SpaceMaster

Course Modules


Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree SpaceMaster III (2015-2017)

First Semester, Core Modules, 30 ECTS, at JMUW, Germany
Compulsory modules for all students are:
1. CanSat; 9 ECTS
2. Spacecraft System Design; 8 ECTS
3. Space Dynamics; 5 ECTS
4. Introduction to Space Physics; 8 ECTS

Second Semester, Core Modules, 30 ECTS, at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden
1. Spacecraft Environment Interaction; 7.5 ECTS
2. Space Physics; 7.5 ECTS
3. Electronics in Space; 7.5 ECTS
4. Optics- and Radar-based Observations; 7.5 ECTS

Third Semester
During the third semester there are optional tracks at different universities. The students will earn 30 ECTS at LTU, JMUW, TKK, CTU, UT3 and 15 ECTS at CU. The 30 (15) ECTS is recognised by all universities. The different tracks during the third semester are:
E1 Engineering Track 1
E2 Engineering Track 2
E3 Engineering Track 3
E4 Engineering Track 4
E5 Engineering Track 5
E6 Engineering Track 6
S1 Scientific Track 1
S2 Scientific Track 2

Engineering Track 1, 15 ECTS, at CU, UK - Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures (web link, presentation)
Compulsory module:
1. Space Propulsion; 5 ECTS
Optional modules:
2. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures; 5 ECTS
3. Classical Control Engineering; 5 ECTS
4. Multivariable Control for Aerospace Application; 5 ECTS
5. GPS and INS with Sensors and Data Fusion; 5 ECTS
6. Finite Element Method; 5 ECTS

Engineering Track 2, 30 ECTS, at Aalto, Finland - Space Robotics and Automation (web link, presentation)
Space Robotics and Automation Module:
1. Robotics (Fall Period II); 3 ECTS
2. Field and Service Robotics (Fall Periods I & II); 5 ECTS
3. Seminar in Space Robotics and Automation (Spring Periods III-IV); 4 ECTS
In addition, select 5-6 credits from:
4. Localization and Navigation Methods (Spring III); 3 ECTS
5. Introduction to Microsystems (Spring III-IV); 3 ECTS
6. Micro- and Nanorobotics (Fall I-II); 4 ECTS
7. Radio Science for Space and Environmental Applications (Fall I); 2 ECTS
8. Spaceflight Instrumentation (Fall I-II); 6 ECTS
9. Astronomical View of the World (Spring III-IV); 3 ECTS

Elective Module (Finnish students may substitute these with 3 ECTS of a Master-level language module):
10. Finnish 1A (Fall Period I); 2 ECTS
11. Get to know Finland (Fall Periods I-II); 1 ECTS

Methodological Principles Module:
12. Estimation and Sensor Fusion Methods (Fall Period I); 4 ECTS
13. Machine Perception (Fall Period II); 3 ECTS
14. Embedded Systems (Fall Period I); 3 ECTS

Engineering Track 3, 30 ECTS, at JMUW, Germany - Automation, Control and Communication of Space Robotics (web link)
1. Robotics; 8 ECTS
2. Advanced Automation and Control; 8 ECTS
3. Astronautics Seminar; 5 ECTS
4. Team Design Project; 9 ECTS

Engineering Track 4, 30 ECTS, at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden - Space Technology and Instrumentation (web link)
Compulsory modules:
1. Spacecraft Design; 7.5 ECTS
2. Space Instruments; 7.5 ECTS

Students can complete the degree with the following optional modules:
3. The Solar System; 7.5 ECTS
4. Space Engineering Project 2; 7.5 ECTS
5. Space Engineering Project II; 15 ECTS
6. Space flight orbit dynamics; 7.5 ECTS
7. Space flight attitude dynamics; 7.5 ECTS
8. Spacecraft onboard data handling; 7.5 ECTS

Engineering Track 5, 30 ECTS, at 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

Engineering Track 6, 30 ECTS, at UT3, France - Space Technique and Instrumentation (web link, presentation)
1. Techniques and Systems; 6 ECTS
2. Technology for Missions; 6 ECTS
3. Practical Lectures; 6 ECTS
4. Spatial Data Analysis; 6 ECTS
5. Languages; 3 ECTS
6. World Industry; 3 ECTS

Scientific Track 1, 30 ECTS at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden - Atmospheric and Space Science (web link)
Compulsory module:
1. Space Instruments; 7.5 ECTS

Students have to choose three of nine optional modules:
2. Space Plasma Physics; 7.5 ECTS
3. The Solar System; 7.5 ECTS
4. Cosmology; 7.5 ECTS
5. Atmospheric Physics; 7.5 ECTS
6. Remote Sensing; 7.5 ECTS
7. Image Processing with Space Applications; 7.5 ECTS
8. Spacecraft Design; 7.5 ECTS
9. Spacecraft onboard data handling; 7.5 ECTS
10. Space Engineering Project 2; 7.5 ECTS

Scientific Track 2 *, 30 ECTS at UT3, France - Astrophysics, Space Science, Planetology (web link, presentation)
1. Radiation and Gravitation; 5 ECTS
2. Fluids and Plasmas; 5 ECTS
3. Space and Numerical Techniques; 5 ECTS
4. Specialization in Astrophysics, Space Science and Planetology (3 internal modules out of 7 to be chosen); 12 ECTS
5. Scientific English; 3 ECTS
* this option should only be considered by students with a strong science-centred background and after careful discussion