Master of Science (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 course you will learn everything you need to know to make your fascination and passion to your profession.

TUM School of Engineering and Design

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Standard Duration of Studies
  • 4 (fulltime)
Credits Main Locations
Application Period

Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Summer semester: 01.09. – 30.11.

Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Possible for both winter and summer semester
Costs Required Language Proficiency

Information on Degree Program

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. Highly qualified engineers with a profound knowledge and understanding about the total system in aviation as well as in interdisciplinary and international cooperation, 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 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. The Program is structured as follows:

  • Master modules, divided into main subject areas total systems, propulsion systems, fluid dynamics/aerodynamics, structure, dynamics and control technology, as well as course-specific modules and engineering science flexibilization
  • Practical courses
  • supplementary subjects
  • Research Internship (term project, team project, practical research course)
  • Key competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
  • Master’s Thesis

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German or English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is 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.   

The Master Degree in Aerospace will enable graduates to develop a strong process-led, verifiable, both international and interdisciplinary way of working which is particularly essential in aerospace.

The graduates will gain competence in the field of flying total systems which they can apply, dependent on their individually chosen direction, to the field 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, the graduates will have significant knowledge of production methods, as well as material science from development to application.

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

Opportunities arise for graduates in the areas of aerospace systems, propulsion technologies and armaments, as well as materials technology or components. Civil aviation, defense and security and space travel are all potential fields of employment.

Application and Admission

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. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity 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:

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.

Application period for summer semester: 01.09. – 30.11.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions test.

In detail:

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

If the applicant cannot prove at least 8 weeks of internship in industry taken in the first degree, 8 weeks of internship will be required at the latest at the end of the second semester.

What are my options after earning this degree?

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies,  you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.