The University of Surrey pioneered sophisticated ‘micro-satellites’ in the 1980s, and since then has sustained a programme of building complete satellites, performing mission planning, working with international launch agencies and providing in-orbit operations, keeping us at the forefront of the space revolution. Our strategic partnership agreements with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Airbus ensure that we are embedded in the UK industrial space sector could discuss some of the projects SSC are working on.
Our MSc in Space Engineering is designed to give you the specialist multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required for a career working with space technologies. You will have access to all aspects of the design and delivery of spacecraft and payloads. As we are the only UK academic institution that develops and executes complete space missions - from initial concept to hardware design, manufacturing, testing and to in-orbit operations (controlled by our own spacecraft mission operation ground station at Surrey Space Centre) - you will have the chance to gain experience of real space missions.
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|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Start date|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||Oct 2018|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||Oct 2018|
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
This programme in Space Engineering aims to provide a high-level postgraduate qualification relating to the design of space missions using satellites. Study is taken to a high level, in both theory and practice, in the specialist areas of space physics, mechanics, orbits, and space-propulsion systems, as well as the system and electronic design of space vehicles.
This is a multi-disciplinary programme, and projects are often closely associated with ongoing space projects carried out by Surrey Satellite Technology, plc.
This is a large local company that builds satellites commercially and carries out industrially-sponsored research. Graduates from this programme are in demand in the UK and European Space Industries.
In Surrey Space Centre, we carry out applied research most relevant to space engineering, ranging from whole mission developments and execution, to scientific investigations into specific technologies that underpin their deployment in the space industry. Many student projects are conducted in collaboration with industry and focus on real applications, bridging the gap between university education and the end product.
Several graduates have been employed in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (founded by Surrey Space Centre) and Airbus. Other employers include the European Space Agency, The Satellite Applications Catapult and QinetiQ.