SpaceMaster

Program Modules


Joint Master Program in Space Science and Technology SpaceMaster (2020-2022)

1st Year, LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden

Compulsory courses:
1. Solar System Physics; 7.5 ECTS
2. Spacecraft Systems; 7.5 ECTS
3. Space Physics; 7.5 ECTS
4. Space Communications; 7.5 ECTS
5. Space Instruments; 7.5 ECTS
Optional courses:
6. S0046P Swedish for International Students; 3 ECTS
7. Propulsion with Space Applications; 7.5 ECTS (individual study plan)
8. Space Structures and Materials; 7.5 ECTS (individual study plan)

Engineering Track: Space Technology and Instrumentation
Compulsory courses:
1. Spacecraft Environment Interaction; 7.5 ECTS
2. Space Electronics; 7.5 ECTS
Optional courses:
3. Microcomputer Engineering with Space Applications; 7.5 ECTS
4. Polar Atmosphere; 7.5 ECTS
5. Space Project 1; 7.5 ECTS

Scientific Track: Atmospheric and Space Science
Compulsory courses:
1. Atmospheric Physics; 7.5 ECTS
2. Polar Atmosphere; 7.5 ECTS
Optional courses:
3. Spectroscopy for Planetary Exploration; 7.5 ECTS
4. Space Project 1; 7.5 ECTS
5. Space Electronics; 7.5 ECTS

2nd Year

During the 2nd year there are optional tracks at different universities. Students will earn 60 ECTS, which includes the Master's thesis. The different tracks during the 2nd year are:
E1: Engineering Track 1, LTU (single diploma)
E2: Engineering Track 2, CU
E3: Engineering Track 3, CTU
E4: Engineering Track 4, UT3
E5: Engineering Track 5, Aalto
S1: Scientific Track 1, LTU (single diploma)
S2: Scientific Track 2, UT3
S3: Scientific Track 3, Aalto

Single Diploma

Engineering Track 1, 60 ECTS, LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden - Space Technology and Instrumentation
Compulsory module:
1. Master's Thesis; 30 ECTS
Optional courses:
2. Orbit and Attitude Dynamics; 7.5 ECTS
3. Spacecraft Control; 7.5 ECTS
4. Spacecraft On-Board Data Handling; 7.5 ECTS
5. Remote Sensing; 7.5 ECTS
6. Image Processing with Space Applications; 7.5 ECTS
7. Special Studies in Space Engineering; 7.5 ECTS
8. Space Project 1, 2; 7.5 ECTS

Scientific Track 1, 60 ECTS, LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden - Atmospheric and Space Science (web link)
Compulsory module:
1. Master's Thesis; 30 ECTS
Optional courses:
2. Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate; 7.5 ECTS
3. Radiative Transfer; 7.5 ECTS
4. Remote Sensing; 7.5 ECTS
5. Image Processing with Space Applications; 7.5 ECTS
6. Big Data from Space for Planetary Studies; 7.5 ECTS
7. Photochemistry of Earth and Planetary Atmospheres; 7.5 ECTS
8. Special Studies in Space and Atmospheric Science; 7.5 ECTS
9. Space Project 1, 2; 7.5 ECTS

Double Diploma

Engineering Track 2, 60 ECTS, CU, UK - Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures (web link, presentation)
Compulsory module:
1. Space Propulsion; 5 ECTS
2. Master's Thesis: 45 ECTS
Optional courses:
3. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures; 5 ECTS
4. Control Systems; 5 ECTS
5. Satellite Attitude Dynamics and Control; 5 ECTS
6. Multivariable Control Systems for Aerospace Applications; 5 ECTS
7. Aerospace Navigation and Sensors; 5 ECTS
8. Finite Element Analysis; 5 ECTS

Engineering Track 3, 60 ECTS, CTU, Czech Republic - Space Automation and Control (web link, presentation)
1. Control Systems for Aircraft and Spacecraft; 7 ECTS
2. Space Systems, Modeling and Identification; 7 ECTS
3. Optimal and Robust Control Design; 8 ECTS
4. Individual Design Project; 8 ECTS
5. Diploma thesis; 30 ECTS

Engineering Track 4, 60 ECTS, UT3, France - Space Technique and Instrumentation (web link, presentation)
1. Space Sciences; 6 ECTS
2. Space Systems and Technology; 9 ECTS
3. Practical Assignments; 9 ECTS
4. Data Analysis and Programming; 9 ECTS
5. Scientific English; 3 ECTS
6. Space Industry and Engineering; 3 ECTS
7. Internship; 21 ECTS

Engineering Track 5, 60 ECTS, Aalto, Finland - Space Robotics and Automation (web link, presentation)
Compulsory module:
1. Embedded Real-Time Systems; 5 ECTS
2. Modelling, Estimation and Dynamic Systems; 5 ECTS
3. Robotics; 5 ECTS
4. Finnish 1A; 2 ECTS
5. Thesis Writing for Engineers; 3 ECTS
6. Master's Thesis; 30 ECTS
Optional courses, minimum 10 ECTS:
7. Autonomous Mobile Robots; 5 ECTS
8. Computer Vision; 5 ECTS
9. Micro and Nano Robotics; 5 ECTS
10. Mechatronics Basics; 5 ECTS
11. Robotic Manipulation; 5 ECTS
12. Satellite Systems; 5 ECTS
13.Stochastics and Estimation; 5 ECTS
Freely elective courses:
14. Get to Know Finland; 1 ECTS
15. Reinforcement Learning; 5 ECTS

Scientific Track 2*, 60 ECTS at UT3, France - Astrophysics, Space Science, Planetology (web link, presentation)
Compulsory module:
1. Physics and Astrophysics; 15 ECTS
2. Instrumentation, Data Analysis, Space Mechanics and Engineering; 6 ECTS
3. Numerical Simulations and Observations (Astrophysics); 3 ECTS
4. Scientific English; 3 ECTS
5. Internship; 27 ECTS
Optional courses (choose 3); 6 ECTS:
6. Planet-Environment Interactions; 2 ECTS
7. Interstellar Medium; 2 ECTS
8. Compact Objects and Accretion; 2 ECTS
9. Star and Planet Seismology; 2 ECTS
10. Planetary Surfaces and Global Cycles; 2 ECTS
11. Cosmology and Galactic Physics; 2 ECTS
12. Evolution of Telluric Planets; 2 ECTS
* this option should only be considered by students with a strong science-centred background and after careful discussion

Scientific Track 3, 60 ECTS, Aalto, Finland - Space Science and Technology
Compulsory module:
1. Space Instrumentation; 5 ECTS
2. Microwave Earth Observation Instrumentation; 5 ECTS
3. Radio Astronomy; 5 ECTS
4. Finnish 1A; 2 ECTS
5. Thesis Writing for Engineers; 3 ECTS
6. Master's Thesis; 30 ECTS
Optional modules, minimum 10 ECTS:
7. Introduction to Space; 5 ECTS
8. Autonomous Mobile Robots; 5 ECTS
9. Computer Vision; 5 ECTS
10. Micro and Nano Robotics; 5 ECTS
11. Mechatronics Basics; 5 ECTS
12. Robotic Manipulation; 5 ECTS
13. Satellite Systems; 5 ECTS
14. Stochastics and Estimation; 5 ECTS
Freely elective courses:
15. Get to Know Finland; 1 ECTS
16. Reinforcement Learning; 5 ECTS