18 months
5044 EUR/year
2701 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Space Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid 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.

Aims and objectives

The Master's program in Space Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Space Project Management
  • Space Environment
  • Onboard spacecraft software
  • Complements to telecomunications engineering
  • Complements to aerospace engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and/or in Spain, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5044 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5044 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2701 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2701 EUR per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Madrid

745 - 1260 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Space Engineering
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!