at the latest). The internship should provide the student with initial technical knowledge in the field of manufacturing (or alternatively in the field of development or service/operations) in the working environment of an industrial company. Proof is provided by submitting the documents listed below to the internship office of the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy

Starting your studies without proof of a pre-study internship is possible, but it results in an additional mandatory requirement to present this proof within you first year of studies. Please note that a positive entry of the fulfilled requirement in TUMonline can only be made after complete enrollment.

The recognition of vocational training, HTL or other degrees as well as deferral requests should already be discussed with the Internship Office prior to enrollment.

 

Please apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

The selection is made by means of an aptitude assessment procedure. This is a two-stage process in which suitability for the special qualitative requirements of the bachelor's degree program is assessed. In the first stage, the Abitur grades as well as subject-specific individual grades and, if applicable, relevant additional qualifications are evaluated by means of a point system. Depending on the score achieved, applicants are either admitted immediately, rejected, or invited to a selection interview.