Student Groups and Initiatives

Mechanical Engineering Student Council

The Mechanical Engineering Student Council (FSMB) represents all students at the Technical University of Munich Department of Mechanical Engineering. Apart from being involved in decision-making on the Department Board and in the university to improve conditions for students, the FSMB is also active in many other areas.
Mechanical Engineering Student Council

Student Research Groups

Akaflieg

Self-made take-off: Since 1924 AkaFlieg has been designing and building aircraft. When everything works, then the students become pilots.
Akaflieg München e.V.

AkaModell

Model aerobatics: The members of AkaModell build remote-controlled model aircraft. The high point of their efforts is to fly the models.
AkaModell München

globalDrive

In the globalDrive initiative, TUM students, together with students from universities outside of Germany, work on projects in the area of automotive technology.
globalDrive

Hummingbird Gas Turbines

In their own construction office, the Gas Turbine Team designs, tests and optimises aspects of, for example, motors and acoustics.
Hummingbird

MedTech One World Students

In this initiative students develop medical technology for developing and newly-industrialised countries and not only provide the products but also offer information transfer and help people to help themselves.
MedTech One World Students

MOVE project

On the way into space: Students construct their own cube satellites. "First MOVE" took off into space at the end of 2012. Participants are now working on its successor "MOVE II".
MOVE project

TU Fast e.V.

The student racing stable: Every year the TUFast teams construct a new formula student racing car. In student formula contests they compete against international teams.
TUFast e.V.

TUM Phoenix Robotics

Practical robotics: planning, design and construction of robotic systems is what TUM Phoenix Robotics is dedicated to. Amongst other projects, they are building a multi-functional robot vehicle.
TUMPhoenix Robotics

WARR

Reaching for the stars: Whether it is a matter of space elevators or interstellar travel, the scientific working group for rocket technology and astronautics devotes itself to practice-oriented projects in the area of aeronautics.
WARR

TUM Hyperloop

Travelling in a high-speed train at a speed approaching that of sound: The student group TUM Hyperloop is working on this vision and is developing a concept for a safe and sustainable means of transport for the future.
TUM Hyperloop

Student Initiatives

C2 – Die Campus-Cneipe

The place to meet on campus: C2 peps up life on campus and brings students together with, amongs others, pasta Fridays, pizza weeks and the weekly pub quiz.
C2 – Die Campus-Cneipe

IKOM

Make contacts: Students of all subjects organise career fairs in all three TUM locations, including in the Department of Mechanical Engineering's main building, which offer workshops and lectures, bringing students and companies together.
IKOM