Aerospace M. Sc.

Cleared for take off! It is your goal to design aircraft which fly faster, higher and further? Do you want to sound out what is technically possible in space travel? In our aerospace degree program you will learn everything you need to know to make your fascination and passion into your profession as an aerospace engineer.

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The minimum requirements for the Master's program are a first recognized university degree (e.g. Bachelor's degree) and the successful completion of a so-called aptitude assessment.  
If you did not complete an industrial internship of at least eight weeks during your first degree program, you must prove that you have completed it by the end of the second semester at the latest.

What you'll learn

The Master's degree in aerospace will enable graduates to develop a strongly process-led, verifiable, international and interdisciplinary way of working which is particularly essential in aerospace.

Graduates will gain competence in the field of flying total systems which they can apply, depending on their individually chosen direction, to the fields of transport systems, endo- and exo-atmospheric flight systems, as well as to the disciplines of aerodynamics, lightweight construction, flight system dynamics, flight power units, control technology, aircraft design or aerospace technology. In addition, graduates will have significant knowledge of production methods, as well as material science from development to application.

Further, graduates will be constantly confronted with problem areas which require optimization with regard to economic and ecological considerations, as well as specific restraints concerning design, construction, licensing and operating flight systems.

Study information

Increasing demands regarding environmental and noise protection require new scientific and technical developments, for example in automation and drive systems. These developments allow completely new aviation concepts like unmanned and electrical aircrafts. With a profound knowledge and understanding of the total system in aviation as well as of interdisciplinary and international cooperation, highly qualified engineers push these developments in companies and universities.

Students in aerospace learn everything about concepts and the development of space vehicles, satellites and their subsystems and components. With a broad range of modules offered in English, the students can extent their English language skills. The Master’s degree program can be studied completely in German, English or in both languages.

The Master’s program allows you to create your own individual study course plan. It is structured as follows:

  • master modules, divided into main subject areas integrated system, propulsion systems, fluid dynamics/aerodynamics, structure, dynamics and control technology, as well as domain-specific modules and flexibilization in engineering science
  • lab courses
  • supplementary courses
  • research practise (term project, team project, practical research course)
  • key competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
  • Master’s thesis

The languages of instruction for this program are German and English. Depending on the focus area you choose, you can study in German, English or both languages. To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.   

If you did not complete an industrial internship of at least eight weeks during your first degree program, you must prove that you have completed it by the end of the second semester at the latest.

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a Bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU/EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail: Applying for a Master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more