Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Space Technology


The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Founded in 1879, it is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany.

The University alumni and professor list include National Academies elections, two National Medal of Science laureates and ten Nobel Prize winners.

One of the largest universities of technology in Germany

Today, with more than 30,000 students, TU Berlin is one of the largest universities of technology in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects.

More than 18% of TU Berlin students come from abroad

TU Berlin has a distinctly cosmopolitan flair; it maintains a number of international cooperation projects and has an exceptionally high ratio of international students. More than 5,000 students from 130 countries study at TU Berlin. Moreover, many scientists from other countries teach and conduct research here.

Campus of the University

The main campus of the University is located in the centre of Berlin and is easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Chair of Space Technology

The Chair of Space Technology is one of the six chairs of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at TU Berlin. Established by Professor Eugen Sänger in 1963, it is the first Aerospace Department in Germany. Since then, it has successfully conducted research and educates systems engineers for the aerospace industry, mainly focusing on design, practical realization and operation of small satellite missions together with students. Since launch of the first satellite, TUBSAT-A, in 1991, ten small satellites have been built and launched by the students of the Department. Seven more satellites are on the way. Furthermore, the Chair of Space Technology conducts experiments on sounding rockets and runs projects on development and testing of planetary rovers and the corresponding mission operations technology.

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  • English

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M.Sc. in Space Engineering

Campus Full time April 2017 Germany Berlin

MSE (M.Sc. in Space Engineering) is an international full-time Master’s programme in space engineering that starts at Technische Universität Berlin in April each year. The aim of the programme [+]

MSE (M.Sc. in Space Engineering) is an international full-time Master’s programme in space engineering that starts at Technische Universität Berlin in April each year. The aim of the programme is to educate systems engineers equipped to become leaders in the space industry. At the Chair of Space Technology of TU Berlin The course is offered by the Chair of Space Technology at Technische Universität Berlin and combines excellent teaching in space technology with project management and intercultural skills. The entire programme, over four semesters, is taught in English. Highly project oriented Master’s programme The Master’s programme is highly project oriented and designed to prepare students for the requirements of the global space industry. Students have the chance to be involved in challenging satellite projects, working within intercultural teams. Especially, they benefit from the worldwide leading expertise and network of TU Berlin in the field of small satellites. Interdisciplinary skills, such as project management, innovation marketing and business will complement the curriculum. Internship experience in the European space industry Furthermore, the opportunity to gain internship experience in the European space industry will be provided. After graduation, students will be equipped with skills, experience and a strong network to boost their space career either in Europe, in their home country or anywhere else. Master’s in Space Engineering candidates need to have: 1) Previous degree (at least Bachelor’s equivalent) in engineering 2) In exceptional cases applicants with degrees in other subjects or equivalent work experience are eligible to participate on the MSE study programme. 3) English proficiency, proved by one of the following: - The minimum score for the TOEFL is 80 for the Internet-based test and 550 for the paper based test. The IELTS examination is accepted with a 6 band score (academic modules). - Bachelor’s degree completed in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, USA, Ireland or New Zealand. - English as mother tongue 4) Minimum of one year’s work experience (including relevant internship periods) 5) Completed application, including all required documents Fees for Master of Space Engineering study program Full programme tuition for two years of study is €14,900. You can choose to pay for the Master’s programme in one instalment or you can spread the payments with four instalments. In addition to the tuition fee, students have to pay an organisation fee of €287.73 per semester which includes a public transport ticket for 6 months. Please consider Apart from the tuition and organisation fees, you will need approximately €700.00 – €800.00 per month, to cover your living expenses in Berlin. Funding Technische Universität Berlin does not offer scholarships. We encourage you to search for external funding sources, German or from your home country. [-]


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