Study lines

The MSc Eng in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering has four optional study lines.

The study lines are fixed programmes of study that have extra high requirements to the choice of courses and projects compared to the general MSc programme.

Another requirement is that the topic for both course 30220 Synthesis in Earth and Space Physics  and the Master's Thesis must be within the study line's focus area. 

A list of relevant supervisors is available on each of the study lines' websites.

Graduates of these study lines earn the right to have the specialist title on their diplomas.

The five study lines are:

Possible specialisation within a study line
Within each of the study lines it is possible through the choice of specialisation courses to specialise primarily in one of the following areas (approaches):

  • Instrumentation
  • Data processing
  • Physical and mathematical modelling
Approach (competence)

Instrumentation

Data processing

Physical and mathematical modelling

Study line

Earth Observation

Learn how to design instruments for climate and environmental monitoring. Learn about methods and data analysis techniques for climate and environmental monitoring. Learn how to use modelling to improve climate and environmental monitoring.

Earth and Planetary Physics

Learn how to design instrumentation to study the physics of Earth and other planets.

Learn about methods and data analysis techniques for Earth and planetary science and prospecting. Learn how to use modelling to understand geophysical processes and support efficient prospecting.
Mapping and Navigation Learn how to design instrumentation for mapping and navigation. Learn about methods and data analysis techniques for mapping and navigation. Learn how to use modelling to generate and utilise maps and navigation products and services.

Space Research

Learn how to design and develop instruments to study the Universe including our Solar System.

Learn about methods and data analysis techniques for astrophysics and Solar System exploration. Learn how to use modelling to describe and understand the physics of our Universe including the Solar System.
Space Systems Engineering Learn how to design, develop, and qualify (possibly including "proof of concept") scientific space instruments for research and exploration. Learn about methods and data analysis techniques relevant to satellite systems. Learn how to design and develop scientific space missions for research and exploration.