Department of Engineering


My Studies


1. Semester

Aerospace Electronic Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588103 CNS/ATM Systems 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Concept of CNS/ATM systems; Maxwell's equations and wave propagation; application: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
Aerospace Electronic Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588102 Digital Avionic Systems 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Digital signal processing; network engineering; integration of data buses; system architecture in modern civil aircraft and UAVs.
Aircraft Design | Construction practical (KU) | Coursecode: 150588106 Advanced Design and Mechanical Components 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Aeronautical and job-specific topics: design elements, assemblies, ATA numbering, product tree, project data management, certification documents, release processes, JAA/FAA requirements, design principles, materials selection, joints.
Aircraft Design | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588104 Aircraft Assembly 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Joining methods and technologies for the assembly of aircraft components and modules
Aircraft Design | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588105 Engine and Components Dynamics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Review of mechanical basics; kinematics of linear (and non-linear) single mass vibrations; multiple mass vibrating chains; vibration extinction.
Aviation Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588109 Aviation Management 3 SWS 4 ECTS
The content of the course focused on the theoretical and practical examination of operational and strategic management tasks (planning, Enscheidung, implementation and monitoring) and role of innovation and technology management in the aviation industry. Processes of business analysis and strategy development are illustrated by realistic problems and case studies.
Aviation Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588110 Finance 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Repetition of fundamentals from the bachelor programme; options and limits of internal financing: financing by revenues and further capital emission, advantages and disadvantages of internal financing; options and limits of external financing: banks (credit worthiness assessments by banks, accounting requirements, liquidity requirements, optimisation of assets and liabilities), financial holding companies (forms of financing, venture capital, private equity companies), business angels, going public, private placement (off-exchange capital market, legal forms, participation rights, capital commitment, taxes), capital sharing (reasons, claims, characteristics), public funding (promotional purposes, eligibility conditions, forms of funding); forms of equity and debt financing: fundamentals, trade credits, promissory notes, bonds; forms of equity capital financing: limited partner's shares, stocks, limited company shares; special forms: leasing, sale and leaseback, factoring, forfaiting
Human Factors | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588101 Human Factors 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Imparting of knowledge is based on scientific models, theories and evidence. The significance of humans in highly automated systems and their ensuing influence on safety is the major topic of the lecture. Course content ist concerned with the term and significance of the discipline of human factors as well as the domains of specialization - organization and human performance. Lecture content for organizational human factors is concerned with communication, leadership, organizational culture and safety culture. Lecture content for the topic of human performance is concerned with cognition (fundamental knowledge), mental workload, stress, situation awareness, decision-making, human-computer interaction. Scientific methods for the conduction of human factors studies is also part of the lecture content.
Thermo- and Aerodynamics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588108 Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
The course deals with the Fluid Mechanics of Newtonian fluids and gases; particular focus is put on applications in Aerodynamics.
Thermo- and Aerodynamics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588107 Heat Transfer 3 SWS 3 ECTS
The course deals with the primary mechanisms of heat transfer for steady-state and transient systems. The three types of heat transfer – conduction, convection and radiation – are worked out in theory and then illustrated with particular examples.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588112 Aeronautics for Mechanical & Electrical Engineers 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Principles of flight, aircraft design, propulsion systems, flight dynamics & system theory
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588116 Certification 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Standards and regulations in the aerospace industry, selected contents of EASA Part 21, Part 66 and Part 147
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588117 Customer Relations in Aviation 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Elective Courses 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588114 Elective Study 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Depending on selected courses: Foreign Language, Scientific Work, Selected university courses
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588113 Hydraulics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic drive and control engineering: physical basics; design, operating principle and calculation of essential components (e.g. pumps, valves); concepts of basic circuit diagrams and layout of basic control systems.
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588115 Product Management and Marketing 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to the design process and the resulting product management and marketing tasks; raising engineering-oriented students' awareness of cost and time constraints during the design process; raising management-oriented students' awareness of the required technical design steps and tasks; sensitising students to the need for parallel and sequential design steps and their implications for product management and marketing; presentation of possible means to assure and increase customer satisfaction and customer acceptance; positioning and focus of an airline with explanations of the hub-and-spoke system as well as alliances; network planning containing the development of new routes, the monitoring of existing routes, all costs concerned, break-even analysis, controlling and benchmarking, competitor analysis; all pricing matters, fare types and yield management; budgeting process including production, yield, passenger, cost and staff budgeting; forms of possible cooperation between airlines that are beyond contracts completed in the ordinary course of business like Blocked Space Agreements, Joint-Venture and Code Share Agreements; loyalty programmes such as frequent flyer programmes and incentive schemes; communication policies like sales organization and promotion, advertising and public relations activities; various aspects that are relevant for the marketing department of an airline such as charter flights, reservations and call centers, ground operation, customer relations, quality management and cargo.
Elective Courses 1 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588111 Project 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Work on an individual or group project

2. Semester

Air Transport | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588210 Air Transport Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on the prevailing technical requirements of aircraft and infrastructure facilities in the field of civil aviation (airports, air traffic control), this course aims at demonstrating how various areas of civil aviation are interrelated and complement each other in order to ensure effective and safe air traffic. Thereby the basic legal and economic framework is also taken into consideration.
Air Transport | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588209 Maintenance Management 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Definition of aircraft maintenance; maintenance segments and markets; continuing airworthiness and continuing airworthiness management organisations; Part-145 maintenance organisations; Part-66 certifying staff maintenance; reliability-centred maintenance; scheduled maintenance development (ATA MSG-3); maintenance costs; major processes in a maintenance organisation.
Aircraft Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588204 Aircraft Systems 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Description and operating principles of aircraft systems, ATA (Air Transport Association) Chapter, system integration into aircraft.
Aircraft Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588205 Flight Control Systems 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Fundamentals of flight mechanics (notations and quantities, coordinate systems), automatic control engineering (classical and modern methods); elements of the control loop (aircraft, sensors, actuators, control units); functions and structure of flight control loops; modern control design methods (optimal control (LQR), eigenstructure assignment, observer design, Kalman filter, LQG); nonlinear control (dynamic inversion).
Aviation Industry | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588211 Industrial Management 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Fundamentals/Introduction; positioning of industrial management in business studies, identification and registration of industrial enterprises; industrial sites: corporate structures, embedding of an enterprise into the environmental and economic system, siting models, planning of the spatial organisation of industrial enterprises (site controlling); business organisation: formation and process organisation of industrial enterprises, influencing factors on organisational structures, organisational types of production, the interface to other departments (R&D, Marketing, Controlling); industrial plant management: procurement of plants, facilities and installations, maintenance, organisation of plant management; industrial production management: fundamentals and figures of industrial production management, short theory of production, production planning and control; industrial data processing: industrial applications of data processing, projects for the integration of data processing systems; ecological aspects of industrial production: basics, strategic environmental management, options of implementing environmentally friendly production
Aviation Industry | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588212 Supply-Chain Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Fundamentals; procurement logistics; production logistics; distribution logistics; disposal logistics; logistics management: planning; organising; partner strategies (traditional structures, supply chains, virtual organisations); management of logistic processes; logistic information systems
Elective Courses 1 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588219 Military Aviation Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Propulsion Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588208 Chemistry and Fuels 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Introduction to basic concepts of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry based on practical issues from the fields of corrosion, fuels and lubricants. Additionally, basic knowledge in environmental management is presented (ISO 14001 and EMAS).
Propulsion Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588206 Jet-Propulsion Technology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Based on the technological fundamentals acquired in the course Thermal Turbo-Engines and Jets, this course aims at presenting the design principles of different engine components. Furthermore, the issue of flight safety and its effects on engine design are discussed. In this context, special emphasis is laid on the interrelation between design principles and damage mechanisms.
Propulsion Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588207 Piston Engines 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Piston types, kinematics of the piston engine, design guidelines
Scientific Foundations | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588202 Database Systems 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Fundamentals of database systems and programming, web programming, database design and retrieval.
Scientific Foundations | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588203 Scientific Writing and Speaking in Aeronautics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Focus on aeronautical technology and aviation management in scientific communication; emphasis on technical-scientific writing; working with scientific journal articles; practice of fluency in subject-specific situations.
Scientific Foundations | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588201 Statistics and Data Analysis 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction, definition of probability, averages and moments, combinatorial analysis, limit theorems, Bayes' theorem, continuous variables, Poisson process, Poisson distribution and waiting times, assigning of probabilities, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, multivariate analysis, factor analysis.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Courses 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588215 Aerospace Materials 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Mechanical and durability testing of aerospace materials. Production, casting, processing, and machining of aerospace materials. Aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys. Magnesium alloys. Steels for aircraft structures. Polymers for aerospace structures. Manufacturing of composites. Fatigue of aerospace materials.
Elective Courses 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588214 Aerospace Measurement Techniques 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Fundamentals of measurement engineering in aerospace research and development, flight tests and production quality control.
Elective Courses 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588216 Elective Study 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Depending on selected courses: Foreign Language, Scientific Work, Selected university courses
Elective Courses 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588218 Flight Operations 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Overview of the history of civil aviation with special focus on the development of jet aircraft; basic considerations influencing the choice of the means of transportation; classification of airlines; comparison of productivity between full-service and low-cost carriers; strategic alliances and hub management; classification of aircraft according to their operational task; seat-range diagram; comparison between the global market forecast at Airbus and Boeing; dimensioning of an aircraft; strategic fleet policy; discussion of AOCV and its present application at Tyrolean Airways; selected chapters of JAR-OPS; slot management; SITA-ACARS; de-icing of aircraft; aircraft performance from the perspective of the pilot in command; planning of scheduled flights – from dispatch to the actual flight.
Elective Courses 2 | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588213 Project 2 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Work on an individual or group project.
Elective Courses 2 | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588217 Quality Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamentals of quality management, distinction between norms and standards, ISO 9000:2000 family (9000, 9001, 9004), detailed discussion of ISO 9001:2000, quality criteria, quality loop, process orientation, framework for quality objectives, documentation.

3. Semester

Professional Internship | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588301 Professional Internship (Seminar / Advising) 2 SWS 30 ECTS
Application, consolidation and extension of the knowledge acquired at university in a practice-oriented environment; production of a final report.

4. Semester

Master´s Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588403 Master´s Thesis (Seminar / Advising) 2 SWS 25 ECTS
Scientific research methods are developed and improved at master's level: preparation of thesis including choice of topic and planning; searching for literature and treatment of research; implementation of original ideas; structuring; scientific writing: organisation, formatting and style of thesis in accordance with department's guidelines and writing template.
Social Skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588401 Strategies and Visions in Aeronautics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Examples of historical quantum leaps in aeronautical technology; product life cycles in the aviation industry; status quo and current challenges of today's air transport system; exemplary visions such as ACARE and NGATS (USA); proposed solutions to special challenges caused by increasingly important environmental protection regulations, profitability requirements and changing travel behaviour due to demographic developments; challenges and visions in ATC/ATM, for example SESAR; processes and tools for developing and evaluating future scenarios, visions and innovation management; funding instruments for future technologies illustrated by using the example of an EU-funded project (including all steps towards the submission of a proposal, the formation of a consortium, reporting and so on); presentation of students' ideas and visions for the future.
Social Skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588402 Teams and Interaction 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Raising the awareness of the importance of emotional intelligence and social skills in teams and project groups as well as for leading groups. The course provides students with knowledge, skills and tools that can help them in their professional life concerning optimizing teamwork, leading and moderating a team. The lecture content is concerned with the topics of team development, team roles, definition of goals, communication in teams, constructive criticism, conflict communication, conflict escalation, conflict resolution dialog, Harvard Concept