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Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology,
120 ECTS in a 2-year degree programme.
Apply to SpaceMaster
If you are interested in Space Science and Technology
If you want to enhance your chances for a leading position in industry and in research
If you wish to study in a truly international setting with many opportunities
If you want a double European Masters Degree
The main objective of the Course is to combine the great diversity of space expertise at six European universities and two Third-Country universities to a common platform of competence within the guidelines of the Bologna process. The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial organisations, thus providing direct contacts with professional research and industry.
Another objective is to give the students cross-disciplinary extension from laboratory and computer simulation environments to hands-on work with stratospheric balloons, rockets, satellite and radar control, robotics, sensor data fusion, automatic control and multi-body dynamics.
The Course brings together students from around the world to share their existing competence in space science and technology and to develop it with Europe`s space industry and research community. The added value of the SpaceMaster Course compared with other Courses in the same field can be summarised as:
structured cooperation between the academic institutions and industry
education influenced by current advances in research;
increased intercultural understanding and integration;
structured cooperation between the universities via the use of the ECTS grading system, combining together different educational models
exchange of experience for both the academic and administrative staff
a wide range of specializations improves career prospects of students.
The Course has a common first year for all students. 1st semester takes place at JMUW, Würzburg, Germany, 2nd semester takes place at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden. During the 3rd semester the students are distributed among the six European universities. The students select the track of specialization for the 3rd and 4th semesters when they apply. The distribution for the 3rd and 4th semesters is finalized in the middle of the 2nd semester. During the 4th semester the students perform their Master thesis projects in six European universities and two Third-Country universities.
The language of instruction is mainly English.
The Master Degree is achieved after successful accomplishment of 120 ECTS. The student who fulfil the requirements for the Master Degree receive a double Master Diploma, i.e. a Diploma certificate from Luleå University of Technology and a Diploma certificate from the second European partner university.
Application deadlines for the academic year 2010-2011:
1 December 2009 for non-EU students
15 April 2010 for EU students
Consortium of Universities responsible for the SpaceMaster Course:
1.Cranfield University (CU), England
2.Czech Technical University (CTU), Czech Republic
3.Helsinki University of Technology / Aalto University (TKK), Finland
4.University of Würzburg (JMUW), Germany
5.Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden (Coordinating University)
6.Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (UPS), France
7.University of Tokyo (Todai), Japan
8.Utah State University (USU), U.S.A.
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