Study trip to Airbus in Hamburg

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First year undergraduate Computer Security students, and MSc Cyber Security, Cyber Technology and Software Engineering students are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 45 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 5. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This is an opportunity for first year undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media to spend 3 days in Hamburg to visit Airbus. Students will see the final assembly from A320 to A380 and experience exciting insights into the production and assembly of Airbus aircrafts on an Airbus site tour. Airbus is providing a half-day session and talks with Q&A as a part of the visit.

This trip aims to give students an unforgettable experience that offers a mix of academic content and cultural activities. The learning outcome of this opportunity is for students to gain an academic and industrial view of ICS security from the talks given by Airbus.

By participating in this opportunity students will be exposed to the operation and management of a large scale industry and will gain knowledge about the possible security requirements and threats. This opportunity will also help the students working in industrial control systems security by observing the operation of PLCs and SCADA systems.

Cultural activities

As part of the opportunity students will also have the chance to visit the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg. This Museum is the home of world’s largest private collection of maritime treasures.  It tells the stories of explorers and conquerors, captains and simple seafarers, and it offers an expedition through 3,000 years of human history.  Its mission is to pass on a culture of maritime, transmit knowledge and create an attractive and educational place to encourage scientific and technical careers. Students will then take a Hamburg Port Tour experiencing the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg.

In addition, students can visit the Museum of Art and Industry, which is an applied art museum with ancient & modern artifacts.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

To participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the German immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Germany and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 29 April 2019
  • Return date: Friday 3 May 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, transportation to Airbus (£40), food and drink, entry fees (£12.50), and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 25 February 2019 9am