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Engineering science and space technology 7.5 credits

Ingenjörsvetenskap och rymdteknik
First cycle, R0007R
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Space Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Space Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 (specifik entry A9). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics E (specifik entry 9)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

The student will acquire knowledge of: I) The Master of Science Programme in Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and future working life, and II) useful tools for continued engineering studies. This is done through two blocks comprising: I) Space Engineering - the role of the subject in today's modern technological society. The relationship between technical physics & electrical engineering and the engineering sciences in both business and academia. The course introduces knowledge of gender equality, labor market and working life. II) Programming in Matlab.

After completing the course the student should:

  • have insight into the field of space physics, especially in relation to other engineering disciplines and engineering science in general
  • be able to solve simpler technical problems with typical engineering tools
  • be able to write technical reports according to given instructions
  • be able to plan, implement and present final results in simpler technology projects
  • have insight into how to organize, plan and implement their own studies in both the short and long term for a successful career in the subject area of ​​space engineering
  • have insight into the space activity at Space Campus in Kiruna, and in Kiruna in general. 

In addition, the student should:

  • Know about current research areas and research issues at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (TVM) and the Department of Systems and Space Engineering (SRT)

Space engineering as subject; history, their role in today's technology society nationally and internationally. Working life, labor market, gender equality. Engineering. The role of the engineer in research and business; problem solving, engineering tools. Project work. Research information / meeting with research groups at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (TVM) and the Department of Systems and Space Engineering (SRT).


The course will be performed by lectures, computational laboratory work and visits at companies and/or research institute(s), and departments at LTU.

The examination forms vary among the most common within the master programs, such as written reports, written exam, and laboratory/project work.

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
”Introduktion till Matlab (compendium)” by Erik Olsson & Lars-Göran Westerberg. This compendium is available in the learning management system.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Oral presentationU G#1.50MandatoryA13
0004Project assignmentU G#3.00MandatoryA13
0005Written examG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA14

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2019