Published: 31 January 2021

A week in the life of a postgraduate on our MSc in Space Engineering

From lectures to laboratory-based practicals and personal tutorials, discover what a typical week looks like for a student on our MSc in Space Engineering.

A typical week

You’ll receive typically 12-15 contact hours each week, depending on how many extra labs or tutorials there are to attend on top of the lectures. A full-time student will also spend about 40 hours a week carrying out study, including the contact time. Contact hours include:


  • 10am - 12 noon: Satellite Remote Sensing – Lecture.


  • 9am - 11am: Space Dynamics and Missions – Lecture.


  • 9am - 12 noon: RF Systems and Circuit Design – Lab Workshop.

Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting and other University society activities.


  • 9am - 10am: Space Dynamics and Missions – Lab Workshop
  • 11am - 1pm: Space System Design – Lecture
  • 5pm - 6pm: Space System Design – Lecture.


  • 12 noon - 1pm: Satellite Remote Sensing – Lecture
  • 3pm - 6pm: RF Systems and Circuit Design – Lecture.


Learn more about postgraduate study in our Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and about Surrey Space Centre.

Disclaimer: The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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