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News Details | 26-Jun-2009

NTU collaborates with top German university to launch Singapore’s first Master’s degree in aerospace engineering


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Technische Universität München (TUM) launch a joint Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in Aerospace Engineering which will be the first such Masters programme to be offered here.

The NTU-TUM MSc (Aerospace Engineering) is a highly specialised programme that aims to provide advanced training for engineers to meet the ever increasing demand of the growing aerospace sector in Singapore and the region. Despite the economic downturn, the mid to long-term prospects for Asia's aerospace sector are strong. Last year, total revenues for the Asia-Pacific region hit US$22 billion and this is expected to triple by 2030.

Offered on a full-time basis, the NTU-TUM MSc Aerospace Engineering programme will be taught by faculty members from NTU and TUM, who have extensive experience in aerospace research and education. The first intake is expected to begin in August 2009, with an initial cohort of 30 students.

The programme is managed by TUM’s subsidiary, German Institute of Science and Technology Pte Ltd (GIST), and NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

“We are very happy to offer the Master’s programme with TUM, which is recognised in Germany as one of the best providers of graduate education. The programme is in line with the Economic Development Board (EDB)’s plan to develop Singapore into an aviation hub. We envisage that employment opportunities in Singapore and the region would be excellent,” says Professor Ling Shih Fu, Chair, School of MAE, NTU.

“Our collaboration with NTU on the Master’s programme takes us closer to our mission of increasing the number of high calibre programmes offered and opens new areas of academic exchange in fields of science, engineering and technology,” says Professor Schilling, Vice President of Technische Universität München.

The courses offered under the NTU-TUM MSc Aerospace Engineering programme include Aerodynamics, Flight Performance and Dynamics, Structures and Materials, Propulsion and Advanced Mathematics.

Students will also be exposed to cross discipline modules such as international patent law, business management and administration, as well as aspects of culture, history and globalisation.

Registration details can be found in www.ntu.edu.sg/mae/MScAE.htm


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Natalie Toh
German Institute of Science and Technology
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Email address: natalie.toh@gist.edu.sg

Esther Ang
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Nanyang Technological University
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Email: estherang@ntu.edu.sg

About Nanyang Technological University 

About Technische Universität München
Ranked as one of three elite Universities by the German government in 2007 and obtaining an Excellence Award in 2006, TUM is a premier address in Europe in the education of aerospace engineers. The TUM aerospace department trains about 200 students every year at the Master’s level. TUM has close ties with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) in Ottobrunn, the mother institution of companies such as Airbus, Eurocopter and Arianespace, which provides ample experience in real life aerospace engineering. TUM has a subsidiary in Singapore, the German Institute for Science and Technology (GIST). Through GIST, TUM is currently offering four MSc programmes in Singapore, two of these are offered jointly with School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NTU. Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the most innovative institutions of higher education in Germany and is dedicated to generating and communicating highly specialised research and to providing excellent academic education.

For more information, visit www.tum.de

About German Institute of Science and Technology
The German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) commenced operations in Singapore in 2002 as a subsidiary of Technische Universität München (TUM). GIST offers joint Master of Science programmes in Industrial Chemistry, Integrated Circuit Design and Microelectronics together with leading universities of Germany and Asia: Technische Universität München, (TUM), National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University 

GIST is supported by the Singapore Government through the Economic Development Board (EDB), and by the German Government through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the most innovative institutions of higher education in Germany and is dedicated to generating and communicating highly specialised research and to providing excellent academic education.

For more information, visit www.gist.edu.sg

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