The Aerospace Structures and Materials (ASM) MSc track aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills necessary to tackle this challenge in an industrial or research environment. From an educational standpoint, students will be exposed to a broad range of courses examining this entire process in the context of the design, manufacturing, and analysis of a composite aircraft wing. This will provide the foundation for subsequent specialisation in one of four thematic profiles.

Learning objectives

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

  • Develop design requirements for materials and structures
  • Design a 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. 

Programme overview for a September start and for a February start

MSc Track Structure


Core courses

Gain a broad view on a field of expertise

≥ 18

Profile courses

Focus on a particular subfield

≥ 13

Elective courses 

Specialise in a particular area of expertise or
add multidisciplinary elements, repair educational
deficiencies or address a personal interest*

+/- 15

Literature study

Prepare for the thesis subject



Prepare for the thesis subject



Acquire professional skills during a three-month
internship at a Dutch or international company or institute *


MSc thesis

An in-depth research project or design assignment
in your subject of choice



*Optionally abroad

The figure below graphically illustrates the thematic built up of the Track:



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