How demanding is the aviation industry

Aviation / Aviation

Construction and simulation

Calculation, construction and simulation are important pillars for the construction of airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial systems. Courses in mathematics, mechanics, materials science and strength theory form an essential foundation for this. With the help of construction exercises you will learn the design and working methodology: With the help of "Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)" tools you will deepen yourself in the areas of technical calculation and simulation. These include numerical flow simulations (CFD) and finite element calculations - in short: FEM. The use of modern composite materials in aircraft construction is also an important issue. The theory and practical handling of fiber composites are therefore also the focus of the course.

Aircraft systems

Modern aircraft can no longer do without complex aircraft systems. This begins with jet engines and internal combustion engines, the structure and functionality of which will be conveyed to you through lectures in the field of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and drive technology. On-board electrical systems and aircraft electronics - so-called avionics - are essential elements in civil aviation today. They support the pilots in their job, for example by stabilizing the flight situation and, if necessary, being able to automatically fly route sections. Avionics uses navigation aids that are part of air traffic control technology.

Aviation industry

Another focus of the bachelor's degree is aspects of the aviation industry. This includes industry-specific knowledge of organizations and committees of national and international aviation, relevant language skills, business knowledge and know-how in the field of project management and flight operations. Thanks to the interdisciplinary and practice-oriented approach, you will qualify for almost all activities in aviation: from development and construction, through production, sales and quality assurance to activities at airports, airlines and aviation authorities.