Are you new to space engineering? No problem. If you meet the application requirements, you will have no issues in catching up during the first semester of the Masters.
Focus of the MSE programmeMSE study programme comprises 120 credit points in total and focuses on Space System Design, Space Technology, Space Management & Operation and Intercultural Communication.
Masters thesisA Masters thesis, either in one of the exciting research projects at the university or with an industry partner, finalises the programme.
InternshipThe wide network of partners in the European space industry provides the MSE students with an opportunity to gain internship experience and establish valuable contacts during their studies.
The module gives a systematic overview on all systems, technologies and uses of astronautics. Students shall develop an understanding of space technologies, basic principles and system solutions for all areas of astronautics.
The module covers all subsystems of satellites in technical detail. Several subsystem experts give lectures on specific aspects of satellite technologies and further elaborate on their field of work with examples from real satellite missions.
For systems engineers today, a good practical knowledge in electronics is inevitable to ensure good project interoperability. The module gives students important skills in electronics using a hands-on approach. In addition, specific space related aspects of electronics are covered.
In this module, students shall learn about the dynamics, kinematics altitude determination and control of spacecraft using control theory. Several concepts for altitude control of spacecraft are shown in detail.
The module gives a technical overview on rocket and spacecraft propulsion systems. Students will understand the basic principles and system solutions for a large variety of propulsion technologies.
The module covers the basics of remote sensing with spacecraft. Several sensors and instruments in different wavelengths are highlighted in technical detail. The module includes a project in which payload for remote sensing is designed using a systematic approach.
Space System Design
The core of the module is the design of a satellite mission in project work. In this module, an industry-like environment is created to give requirements and constraints for a satellite mission. Students shall undergo the process of space system design in an interdisciplinary team.
The module is based on a hands-on project. Students shall define, design, manufacture and test a space related system to undergo the development process from the practical point of view. Several technical and social skills are intensively taught in this module.
The module imparts the fundamentals of planetary exploration and space robotics. Student shall learn about the basics of planetary physics and how celestial bodies can be explored by robots. Students will apply their knowledge in a hands-on project in which they will design a planetary robotic system.
Space Management & Operations
The module gives an overview on activities and space programmes worldwide. Students learn about space project planning, management approach and the life cycle of a space mission. The module covers space mission operations and design of mission control centres and ground stations.
The module covers technical, psychological and medical aspects of manned spaceflight. Students will gain an understanding of the stresses, problems of adaption and long-term effects for the body and mind for humans in orbit.
The module covers the basics of space flight mechanics. For practical application in mission design processes, students shall learn about the laws of gravitational astronomy, time and reference systems and perturbations on satellite trajectories.
In this module, students are introduced to the fundamentals in satellite geodesy, celestial mechanics and primary space geodetic techniques. After this module the students are familiar with the most important observation methods in space geodesy and how the data is analysed.
Germany is a country with many career options for space engineers. The module shall not only help in simplifying life in Germany during the studies, but will support career opportunities in the German space industry.
Systems engineers need to be able to use a set of tools for managing a project. The module will cover all aspects and practical methods for being able to successfully manage a project.
Every day there are new endeavours, ideas and future potentials in astronautics. Many space start-ups are founded and large companies and agencies adapt to new waves using methods of innovation management that are imparted and applied in this module.