This MSc track is offered to a range of graduates that are looking for an academic program that prepares them well for an exciting career in the international space sector, covering Earth observation to planetary exploration, launch vehicles, satellites and constellations of satellites. The Space Flight Master track offers a common core building your understanding of space engineering and space exploration, and allows you to specialize in one of two profiles, both related to the specific expertise of the department. The first MSc year is essentially focused on courses and the literature study, whereas in the second year you will do your internship and thesis project (the order of literature study and internship can be reversed).

MSc Track structure

Course Description EC

Core courses

Gain a broad view on a field of expertise


Profile courses

Focus on a particular subfield

≥ 14

Elective courses 

Specialise in a particular area of expertise or add multidisciplinary elements, repair educational deficiencies or address a personal interest*

+/- 15

Literature study

Prepare for the thesis subject



Prepare for the thesis subject



Acquire professional skills during a three-month internship at a Dutch or international company or institute*


MSc thesis

An in-depth research project or design assignment in your subject of choice


*Optionally abroad