You will gain comprehensive Space Systems and Business Engineering knowledge of the multi-faceted international spaceflight sector in the following discipline areas and fields:
In addition, you will acquire and refine leadership and soft skills, perform a Central Case Project (CCP) as a group and complete an idividual Master’s thesis. All content is taught by internationally recognized experts from their respective fields to create tomorrow's space programme leaders.
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 professionals.
With the SpaceTech Master’s programme, we encourage professionals from the aerospace sector to further expand their technological and management skills as well as their social competencies – for their own benefit but also for the benefit of their respective communities and organizations. During the in-service training, the attendees will work, both independently and collectively, to solve complex and challenging issues and so the whole programme profits from our participant’s various backgrounds, experiences, and personalities.
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 22 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 SpaceTech masters covers thoroughly technical, business, financial, legal, and managerial aspects of space-related programmes. SpaceTech provides you with the necessary background to pursue a career in the space industry and allows you to build a professional social network for life.
The SpaceTech2020 Masters Programme has given me the option to start a masters study, while still working. There is a good mix between classical lessons and individual studying. What I especially like, is the way the program not only gives you theoretical lessons, but also guides you in the practical execution of a space system engineering project, which you have to conduct with your fellow students. The coaches are helpful and flexible, aiding the process of combining family, work and study.
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 former 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)
SpaceTech creates tomorrow's space programme leaders!
Graduates have gained a comprehensive knowledge of Space Systems and Business 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 and leadership positions in the aerospace industry – in either corporations or various aerospace agencies.
Next programme will begin: March 2024
Application deadline: 15 January 2024
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.