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The Interdisciplinary Space Master (ISM) at the University of Luxembourg is developed in partnership with the Luxembourg Space Agency and was launched in 2019. Within the University, the Master is co-hosted by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).

 

This collaborative ISM aims to generate a talent pool of professionals able to answer the diverse needs of the booming commercial space industry. Growing innovations in space exploration and exploitation require professional figures able to manage the technical side as well as the business side of complex space missions and operations. 

 

The Study Programme of the ISM was especially designed with this double focus in mind – a unique feature setting it apart from other Master courses. To provide students with the best of the two worlds, the ISM features technical and business lectures from highly experienced academic staff and external experts from the NewSpace sector.

 

Both these aspects are taught through a practical, project-based learning approach. From day 1, the students begin designing their own CubeSat mission. They build upon it as they learn to apply state-of-the-art methodologies in design and technology, such as concurrent engineering and informatics for space systems. The all-round program adds a range of disciplines to provide ISM graduates with a solid foundation for a successful career in research and the NewSpace sector.

 

Teaching language: English
Length: 2 years full-time (4 semesters)

ECTS: 120

 

How to apply

Academic Year 2020/2021

Semester 1

Space Resources Fundamentals
  • Lecture (UE): 45
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Angel Abbud Madrid
Spacecraft Design and Subsystems Engineering
  • Lecture (UE): 45
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Loveneesh Rana, Nicolas Faber
CUBESAT Project
  • ECTS: 1
  • Lecturer: Jan Thoemel
Space Robotics I
  • Lecture (UE): 60
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Kazuya Yoshida, Miguel Olivares-Mendez
Space Informatics
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Sjouke Mauw
Space Project Management
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Philippe Kletzkine, Muriel Hooghe
Satellite Communications and Security
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Symeon Chatzinotas
Space Policy, Law & Ethics
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Mahulena Hofmann

Semester 2

Space Mission Design and Engineering
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Loveneesh Rana, Nicolas Faber
Entrepreneurial Space Finance
  • ECTS: 1
  • Lecturer: Sarah Fleischer
Space Economics
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Frédéric Rouesnel
Space Business
  • ECTS: 4
  • Lecturer: Edgar Milic, Peter Platzer
GNCSS (Guidance, Navigation and Control for Space Systems)
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Holger Voos
Autonomous Space Systems Lab
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Miguel Olivares-Mendez
Law, Science and Technology
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Réka Markovich
Space Resource Utilisation Technologies
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Angel Abbud Madrid
CUBESAT Project
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Jan Thoemel

Semester 3

Space Robotics II
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Miguel Olivares-Mendez
Computer vision and image analysis
  • ECTS: 5
  • Lecturer: Djamila Aouada
CUBESAT Project
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Jan Thoemel
Working in space: mobility, micro-gravity, resources, materials
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Chris Welch
Machine Learning
  • ECTS: 4
  • Lecturer: Christoph Schommer
Entrepreneurship
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Peter Platzer
Practical aspects of taking technology to a start-up
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Sivakumar Bactavatchalou
GNSS: theory and applications
  • ECTS: 3
  • Lecturer: Tonie van Dam, Sajad Tabibi
Projects
  • ECTS: 3

Semester 4

Master Thesis
  • ECTS: 30

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