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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 will need to know to make your fascination and passion to your profession.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Languages of Instruction
  • German
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Possible for both winter and summer semester
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

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.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

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

What is the language of instruction?

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.   

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

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.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

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.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How does the application process work?

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.

You must apply online using the TUMonline application portal. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.

In detail:

What application periods and deadlines do I need to meet?

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.

Application period for summer semester: 01.11. - 31.12

Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.

Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollment as soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

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.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

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:

Where can I find the online application portal?

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

Do I have to complete an internship?

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