Master’s in Space Engineering candidates need to have:
- Previous degree (at least Bachelor’s equivalent)
- English proficiency
- Minimum of one year’s work experience gained after graduation (including relevant internship periods)
Yes, one year’s work experience is a mandatory requirement and can not be avoided.
Yes, if it is completed after graduation. Internships during your studies don’t meet the formal requirements.
One year work experience does not have to be completed in the space related field.
Any bachelor’s degree makes you eligible to take an admission for the MSE programme. However, a bachelor’s degree in engineering is of advantage.
No. The entire programme is taught in English. Of course, it is an advantage for your career to have German knowledge. MSE offers German courses for those who are interested.
Fees and funding
Full programme tuition for two years of study is €21,990. You can choose to pay for the Master’s programme in one instalment or you can spread the payments with four instalments (first instalment – €8,796; three instalments – €4,398 each).
In addition to the tuition fee, students have to pay an organisation fee of approximately €300 per semester which includes a public transport ticket for 6 months.
Apart from the tuition and organisation fees, you will need approximately €700.00 – €800.00 per month, to cover your living expenses and health insurance in Berlin.
No, TU Berlin doesn’t offer scholarships. Please search for external funding sources in advance.
Please apply by completing the online application form
and submitting the PDF copies of the application documents.
The application deadline is 1st of October for the upcoming year.
For the online application you need to upload the following documents
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Motivation letter
- Transcripts and certificates to all higher education institutions attended
- Two recommendations (one – from your last/current employer; the second one – from academic supervisor and/or previous employer)
- Proof of language proficiency
No hard copies are required for your application.
First of all, we recommend you to learn or refresh engineering tools, you will apply throughout your MSE studies. There are plenty of free tutorials online. If you do them in advance, they will save you valuable time during the busy semester.
Here is the list of the required tools:
MATLAB or Octave: For many assignments and project work
SolidWorks (or similar CAD tools): For designing mechanical parts in assignments and project work
Arduino (or similar platforms): For hands-on assignments and prototyping in project work
KiCAD (or similar tools): For designing schematics and PCB layouts
Git: For managing files and software in group projects
Redmine: For managing tasks in group projects
Latex: For documenting homework, project work and theses
Workshop tools: For prototyping in project work (e.g. soldering, drilling, sawing, milling, 3D printing)
If you are interested in getting a general understanding of space engineering before the start of your studies, we can recommend you two books, which cover all topics related to it. In addition you will find MOOCs and other online sources that might spark your interest.
Handbook of Space Technology
Editors: Prof. Dr.‐Ing. Wilfried Ley; Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wittmann; Prof. Dr.‐Ing. Willi Hallmann
The International Handbook of Space Technology
Editors: Macdonald, Malcolm, Badescu, Viorel
During your studies
Yes, you can also study part-time. In this case, you are expected to do about 15 Credit Points instead of 30 Credit Points per semester.
Our students are flexible in selecting the number of courses each semester and self-responsible in balancing the workload if they have a student job or perform extra-curricular activities. If you select 30 ECTS credit points per semester, you can assume that the studies are a full-time activity. We have many design and hands-on projects which consume a lot of time.
Work placement is not a mandatory part of the MSE curriculum. Nevertheless, we highly recommend our students to complete one.
If you come from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you are entitled to work as many hours as you want, without needing a special permit. However, if you want to work more than 20 hours per week, you will have to pay national insurance contributions (just like German students).
If you come from a different country, are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. You are not allowed to undertake self-employment. Anyone wanting to work more than this must seek permission from the Agentur für Arbeit (local employment agency) and the Ausländerbehörde (foreigners’ registration office).The 120-day rule does not apply to student assistants. There are no restrictions on these jobs at the university.