Master's Thesis - Your Connection to the World of Work

Students will do their Master's thesis work valued at a minimum of 30 ECTS (45 ECTS for CU; a combination of a Thesis Internship for 21 ECTS and Practical Assignments for 9 ECTS for UT3 Engineering Track; a combination of a Thesis Internship for 27 ECTS and the course Numerical Simulations and Observations (Astrophysics) for 3 ECTS for UT3 Scientific Track) during the 4th semester. Thesis work may be performed at the host university of the second year, other partner universities, associated members, industry or research institutions related to the Course specialisations.

Students can support their Master's thesis by applying for the Erasmus Traineeship Scholarship via LTU’s International Office or via the international office at the Partner University of the second year.

Previous Master's Theses

  1. Go to the LTU Publications website
  2. Choose Advanced search - Student theses
  3. In Subject/course choose Student thesis, at least 30 credits (for Round 1 (2007) choose 15 credits)
  4. In Educational program chose Space Engineering, master's level (120 credits) (for Round 1 (2007) choose 60 credits)
  5. All other fields should be empty

The thesis work at UT3 can be performed in Toulouse with a large amount of support from industry and research institutions. For instance applied thesis work could be carried out at companies like Thales Alenia Space, or at CNES (French National Centre for Space Studies). Research-related thesis work could be carried out in the laboratories belonging to the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory.

Thesis work at CU can be undertaken on campus, in association with UK space industry (Astrium, Vega), at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) of the UK Research Councils or in collaboration with the Open University.

CTU, Aalto
The thesis work at CTU and Aalto can be performed around the laboratories at the universities and/or in space-related research projects supervised by the universities. Projects available at CTU are listed here.

The thesis work at LTU, Kiruna can be performed within the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering in Luleå and Skellefteå, and the Division of Space Technology in Kiruna. Excellent facilities and thesis supervision are offered by the associated members: the Swedish Institute of Space Physics with departments in Kiruna, Umeå, Uppsala and Lund; the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) at Esrange Space Center and Solna; and the EISCAT Scientific Association.

Master's Thesis Placements 2017-2019

Space AgenciesResearch Institutions
CNES, France
DLR, Germany
ESA-ESTEC, Netherlands
ESA, Madrid, Spain
JAXA, Japan
CERN, Switzerland
CNRS Observatoire Midi Pyrenees, France
EISCAT Scientific Association, Sweden
Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique & Planétologie (IRAP), France
Max Planck Institute For Radio Astronomy, Germany
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
Consortium Partner Universities
Florida Institute of Technology, Florida, USA
Massachusetts Inst. Of Technology, USA
Stanford University, USA
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
University of Helsinki, Finland
University of Padova, Italy
Airbus, (Germany, France, UK)
AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions, Germany
Arctic Space Technologies, Sweden
Austrian Space Forum, Austria
Esc Aerospace s.r.o. Czech Republic
GOMspace, Denmark
ICEYE Oy, Finland
ISAE Supaéro, France
ISIS, Netherlands
LEGOS, Toulouse, France
LIENSs Laboratory, La Rochelle, France
MBDA, Germany
N66, Sweden
Observatoire Geneve, Switzerland
Odysseus Space co, Taiwan
OHB System, Bremen, Germany
OHB Sweden AB, Sweden
Okapi: Orbits, Germany
ONERA - French Aerospace Lab, France
Orbitare AG, Switzerland
SAAB AB, Sweden
Smart Driving Solutions Research Center, Czech Republic
Space Application Services, Belgium
Space Systems, Czech Republic
ThrustMe, France
TRYO Aerospace Flight Segment, Spain
Tyvak International, Italy
VonHoerner&Sulger, Germany
Weizmann Institute, Israel