Master in Space Science

General

Program Description

Research groups in the Institute of Space Science include the upper atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere, interplanetary space, solar physics, planetary science, space plasma simulation, radar meteorology, space payload design & development, and satellite remote sensing. The Institute is the sole institution in Taiwan providing such broad and complete programs in space science research and education; and continuously participates in several international space research projects, collaborating with space science institutions of other countries.

Fundamental Courses

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Magnetospheric physics
  • Ionospheric Physics
  • Solar Physics
  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Space Physics

Professional Courses

  • Principle of Radar Remote Sensing Atmospheric
  • Stochastic Processes and Spectral Analysis
  • Atmospheric Wave Coupling
  • Advanced Programming
  • Plasma Measurement
  • Atmospheric electricity

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits: 24 credits

Duration of Study: 1-4 years

Other requirements: Pass an oral thesis defense. Pass at least one core course in each category of Space Science, Physics, and Mathematics.

Research Facilities & Lab

  • VHF Coherent Scatter Radar
  • High-Speed Computing Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Space Environment Lab
  • Ionospheric Tomography Lab
  • GPS and radio-wave propagation labs as well as ROCSAT I-IPEI payload Lab
  • Satellite Science and Payload Engineering Labs

Admission Documents

  • Autobiography,
  • Study Plan,
  • Research Proposal,
  • Two Letters of Recommendation,
  • Evidence of Chinese Proficiency.
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National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying ... Read More

National Central University was originally founded in Nanjing, China in 1915. NCU had later developed into a renowned academic institution with comprehensive programs and outstanding faculty, enjoying a high reputation equal to that of Peking University. In 1962, the Graduate Institute of Geophysics was founded in Miaoli, Taiwan as the re-establishment of the University. The campus was relocated to Zhongli in 1968, and today it has become a home to more than thirteen thousand students and teachers. Read less