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BSc Aerospace Engineering

How do you ensure that a satellite is launched into the right orbit around the Earth or how do you design a micro-aircraft that can save people’s lives? In Aerospace Engineering you will learn all of this and much more. In order to design, build and operate aircraft or satellites, you need to have knowledge of a range of different disciplines and know how to combine them.

You come into contact with technologies and materials from the aerospace industry every day. GPS tracking and weather forecasting are both made possible by the presence of satellites in space. The mirrors on a lorry or car have been designed in such a way as to generate as little resistance as possible. And just try to imagine how much food is transported by air every single day.

The field of study is extremely broad and exciting. It is not confined just to the aerospace industry. Besides acquiring the specialist know-how you will also learn to work in teams, to make compromises, to search for solutions to complex problems and to communicate effectively.

Starting in the academic year 2015-2016 the Bachelor’s degree programme of Aerospace Engineering will be completely taught in the English language. (see also the brochure)

Important: Since the academic year 2012 - 2013 the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering has a numerus clausus for her bachelor programme. This implies that there is only a limited capacity available. The deadline for participating in the decentral selection is January 15th. For more information see Admission requirements.

What does the degree programme contain?

From the day you start the degree programme, you are involved in aerospace engineering. The aircraft, the rocket and the satellite are used as study objects to teach you basic technical knowledge. And you really need this technical foundation, because the material is difficult and so you will need to work hard to pass the examinations. In the course of the programme the emphasis increasingly shifts from theory to practice. The Bachelor’s degree programme lasts three years.

Besides the regular programme you can also take minors (optional courses). You conclude the Bachelor’s progamme with a project that lasts ten weeks. Once you have your Bachelor’s degree you can transfer to the Master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering or another following Master’s degree programme.

What are your career prospects?

Generally speaking you should have no problems getting a job after your Master’s degree programme. Thanks to your broad-based studies you can work in many fields. You could get a job in the Dutch aerospace industry or in the business sector with companies such as Phillips, Shell, IBM, or also various consultancy firms. And of course you could start your own company.

Practical information

Student societies

The students are actively involved in the faculty and are well-organised. There’s something for everyone within the four student societies.

Student projects

As a student you can participate in the various student projects at the faculty. There’s nothing more satisfying than working together with others towards a shared goal – it’s an experience from which you will profit throughout your life.

Want to find out more?
Would you like to know more about the information events, see the events page. Do you have a specific question for an academic counsellor about the degree programme, send them an e-mail? It’s all possible at the faculty.

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