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Space Science & Technology

MSc Space Science & Technology

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

You will receive broad exposure to all areas of Space Science & Technology, from understanding the detector payload and spacecraft requirements to space mission design, project management and proposal writing. 

- Open to all graduates of Science, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
- Design your own curriculum
- Workshop sessions with senior industry practitioners

Duration

1 year full time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities include space research (mission specialist, payload scientist, mission planner), space-based applications (Earth observation and environmental monitoring, satellite navigation, telecommunications, space weather, radiation science, spacecraft engineering, manned space flight, space tourism), and enabling technology propulsion (simulations and testing orbital mechanics and materials).

Top European employers include Airbus, Thales, Moog, Curtiss-Wright, and ESA. The MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone to PhD research.

Related Programmes
MSc Physics (Negotiated Learning) FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dr Deirdre Coffey
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2823

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Space Mission Design
PHYC40610
The Space Environment
PHYC40660
Applications of Space Science
PHYC40730
Space Sector Professional Skills
PHYC40740
Satellite Subsystems
PHYC40810
Physics Research Project 30
PHYC40840
Space Detector Laboratory (10)
PHYC40870

Stage 1 - Option
Dynamical Systems
ACM30190
Foundations of Fluid Mechanics
ACM30200
Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290
Remote Sensing
ARCH41070
Data Science in Python
COMP41680
Planetary Geomorphology
GEOG30790
G.I.S.
GEOG30830
Technical Comms (Online)
MEEN40820
Stellar Astrophysics & Astronomical Techniques
PHYC30100
Galaxies, Observational Cosmology & the Interstellar Medium
PHYC40030
Theoretical Astrophysics
PHYC40360
Physics Demonstrating\Tutoring
PHYC40570
Data Mining (Online)
STAT40750

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

This programme is ideal for any graduate of Science, Engineering, Computing or Maths who wants to apply their undergraduate expertise in the Space sector.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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