Considering the immense complexity of technical developments in aviation and in jet propulsion, and the long timescales these take from early scratches to permission to take off, many companies in the field value the plus in education that a Masters degree in aerospace engineering entails. Please note that the study course is held in German, please switch zu de on the top of the page for further information.
Aerospace Engineering (M. Eng.)
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Summer & Winter
Yes Dual Offers
Operational Stability and Fracture Mechanics
Simulation/ Numerical Methods
Aircraft System Design
Aircraft Structure Design
Individual Elective Module
Scientific Research Methods
Applications for this degree may be submitted through the online application system from November 15th – January 15th in case of admission for the summer term and May 2nd – July 15th in case of admission for the winter term.
Admission restrictions are decided for each semester and are usually published in April each year. The average mark required and the waiting time for receiving a place are not decided in advance, but depend on the number of applicants and available capacity.
Please find further information on our Master application pages.
The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!).
There are career opportunities in all areas of the industry for students who hold a master’s degree in aerospace engineering: in the course of their postgraduate study they will have been able to broaden their insights into development and design, testing and validation techniques, test engineering, aircraft certification, maintenance and repair services, production and assembly as well as avionics and propulsion systems.
As one of the most rapidly developing business regions in Europe, the Ingolstadt area is also home to the aviation industry with companies such as Airbus Group in Manching and Donauwörth, MBDA in Schrobenhausen and numerous regional SMEs. Areas of activity range from working as a project manager or a design engineer to taking on responsibility for aircraft programmes.
General information on scholarship:
Financing your study programme might be a big challenge for you. On our homepage you find different opportunities of financing your academic studies at our university. Link:
Please note that financial aid programmes are mostly not open to foreign students. For scholarships for students from abroad you may have a look here:
Public funding (BAföG) is only available to Germans and to EU citizens if they have spent a considerable part of their education in Germany. The university awards a scholarship called Deutschlandstipendium once a year which cannot fully cover living expenses. Additionally we have limited funds and support some international students for a maximum of one semester. Please do not actively approach the International Office on scholarships, once a year a call for application automatically reaches all international students.
Third party scholarship:
- If you are an applicant from abroad, you may qualify for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): www.daad.de
- If you are a German students we recommend to research for suitable scholarships on www.mystipendium.de
- Please note that we cannot offer any guidance or support concerning scholarship applications.
We recommend that single students budget at least 700-900 EUR per month to meet personal expenses (accommodation, health insurance, stay, books, semester contribution)
Fluent German (C1 level), very good English for literature is a plus.
The module handbook contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature, references of the offered modules and lectures.
WS 2019_20 Master LT Modulhandbuch (pdf) (German only)
SS 2019 Master_LT Modulhandbuch (pdf) (German only)
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (German only) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. For more information please turn to the pages of the legal department