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Master's Programme in Space Science and Technology (SpaceMaster)

SpaceMaster IV is a continuation of the original Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes launched in 2004 and implemented by a consortium of leading European universities in close collaboration with research and industrial organizations.
SpaceMaster IV (2019-2025) is a continuation of the original Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programs launched in 2004.
SpaceMaster IV (2019-2025) is a continuation of the original Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programs launched in 2004.


Master of Science (Technology)

Application period:

16.10.2020 – 15.1.2021

Language of instruction:



2 years, full-time


Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Technology and Engineering


120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Electrical Engineering

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Study objectives

The main objective of the SpaceMaster programme is to combine the great diversity of space expertise at five universities into a common platform. The educational cooperation is supported by scientific and industrial organisations, thus providing direct contact with professional research and industry. SpaceMaster therefore offers cross-disciplinary, research-oriented education with first-hand and hands-on experience in space science, technology and engineering.

The main learning outcomes for the Program are:

  • fundamental and advanced knowledge in the academic subjects studied
  • holistic approach to and comprehensive view of advanced space projects
  • management skills required for space projects, e.g. systems on-board aircraft or satellites, techniques for satellite launch, interplanetary missions, Earth observation, space data management
  • transferable skills, e.g. entrepreneurship, scientific writing, social competence, communication skills, leadership in an international and intercultural environment.

The added value of SpaceMaster compared with other programs 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.

Study contents

The programme is a double degree programme which means that during the programme, students study in two different universities. SpaceMaster is a four semester Master's Program, 120 ECTS. The first year takes place at LTU, Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden (60 ECTS). The second year (together with the Master's thesis project) takes place at one of the Partner Universities. The Master's thesis project can also take place at Associate Partners as well as other industrial and research organizations relevant to the Program scope. A detailed description of the programme tracks and modules is available in the programme website.

The second year study tracks offered in Aalto University are Space Robotics and Automation and Space Science and Technology (Small Satellites and Space Instrumentations).

Language of instruction

The language of instruction in all partner universities is English.

Tuition fees

Participation costs and fees will be charged according to the university regulations at the Partner Universities. Read more in the programme website.

In Aalto University the tuition fees are the following:

Non-EU/EEA Citizens: 15 000€/academic year

EU/EEA Citizens: no tuition fee


The SpaceMaster programme has separate application period and admission procedure. Further information on the admission is available on the programme website.

Contact information

General questions about the SpaceMaster programme: see programme website.

Questions about study tracks in Aalto University: [email protected]

SpaceMaster programme


Space Science and Technology studies in Aalto University are also available under the Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology

Master's Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology

The Master’s Programme in Electronics and Nanotechnology offers the opportunity for students to go into the details of future-shaping and globally significant technologies. We are surrounded by wireless technologies everywhere through the rise of mobile devices, space technology is skyrocketing in the form of small satellites, and nanotechnology is enabling major breakthroughs in fields like solar energy harvesting. This programme focuses strongly on researching and building hardware for these technologies, paving the way for a fluent shift towards a career in the industry or an academic postgraduate path.

Aalto electronics-ICT anechoic chamber for 2-60 GHz and two near-field scanners

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