Studying at the Institute for Aircraft Design
This page provides information on the courses offered by the Institute of Aerospace Engineering and the module "Aeronautical Engineering". This area combines the institute's courses with courses offered by other institutes to allow students to put a special focus on the interactions between the basic disciplines aerodynamics, structure, propulsion and systems in the complex overall system.
Please note that most courses and examinations are in German language. For further information please refer to TUM-Online or the websites of the respective institutes.
Courses at the Institute of Aircraft Design
Recommended course of study for the courses offered by the Institute of Aircraft Design:
The lecture Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering depicts major terms and topics of aviation. All other courses offered at the institute are based in this lecture.
The lecture Aircraft Design deepens the contents presented in the lecture Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering and aims at portraying methods and techniques applied in aircraft conceptual design.
During the summer semester, the lecture Operational Aspects of Aviation and the practical course Aviation Scenarios are additionally offered.
The lecture Fundamentals of Aircraft Operations offered during the winter semester covers a multi-disciplinary range of topics in the field of aircraft and air traffic operations with focus on commercial air transport.
The practical course Aircraft Design offers the opportunity to practically apply the techniques taught in the Aircraft Design lecture within a real-life aircraft design project.
The practical course CAD in Aircraft Design is offered during both the winter and the summer term and can be attended without prior knowledge in the field of aeronautical engineering.
The practical block course Technology Assessment in Aviation that is offered between the winter and the summer term demonstrates major methods and techniques used in requirements elicitation and analysis, innovation management, and technology assessment that are applied before the actual aircraft development activities start.
In order to work on student theses at the institute, students are generally required to attend the lecture Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering.
Specialisation "Luftfahrttechnik" (Aeronautical Engineering)
The aircraft system is characterized by multidisciplinary interrelations between different components and systems, as well as interdependency of design, structure, aerodynamics and propulsion. These interdependencies in particular and the resulting design decisions determine the performance and efficiency of the aircraft system to a large extent. The diversified requirements for the use of an aircraft in the complete system of air transportation leads to a multitude of designs, which are developed and evaluated in multidisciplinary development processes.
The specialisation “Luftfahrttechnik” (Aeronautical Engineering) teaches a basic knowledge for the physical relations and phenomena in aircraft design as well as the integration of the aircraft system in air transportation. Particularly the interdisciplinary interdependencies of the areas aerodynamics, structures, propulsion and systems in the complete complex system are shown in examples of civil and military applications.
|Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering||MW0350||LLS / HT||Hornung Hajek||WS||3|
|Aerodynamics of Aircraft I – Profiles||MW0007||AER||Breitsamter||WS||3|
|Aerodynamics of Aircraft II – Configurations||MW0877||AER||Breitsamter||SS||3|
|Composite Materials and Structure-Property Relationship||MW0350||LCC||Drechsler||WS||3|
|Flight Propulsion 1 and Gas Turbines*||MW1801||LTF||Gümmer||WS||3|
|Flight Propulsion 2||MW1250||LTF||Gümmer||SS||3|
|Flight System Dynamics 1*||MW2150||FSD||Holzapfel||WS||3|
|Flight Control 1||MW1050||FSD||Holzapfel||WS||3|
|Aircraft Design||003 Phys. HS2||LLS||Hornung||WS||3|
|Light Weight Structures *||101 Int. HS1||LPL||Zimmermann||SS||3|
|Multidisciplinary Design Optimization||MW0350||LPL||Zimmermann||SS||3|
|+ one course from total course catalogue can be chosen.|
* course is mandatory in Aerospace Engineering major for masters and diploma
SWS: semester hours per week
Supplemental Courses (Recommendation)
|Operational Aspects in Aviation||MW0250||LLS||Hornung||SS||2|
|Design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (planned)||LLS||Hornung||SS||2|
|Project Management for Engineers||MW2250||IWB||Göttel||WS||3|
Practical Courses (Recommendation)
|CAD in Aircraft Design/CATIA V5||MW0636||LLS||Hornung||WS, SS||4|
|Air Transport Scenarios||MW2701m||LLS||Hornung||SS||4|
|Technical Assessment in Air Transport||MW2701m||LLS||Hornung||SS||4|
|Aerodynamics of Aircraft||MW1250||AER||Breitsamter||WS||4|
|Flight Guidance Lab||MW0608m||FSD||Holzapfel||WS, SS||4|
|Flight Testing Lab||FSD||Holzapfel||WS, SS||4|
Recommendations for other Specialisations
Responsibility for the Course Specialisation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Hornung
Consultation to the Course Specialisation
Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Sturm
Consultation by appointment