Code: ELEC3039

Credits: 65 ECTS

Responsible Professors: Anne Lähteenmäki, Jaan Praks, Esa Kallio

Pääaine suomeksi: Avaruustiede- ja tekniikka

Huvudämne på svenska:  Rymdfysik och -teknik


In the only space science and technology major in Finland you can engage yourself in research challenges ranging from the birth of our universe to the physics of solar system dynamics, or in a rapidly growing number of services such as weather forecasts, navigation and telecommunication services, and environmental monitoring. Nanosatellite technologies have skyrocketing prospects to gain access to space at low cost and short time. Here you can join in high-profile space and science projects, get international experience, and learn team work and project management skills.    

We have four focus areas: space technology, Earth observation, space physics and radio astronomy. These include, for example, building of satellite systems and space instruments, microwave instruments and techniques on airborne and spaceborne platforms for Earth observation, space weather satellite observations and numerical simulations of the Earth and other solar system objects, and r adio astronomical techniques, and the study of active galactic nuclei and galactic objects. The student can choose the study field(s) according to her/his academic or career interests. 

Upon completion of the space science and technology major the student will be prepared for graduate education in one of the focus areas or for work in large space organizations, or for work in the industry or the public sector. The student will be familiar with space as environment for instruments and science, and people and the society, and what are the basic physical principles governing the processes in Earth observation, space physics, and radio astronomy. Furthermore, the student will be able to design and build functional space systems and carry out space research and instrumentation projects, and do science with the results.

Courses

Code

Course

ECTS

Teaching period

Year*

Compulsory courses, common for the Programme; 25 ECTS

ELEC-E0110  

Academic Skills in Master’s Studies

3

I-V

1
ELEC-E0210Master’s Thesis Process2I-II, III-V2
ELEC-E3120Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits5I-II1
ELEC-E3140Semiconductor Physics5I-II1
ELEC-E9111Mathematical Computing5I-II1

ELEC-E4130

Electromagnetic fields

5

I-II

1

Compulsory courses for this Major; 30 ECTS

ELEC-E4210

Introduction to space

5

 III-IV

1
ELEC-E4230Microwave Earth Observation Instrumentation P5I-II2
ELEC-E4240Satellite Systems L5IV-V1

ELEC-E4220

Space instrumentation L

5

 I-II

2
ELEC-E4530Radio Astronomy L5I-II2

ELEC-E4520

Space Physics L

5

IV-V

1
*Year = The year students are expected to study the course
CodeCourseECTSTeaching period

Optional courses; choose 10 ECTS

ELEC-E4420Microwave Engineering I5III-IV

ELEC-E4540

Space Climate

5

 V

ELEC-E4940

Special Assignment in Space Science and Technology

5-10all periods

ELEC-E4930

Space Technology Project

5 - 10

 all periods

You will find recommended study schedules (will be updated in the summer 2018) under Planning your studies.