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

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Course Catalogue

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Aerospace Engineering at TU Darmstadt

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

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 global economic factor. It constantly produces innovations and is a technological pioneer in many respects. Mechanical engineers for aerospace are therefore in demand as specialists worldwide.

They mainly deal with the development, design, planning and construction of technical plants and machines. Accordingly, they work mainly in mechanical and plant engineering or in their supplier companies or in engineering offices.

Depending on the focus of their studies, they deal with automotive engineering, production engineering, energy engineering, fluid mechanics, product development or mechatronics. This list reflects only an excerpt of the diverse possibilities.

Employers of mechanical engineers may include industrial firms, engine manufacturers, surveying and assaying/inspection institutes, engineering firms, consulting firms and the automotive industry. Atypical career choices are also options for mechanical engineers, however, including technical journalism and technical communications.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

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