MSc Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft is home to one of the leading academic programmes in aerospace technology in all of Europe. The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering draws upon a long history of technical excellence, innovation and teaching performance, preparing graduates to contribute to this dynamic sector with technically imaginative and commercially viable solutions. In preparing engineers for a truly global sector, one of the goals of the programme is to train professionals to be resourceful problem solvers, who are capable of collaborating with colleagues across cultural divides.
Special notice for students interested in the track Space Flight: this track has a limited capacity.Read more
Degree: Master of Science Aerospace Engineering
Language of instruction: English
Start: BSc Aerospace Engineering graduates of TU Delft can start every semester. New students can only enroll in September
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
% International students: 47%
In the MSc programme in Aerospace Engineering, you will have abundant opportunities for working on projects and internships across the globe, taking advantage of established relationships with Schiphol Airport, the European Space Agency, KLM, Airbus and other aerospace industries and research institutes. You will also have the option of working as a team member in international competitions in extra-curricular activities.
At TU Delft, you will obtain hands-on experience whilst working in test and laboratory facilities that are unsurpassed in Europe. Our facilities include low-speed and high-speed (up to Mach 11) wind tunnels, GPS measurement stations, the Structures and Materials Laboratory, the SIMONA research flight simulator, a Cessna Citation II flying laboratory, a collection of large and small aircraft and spacecraft parts, the Delfi Ground Station for satellite communications and a clean room for research and training on our own university satellites.
MSc programme per September 2022
As per September 2022, there will be some changes in the distribution of credits in the master programme of Aerospace Engineering. The aim is to offer more flexibility and a clearer distinction between the two years of the master’s programme. In the first year, the focus will be on building your foundational knowledge, and in the second year on preparing for your professional career and graduation work. The changes will only apply to incoming students starting from September 2022. Students starting in September 2021 or already in their Master's programme will continue to follow the current programme. More information about these small changes will follow in September 2021.
In the master Aerospace Engineering students can choose between six tracks. A track is a general field of Aerospace Engineering (discipline) and a profile is a refined direction within that field of expertise (specialisation). The master programme Aerospace Engineering has a common outline for all tracks. Each comprises core, profile and elective courses, literature study, an internship and the MSc thesis. The study load differs per track and profile.
Aerodynamics and Wind Energy
The MSc track in Aerodynamics and Wind Energy combines fundamental research in flow measurement and analysis with applications in transport and sustainable energy conversion. This track is interesting to students who wish to design new numerical discretisations, develop state-of the-art experimental and...
Aerospace Structures & Materials
No structure is indestructible. How do you design something that you don’t want to fail while accepting that it eventually will? The MSc track in Aerospace Structures & Materials aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills necessary to tackle this challenge in an industrial or...
Control and Operations
The MSc track in Control and Operations is focused on the through-life operations associated with aerospace industry. It addresses the avionics systems of individual aircraft, flight control and flight deck design, the environmental effects of aviation, i.e., noise and climate, airline operations and support...
Flight Performance and Propulsion
The MSc track in Flight Performance and Propulsion integrates the knowledge and expertise of various aeronautical – subdisciplines into conceptual aircraft designs and subsystems that can meet the stringent requirements of the future...
This track focuses on astronautics and space applications. It covers a broad field, ranging from spacecraft engineering, space systems engineering, orbital mechanics, instrumentation, launchers and propulsion to mission analysis, planetary exploration and the scientific interpretation of satellite...
EWEM: Rotor Design
The Rotor Design track is offered at Aerospace Engineering as a specialisation of the European Wind Energy Master.The European Wind Energy Master is an Erasmus Mundus MSc degree programme that is built upon a body of emerging research that has the potential to shape the future of the wind energy sector.