The MSc track in Aerospace Structures and Materials (ASM) aims to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to tackle the challenge of developing the next generation of solutions that address new requirements and necessities in an industrial or research environment. From an educational standpoint, you will be exposed to a broad range of courses covering the entire process in the context of the design, analysis, simulation, optimization, manufacturing, testing, monitoring, and disposing of aerospace structures and materials. This will provide you with the foundation for subsequent specialization in one of the thematic profiles mirroring the steps in the lifecycle of structures and materials.

Learning objectives

After completing the MSc Track Aerospace Structures & Materials the student will be able to:

  • Develop design requirements for materials and structures
  • Design lightweight structures and explain the reasoning and the physics behind the design
  • Design a material suitable for aerospace application and explain the reasoning and the physics behind the design
  • Analyze a structural design using Finite Element Methods
  • Explain the manufacturing processes and their applications
  • Select suitable manufacturing processes
  • Manufacture a prototype
  • Explain and predict how a design will perform over its life-time and explain how the performance can be monitored. 

MSc Track Structure

The first year of the MSc track consists of a core module of 15 ECTS, which is taught in the first period around the topics of materials, structures, manufacturing and durability. At the start of the second period students select a thematic profile followed by electives in the 3rd and 4th period. The second year of the MSc program is mostly dedicated to the internship and the MSc thesis.

The ASM Track offers three profiles: Materials and Manufacturing, Design and Safety of Structures, and Structures for Space.