Engineering and Management of Space Systems - admission is underway | Gdańsk University of Technology


Date added: 2021-01-26

Engineering and Management of Space Systems - admission is underway

Admission for second-cycle studies for new, international second-cycle studies in Engineering and Management of Space Systems is underway. There are 15 places waiting for students who want to study in the field of space technologies, and who want to try studies at a foreign university.

The new studies will be based on the second-cycle studies conducted by both universities, i.e. ‘Aerospace Technologies’, ‘Computer Science’ and ‘Electrical and Electronics Engineering’ at the Hochschule Bremen and ‘Space and Satellite Technologies’ conducted by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of ETI of Gdańsk University of Technology together with the Maritime University of Gdynia, the Naval Academy in Gdynia and the University of Gdańsk.

The space sector around the world is developing very dynamically and there is a growing demand for specialists who have broad multidisciplinary competences and skills. Also in Poland, there has been an increase in the number of entities from the space sector that see the benefits of launching a major that teaches broadly understood space technologies, including space systems management.

Thanks to the SpaceBrigade project, 15 students will be able to study at GUT and the University of Bremen (Hohschule Bremen). The language of instruction shall be English.

– The exchange will take place already during the first semester of studies - explains PhD, Eng. Marek Chodnicki, project manager - language, adaptation and intercultural training will be organized so that students are well prepared for learning. In addition, the project also provides training for the staff involved in conducting the classes. They will touch upon new methods and techniques of education, including distance learning.

Students will go to the Hochschule Bremen, a university where about 8500 people study, with a choice of almost 60 fields of study. HSB is one of the largest universities of its kind in Germany. The university offers curricula educating engineers and masters in fields related to exact sciences, engineering, as well as business and social sciences. Bremen is called the German space city, mainly thanks to a large number of companies from the space sector, including: Airbus Defense & Space, OHB, Dsi, ZARM, ESA BIC, HESPACE Institutes, or DRL, i.e. the German Space Agency. The coordinator of the project on the German side is prof. Jasminka Matevska.

HSB and GUT maintain long-term cooperation in many fields of mechanical engineering and power engineering (with the support of DAAD funds under the partnership program with universities from Eastern Europe), in the form of bilateral exchange programs for students and academic staff, jointly implemented projects and research in the above-mentioned areas.

– A wide study program will allow to provide students with theoretically founded, structured and expanded knowledge of both basic and specialist issues covering selected topics important from the point of view of space technologies, e.g. in the field of satellite communication, orbital mechanics, space vehicle design, parallel engineering, antenna techniques, space law and cybersecurity. - adds PhD, DSc, Eng. Zbigniew Łubniewski, Coordinator of the SST field from the ETI Faculty - Additionally, the training program will offer courses related to systems engineering and management in the space sector. We also want to organize meetings with entrepreneurs from the space sector.

The project is financed by POWER under the KATAMARAN program announced by the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).