Space Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Program Description

Space Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Mission and goals

The objective of the Space Engineering MSc is to educate highly skilled professionals, qualified to develop and manage technical activities related to research and design in the space sector. Space Engineering graduates have all the competences to fully develop activities related to the design, technical analysis and verification of a space mission.

Within these activities, in particular, graduates from Politecnico di Milano can develop specific skills in the areas of: mission analysis, thermal and structural design of space components, design of the space propulsion and power generation system, design of the orbit and attitude control systems, space systems integration and testing.

Eligible students

Students with at least 15 years of education and a Bachelor degree in a related field are eligible for application. A solid knowledge in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Principles of electricity, Thermodynamics, General and applied mechanics, Solid mechanics, Materials, Automatic control is required.

Professional opportunities

The knowledge gained through the degree in Space Engineering is suited to responsibility positions where working autonomy is required. As an example, positions offered by the space industry, research centres, private or public companies involved in the design, manufacturing and testing of space components. Furthermore, the skills and competences of the space engineer are well suited to companies involved in the design and manufacturing of products characterized by lightweight structures and autonomous operation capacity, and more in general where advanced design tools and technologies are adopted.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

For EU students fees are based on students’ family income and the study plan presented, and range from about €800 to €3,300 per year.

Last updated June 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Italy Milan
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
Tuition fees for non EU students, per year. Tuition fees for EU students range from about 900 to about 3,500€ per year, for the two-year duration of the programme.