Aerospace Engineering M. Sc. (GIST/TUM-ASIA Singapore)

Awarded by TUM, the program is conducted in Singapore and serves to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge in the field of aerospace engineering, focusing in the areas of aeronautical design, space design and research. The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering is a program that caters to highly qualified engineers to meet the ever-increasing demand from a growing aerospace sector in Singapore and the world.

Your profile

In order to be eligible for the programme, you must have at least a Bachelor Degree (completed in at least three years, depending on factors such as the rest of your education background) in aerospace, mechanical engineering or in a closely related discipline with remarkable results.

What you'll learn

Graduates of the Master's degree course are able to apply, analyse, evaluate and develop knowledge and methods from the aerospace field whilst considering the relevant technical, scientific, economic, environmental and legal aspects. They are also equipped to employ a highly process driven and verifiable approach to work, a critical requirement in the aerospace sector. 

Graduates are well versed in competencies relating to complete flying systems (fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, helicopters, fuselages, spacecraft and satellites) and, depending on the other course modules selected, also have thorough knowledge of transport systems, flight systems for inside and outside the atmosphere as well as from the disciplines aerodynamics, lightweight design, flight system dynamics, flight propulsion, control technology, aircraft design and space travel technology. Furthermore, graduates have specific knowledge of production methods and materials science (from development to application) in order to meet the unique and extreme demands of the aerospace field (e.g. safety, reliability, quality and structural integrity).

Graduates are able to understand transport systems as complete systems (including their sub-systems) and also to analyse, evaluate and develop them. The knowledge and skills they acquire in understanding highly complex dynamic systems with all their characteristics and operating conditions makes them qualified for other fields in addition to aerospace. This course's graduates are in fact well qualified for other sectors such as vehicle construction or information technology.

Study information

The two-year full-time program is taught by academia from TUM, who have extensive experience in the latest trends in research and education as well as in global industrial product development and management. The non-technical subjects are taught by experts from the industry, from Asia and Europe alike. 

Lectures will be held at TUM Asia‘s campus in Singapore.

Coursework & student-teacher ratio
All coursework are conducted in English and students will be taught by German and Singaporean lecturers. Student-teacher ratio averages between 20:1 to 40:1. Only live teaching is conducted in all TUM Asia classes. All examinations will be written by the student him/herself, and examination results are released approximately 1-3 months after the examination.

Course duration 
The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree is a 2-year full-time programme. Students must complete their coursework, 3-month internship and 6-month of Master Thesis writing to qualify for graduation.

Single yearly intake, with course commencement in August every year. For more details on the content, please visit TUM Asia.

The three-month internship and six-month master thesis may be undertaken in Singapore or anywhere in the world with a company, university or research institute.

The online application takes place through the TUM Asia online application portal.