Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The master's program imparts the requisite specialist knowledge for finding innovative solutions to theoretical and practical challenges, wherever they arise in the overall system of aerospace technologies.Department of Mechanical Engineering
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
The objective of the master's program in Aerospace is to provide an individual, goal-oriented training tailored to a sophisticated professional profile. Students can acquire wide-ranging foundational knowledge or specialize in one of the classic disciplines. These include aerodynamics, lightweight structures, flight system dynamics, flight propulsion, control technology, aircraft design or space travel technology.
With this sound academic training, graduates are not only suited to employment in the aerospace industry; they are qualified to work in an array of further sectors such as automotive engineering or IT. The international context of aerospace is present at every level of daily professional life, and requires exceptional flexibility and creativity. Preparing for these challenges comprises an essential component of the master's program. Exchange programs offer students the opportunity to complete several semesters at a university outside of Germany, and to integrate themselves with the local training program and social life there. The knowledge conveyed to students concerning the discipline and the associated social milieu leads to excellent prospects for a successful professional career in the aerospace industry.
How is the program structured?
The master's program in Aerospace offers a high level of flexibility when creating an individual study and competency profile.
In addition to core content, students have the opportunity to select their own focal points through required elective modules. These are complemented by cross-disciplinary modules.
The degree concludes with the master's thesis.
What is the language of instruction?
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German 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 German 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.
Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?
As a graduate, you have at your disposal advanced specialist knowledge, tailored to your chosen specialization, that covers the entire aerospace spectrum. This includes: flight propulsion and gas turbines, flight system dynamics, aerodynamics, applied CFD, helicopter flight dynamics, aircraft design, aerospace structures, spacecraft propulsion, spacecraft design, systems engineering.
Furthermore, both your advanced knowledge of the principles of mechanical engineering, and your deep specialist knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences, allows you to handle complex problems of engineering science independently. As a result of the social skills you acquire, and your knowledge of methodology, you apply your competencies in a practical manner when working in interdisciplinary teams.
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.
Which application documents do I need to submit?
- Online Application Print-out (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date (certified copy)
- Curriculum (e.g. module description)
- Academic Achievement Overview Form
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé (CV)
- Passport (copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Proof of German Language Proficiency (certified copy) - international applicants only
- Preliminary evaluation by uni-assist for graduate certificates (i.e. a bachelor's degree) obtained in a country outside of the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on the type of secondary school diploma you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). 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.
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?
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 during the Master's course of study.
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