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SpaceTech – Master of Engineering in Space Systems and Business Engineering

The aerospace sector is a fast growing market. Multinational corporations are conducting research on cutting-edge technology to successfully develop new products and services. Some examples include satellite services in the communication, navigation and remote sensing fields, aerospace transportation, space tourism or the future mining of extraterrestrial materials.
Through the university programme "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry.


You gain comprehensive knowledge on the current state of international research in the following fields:

  • Applied Project Management for Space Systems
  • Business Engineering
  • Space Mission Analysis and Design
  • Telecommunications
  • Earth Observation
  • Systems Engineering
  • Navigation
  • Human Space Flight

In addition, you acquire leadership and social skills, perform case studies (Central Case Project – CCP) and complete a Master’s thesis.

The course content is taught by internationally recognized experts from the respective fields.

Target Groups

The university programme is appropriate for

  • Experts with several years of experience working in the aerospace sector and
  • International mid-career professionals seeking top-level expertise in space systems and business engineering.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (BSc or MSc) in a technical, scientific, economic or legal field
  • Typically 5 years or more of professional experience working in the aerospace sector
  • Good command of the English language
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Dates and Deadlines

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 3 semesters (18 months)
  • Final degree: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Space Systems and Business Engineering
  • ECTS credits: 90
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Attendance Fee (VAT-free): 34,000 €
    • exclusive costs for travelling, lodging and meals
    • Self payers: please contact us to evaluate the availability of stipends/scholarships
  • Number of participants: limited to 20
  • Course location: European Space Centers:
    • TU Graz, Austria
    • CNES Toulouse, France
    • ESA ECSAT Harwell, Great Britain
    • DLR GSOC Munich, Germany
    • ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy
    • ESA ESTEC Noordwijk, the Netherlands
  • Curriculum (study plan)



Source: TU Graz


  • Preparatory online course
  • Followed by 6 sessions with mandatory attendance, each lasting two weeks and located at 6 European Space Centers
  • Central Case Project (CCP) conducted in a team
  • Completion of the Master’s thesis
  • Final session with mandatory attendance, which includes the exam and award of the degree (MEng SpaceTech)  

By combining online lessons with lessons taught on-site, the course has been optimally designed to the needs of working students.

Central Case Project (CCP)

As part of the Central Case Project, you form a virtual company and work both independently and as a member of a team on a viable business case, that is finally presented in front of stakeholders.

Here are the Executive Summaries of the previous Central Case Projects:

Otto Koudelka, Source: Fotostudio Furgler
Otto Koudelka, programme director

Specialists from the aerospace industry can both expand their technological knowledge, but also prepare to take on leadership positions and become familiar with modern business practices in an international environment by taking this training course.

Career Options and Qualifications

Graduates have a comprehensive knowledge of aerospace applications and mechanical engineering, have acquired expertise that can be applied in their professional life and have gained experience working in responsible and multicultural teamwork collected.

The potential occupations include diverse management positions in the aerospace industry– in either corporations or various aerospace agencies.


Next programme will begin: March 2018

Application deadline: 15 January 2018

Required documents:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Curriculum vitae including a portrait photo
  • Proof of academic degree and other relevant certificates
  • Relevant certificates of employment
  • Copy of passport or identity card

Send all application forms by e-mail or mail to:

TU Graz
Life Long Learning
c/o Dipl.-Ing. Peter SCHROTTER
Rechbauerstraße 12
8010 Graz, Austria


The programme direction will decide which applications will be accepted after examining the application documents and interviewing the applicants.

Contact Us

Programme Management

TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4935

Programme Director

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 873 7441

Programme Co-Director


Staying up to date

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