Aerospace

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Start your personal "Mission Earth" with the Bachelor's Program Aerospace. This study degree program of 6 semesters (3 years) is fully taught in English and is the ideal entry to the global topic of aeronautics and astronautics.

Department of Aerospace and Geodesy

An Application for the winter semester 2021/22 is possible from 15.05.2021 to 31.07.2021.

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Standard Duration of Studies
  • 6 (fulltime)
Credits Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Costs Required Language Proficiency

Information on Degree Program

Today, aerospace and Earth observation technologies are undergoing an interactive transformation that is revolutionizing the entire industry and will continue for decades to come. Start-ups and established companies continue to find new answers to questions about the mobility of the future, while China and the USA compete for dominance in space. 
To solve technically complex problems in the field of aerospace, a comprehensive understanding of the overall system and a holistic approach is essential. 
Therefore, the Bachelor Aerospace offers interdisciplinary education with solid basic knowledge, which also includes related engineering and navigation disciplines, to provide future aerospace engineers with the perfect foundation to enter a career in the international professional field of aerospace research and industry. 
Graduates of the program are ideally prepared to advance complex technical and, above all, sustainable solutions for mobility in times of global ecological, economic and political challenges.

The comprehensive description of the study program can be found in the following study program documentation:

The program consists of 19 compulsory modules distributed over the first four semesters. In the fourth semester, in addition to the compulsory modules, the "System Elective" can already be selected from a catalog of elective modules. In the fifth and sixth semesters, the focus is then entirely on the practical application of the theories and competencies from the first four semesters, as well as on focusing and specializing based on individual interests. In the fifth semester, students are expected to expand their knowledge practically in the specialized internship, the "Engineering Internship", and in the group project, the "Engineering Project". The academic internship of the Aerospace Lab Course I and the elective module catalog of the "Modeling Elective", further optional "Engineering Electives" as well as a smaller "Supplementary Course" allow students to sharpen their personal competence profile. In the sixth semester, in addition to further elective modules and even greater freedom of choice, the focus is on the bachelor thesis, with which students demonstrate that they have learned to work independently and scientifically on a question.

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. In addition, a German language certificate is required.
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 English 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 English. You can also choose from electives taught in German. Some courses may, however, be taught in English. The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the module overview. To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.    

The program provides a solid foundation in aerospace-specific core disciplines (mathematics and systems theory, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, materials and machine elements, electrical and information engineering) and builds on this with practical structured and open course formats and a range of specialization offerings. It also furthers the ability to work in international and culturally diverse teams.

The program trains engineers with solid basic knowledge ranging from mathematics and materials to fluid physics and computer science. The strong technical specialization in the aerospace sector makes graduates perfect candidates for further studies in the engineering field (e.g. consecutive in the Master Aerospace) or for a job in engineering (e.g. in industries such as aerospace, automotive, design, etc.)

Application and Admission

Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.

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 an international higher education entrance qualification 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 the winter semester: 15.05. – 15.07.

Information about applying for a higher subject semester

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 notarizedhardcopies 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 evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the bachelor’s program.

In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications 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 interview.

In detail: 

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

First-year students need proof of at least an 8-week pre-study internship to start their studies in October.
You can also apply, if you still lack proof of the pre-study internship. You will then be required to provide proof of the pre-study internship within the first year of study.

You can find all information on the design and content of the internship in the internship guidelines on the program’s website.
Please direct any open questions to praktikum(at)lrg.tum.de

What are my options after earning this degree?

After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program. 

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