The concept and structure of the research-oriented Master's programme are geared to the demands of business and science on university graduates in this subject area. They take into account specific challenges and specialised knowledge required to understand the development and operation of aerospace systems. The Master's programme in Aerospace Engineering comprises modules totalling 120 ECTS credits. It is designed as an intensive course of study over five trimesters or 1 ¾ years.

Deeper mathematical/logical and physical knowledge forms the basis for a further and deeper understanding of tasks in the aeronautical and space technology field. The two essential compulsory modules Mathematical Methods in Aerospace and Advanced Engineering Mechanics are derived from this claim.
Modern aerospace engineering covers a very broad field of knowledge, which cannot be fully represented in the required depth and breadth even in a Master's programme. Depending on the perspective on an aeronautical or space system, different areas of expertise are decisive for the understanding, development and operation of such systems. This basic idea is reflected in the structure of the Master's programme and the definition of focal points in the programme.

The main areas of study are open to students:

  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Drives
  • Autonomous systems
  • Construction methods and materials
  • CAE Methods
  • Flight guidance systems
  • Aerospace systems technology
  • Space technology
  • Control engineering
  • Space Exploitation

Students of the Master's programme can choose from these specialisations.

The major areas of study are assigned compulsory modules which are essential for their understanding. These compulsory modules comprise 37-41 ECTS, depending on the focus chosen. The differences result from subject-specific requirements and differences in the available basic knowledge to the subject area.

The development of competence is supplemented by courses which have to be taken as elective subjects. These comprise between 15 and 26 ECTS, again depending on subject-specific requirements. The elective modules are to be understood as a recommendation to supplement a specialisation. The student has the possibility to deviate from these recommendations and to choose from the complete offer of the modules offered by the faculty.

If the student decides to recommend the compulsory elective modules recommended for a specialisation, the specialisation is confirmed in the certificate. In the other case, students receive a certificate without the entry of a specialisation. At the student's request, the focus may not be entered in the certificate.

The compulsory courses also include an internship with 5 ECTS. In this course, students will use selected examples to learn how scientific theories can be verified and evaluated using experimental methods and procedures. It is recommended to the students to choose the practical course suitable to their field of study. In order to ensure that the content requirements are available across all focal points, this takes place in the last master trimester.