|Location||United Kingdom, Cranfield Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 overall
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
To the Applicant
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference. Select at least one referee who can comment on your recent academic ability or employment experience.
To the Referee
Please comment on the applicant’s suitability to undertake such studies. Where possible, please try to cover the following points in your reference:– In what capacity you have known the applicant and for how long – If the applicant is still studying, the likely result he or she will obtain – The applicant’s ability to work alone or as part of a team – The applicant’s general character – Any particular strengths or weaknesses – How the applicant’s achievements compare to those of his or her peers – The applicant’s skill in the use of English where English is not his or her first language – Your reply will be treated in confidence.
The reference should be on letterhead paper and preferably typewritten.
Please arrange for 2 referees to provide a reference.
The space sector contributes £13.7bn per annum to the UK economy alone, and space activity across Europe and the world continues to thrive. There is a continuing need for talented employees with a good understanding of spacecraft systems engineering, coupled with a broad range of technical skills. Evolving constantly since 1987, this course has prepared graduates for highly successful careers in the space sector.
This Masters is highly respected around the world, and many of Cranfield students obtain employment/research offers in the space sector before the course finishes. They encourage interaction between our students and potential employers at events such as the Group Design Project industry presentation, dedicated interview days, and Alumni Conferences. In many space companies and agencies within Europe you will find our former graduates, some in very senior positions. Many of them continue to contribute to the course, forming a valuable network of contacts for those entering the industry and this course will equip you with the skills required to join them in a successful career in industry or research.
The taught programme for the Astronautics and Space Engineering masters is generally delivered from October to September. A range of core modules allows you to gain a firm grounding in space engineering before opting for specialist modules to build your knowledge in a certain area.
Cranfield University is heavily supported by the space industry in the UK. Many of these companies provide case study lectures, concepts and thesis topics for the individual research projects, and some actively support the group design projects. They also provide a guide to the content of the course, so they are confident that Cranfield are training people with the industry skills employers require.
As a result, graduates are regularly recruited by organisations including EADS Astrium, SSTL, Vega, ABSL, Tessella, OHB, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the European Space Agency in roles including Systems Engineer, Spacecraft Operations Engineer, Thermal Analyst and Space Robotics Engineer. We arrange company visits and interview days with key employers.
If your interests lie in research, many former students have gone on to pursue PhDs at Cranfield and other universities.