MSc in Global Navigation Satellite System
The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a 2-year program co-organized by ENAC and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE). This MSc in GNSS has been developed with the support of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency.
Recently, GNSS has gained a lot of attention worldwide due to a significant increase of the applications using GPS for positioning:
- location-based services,
This international enthusiasm is confirmed by the worldwide development of other global and regional satellite-based navigation systems in Europe, US, China, Russia, India and Japan, creating a strong need for experts in this field job.
Scope of this Master degree
The objective of this MSc in GNSS is to provide students with advanced skills and knowledge in the field of GNSS (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, inertial navigation, integrity monitoring, ...) and its related applications to prepare them for entering the highly dynamic GNSS and GNSS-dependent industry.. In addition, the students will also receive training in telecommunications, as both fields are strongly complementary.
This Master of Science on GPS, Galileo, ... technology will provide students with a head start in the evolving and growing market of satellite-based navigation and telecommunications. The graduate students will have the ability to enter large companies, SMEs, national institutions, and research laboratories.
A European Partnership
This MSc in GNSS was developed with the support of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency, GSA (7th Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 248016).
It has been achieved in Partnership with the Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications of the University of Federal Armed Forces Munich (Germany) and Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy), both recognized for their leading international roles in education and research in the field of GNSS. These two universities also contribute to the MSc teaching and provide their international links with the GNSS industry.
This program is open to any applicant with a completed Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent.
There will be several selection jury meetings starting in March 2012: dates are available in the "Dates & Place" on the right side. Note that there is a first come-first serve process for selecting candidates
1ST SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER 15TH – JANUARY 31ST) - 30 ECTS
- Fundamentals in mathematics
- Fundamentals in signal processing and electromagnetism
- Introduction to GNSS: conventional navigation, background, concepts and evolutions
- Introduction to programming
- System engineering, project management
- Applied project
2ND SEMESTER (FEBRUARY 1 ST – JUNE 30TH)
- Advanced signal processing
- Antennas and propagation channels
- GNSS II: positioning techniques, applications (civil aviation, precise positioning, scientific applications)
- hybridization between GNSS and other sensors
- Introduction to telecom. : networks’ architecture, typical modulations, mobile applications
- Applied project
3RD SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER 15TH – JANUARY 31ST)- 30 ECTS
- Receiver design for navigation and telecom. users
- Advanced telecom: coding, space applications, satellite payload
- GNSS III: Future GNSSs, signal design, alternative positioning techniques (vision, etc...), applications (pedestrian, vehicle, UAV)
- Management, team work, intellectual property, business in GNSS and telecom.
- Applied Project
4 TH SEMESTER (FEBRUARY 1ST – JUNE 30TH)
5- to 6-month Internship in a company or a research laboratory, taken under the supervision of a Master's teacher.
Scholarship Opportunities for the 2012-2013 academic year
Apply for one of the 9 "European GNSS Agency (GSA)" scholarships worth 4000 Euros.
To apply, you must be a:
- European citizen (27 EU countries), or
- a citizen from Switzerland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Feroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey,
- or be registered during the 2011/2012 academic year in a University from one of the countries cited in the previous 2 bullets.
The selection process will be based on the academic records of the applicant.
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