Whether and to what extent your already completed bachelor's or diploma degree is suitable for admission to the master's degree programme Aerospace Engineering is determined on the basis of a multi-stage entrance examination.
Stage 1: Technical entrance examination based on the submitted documents
First, based on the submitted documents, we will check whether the study programme you have completed differs significantly from the above-mentioned reference study programme in terms of quality, level, learning outcomes, workload and profile. If the programme does not differ significantly, you can be admitted to the master's degree programme Aerospace Engineering at the TU Darmstadt, if necessary with conditions. If the study programme you have completed differs significantly, or if a review based on the submitted documents is inconclusive, we will invite you to a substantive entrance examination.
If the formal or substantive entrance examination reveals a lack of competences in the fundamentals, we recommend that you acquire these fundamentals through self-study in order to be able to successfully pass the Master's modules that build on them.
Stage 2: Substantive entrance examination
The substantive entrance examination is conducted in the form of a two-hour written exam. It is offered as an online exam via Moodle or can be taken on site at the TU Darmstadt. The contents of the exam will cover seven main topics:
- Engineering Mechanics
- Technical Thermodynamics as well as Heat and mass transfer
- Machine elements and mechatronics
- Systems theory and control engineering
- Measurement techniques sensors and statistics
- Numerical calculation methods / simulation methods
- Fundamental fluid mechanics
The examination board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering decides, based on the results of the material entrance examination, whether you, as an applicant, fulfil the technical knowledge requirements for admission to the master's degree programme or not.
The entrance examination cannot be retaken in the same application cycle.
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Sample exam of the mechanical engineering course for winter semester 2017/18 with answers
Stage 3: Examination of the formal requirements
In addition to academic aptitude, there are also some formal requirements which need to be fulfilled for admission to the degree programme. These include, above all, a higher education entrance qualification valid in Germany, a first university degree and sufficient language skills. If you meet all the formal requirements and you have passed the substantive entrance examination, you can begin your studies in the semester of your choice. An admission to the degree programme is also valid for subsequent semesters.