Aerospace Control Engineering

UIT the Arctic University of Norway

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Master in Aerospace Control Engineering  at UIT the Arctic University of Norway provides students with specific skills necessary to model, design, and control the dynamic behaviour of aerospace systems, including fixed-wing UAVs, rotorcrafts and satellites.


The Master in Aerospace Control Engineering  at UIT the Arctic University of Norway  is suitable for students with the interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art control technology for aerospace-related purposes. The type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will find this program as relevant.

The master program in Aerospace Control Engineering at IVT-faculty, UiT Narvik Campus provides a unique education in Norway, where you as a student will learn about the most relevant technologies necessary for design, construction, and utilization of control systems in aerospace applications. Through the two-year program, important theoretical preliminaries such as applied mathematics, digital system and signal theory, embedded systems, navigation and automatic control are covered, as well as more specialized topics on system identification, artificial intelligence, and modeling, guidance and control.

Through a multidisciplinary program, students learn the relevant methods and skills in various technological fields, with a commonality through its application in aerospace-related systems. The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning by doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from ongoing internal research projects, as well as national and international aerospace related projects that UiT participates in. Therefore, several projects has ended in results at a high international level, published in international scientific journals. The students have also been able to present their results for international audiences at scientific conferences and workshops. In the last few years, such projects have included:

Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA):

  • Development of an Aerosol detector rocket payload for collection of ionized dust particles, under the ESPRIT project by NASA.
  • Design, implementation and testing of all subsystems (ground station, power supply, data handling, control, communication and payload) in UiTs own spacecraft HiNCube.
  • Mathematical modelling, synchronization and coordinated control of small spacecraft in formation, in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors.
  • Mathematical modeling, guidance and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in cooperation with internal PhD-students and supervisors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Control Engineering 
  • Embedded systems
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Agents - Introduction
  • Discrete-time Signal Processing
  • Linear Algebra
  • Complex Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme within electronics or space technology. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR) 


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Aerospace Control Engineering
UIT the Arctic University of Norway


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