Track: 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. The objective of this track is to help you become a competent engineer and designer, with specific knowledge and competencies in contemporary methods in aircraft and propulsion system design. 

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What you will learn

Our internationally oriented programme prepares you to respond effectively and rapidly to the needs in the aerospace sector with solutions that are innovative, technically feasible and commercially viable.

The main goal of the Flight Performance and Propulsion Master track is to contribute to the improvement of flight performance and propulsion. To achieve that we focus on innovative aircraft configurations and novel propulsion concepts.

You will be guided to build your MSc track and profile specific knowledge through courses, practicals, and assignments. Your MSc is completed by a directed internship and a supervised final MSc project, which includes an extensive literature study.

Flight Performance and Propulsion integrates the knowledge of the various aeronautical sub-disciplines into a conceptual aircraft design, thereby fulfilling today’s and future flight performance requirements. Profile 1: Flight Performance and Profile 2: Propulsion and Power. The educational program consists of a fixed set of mandatory courses that deepens the knowledge of the students in the fields of propulsion,flight mechanics and aircraft design & design methodologies. Elective courses are typically selected such that the student becomes an expert in one of these fields. Perhaps the most important part of the Master track is the final year, where the students have to conduct research for their Master thesis. This is where all the knowledge from the first year can be put into practice and where students can take an active part in our wide range of research projects.

For the complete course descriptions see the digital study guide.

The Flight Performance and Propulsion track is one of five tracks within the Aerospace Engineering master programme. On graduation, students receive a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (Flight Performance and Propulsion). 

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.