What is space physics

Space Research Day: Aerospace courses

The aim of space research is to actively explore space, for example using space probes, robots or space telescopes. Space exploration can be seen as part of space travel. Below you will find an overview of two possible courses in aerospace.

Aerospace Engineering

In the aerospace engineering course, you will learn how aerospace vehicles are built and developed. At the beginning of your studies you will acquire basic engineering and natural science knowledge, e.g. in subjects such as physics, chemistry or materials science. In the further course of your studies, you will deal with the special circumstances that prevail in space, such as weightlessness or the immense temperature differences. In addition, you will deal intensively with problems in aviation technology and different manufacturing processes and learn how CAD software works and can be used. Further course content:

  • Mathematics and numerics
  • Electrical engineering, systems engineering and control engineering
  • Mechanical engineering and mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics


Career opportunities arise in the national as well as international aerospace industry. You can i.a. take up a job with airlines or aircraft manufacturers. Further possible career prospects arise in the following areas:

  • Energy Technology
  • Automotive industry
  • Supply industry
  • Rail vehicle construction
  • Engineering offices
  • Research institutions
  • Management consultancies

Aerospace informatics

The relatively new course in aerospace informatics combines aerospace with the computer science component. Similar to the aerospace engineering course, the basic subjects physics, mathematics and electronics await you at the beginning of the course. The key difference, however, is that you are taught in-depth information technology content. You will deal extensively with algorithms, databases, computer networks, software technologies and microprocessors and learn, for example, to develop and operate space probes or aircraft systems. Further course content:

  • Mathematics for engineers and computer scientists
  • physics
    • Experimental physics
    • Space physics
    • Atmospheric physics
    • Control technology
  • IT and data processing
    • Information systems
    • Embedded Control
    • On-board data processing
    • Sensor data processing
  • Project management


After successfully completing your studies, you can, among other things, take up employment in aerospace companies and organizations. Your main task will be to develop special hardware and software for aerospace technology.

Are you interested in taking up a degree in aerospace? Then take a closer look at our course profiles.