Faculty 6: Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy
The faculty for Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy at the University of Stuttgart is in an internationally outstanding position because of the way it connects fundamental aviation technologies, space travel, and geodesy. It is nationally the only aviation and aerospace engineering faculty at a public university; the combination with geodesy is also nationally unique. Its strong focus on teaching fundamental principles, combined with targeted, practice-oriented areas of specialization, creates a distinctive profile that counts as a mark of quality in Stuttgart’s research and industry sectors.
The approximately 2000 students of aerospace engineering and geodesy also learn about the interdisciplinary research areas of aviation technology, aircraft development, propulsion systems, avionics, spacecraft ascent and re-entry, satellite technology, and earth observation. The theses developed in these areas cover a wide range of topics, including mission analysis, flight control, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, material development, structural development, construction design, system development, and the operation and combustion of air-breathing propulsion systems.