Aims of the course

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offered by the LRT Faculty prepare students for the work of an engineer in application, research and teaching related fields of aerospace technology. It is intended to convey the ability to identify, analyse and solve subject-related problems using scientific methods.

The Bachelor's programme in Aerospace Engineering is aimed at all technology enthusiasts who are interested in solving demanding and forward-looking tasks in the broad field of development, design and operation of aircraft and spacecraft and who have the ability to think in a structured, abstract manner. It enables students to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired and to quickly acquire new, in-depth knowledge in the course of lifelong learning. It makes it possible to enter the labour market. After an appropriate period of training in industry, science or administration, graduates will be able to solve a variety of tasks in the field of aerospace technology independently and responsibly, taking technical, economic and ecological aspects into account.

The content of the Master's programme in Aerospace Engineering is aimed at the same basic skills relevant to professional practice as the Bachelor's programme, although deeper knowledge and greater maturity are achieved. Especially with regard to problem solving and management competence, there is a clear difference. The Master's programme is research-oriented. It enables independent scientific work, lays the foundations for the further development of the subject and prepares students for a doctorate.

The Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor's programme lasts nine terms or three years. The curriculum is designed in such a way that it offers high-performing students the opportunity to shorten their studies to 2 ¼ years (seven trimesters) by bringing forward certain courses. It comprises a total of 180 ECTS credit points.

The Bachelor's programme can be divided into a basic programme and a specialist programme. It is supplemented by educational and social science components from studies plus and an industrial internship. A student research project serves as an introduction to scientific work, the bachelor thesis completes the course of study.

In the basic studies the basics of the engineering sciences of mechanical engineering with a focus on mathematics, mechanics, numerics and computer application, materials science, thermodynamics and design theory are offered, supplemented by introductory lectures on the basic knowledge of physics and electrical engineering. In the specialist studies the basic knowledge of aerospace technology (aerodynamics, flight mechanics, lightweight construction, propulsion systems, aviation and space systems) is imparted.

The Master's programme

In addition to broadening specialist knowledge, the Master's programme aims to deepen and specialise. In doing so, it allows a wide range of options. The consecutive course, which is based on a bachelor's degree in aerospace technology, provides the appropriate professional depth. The course of studies is designed in such a way that the graduates acquire the necessary tools for demanding development tasks.

Consolidation in a special field of aerospace technology is an essential core of the course. This training includes the cooperation in a current research project of the faculty, it finds its conclusion in the independently made scientific master thesis. The Master's programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and lasts five terms. Together with a shortened Bachelor's programme, a Master's degree is thus possible within four years.

  • The following fields of study are possible:
  • Aeronautical Systems Engineering
  • Construction methods and materials
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Flight guidance systems
  • Drives
  • Space technology
  • Space Exploitation
  • Autonomous systems
  • Control engineering
  • CAE Methods

Further study opportunities

In addition to the classical Bachelor's programme in aerospace technology, students interested in aerospace technology can also study the more mathematically oriented Bachelor's programme Mathematical Engineering in the field of study "Modelling of Technical Systems" with a focus on "Aerospace Technology". Graduates of this course of study can follow on from the master's degree in aerospace engineering described above or the master's degree in Mathematical Engineering.

With the selection of a specialisation, courses with a total of approximately 35 ECTS credits are defined as compulsory courses. The additional credits required for the Master's degree can be earned by a free choice of modules from the entire offer of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and, to a lesser extent, from other technical faculties. As part of the Munich Aerospace cooperation with the TUM, it is possible to take individual modules from the courses offered by the TUM. Further details can be found in the documents for the Master's programme.