First semester, core modules, 30 ECTS, at University of Würzburg (JMUW), Germany
Modules to be taken by all students:
1. Introduction in Space Physics
2. Spacecraft System Design
3. Space Dynamics
Second semester, core modules, 30 ECTS at Lulea University of Technology (LTU), Sweden
Modules to be taken by all students:
1. Spacecraft Environment Interaction
2. Electronics in Space
3. Image Processing and Remote Sensing
4. Optics- and Radar-Based Observations
The Can Satellites built during the first semester at JMUW will be tested. Some of the best designed satellites will be further tested during a balloon flight.
Third semester: optional tracks (30 ECTS) at different universities
Engineering Track 1:
Cranfield University (CU), UK: Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures
Engineering Track 2:
Aalto University (TKK), Finland: Space Automation & Robotics
Engineering Track 3:
JMUW, Germany: Robotics, Automation, Control and Communication Technologies related to Space
Engineering Track 4:
LTU, Sweden: Space Technology and Instrumentation
Engineering Track 5:
Czech Technical University (CTU), Czech Republic: Space Automation and Control
Engineering Track 6:
University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier (UPS), France: Space Technique and Instrumentation, industry-oriented
Science Track 1:
UPS, France: Astrophysics, Space Sciences, Planetology, research-oriented
Science Track 2:
LTU, Sweden: Atmospheric and Space Physics
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
Study abroad unit(s)
Participants spend the first semester in Würzburg, Germany. The second semester takes place at Lulea University of Technology, Kiruna, Sweden. The third and fourth semesters can be done at any of the six partner universities.
During the third and fourth semesters, internships may be arranged with partners in the European space industry but there are no guarantees. Students are encouraged to contact companies in the space industry and the universities support their applications.
Forms of assessment
Please check our websites for detailed and current information.
Local website: http://www.spacemaster.uni-wuerzburg.de
Consortium website: http://spacemaster.eu/
The consortium unifies expertise from a broad range of European universities to create a joint European Master's degree in space science and technology with high-quality modules in space studies. Students will participate in projects and research activities during work on projects and their Master's thesis. Many of these projects will take place in close collaboration with the European space industry. Space Master has the potential to provide Europe's space industry and research institutions with high-quality engineers and researchers in the field of space studies. The first year, which is spent together by all students, will create tight and long-lasting contacts and friendships between the European students and those from third countries - hopefully they will continue to collaborate in their future careers.
Furthermore, the students in the Space Master programme will experience many different European climates, natures, and cultures - German, Scandinavian, French, Czech and English - helping to break down the mental borders between the different countries of Europe. Scientific projects require more and more expensive equipment to study our planet and the universe surrounding it, equipment that cannot be funded by one country alone and that requires a strong collaboration between the scientific communities of each country. Such a collaboration cannot take place without an understanding of the culture of the countries involved and strong links between European scientists.