Degrees Awarded

The Master's Degree is achieved after successful accomplishment of 120 ECTS. Students who fulfil the requirements for the Master's Degree receive a double Master's Diploma, i.e. a Diploma certificate from Luleå University of Technology and a Diploma certificate from the European Partner University of the second year.

Joint Master Degree Program in Space Science and Technology - SpaceMaster 2019--

2nd Year Home UniversityDegree Awarding UniversitiesName of the degree awarded,
in national language (and in English)
 LTUTeknologie masterexamen med huvudområde rymdteknik
[MSc with a Major in Space Technology (Specialisation: Space Technology and Instrumentation)
MSc with a Major in Space Technology (Specialisation: Atmospheric and Space Science)]
AaltoAalto+LTUDiplomi-insinööri [M.Sc. (Tech.)]
CUCU+LTUMSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering
CTUCTU+LTUMSc Elektrotechnika a informatika-Technicka kybernetika
(MSc in Electrical Engineering and Informatics – Control Engineering)
UT3UT3+LTUMaster mention Sciences de l’univers et technologies spatiales: Techniques spatiales et instrumentation
(MSc in Space Techniques and Instrumentation)
Master mention Sciences de l'univers et technologies spatiales: Astrophysique, sciences de l'espace, planétologie
(MSc in Astrophysics, Space Science, Planetology)
  • Instructions how to apply for the LTU degree (pdf)

Academic grading in Sweden: On university level the following standard grading scale has been defined:

VG – Väl godkänd (Passed with distinction) G – Godkänd (Passed) U – Underkänd (Fail) As long as relative grading is not used, however, individual universities may choose to use any other scale. For example, in the fields of engineering and technology, the passing grades of VG and G are commonly replaced with 5, 4 and 3 where 5 is the highest grade.

After successful completion of the Program, the graduating student will have acquired skills in the following areas:

Knowledge and Understanding

  • within the main field, i.e. space science and technology, with considerably deeper knowledge within certain parts of the field,
  • that give deep insight into current research and development work,
  • to show deep knowledge of methods within the main field of the Program.

Proficiency Skills and Capacity

  • that demonstrate the capability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge, to analyze, evaluate and handle complex phenomena, problems and situations even with limited information,
  • to critically, independently and in a creative way identify and formulate problems, to be able to plan and with adequate methods to carry out qualified tasks within the given time frames, and thus to contribute to the knowledge development as well as to evaluate this work,
  • to make oral and written presentations during national and international events, to discuss problems and use arguments suitable for dialogs with different target groups,
  • for participation in research and development work or for independent work in another qualified area.

Evaluation Skills and Viewpoint

  • to make evaluations with regard to the relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects for research and development work,
  • about scientific possibilities and limits, their roles in society and humanity’s responsibility for the way of their use,
  • to identify their own needs for further knowledge and to take the responsibility for their own lifelong learning.