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Master in Ingenieurwesen - Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology

ESPACE - Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (M.Sc.)

Remote sensing and navigation

Ein Kernmodul beschäftigt sich mit Satellitentechnologie.

Master program at TU München

Course Curriculum (Mandatory Courses)

The first two semesters are centered on basic skills in earth system science, remote sensing and navigation, mathematical and physics-based as well satellite technology, orbital mechanics and applied satellite usage. This way, students coming from a wide range of different bachelor’s programs are brought up to the same level of knowledge. In the third semester, students can choose one of the three focus areas earth systems science, remote sensing or navigation which is complemented by elective modules. The fourth semester is dedicated entirely to the Master’s thesis, which is then defended in a public Master’s colloquium.


Standard study duration: 4 terms


Cost per term: 129,40 €

Study requirements

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

Acquired skills

As a graduate of the Master’s program Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE) you have acquired solid thematic and methodological competencies in the topics of earth-oriented space science and technology. You possess basic competences in the three core areas satellite and remote sensing data analysis, space engineering and satellite application engineering. Depending on your chosen specialization in either earth systems science, remote sensing or navigation you have developed further skills and abilities. Due to the international approach of the Master’s program, you have augmented your social and intercultural abilities. This allows you to work in intercultural and interdisciplinary groups within the global framework of satellite technology and research. You are capable of developing joint solutions beyond the boundaries of specialist fields and present them in a way suited for your target audience.

Fields of activity

As a graduate with a M.Sc. in ESPACE you are qualified to start a career in international aerospace agencies as well as national or international research institutes or universities. Further possibilities are offered by the aerospace technology industry and generally by companies in the area of navigation and logistics or security-related applications.

Source: https://www.tum.de/studium/studienangebot/detail/espace-earth-oriented-space-science-and-technology-master-of-science-msc/