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Master's Degree Programme Space Sciences and Earth from Space

The fascination of space – as a student of the master’s degree programme in Space Sciences and Earth from Space, you benefit from the expertise of many institutions in Graz: TU Graz, the University of Graz, the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Joanneum Research teach and research jointly in the field of space sciences and technologies.


  • You understand the fundamental connections in space sciences.
  • You apply methods and models of space sciences.
  • You review and improve methods and technologies you have learnt, solve problems and carry out scientific investigations.
  • You develop numerical modelling (mathematical models) and interpret natural phenomena.
  • You plan, structure and carry out research projects in your specialist field: You can present and defend information obtained, ideas, problems and solutions to both colleagues and laypeople.
  • You are aware of possible ethical, social, economic, environmental and safety-related effects of your discipline.
  • You work on current research projects, which provide you with state-of-the-art training.

3 Specialisation subjecs

Solar System Physics

  • Physics of the solar system, the planets and their interaction with the solar wind and solar flares (space weather)
  • Insights into the field of space plasma physics

Satellite Systems

  • Satellite communications and navigation with applications in disaster control and crisis management, telemedicine and telelearning

Earth System from Space

  • Observing the components of the earth system (solid earth, oceans, bodies of ice, atmosphere, etc.) using modern satellite technologies
  • Physical description and numerical modelling of these components
Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
    Some courses in English.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Admission Procedure

The admission of graduates of the following bachelor’s degree programmes is granted without further stipulations:

TU Graz
Electrical Engineering
Information and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering

Karl-Franzens Universität Graz

Universität Wien

Technische Universität Wien
Technische Physik
Geodäsie und Geoinformation
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Technische Physik

Universität Innsbruck
Geo- und Atmosphärenwissenschaften, Vertiefung Meteorologie

FH Joanneum

FH Wiener Neustadt
Aerospace Engineering

Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registrar's Office.

Career Options

You work in the high technology departments of scientific and research institutions, such as in space agencies and the aerospace industry.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines