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Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science 

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German
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How is the program structured?

The Master's program comprises 120 credit points (ECTS credits), which are completed in a standard period of study of four semesters. The credit points are distributed among in compulsory elective modules (24 ECTS credits), specialization modules (48 ECTS credits), supplementary modules (18 ECTS credits) and the master's thesis (30 ECTS credits).

From a choice of six specialization modules, four are compulsory for students in the Master's program. The specialization modules are taken from two specialization tracks, each with 24 ECTS credits. In addition to the specialization modules, supplementary modules are chosen. These include the modules of the specialization part that go beyond the required 24 ECTS credits and all specialization fields, unless these have already been completed as part of the specialization. Within the supplementary part, 6 ECTS credits of subject-related key qualifications can be taken as an option.

In the specialization modules, the fundamentals from the bachelor's program are deepened and supplemented. A wide range of specialization modules allows a multitude of possible combinations. This enables an individual education that takes into account the personal interests of the students. Writing the master's thesis promotes the independent development of scientific topics, the application of scientific methods in aerospace engineering and their further development in selected areas.

All modules and their descriptions are listed in the C@MPUS system.

Link to C@MPUS

The exact module explanations can be found in the module handbooks (german only). There, the individual modules are described with the associated courses, the contents and the examination performances.

Compulsory elective modules (4 out of 6):

  • Analytical and Numerical Methods in AE
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics and Aircraft Design I
  • Aircraft Engines and Combustion
  • Spacecraft Technology I
  • Control and System Design
  • Structural Dynamics

Specialization tracks (2 out of 8):

  • Mathematical and physical modeling in AE 
  • Experimental and numerical simulation methods in AE
  • Information Technology in AE
  • Construction materials and manufacturing methods in AE
  • System dynamics and automation engineering in AE
  • Design and construction aerospace vehicles
  • Drive and energy systems in AE
  • Space flight technology and space utilization

German language skills are a prerequisite for studying at the university. International students must therefore provide appropriate proof of the german knowledge. However, it is also possible to take a language course at the university.

Your study of aerospace engineering can be supplemented by courses that are summarized in the area of key qualifications (SQ). Key qualifications are necessary, for example, in order to acquire new knowledge and competencies and to be able to act in a situation-appropriate manner when faced with challenges in your studies and career. In addition, they should enable students to "think outside the box".

In the Master's programme, a maximum of 6 ECTS can be awarded in the supplementary module.

Master Overview Plan Tool

Here you can find an Excel tool to help you with the master overview plan.

Please send the correctly completed Master's Degree Overview Plan as a .pdf file via email to the Examination Committee for signature, this is required to obtain the Master's Degree.

If you have any problems, please contact

Software licenses

In the course of the study different softwares will  be required. Most of them require a license. In the following you will find the available licenses.

Contact for further questions

Michael Reyle

Dr. rer. nat.

Academic Employee, Program Manager Aerospace Engineering

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Christian Koch


Manager Altitude Test Facility, Academic advisor, deputy head of the institute

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