Student Initiatives

Numerous students at the Department Aerospace and Geodesy contribute their ideas and talents to student initiatives. They develop unmanned aerial vehicles, launch their own cubesats into orbit or build Mars rovers. And they are always looking for committed fellow students who would like to actively participate. A selection of student groups from the Department is presented here.


Design, build and fly! Akaflieg develops prototypes to explore new aviation concepts. About 50 students work together on realizing the projects – from the first idea to the certified aircraft. Members also have the chance of completing the training as a gliding pilot. Fly with them! more


The latest calculation methods, production technologies and high-tech materials such as carbon fiber or Kevlar: AkaModell München e.V. develops and builds new and innovative unmanned aircraft. In addition to participating in international competitions and flying for fun, the main focus is on teamwork. mehr


Networking, excursions, soft skills: EUROAVIA Munich is part of the European EUROAVIA network, which connects over 2,000 students from 42 universities. Members have the opportunity to take part in excursions, company visits and events – and this also at the other European universities of the network. more


Prototyping the aerospace of tomorrow: The 58 bachelor, master and PhD students behind HORYZN are jointly developing eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to solve logistical problems. more

Hummingbird Gas Turbines

Small gas turbines and innovative flight propulsion concepts: Hummingbird Gas Turbines is a student group founded in 2006 to research small gas turbines, their components, and novel flight propulsion concepts, such as the hybrid-electric propulsion "Hummingbird Hybrid". The focus is not only to develop concepts theoretically, but also to build prototypes and test them on our own test rigs. mehr


Building the world's longest range eVTOL Drone: LEVITUM is an association of students from various disciplines at the TUM. Together they are pursuing the goal of developing, building and testing hydrogen-powered drones with a range of up to 300 km. Thus, they are establishing new standards in terms of range and flight duration in the weight class below 25 kg. more


Reaching for the stars: Founded in 1962, the Scientific Association for Rocketry and Space Travel, WARR for short, has now nearly 200 members. Together the students work in several teams on satellites, rockets, space elevators or Mars rovers. more