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Master in Space Engineering

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    The Master of Space Engineering provides the comprehensive and specialized training required by the space industry. This is a booming sector with growth in Europe and Spain of almost 10% per year in the last decade. The labor market of this industry is dynamic, with a high demand for master-level graduates in engineering, in particular, from the areas of aerospace and telecommunications.

    The Master's program in Space Engineering responds to the international, integral, and multidisciplinary nature of the space projects and missions according to three vectors. First, the teaching of the master's degree is entirely in English. Second, it provides a complete training in design and systems engineering with a teaching methodology aimed at the development of space projects. Third, the key topics in space technologies and applications are covered theoretically and practically. These includes both the space vehicle, understood as the platform on which different subsystems are integrated, and its orbital and attitude dynamics, as well as the disciplines related to control, communications, data transmission, as well as the most relevant technological applications.

    The UC3M has the appropriate means to provide the necessary multidisciplinary training, through the Departments involved in the fields of Aerospace, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Automation, etc. Finally, it has been established a close collaboration with the industrial sector for both lecturing and internships.

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    Reasons to study Master in Space Engineering

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ 90% of doctors or renowned professionals in faculty
    • ☛ Minimum 40% continuous evaluation
    • ☛ Maximum of 40 students per class
    • ☛ More than 10% of employment growth in the last 5 years in Europe (ASD)
    • ☛ The size of the Spanish space sector has doubled in the last decade (TEDAE)
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      REQUIREMENTS

      The entry profiles for this Master are:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering branch
      • Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering

      Entry profiles also suitable for this master after following six credits of Formative Complements are:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering branch
      • Bachelor's Degree in Physics Engineering branch or Applied Physics branches

      However, the MISE intends to have a multidisciplinary and integrating nature miming the reality of the space industry, which implies accepting different technological background profiles. For this reason, the Committee that prepares the program would like to be able to consider access to engineering graduates from other branches (such as industrial, computer science, ...) or bachelor in physical or mathematical sciences. For these profiles, the Master Admissions Committee will establish the formative complements that it considers necessary based on the previous training of each applicant.

      If necessary, the Academic Committee will establish the appropriate formative complements to access the Master according to the admission profiles.

       

      FORMATIVE COMPLEMENTS

      During the two weeks prior to the beginning of the course, in the morning, students coming from the above mentioned Bachelor's Degrees must take the previous Formative Complements in Introduction to Space Vehicles and Dynamics indicated in the Program (6 ECTS).

       

      ADMISSION CRITERIA

      The suitability and ordering of the candidates will be done according to:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record of access studies Maximum 100
      Level of English knowledge Maximum 20
      Other merits Maximum 20

      They are essential conditions for the application of a candidate to be considered for admission:

      1. Possess an engineering degree or equivalent qualification of at least 240 credits.
      2. Have a minimum level of English of B2 or equivalent, certified properly
      3. Submit a letter of motivation of a page in English.

      ADMISSION PROFILE

      Students with a good background in engineering sciences, mainly in applied mathematics, mechanics, electromagnetism, electronics, materials and thermodynamics.

      Also, given the teaching methodology, they should have an aptitude for teamwork, communication skills and the ability to work hard. An interest in space engineering is also required, as well as creativity, imagination, innovation and motivation for continuous learning.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2022-2023 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €450 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €2,701.2 (€45.02/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €5,044.2 (€84.07/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 22/23

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2022/2023

    General scholarships for official Master's Degree students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Application deadline: March 30 to May 12, 2022 at 24.00h, peninsular time, both inclusive.
      Application deadline extended until May 16, 2022. 
    • The application must be completed using the form accessible online through the Sede electrónica or at www.educacionyfp.gob.es.

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    ECB Scholarship for Women 2022/2023

    For the 2022-2023 academic year, the ECB is offering grants of €10,000 each to 15 female students who are enrolled, or are about to enrol, in a master’s course. The scholarships cover four fields of study: economics, statistics, engineering and computing.

    The call offers, among other benefits:

    • grants of €10,000 each
    • a one-week study visit to the ECB

    Application deadlinefrom May 4 to 25, 2022

    The application must be made online through the ECB website, attaching the documentation established in the call for applications.

     

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    General information on scholarships

    For more information on specific scholarships of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 │ Scholarships to study a University Master

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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      Employability

      Access to Employment and internships

    • MENTORING

      Objectives

      Offer personalized advice on professional issues, specific training, labor market, professional careers, etc. to students of the Master.

       

      program SCHEDULE

      The mentees can register from December 15 to January 31. The mentoring sessions will take place during the following periods:

      • 1st meeting: between February 1 to March 31
      • 2nd meeting: between April 1 to May 31
      • 3rd meeting: between June 1 to July 31

      An evaluation of the program will be carried out by completing a small survey on the activity carried out that will help improve in future editions.

      Do you want to be a mentor?

      The only requirement is to have developed a professional career in the field of aerospace engineering, and have the necessary availability to meet the objective of 3 sessions.
       

      Form

       

      Do you want to be mentee?

      The only requirements are: 1) to be a student of the Master in Space Engineering; 2) availability to meet the objective 3 sessions; and 3) commitment to prepare sessions with the mentor.
       

      Form


      More information on the UC3M Alumni Mentor Program website.

  • SC PREDESIGN

    Spacecraft Pre-Design Competition

    Spacecraft Pre-Design is a synthesis course that students must follow in the last bimester of the first year.

    The main goal of the course is integrating students’ knowledge and skills acquired and developed in the previous terms to the preliminary design of a space mission. Students’ teams are given high-level mission requirements from a client and they must come out with the mission requirements, system engineering and project management of the first stage of the project.

    The designs proposed by the student teams are evaluated by a multi-disciplinary panel. The best designs of each year are listed here.

     

    2ND EDITION

    The 2021 MiSE Pre-Design mission is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a CubeSat to fly from Earth to Didymo arriving by early September 2022 in order to observe the impact of DART.
     

    BEST MISSION DESIGN: TEAM TESSERA

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    • GONZÁLEZ VILAR, JAVIER
    • GARCÍA ROMERO, JULIO
    • HERNÁNDEZ PALACIOS, LEYRE
    • DEL PINO JIMÉNEZ, ÁNGEL
    • PRADA CAMPELLO, ALBERTO
    • RUBIO WOODRUFF, DAVID
    • MUÑOZ CABALLERO, SAMUEL
    • SÁNCHEZ MORENO, RAÚL MANUEL
    Proyecto Equipo Tessera

    1ST EDITION. SPRING 2020

    MISSION: TEPEU

    The TEPEU-1 space mission aims to fly a low-cost satellite to LEO for the purposes of technological demonstration, as well as Earth’s ionosphere and geomagnetic field measurements, paving the way for future scientific studies about the ionosphere and its relationship with space weather. The mission is promoted by several Mexican institutions (IPN, ICAT-UCAM, CG-UNAM).
     

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    best mission design: TEAM BACAB AEROSPACE

    • ARROYO PAREJO, CARLOS ALVARO
    • GÓMEZ MASEDA, RAÚL
    • GONZÁLEZ NEGRO, VICENTE
    • RENIEBLAS ARIÑO, MIGUEL
    • RIBERA ESPLUGUES, VICTOR
    • SARASOLA MERINO, SERGIO
    Proyecto TEPEU-1

     

    MENCIÓN ESPECIAL: ATLANTIS TEAM

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    Special Mention for their innovative, high-risk, but well-justified design to Atlantis team:

    • CAMPOY GUTIÉRREZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
    • FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA, ALICIA
    • LABAJOS GARCÍA, ÁLVARO
    • MENDEZONA MADINA, JUAN
    • REISENAUER, NIKLAS
    • SCHÄFER, LAURA SILVIA
    Proyecto CubeSat
  • DOUBLE MASTER'S DEGREES

    Double Master's Degrees offered by UC3M

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    The UC3M offers you the possibility of taking the Master's Degree in Space Engineering along with a master's degree that enables you to exercise regulated professional activities:

    Depending on the Double Master’s Degree studied, you will obtain the corresponding recognized ECTS credits, so you can receive in two academic years, two Official Master's Degrees. You can access more detailed information about each Double Master's Degree via the links above.