Space Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Oct 1, 2023
140 place StudyQA ranking:1600 Duration:2 years

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The course is offered by the Department of Space Technology at Technische Universität Berlin. It aims to educate systems engineers equipped with the knowledge to become future leaders in the space industry.
The highly project-oriented Master's programme focuses on space system design, space technology, space management and operation, and intercultural communication.
Students have the opportunity to become involved in challenging space projects, working within intercultural teams, whilst benefiting from the world-leading expertise and network of Technische Universität Berlin in the field of space technology.
A Master's thesis, either in one of the exciting research projects at the university or with an industry partner, completes the programme.
The wide network of partners of the Chair of Space Technology in the European space industry provides MSE students with an opportunity to gain internship experience and establish valuable contacts during their studies.

Educational organisation

The programme is structured into four module groups and a Master's thesis, with an overall workload of 120 credit points (CPs).
During the first three semesters, students select courses from the module groups A, B, C and D with a total of 90 CPs.
A - Space Technology
B - Space System Design
C - Space Management and Operation
D - Interdisciplinary
A Master's thesis, which completes the study programme, counts for 30 CPs.

Module group A - Space Technology
  • Fundamentals of Space Technology
  • Satellite Technology
  • Space Electronics
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Space Propulsion Systems
  • Space Sensors and Instruments

Module group B - Space System Design
  • Space System Design Project
  • Space Technology Project

Module group C - Space Operations
  • Space Mission Planning and Operations
  • Human Space Flight and Space Psychology
  • Space Flight Mechanics
  • Satellite Geodesy

Module group D - Interdisciplinary
  • Project Management
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • German for Engineers


An internship is not compulsory in the MSE study programme. However, it is highly recommended. The opportunity to gain internship experience in the European space industry will be provided.

Course objectives

The aim is to educate systems engineers equipped with the knowledge to become future leaders in the space industry.

Language requirements

English proficiency, proven by one of the following:
  • TOEFL 80 (Internet-based), 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based); IELTS band 6 score (academic modules)
  • Bachelor's degree completed in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, USA, Ireland or New Zealand
  • English as mother tongue

Academic requirements

Previous degree (at least Bachelor's or equivalent)
Minimum of one year of work experience, gained mainly after graduation (including relevant internship periods)
For more information, please visit the MSE website:

Enrolment fees

303.39 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.

Costs of living

Approx. 700-800 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Job opportunities

EU or EEA nationals have full access to the German job market.
International students from non-EU or non-EEA countries can work a total of 120 full or 240 half days per year in Germany. Students who wish to work more require a permit from the "Agentur für Arbeit" (Federal Employment Agency) and the foreigners' authority.
Employment as a student assistant at the university is not counted towards the 120 full or 240 half working days.

Arrival support

The MSE administration team helps students organise their trip to Berlin.
An orientation week is offered for new students at the beginning of the study programme to help students to organise their new lives in Berlin.

Services and support for international students

Students are supervised and supported by the MSE administration team and lecturers at the university throughout the entire study programme.
Contact the MSE team at:
Marchstraße 12-14, Room 409
10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30-31 42 59 22


The choice of accommodation in Berlin is large and varied, from rooms in dormitories, shared flats and host families to hotels. Nevertheless, it is very important to start looking for suitable accommodation in advance, as demand is high.
At you will find a selection of websites that may prove useful in your search for accommodation.
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