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 physics and engineering
• Tailor your curriculum via 'options' modules
• Workshop sessions with senior industry practitioners
Vision and Values Statement
This course provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges of operating in the Space sector. Students develop an appreciation of the nature and origin of constraints that impact on diverse areas of expertise within this highly cross-disciplinary sector, and develop skills relevant to a variety of space-related roles. The course aims to significantly enhances the student's employment prospects in the Space sector, and to open up pathways to space-related research. Entry is open to graduates of physics or engineering.
The learning environment is research-based, with extensive expertise available to the students. The students will experience an environment where cross-disciplinary, industry and international connections are rich. The programme is strongly supported by industry through curriculum delivery and the provision of internship opportunities.
Teaching and learning approaches evolve as the course progresses, from a traditional lecture and exam style approach to autonomous self-directed learning and continuous assessment. The course culminates in a professional placement, either in academia or industry. In reaching this point, the student is supported in their learning through lectures, practical/laboratory work, small project work, seminars, and the advancement of team and self-directed skills.
• Describe the state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in the field
• Apply acquired knowledge and skills to a individual research project in the field
• Work in cross-disciplinary, international teams on paper studies and laboratory projects
• Engage actively in professional networking within the field
• Draw on a suite of professional skills specific to the field, such as project management, proposal writing, and space science communication skills.
• Draw on a suite of transferrable skills, such as problem solving, scientific report writing, and presentation skills.