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Master Programme in Space Science and Technology

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Programme content and structure

 In order to be eligible for the diploma in Master of Science in Space Technology with specializations in Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Space Technology and Instrumentation the student has to obtain 120 ECTS, including courses on the advanced level for at least 90 ECTS and a Master thesis for 30 ECTS. The program is based on collaboration between the following European universities: - Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden - Cranfield University (CU), UK - Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3), France 

The first semester of the program is common for all students and takes place at Luleå University of Technology, Kiruna Space Campus.  The second semester is also given by LTU, but towards the end of the term students elect courses depending on planned specialization. During the second year the students are distributed among the partner universities, which offer different specializations depending on their fields of expertise within space science and technology. The election of specialization takes place during term two, with place allocation according to choice, merits and place availability. During the fourth semester students perform their Master thesis projects.

Planned specializations:  at LTU   -  Space Technology and Instrumentation  -  Atmospheric and Space Science  at the other partner universities   -  Dynamics and Control of Systems and Structures (CU) -  Space Automation and Control (CTU) Space Technique and Instrumentation (UT3) -  Astrophysics, Space Science and Planetology (UT3)

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. 

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. All students within the educational program will be admitted to Master thesis course at LTU. All students that meet the requirements for graduation will receive Master of Science with a Major in Space Technology. Specializations given at LTU are included in the diploma. Courses and diploma requirements for specializations at the partner universities can be found at the respective partner universities or the program website  For students enrolled prior to 2018 the constellation of partner universities is different (i.e. includes Aalto university School of Science and Technology and third-country partner universities). Students enrolled 2017 and earlier are referred to the programme syllabus for study year 2017/18 (version 2016-10-03).    


The programme requires 120 Credits




  • Specialisation offered at partner universities


  • Atmospheric and Space Science, research oriented
  • Space Technology and Instrumentation

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a basic engineering program or a Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in the areas of physics (space, plasma, atmospheric, nuclear, particle, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics), space science, planetology, astronomy, atmospheric science, remote sensing, numerical simulations, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, space engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics, automation, communication, electronics, mechatronics, control theory or equivalent. A minimum of 22.5 ECTS in mathematics at the university level is required.
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: 60 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
F7008R The Solar System 7,5 Second level
P7004R Master Degree Project 30,0 Second level
R7017R Space Physics 7,5 Second level
R7021R Space Communication 7,5 Second level
R7028R Spacecraft Systems 7,5 Second level

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

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