Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
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 Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus) course is offered by Aalto University.

About

The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial organisations, thus providing direct contacts with professional research and industry. The Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster) (Erasmus Mundus) course is delivered by Aalto University.

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 Space Master 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • CanSat/Floatsat Design Workshop
  • Spacecraft System Design
  • Space Dynamics
  • Space Physics (Introduction)
  • Spacecraft Environment Interaction
  • Space Physics
  • Electronics in Space
  • Radar for space and atmospheric research
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              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                Book IELTS
              • Minimum required score (Grade C):

                180

                The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

              • Minimum required score:

                580

                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:

                92

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              • An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.
              • A printed and signed cover letter from the online application system. 
              • An officially attested copy of an official Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma
              • An official transcript of records
              • An authorised translation of the degree certificate/diploma and an authorised translation of the official transcript of records
              • Language certificate
              • Portfolio
              • A CV

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                6900 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                Free
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              Bachelor's and master's programmes taught in English have a tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens.

              Living costs for Helsinki

              910 - 1400 EUR/month
              Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

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