Aerospace Engineering is always at the forefront of technological developments. The AE department of FHWN strives to offer students the educational environment and the tools they need to tackle challenging topics and remain pioneers in engineering.

Key Facts

Akademischer Grad
Academic Degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MA)
Sprache
Language
English
Ects
ECTS
120
Campus
Campus
Campus 1 Wiener Neustadt
Dauer
Duration
4 semesters
Start
Study Start
September
Mode of Study
full-time
Admission days
Ongoing
Tuition fees
EUR 363.36 + EUR 20.20 student union fee per Semester
Study places available
25
Application deadline
30.03.2020 (if visa required) / 30.06.2020 (no visa required)
Mandatory work placement/Internship
No

Highlights

  • Full-time study programme in Austria
  • Taught entirely in English
  • State-of-the art research facilities
  • International projects with active student participation
  • High-performance computing
  • Excellent career opportunities

Occupational Fields & Career

An education in Aerospace Engineering opens up many professional possibilities. State of the art education and the implementation of modern methods, materials and tools makes graduates highly sought-after in various industries. Our graduates work in various aerospace related companies (Diamond Aircraft, Schiebl, Airbus, OHB etc.) as well as in the automotive, energy, communication and additional fields (Magna Steyr, Siemens etc.) in all sorts of positions (R&D, management etc.).

  • Research and Development
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Consultant
  • Fields: Aerospace, Aircraft and Aeronautics, Automotive, Communications, Mobility industries

Practice Perspectives

This engineering program is designed such that you can apply your knowledge while studying. Participation in pioneer projects (advanced aircraft designs, CubeSats) gives you extensive hands-on experience. Industrial and ESA-funded projects allow plenty of opportunity to make your mark.

All about Internships

The master's programme in Aerospace Engineering does not have a mandatory internship. However, it is highly recommended to use the summer break between 2nd and 3rd semester for an internship. It often provides a good chance for a Master thesis topic or a job after graduation.

What the Experts say

Dr. Alexander Reissner

CEO and Founder ENPULSION

"As a fast-developing company in the aerospace sector we need the brightest engineers available to succeed and grow. Our close cooperation with the Aerospace Engineering department gives us immediate access to such people with great potential."

DI (FH) Helmut Loibl, MSc

CEO FOTEC

"Under contract with the European Space Agency, FOTEC is developing the technology for tomorrow for the Aerospace Industry. This is the perfect environment for students to learn and develop their skills already during their studies at the FHWN."

Flagship Projects

CLIMB over Earth

CubeSat Programme

Development, launch and operation of CubeSats for educational and scientific purposes. cubesat.fhwn.ac.at

TROGON

TROGON - UAV for heavy goods transportation

TROGON is the conceptual development of an unmanned transport drone for large goods (up to 500 kg).

Goce

ESA Development Projects

The Aerospace Engineering Department and the R&D company of the FHWN are conducting several R&D projects financed by ESA. Based on the success of the US mission MMS for which FOTEC provided 32 ion sources.

Study Insights

Curriculum

COURSES
30 ECTS
Adv. Math., Statistics & Optimisation (includes 3 ECTS for practical/laboratory sessions)
6
CAD for Aerospace Projects
5
Adv. Finite Element Computation (includes 3 ECTS for practical/laboratory sessions)
7
Aerospace Project Management & System Engineering
2
Quality Management in Aeronautics
2
Aerospace Players & Trends 1
2
Physics of Flight
3
Computational Fluid Dynamics
3
COURSES
30 ECTS
Aerothermodynamics 1
3
Satellite Technologies
3
Aircraft Design (includes 3 ECTS for practical/laboratory sessions)
7
Aircraft Systems & Technologies
4
Autonomy & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
3
Space Propulsion
3
Junior Team Project
3
Lightweight Construction
3
Composites Manufacturing Processes 1
1
COURSES
30 ECTS
Aerothermodynamics 2
3
Air-breathing Propulsion
3
Senior Team Project
5
Space Applications (Telecom/Nav/RS)
3
Space Mission Analysis and Design (includes 3 ECTS for practical/laboratory sessions)
7
Dynamics of Flight & Flight Control
3
Spacecraft Environment & Interactions
3
Aerospace Materials & Processes
2
Aerospace Players & Trends 2
1
COURSES
30 ECTS
Master‘s Thesis / Seminar
3
Master‘s Thesis
27

Entry Requirements & Admission

An engineering degree is required as a pre-requisite to apply for this master's degree programme (Aerospace eng., Applied eng. etc.)

  • 30 ECTS or more in core engineering topics (mathematics, mechanics, thermo- and fluid dynamics etc.)
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL: 95 points; IELTS Academic: 7.0 score; OOPT: 75 points)
  • Upload your application at: onlinebewerbung.fhwn.ac.at
  • Personal on-site interviews or online interviews
  • Feedback within the two weeks following the interview
  • Detailed information and entry requirements HERE
  • Information regarding Legalization of Documents HERE

The study course Aerospace Engineering at the FHWN is a unique opportunity to both learn the theoretical basics of aerospace as well as applying them. The various projects offered in the course of studies and/or in cooperation with the European Space Agency and industry allow you to gain relevant practical experience already during your studies. During your entire studies at the FHWN, you will be supervised by experts from industry and research who will ensure that you are up to date in your education.

Traditionally, engineers with an aerospace education work in almost all technical fields. This also applies to our former students. Our alumnae work for Airbus, OHB, Diamond Aircraft, RUAG, TTTech and other aerospace companies as well as for companies dealing with power electronics, alternative energies, automotive industry, robotics and many other topics. Indeed, an education in aerospace opens doors to the world.

The Aerospace Engineering department has three laboratories which are actively used in the programme. They are available to students for projects. The equipment of the laboratories for aerospace engineering includes several vacuum chambers, test facilities for the development of satellites (Helmholtz coil, thermal vacuum chamber, sun simulator etc.). In the field of aeronautics, a test rig for drone propellers and a wind tunnel (open construction, wind speeds up to 12 m/s) are available. An in-house laboratory is used to manufacture parts made of fibre composites and to carry out material tests. Based your interests we would look forward to your cooperation in these projects.