study programme

Space Applications

Faculty: FEECAbbreviation: MPA-SAPAcad. year: 2022/2023

Type of study programme: Master's

Study programme code: N0714A060022

Degree awarded: Ing.

Language of instruction: English

Tuition Fees: 1000 EUR/academic year for EU students, 1000 EUR/academic year for non-EU students

Accreditation: 26.10.2021 - 26.10.2031

Profile of the programme

Academically oriented

Mode of study

Full-time study

Standard study length

2 years

Programme supervisor

Degree Programme Board

Fields of education

Area Topic Share [%]
Electrical Engineering Without thematic area 90
Mechanical Engineering, Technology and Materials Without thematic area 10

Study aims

The program "Space Applications" offers a master-degree study of the design and development of space applications. The study is conceived as an interdisciplinary association of electrical and mechanical engineering. Together with technical knowledge, students become familiar with fundamentals of project management and team work. A practical education in international companies and organizations, which are active in research and exploitation of space, in an important part of the education. The graduates gain a professional basis for an individual and team research, development and management. The study is aimed to a complex preparation of engineers for international companies and organizations. Moreover, a high-quality basis for consecutive doctoral studies at an arbitrary university is another objective. Therefore, the education is fully provided in English.

Graduate profile

The graduate of the study program "Space Applications" will acquire basic knowledge in the theoretical and engineering disciplines of space technology. They shall be theoretically and practically equipped for design activities in the field of satellites and space applications. One is acquainted with current concepts and methods used in the design and implementation of space applications and can use them actively and independently. The study program includes project and language preparation, which will enable graduates to participate in international space projects. The interdisciplinary interconnection of electrical and mechanical engineering, which is necessary for the development of space applications, makes the graduate unique. An integral part of education is practical education in cooperation with partner companies.
The graduate is able to design the basic components of space applications and is able to connect these components by system design. They can use the necessary development tools when designing and implementing space applications. The graduate has expertise for all phases of design, integration, verification, testing and operation of space applications.
The graduate combines knowledge in the field of electrical systems (electronic communication, radio and optical systems, electromagnetic compatibility, radiation resistance) and in the field of mechanical systems (space mechanics, space flight mechanics, space technology, aircraft technology and its reliability). The graduate is familiar with the design and technology of space applications. During the study, the graduate will get acquainted with the principles of building small satellites. The graduate has experience with practice in companies focused on the development and production of space applications.
The graduate is able to independently solve engineering tasks related to the development, production and operation of space applications. He or She is able to propose, discuss and take decisions necessary to perform the assigned task in a specified time. It is the ability to present one's own professional opinions in English. The graduate is able to search for, expand and update their expertise and apply it to the assigned problems. He or She is able to lead a development team.
The graduate's knowledge is verified by exams in the subjects of the profiling basis and by the final examination at the state exam. The graduate demonstrates practical skills and general competences during the study in compulsory laboratory exercises, individual and team projects. The ability to produce quality engineering works and the ability to present the achieved results is demonstrated by the graduate mainly by independent elaboration and defense of the diploma thesis. The graduate is prepared to find employment in technical practice, in creative work, research and development, in production, in management and managerial positions in technical or commercial companies or organizations whose activities are related to space applications.

Profession characteristics

Graduates of master’s program "Space Applications" can participate in research, development, operation and management of space applications in specialized companies and organizations. Educating student in English, graduates are ready to work in foreign and international companies active in research and exploitation of space. Knowledge of preparation, management and control of projects makes the graduate suitable even for research organizations and universities. Thanks to a complex interdisciplinary education at the border of electrical and mechanical engineering, the graduate can be employed at an arbitrary technical position.

Study plan creation

Courses are evaluated according to ECTS credits. The credit expresses an approximate weekly student's workload for the course. Credits for a given course are obtained after the prescribed completion, i.e. after awarding a credit, classified credit, or by passing an exam under the conditions of the BUT Rules of Study and Examination, the internal standard of the Rules for Organization of Studies at FEEC and the composition and content individually defined in each course.
In a two-year master study, the student must earn at least 120 credits in the specified credit composition:
106 credits in compulsory courses,
9 credits in compulsory elective (PV) courses,
5 credits in elective courses.
Obligatory courses are usually completed by the student in semesters and years as stated in the curriculum. If a student fails to complete a compulsory course in the prescribed manner, he / she must register it again in the following year of his / her studies.
The student chooses to select PV courses in individual semesters so that at the end of his / her bachelor's degree he / she has at least the prescribed minimum of credits in each group of PV courses, while not obtaining the minimum number of credits in one group of PV courses cannot be compensated by exceeding the number of credits obtained in another group of PV courses.
Elective courses extend the general knowledge of students. Courses are chosen by the student himself or herself from a full-faculty offer (FEEC departments) or from the other faculties of VUT (so-called free courses) and can pass them in any year or semester of master study. Elective courses include Physical Education. If a student has not successfully completed an elective course, he / she may or may not write another academic year in the next academic year.
Students have to obtain the corresponding electrical engineering qualification at the beginning of their study.

Availability for the disabled

All lecture rooms at the FEEC BUT allow disabled access; students, however, must meet the medical standards to acquire the necessary electrotechnical qualifications. In laboratory classes and practicals, students are required to independently operate measuring instruments and related equipment without endangering human health or damaging property.

What degree programme types may have preceded

The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme.

Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-EMREM Compatibility and Radiation Issuesen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26yes
OK3-A Space Structures Designen4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
OZ0-ASpace Flight Mechanicsen3CompulsoryGCrP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
MPA-SCMSatellite Control and Managementen7CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 26 / L - 13yes
MPA-VAFVacuum Technologyen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / L - 26yes
MPA-EMIElectroMagnetic Interference Analysisen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 261yes
MPA-NMFNumerical Modeling Fundamentalsen5Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 13 / Cp - 391yes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-ASPAerospace Photonicsen4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13yes
MPA-ANPAntennas and Propagationen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 13 / L - 13yes
MPA-FAPFundamentals of Astrophysicsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 13 / L - 13yes
MPA-VFOHigh Frequency Circuitsen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 13 / L - 13yes
MPA-NDENanosatellite Design and Electronicsen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / L - 26yes
MPA-SLMSelected Lectures on Mathematicsen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / CPP - 26yes
2. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-MKSMicrocontrollers and Embedded Systemsen6CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / Cp - 39no
OSD-AReliability and Maintainability of Aircraften4CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / C1 - 13yes
MPA-TEPTeam Projecten6CompulsoryGCrS - 52no
MPA-RKOWireless Communicationsen5CompulsoryCr,ExP - 26 / COZ - 13 / Cp - 13yes
MPA-POMAdvanced 3D Modellingen4Compulsory-optionalExP - 13 / Cp - 391yes
MPA-ZKRFoundations of Cryptographyen6Compulsory-optionalCr,ExP - 26 / CPP - 391yes
2. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
MPA-AEXAerospace Excursionen4CompulsoryGCrEX - 26no
MPA-MDTDiploma Thesisen20CompulsoryCrVD - 52no
MPA-DTSDiploma Thesis Seminaren6CompulsoryGCrP - 26no
Any year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
XPA-CJ1Czech language en6ElectiveExCOZ - 52yes
MPA-TDSTheory of Dynamic Systemsen6ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / COZ - 14 / Cp - 12yes
Any year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Com.Compl.Hr. rangeGr.Op.
XPA-CJ1Czech language en6ElectiveExCOZ - 52yes
MPA-FPFSolid State Physicsen5ElectiveCr,ExP - 39 / L - 13yes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Number of ECTS credits Courses
1 5 cr - 10 cr MPA-EMI (5 cr), MPA-NMF (5 cr)
1 4 cr - 10 cr MPA-POM (4 cr), MPA-ZKR (6 cr)