Study Subjects and Specializations

The aim of aviation technology is to make aviation environmentally friendly and in line with requirements:

  • Which aircraft concepts and spacecraft meet future requirements?
  • What drive solutions and subsystems do we need?
  • What does aircraft production actually look like?
  • How must operation and maintenance be adapted for future requirements?

The structure of the program is in three parts:

1.-4. Semester:
Mandatory modules from the field of mathematics and natural sciences
Basics (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering mechanics, electrical engineering and

5. and 6. Semester:
Specialization in one of the four areas of specialization: aircraft construction (FZB),
Engine Technology (TWT), Space Technology (RFT), Flight Operations Technology (FBT),
Elective modules in aerospace technology.

7. Semester:
Practice project and subsequent bachelor thesis

The specialization "Aircraft Construction" conveys

  • the design and calculation of aircraft (sub-)structures according to lightweight construction principles
  • knowledge of the most important aircraft systems and their design and certification with the aim of maximum safety
  • the analysis, evaluation and improvement of the aerodynamic quality of an aircraft
  • the knowledge of stable flight behaviour and good controllability the independent performance of computer-aided and experimental investigations on the aircraft, its components and systems
  • the assessment and improvement of aircraft with regard to their impact on the environment
  • the secure application of digital development and analysis methods

The specialization "Engine Technology" conveys:

  • understanding the necessary flight performance and adapting the respective propulsion systems to the flight mission
  • Aspects of engine maintenance in flight operations
  • The design of the engine components and the necessary supply systems
  • understanding of the combustion technology involved in converting the energy stored in the fuel

The engine generates the power needed to propel aircraft. It is a core technology of aviation with often conflicting requirements. Our graduates understand these interrelationships and, with their broad practical basic knowledge, are ideally prepared for a direct career start. 


The specialization "Space Technology" conveys:

  • the research and application areas of space systems and their special environmental conditions and technical challenges
  • the construction of spacecraft and their main components
  • the design and calculation of selected space subsystems
  • the challenges and necessary solutions of manned space flight
  • the analysis and basic design of space missions and the calculation of flight paths
  • the opportunity to contribute own ideas for the development of future, innovative space technologies to explore the solar system within the framework of student and research projects
  • the possibility to independently apply experimental procedures in the space laboratory


The specialization "Flight Operations Technology" conveys:

  • profound knowledge of aircraft technology, e.g. in the field of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion technology and aircraft systems
  • the independent performance of computer-aided and experimental investigations of the aircraft, its components and systems
  • the aviation law relevant to the operation and maintenance of aircraft and helicopters
  • the structures and processes in aviation companies, e.g. airlines, development, manufacturing and maintenance companies
  • the application of procedures and technologies in aircraft maintenance
  • the evaluation of environmental aspects in flight operations.