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Master in Space Engineering

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Regular fees: 2701 - 5044 EUR

The Master of Space Engineering provides the comprehensive and specialized training required by the space industry. This is a booming sector with growth in Europe and Spain of almost 10% per year in the last decade. The labor market of this industry is dynamic, with a high demand for master-level graduates in engineering, in particular, from the areas of aerospace and telecommunications.

The Master's program in Space Engineering responds to the international, integral, and multidisciplinary nature of the space projects and missions according to three vectors. First, the teaching of the master's degree is entirely in English. Second, it provides a complete training in design and systems engineering with a teaching methodology aimed at the development of space projects. Third, the key topics in space technologies and applications are covered theoretically and practically. These includes both the space vehicle, understood as the platform on which different subsystems are integrated, and its orbital and attitude dynamics, as well as the disciplines related to control, communications, data transmission, as well as the most relevant technological applications.

The UC3M has the appropriate means to provide the necessary multidisciplinary training, through the Departments involved in the fields of Aerospace, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Automation, etc. Finally, it has been established a close collaboration with the industrial sector for both lecturing and internships.


☛ 90% of doctors or renowned professionals in faculty

☛ Minimum 40% continuous evaluation

☛ Maximum of 40 students per class

☛ More than 10% of employment growth in the last 5 years in Europe (ASD)

☛ The size of the Spanish space sector has doubled in the last decade (TEDAE)


The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:


The entry profiles for this Master are:

  • Degree in Aerospace Engineering branch
  • Degree in Telecommunications Engineering branch

Entry profiles also suitable for this master after following six credits of training complements are:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering branch
  • Degree in Physics Engineering branch or Applied Physics

However, as previously explained, the MISE intends to have a multidisciplinary and integrating nature miming the reality of the space industry, which implies accepting different technological background profiles. For this reason, the Committee that prepares the program would like to be able to consider access to engineering graduates from other branches (such as industrial, computer science, ...) or bachelor in physical or mathematical sciences. For these profiles, the Master Admissions Committee will establish the training complements that it considers necessary based on the previous training of each applicant.

If necessary, the Academic Committee will establish the appropriate basic training to access the Master according to the admission profiles.

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