SATEC - Master's in Satellite Technology


We unify expertise from a broad range of European and German Research institutions to create an advanced Master's in satellite technology in the Bavarian elite study program. Numerous lectures from experts in space research and industrial institutions enrich our courses. The key spacecraft design aspects as well as satellite applications in Earth observation and telecommunications will be addressed. The students will participate in projects and research activities with the German Space Organisation and the European Space Industry. SaTec has the potential to educate Bavaria's top students to become future leaders in space industry and research institutions. All courses will be in English. The official regulations of this course can be found [here], please search for "Satellite Technology" in the pdf. This document is currently only available in German. Please download our course module handbook  for more specific details about individual modules.

System Analysis

  1. Space Physics (8 ECTS)
  2. Control Engineering in Space I (5 ECTS)
  3. Computer Science for Space Engineering (5 ECTS)
  4. Spacecraft System Analysis (10 ECTS)
  5. Space Dynamics (5 ECTS)

System Design

  1. Telecommunication System Design (10 ECTS)
  2. Performance Engineering and Benchmarking (5 ECTS)
  3. Remote Sensing (5 ECTS)
  4. Control Engineering in Space II (5 ECTS)
  5. Advanced Sensory Systems and Sensor Data Processing (5 ECTS)
  6. Trajectory Optimization and Reliability (5 ECTS)
  7. Internship (5 ECTS)

System Implementation

  1. Robotics I (8 ECTS)
  2. Satellite Telecommunication Lab (6 ECTS)
  3. Advanced On-Board Data Processing (6 ECTS)
  4. Modelling and Computational Science (8 ECTS)
  5. Radar Systems and Missions (5 ECTS)
  6. Advanced Programming (5 ECTS)
  7. Aerospace Seminar (5 ECTS)
  8. Project Workshop (5 ECTS)

Prototype Design and Implementation

  1. Team Design Project (10 ECTS)
  2. Cansat Design Lab (10 ECTS)
  3. Floatsat Design Lab (10 ECTS)
  4. International Summer School (5 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis
Module distribution required for course completion
CategoryMinimum ECTS required
System Analysis20
System Design30
System Implementation20
Prototype Design & Implementation20