Our MSc in Space Systems Engineering draws extensively on the expert knowledge of the Astronautics group using content from the professional courses we run for the European Space Agency and spacecraft industry. Led by the authors of the best-selling book, "Spacecraft Systems Engineering" the programme uses integrated approach to the complete design of a total space system and shows how the various component subsystems function and interface with each other.
The multidisciplinary nature of space systems engineering requires people with a range of talents. The MSc in Space Systems Engineering incorporates the design of all the elements that make up a space mission providing a solid grounding for those seeking a career in the space industry.
The taught element of the programme consists of a series of compulsory and optional modules and is followed by a substantial research project leading to a dissertation.
The goals of the course are to give you:
an advanced knowledge of Space Systems Engineering
an understanding of the use, and an appreciation of the limitations, of computational analysis and design tools in the development of a space mission and related hardware.
Also, the course aims to
enable you to acquire advanced specialist knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in the space industry.
enhance your transferable skills, including critical analysis, problem solving, project management, decision making, leadership, and communication by oral, visual and/or written means.
equip you with specialist knowledge, scientific and technical expertise and research skills for further research and/or application in the design of Space Systems
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students must meet the University's English language requirements. US students who have been taught and assessed in English can be made exempt.