As a postgraduate research student here you will have access to our numerous facilities to help you develop your space engineering techniques and give you the opportunity to build small satellites. You will also benefit from our academics industrial expertise and our partnerships with both Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and Airbus DS.
What we are researching
Much of our research is conducted across various groups within our Centre. Alternative projects are very often formulated through discussions between prospective students and individual staff members, so if there is an area that interests you but you are unable to find the specific project listed, please contact a relevant member of staff to discuss further.
Take a look at the current and past missions we have been involved with over the years.
- RemoveDEBRIS - Current
- InflateSail - 23 June 2017
- AISat-1N - 26 September 2016
- DOS - 10 July 2015
- STRaND-1 - 25 February 2013.
Past missions with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Find a course
The PhD is a widely respected and highly regarded qualification which certifies that the holder is a highly competent, professional, self-motivated achiever.
The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
Seeing as this is my seventh year here at Surrey now, apparently I like the place! My ultimate goal is to work on human spaceflight missions, in either the mission concept or design stages.Ben Clewer, Space Engineering PhD
When I found the opportunity to combine my passion and my love through a PhD, I jumped with no hesitation.Asma Seddaoui, Space Engineering PhD
Our centre has a wide range of facilities available for research into space engineering.