You gain comprehensive knowledge on the current state of international research in the following fields:
In addition, you acquire leadership and soft 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.
The master's programme is appropriate for
By combining online lessons with lessons taught on-site, the course has been optimally designed to the needs of working students.
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.
Our participants are hand-picked, mid-career men and women, supported by governments or industries around the globe, to attend SpaceTech with the goal of developing necessary capabilities to become technical leaders in their organizations. During the 18 month program we get to know each other very well, and, in many cases, form lasting friendships. The best part of the SpaceTech program for me is seeing our participants meet and exceed their goals to become leaders of their organizations, working together across cultures and countries.
The combination of lectures by distinguished internationally renown personalities from the space community with the creation of a virtual start-up company made the study project a very unique experience. What made me as an Austrian entrepreneur choose this programme was that it makes such efficient use of lecture time while providing in-depth theoretical knowledge. Another distinct advantage is that it allowed us to establish many professional contacts across the whole of Europe. Moreover the interdisciplinary discussions and tinkering were not just enriching but also very exciting. Our Central Case Project – a kind of virtual Space start-up – dealt with the subject of commercially profitable mobility on the Moon. Not an easy subject, but all the more rewarding for that! One of the results was the design of a small lunar rover which – and this is rather special – is even able to jump surprisingly far! As an Austrian I am of course very proud that this Master’s programme is now based in Graz.
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:
ESA’s Director General Prof. Jan Wörner and the Former Rector of TU Graz, Prof. Hans Sünkel showing the LUNATIX Nanobot, developed by the SpaceTech 2016 participants in their Central Case Project (CCP)
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 2020
Application deadline: 15 January 2020
Send all application forms by e-mail or mail to:
Life Long Learning
c/o Dipl.-Ing. Peter SCHROTTER
8010 Graz, Austria
The programme direction will decide which applications will be accepted after examining the application documents and interviewing the applicants.