Aeronautical Engineering – exchange students

Hamburg is the third-largest centre for civil aviation in the world and is home to the main German Airbus assembly site. Lufthansa Technik, global leader in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector, also has its headquarters in Hamburg. And 300 innovative small and medium-sized enterprises in the metropolitan region of Hamburg form a network of suppliers for the aviation industry worldwide.

At HAW Hamburg the aeronautical engineering degree has two majors: aircraft design & lightweight structures, and cabin architecture & cabin systems. Close cooperation with local industry and the immediate vicinity of the Airbus assembly site guarantee practice-oriented courses with excellent career possibilities.

Each summer semester (April–July) exchange students from our partner universities can gain insight into this expertise by taking some of the following classes in English at Campus Berliner Tor:

Aeronautical Engineering – courses in English

  • Aerodynamics 2
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Architecture of the Aircraft Cabin
  • Electrical Aircraft Cabin Systems
  • Mechanical Aircraft Cabin Systems
  • Seminar - Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
  • Industry Design Team Project
  • AERO Research Project or Bachelor/Master thesis

Download the module handbook for more information about the classes.

Note: students may also be able to take classes in automotive engineering, mechanical engineering and information engineering (all within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science) if lecture schedules and capacity allow.

Application deadline:
Summer semester (April–July): 30 October
(open to: exchange students from partner universities and Global E3 partners only; not open to freemovers)

Junior Spring Semester Abroad

In collaboration with HAW Hamburg - and with a bit of planning - aerospace students from Virginia Tech can complete their Junior Spring semester in Hamburg without extending their time to graduation. Find out more here.

Male student standing in front of a wind tunnel

As Airbus is the leader in aeronautics in Europe, I looked for a university which has special relationships with it.

Sebastian Verhille, France


Marie Graf
Student Exchange Coordinator
Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science