Compulsory courses
Master Programme in Earths Atmosphere and the Solar System

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Programme content and structure

For the master degree in Space Technology specialization Earth atmosphere and Solar System (120 Hp) the following courses are required: courses on the advanced level (90 Hp), and master thesis - space technology (30 Hp).     During the program's first year, you will gain knowledge of the Earth's atmosphere and the Solar System and observation of these. You will be introduced into the physical processes which are important to describe and understand the atmosphere and the Solar System. Additionally you will be introduced to the technical and mathematical methods used to observe and model these processes.During the second year you will strengthen your knowledge through courses and by participating in various space projects. A large part of the education and work is done as group work in project form. Your master thesis work will be performed at a space technology company, space organization, or an academic department in Kiruna or an other part of the world. Practice during study time is recommended but is not compulsory. For admission to the degree project course entry requirements specified in the Course Syllabus must be completed. Information regarding the application- and admission process is given and ensured by the responsible department.

Swedish for beginners is offered to overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the obligatory courses.


The programme consists of 120 Credits


Entry requirements

Successfully completed a basic engineering program or a Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in the areas of natural science, engineering or technology. Course work must include physics and mathematics.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses: 105 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
F7002E Atmospheric dynamics and climate 7,5 Second level
F7004R Atmospheric Physics 7,5 Second level
F7006R Solar Physics 7,5 Second level
F7008R The Solar System 7,5 Second level
F7014R Polar Atmosphere 7,5 Second level
P7003R Master Thesis - Space Technology 30,0 Second level
R7011R Image Processing with Space Applications 7,5 Second level
R7012R Remote Sensing 7,5 Second level
R7013R Space Instruments 7,5 Second level
R7017R Space Physics 7,5 Second level
R7022R Introduction to satellite technology 7,5 Second level

Compulsory courses: 15 Credits

Optional space is 15 credits. It is mandatory to select elective courses up to the given number of credits. The given number of credits of elective courses listed must be met for degree.

Code Course Cr Level Comment
F7001R Space Plasma Physics 7,5 Second level Selectable
F7007R Cosmology 7,5 Second level Selectable
P7001R Space Engineering Project II 15,0 Second level Selectable
P7005R Space Engineering Project 1 7,5 Second level Selectable
P7006R Space Engineering Project 2 7,5 Second level Selectable
R7007E Special Studies in Space Engineering 7,5 Second level Selectable
R7015R Space flight orbit dynamics 7,5 Second level Selectable
R7016R Space flight attitude dynamics 7,5 Second level Selectable
R7018R Spacecraft on board datahandling 7,5 Second level Selectable

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compusory - For non Scandinavian students

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable