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Space Engineering

This programme is designed to give you the specialist multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required for a career working with space technology and its applications. Surrey students have access to all aspects of the design and delivery of spacecraft and payloads, and as a result are very attractive to employers in space-related industries. As we develop and execute complete space missions, from initial concept to hardware design, manufacturing and testing, to in orbit operations (controlled by our ground station at the Surrey Space Centre), you will have the chance to be involved in, and gain experience of, real space missions.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant engineering discipline, mathematics, computing or physical sciences. Our minimum entry level is a 2.2 from a UK university, or overseas equivalent. Relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Course modules

Example module listing: Space dynamics and missions; space systems design; space robotics and autonomy; satellite remote sensing; RF systems and circuit design; space avionics; advanced guidance, navigation and control; launch vehicles and propulsion; advanced satellite communication techniques; spacecraft structures and mechanisms; space environment and protection; standard project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include formal written examinations, taken at the end of each semester, and coursework assignments.


Please note these fees are for the academic year only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,800 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 60 Months

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