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The study of aircraft turbo engines

A wide spectrum of courses on the design and development of turbo engines can be found among ILA course offerings in the field of aerospace engineering.

Aerospace engineering

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Study programs

Aircraft engines are topics in two study programs:

Bachelor’s studies introduce a field of study by teaching basic skills and knowledge. For in-depth study, you can next enroll in the Master’s study program. Here, you can specialize and focus on your interests by doing your own research work.

The right engine – the key topic in aviation

The quest for the appropriate propulsion machinery has stamped aviation history since its beginnings. In developing propulsion systems, the foundations and applications from the most varied subdisciplines work closely together::

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statics and dynamics
  • Materials science
  • Cybernetics
  • Structural science

When we want to convert energy with technology on our earth, for the most part we resort to turbo machines – that is, compressors and turbines. Because of so much overlap with aircraft engines, this is where collaboration occurs. Aircraft turbo engines and stationary machines each benefit equally from their development. 

Challenges for the future

In both areas, urgent tasks are calling for action:

  • Improving fuel usage, i.e., a higher degree of efficiency in individual machines and overall energy conversion,
  • Reducing exhaust pollution, and
  • Reducing noise levels.
Students in Samara
Students in Samara

Samara exchange program

In the context of the structural engineering task, once every year students in aerospace engineering travel to Samara in Russia. We maintain a partnership of long standing with the Aeronautical Propulsion Institute of Samara State University for Aerospace.


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Christian Koch

Academic employee, Academic advisor, deputy head of the institute

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