Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science


The aerospace industry is a steadily growing field and thus an extremely important and decisive global economic factor. Aerospace science and technology drives innovations in multitudes of disciplines and thus must be regarded as a pioneering technology field. The Technical University of Darmstadt focusses its long-standing and broad expertise in this field in order to establish a dedicated modern Aerospace Engineering education in the framework of a master‘s degree program. Due to its international and global character and relevance, this master‘s degree program is offered in English by internationally renowned aerospace engineering experts.

The Master‘s degree program „Aerospace Engineering“ understands itself as the link between engineering tradition and technological future. Consequently, the curriculum touches upon important and essential basics as well as modern and forward-looking technological aspects of aerospace engineering sciences in order to convey competences for prospective students for the establishment of engineering system solutions. Preparing the students for the scientific orientated Master’s thesis at the end of their study, a broad range of courses are offered: from traditional basics (e.g. structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, flight mechanics) and applied disciplines to innovative and modern teaching forms such as face2face tutorials in very small groups, for instance in the field of additive manufacturing or cockpit design.

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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule (English. The English translation is for information purposes only. The legally binding document is the German version.) (opens in new tab)

Course Catalogue

Departmental information about the study programme

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Aerospace Engineering at TU Darmstadt

Degree, Duration Master of Science, 4 semesters
Language English. Individual courses can be offered in German. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in German.
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines):
International Admission
Programme start .

Pilot project for M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering for international applicants: In case of admission, the admission letter is valid for two semesters and thus for enrolment in the summer semester 2023 as well as for enrolment in the winter semester 2023/24. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website .

The entrance competences refer to the competence profile of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – Sustainable Engineering of the Technical University of Darmstadt as reference study programme, or an equivalent degree. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found in the study regulations, and in the competences description.
Internship There is no compulsory internship for the Master's programme in Aerospace Engineering. However, there is the option of external project work in industry, which can be incorporated into the degree programme. More information can be found in the module handbook.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Good to know Costs and budget
Double Degree Programme with the Ecole Centrale in Lyon.
Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.
Pre-Courses, getting started: einfachsTUdieren
Preparatory courses for international students

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

Aerospace is a constantly growing field and thus an extremely important and decisive global economic factor. Aerospace science and technology drives innovation in a multitude of disciplines and thus must be regarded as a pioneering technology field. Mechanical engineers for aerospace are therefore in demand as specialists worldwide, both within this industry and beyond.

After successfully completing your studies, you will work in the aerospace industry and can start your career in the direction of computation, construction, aerodynamics, testing, research or mission control, depending on your personal interests.

Employers for aerospace engineering graduates can be well-known aerospace companies and industrial groups such as ESA, Airbus, Boeing or Jeppesen. But engine manufacturers, research, monitoring and testing institutions, engineering offices or consulting firms are also possible employers. The career fields of technical journalism and technical communication offer further opportunities.

It is therefore important to gain your own practical experience at an early stage in relevant institutions alongside your studies, to prove your general practical aptitude and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to be professionally mobile, also abroad. You are already well prepared for such a stay abroad, as you have already mastered your entire Master's program in English.

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