Whether you want to capture 3D images of Mars, take magnetic field measurements near the sun, or collect high-resolution satellite data of the Earth for use in navigation systems, climate data and crisis management: The expertise in Graz has contributed to active space missions for more than 30 years.
The Master's degree programme in Space Sciences and Earth from Space prepares you to play your own role in high-tech space projects. After receiving an introduction to the field of Earth and space sciences, satellite systems and data Analysis and data Modelling, you will choose a specialization in one of three elective modules:
The accompanying in-depth subjects of specialization consolidate your knowledge even further. The programme has an international orientation, and numerous courses are held in English. By the time you write your final master's thesis, you will often already be involved in current research projects.
Curriculum (in German)
Solar System Physics
Earth System from Space
Space Sciences and Earth from Space is an ideal Master's programme for space enthusiasts who want to deepen their knowledge in near-Earth astrophysics, satellite systems or satellite observations. In my case, the Bachelor's degree in physics was the starting point. I was able to put what I had learned into practice as a system engineer at the Aerospace Team Graz or during my Master's thesis at the Institute of Space Research Graz.
As a student of the Master's degree programme in Space Sciences and Earth from Space, you will become part of a community that uses state-of-the-art technology to take good care of spaceship Earth: TU Graz, the University of Graz, the Space Research Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Joanneum Research jointly teach and conduct research in the field of space sciences and technologies.
The researchers working here have turned Graz into an internationally renowned research hotspot for micro- and nanosatellites, measurement systems, numerical modelling and Earth observation.
During your studies, you even have the chance to become a member of a research team and learn how to use the most modern methods and laboratory equipment to study satellite communication and observe the stars and Earth.
Graduates of the following TU Graz bachelor’s degree programmes are admitted to the master’s programme without having to fulfil any further requirements:
Graduates of other preliminary degree programmes should please see the curriculum (in German) to learn whether they are eligible for admission with and without further requirements.
Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes can obtain information and apply for admission by contacting studienservicenoSpam@tugraz.at.
Compared to the size of Austria, the aerospace industry is disproportionately strong in this country. In addition to individual international technology leaders, many smaller, highly specialized companies and institutions are based here that make important contributions to the success of space missions by providing research services. The Alpine republic also enjoys a fantastic reputation with the Paris-based European Space Agency (ESA).
As a programme graduate, your potential fields of activity include: