Track: Space Flight

The Space Flight MSc track is offered to graduates that are looking for an academic programme that prepares them well for an exciting career in the international space sector. The master curriculum covers the full life cycle of space missions, from conceptual design to implementation and utilisation. This track focuses on space engineering, spaceflight dynamics and planetary exploration.

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MSc programme per September 2022

As per September 2022, there will be some changes in the distribution of credits in the master programme of Aerospace Engineering. You can find more information about the new programme on the Programme Structure page.

What you will learn

Astronautics is quite different from aeronautics because each space mission is uniquely designed to perform a specific task related to its operational or scientific objectives. This requires an "end-to-end" approach where the objectives drive the design of the mission and data processing is an integral part of the mission. Within this track, you are offered opportunities to participate in ongoing engineering and scientific projects at the participating chairs. 

The objective of this track is to develop skills to carry out an engineering or research project independently and individually. This will be achieved by a highly focused MSc thesis project under strict supervision. In addition, you will acquire broad knowledge in the field of space and its applications. On the one hand you will become an all-round space professional, but on the other hand you will acquire generic skills that enable you to pursue a career in a broad spectrum of industrial and research environments.

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