At the Space Systems Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you'll gain a detailed overview of how to design a total space system. You’ll learn how the various component subsystems function and integrate with one another, and gain advanced knowledge of space systems engineering.
Drawing on content from the professional courses we run for the European Space Agency and spacecraft industry, this master's course is ideal for both graduates and those who already have some professional experience of astronautics or aerospace engineering.
The degree has a strong practical focus. You’ll take part in individual and group design projects as well as conducting your own critical research project, allowing you to develop your expertise in spacecraft engineering.
You’ll be able to put theory into practice with the help of world-class facilities such as our spacecraft propulsion laboratory, autonomous systems test bed and shaker table.
Endorsed by the UK Space Agency, this course has a strong industry reputation and will equip astronautics and aerospace engineering professionals for further specialisation in spacecraft engineering.
Roles you'll be qualified for include spacecraft systems engineer and aerospace software engineer. Our graduates have gone on to work at organisations including:
- Canadian Space Agency
- Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
You’ll also be in the perfect position to continue your studies at PhD level.
- Concurrent Engineering Design
- Spacecraft Structural Design
- Space Environment
- Advanced Astronautics
- Space Systems Engineering
- Spacecraft Propulsion
- Spacecraft Orbital Mechanics and Control
- Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems
- Systems Reliability
- Turbulence: Physics and modelling
- 12 months
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DisciplinesAerospace Engineering Astronomy & Space Sciences General Engineering & Technology View 887 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in engineering, maths, physical sciences or a related subject.
International28000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £28,000.
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