Aims and Scope

The research-oriented international master's programme in Transfers-Fluids-Materials in Aeronautical and Space Applications provides in-depth engineering expertise as well as methodological and project skills in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace. This includes aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, aeronautical engineering, materials science and space. Due to the diversity of these topics, graduates gain multidisciplinary competencies for the aerospace industry as well as the qualification for a scientific career. Each partner university imparts the knowledge and competencies of a different content-related focus within a coordinated overall programme according to its scientific specialisation in its respective semester (1st semester – Université de Bordeaux: Material Science and Structures in Aerospace Applications, 2nd semester – Université catholique de Louvain: Aeronautical Engineering, 3rd semester – BTU: Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer). After successful completion of the programme, students may continue their academic qualification in research or work independently in management positions in industry as well as in industrial and university research and development centres. The master's degree enables admission to doctoral studies.

The graduates acquire a deepened spectrum of skills to cope with tasks in a solution-oriented manner, taking into account the scientific-technical requirements, the economic framework conditions and the social environment. Students will be able to reflect critically on engineering measures and decisions in relation to civil society, political and (inter)cultural aspects. In addition to the comprehensive expansion of technical and methodological competencies, social and decision-making competencies are developed in a targeted manner. The study programme takes place in an international environment: the programme is conducted in three European countries and the master’s students are from a wide variety of countries around the world. The subject-specific and interdisciplinary intercultural competences are specifically promoted and further developed.

Graduates manage the autonomous planning and organisation of complex project tasks along with the necessary consideration of interfaces to other disciplines and the successful integration of various project staff members. The focus on imparting methodical knowledge and the solid training in both in the subject-specific modules and in the chosen specialisation of the final thesis guarantee that graduates can quickly and independently adapt to new fields of application and to corresponding changes in technology.

Graduates possess broad theoretical and experimental skills with distinctive special knowledge, the ability to work independently in scientific fields, as well as written and oral presentations in English. They are able to apply the acquired knowledge, to deepen it independently, to combine it across disciplines, to accompany scientific innovations as well as to work on and further develop scientific issues independently.