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Aerospace Engineering (TUM Asia)

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

This Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering programme is jointly awarded by Technische Universität München (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The programme is conducted in Singapore at TUM Asia. TUM Asia is TUM’s only offshore campus that is situated in the heart of Asia – Singapore (Singapur). TUM Asia is a full subsidiary of TUM and is an international extension of TUM, to provide TUM degrees in Asia, in cooperation with top Asian universities like NTU.

This joint degree serves to provide graduates with an in-depth knowledge in the field of Aerospace Engineering, focusing in the areas of aeronautical and space design and research.

The programme is jointly taught by academia from NTU and TUM, who have extensive experience in the latest trends in research and education as well as in global industrial product development and management. The non-technical subjects are taught by experts from the industry, from Asia and Europe alike. Lectures will be held across TUM Asia‘s and NTU‘s campuses in Singapore. Students who have passed all examinations will be awarded a joint Master degree from TUM and NTU.

This programme makes it possible for students to obtain a degree with both Asian and European perspectives, creating graduates that are ready for the global-ready and globally employable.

Costs: ~40,000 Singapore Dollars (or 25,000 EURO)
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Qualification profile (of the graduate)
Graduates from the joint TUM-NTU Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering programme will:
  • Be technically skilled and equipped with in-depth knowledge in Aerospace Engineering, with a focus on either 1) Aerodynamics & Propulsion; 2) Structures, Materials & Systems or 3) Flight Mechanics & Control
  • Graduates can choose to enter the industry to work as Project Engineers, Research Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, etc.
  • Or continue in research institutes as Research Associates/Doctoral Candidate (for PhD)
  • Graduates typically obtain employment in countries like Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and China, with others opting to return to their home countries to work

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

Program structure
Core modules include:
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight Performance and Dynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Propulsion
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Design Lab
  • Aerospace Lab
  • Business and Technical English
Three focus areas will be offered: ‘Aerodynamics and Propulsion’, ‘Structures, Materials and Systems’, and ‘Flight Mechanics and Control’. Students have to choose 3 modules from their Primary Focus area, 2 modules from their Secondary Focus area, 2 free choice modules and 2 Electives from any of the focus areas.

Focus Area 1: Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Boundary Layer Theory
  • Turbo Compressors
Focus Area 2: Structures, Materials and Systems
  • Plates and Shells
  • Fracture Mechanics and Non-Destructive testing
  • Carbon Fibre Composite Materials
  • Aerosystems
  • Lightweight and Aerospace Structures
  • Failure Analysis Diagnostics and Prevention
Focus Area 3: Flight Mechanics and Control
  • Advanced Flight Dynamics
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Advanced Control of Flight Systems
  • Spacecraft Technology
Students have to take Cross Discipline Modules as part of their curriculum, choosing 2 modules from:
  • Aspects of European and Asian History and Culture
  • Cultural, Social and Economical Aspects of Globalisation
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Selected Topics in Business Administration
  • Selected Topics in Management Methods
In the 4th semester, all students have to complete an Internship and Master Thesis.

Guide to study (Link)




The 2 months internship and 6 months master thesis may be undertaken either at NTU, TUM or in a company in Singapore/Germany.

Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission


Students are required to meet the Admissions Requirements after which they can submit their Online Application via www.tum-asia.edu.sg and then send TUM Asia their hardcopy documents, together with the application fee. Once the result is released, TUM Asia will release the result via email to the student. If the student is offered a place, he/she will receive a Letter of Offer.

Aptitude assessment


Information on the aptitude test


Start of course

August every year

Application Period

Nov. 1 - March 31 (of intake year)

Admission notification

Via Email after verification of application documents.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Write to us at info@gist.edu.sg to find out more about our programmes.

General student counseling (Link)



Student Advising

Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


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