MUSE (Master in Space Systems), an advanced master’s degree in space engineering

Pindado Carrion, Santiago; Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro; Franchini, Sebastián; Pérez Grande, María Isabel; Alonso, Gustavo; Pérez, Javier; Sorribes Palmer, Felix; Cubas Cano, Javier; García, Andrés; Roibás-Millán, Elena y Fernández, Antonio (2016). MUSE (Master in Space Systems), an advanced master’s degree in space engineering. En: "1st Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching", 9-12 May 2016, Atenas.


Título: MUSE (Master in Space Systems), an advanced master’s degree in space engineering
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Franchini, Sebastián
  • Pérez Grande, María Isabel
  • Alonso, Gustavo
  • Pérez, Javier
  • Sorribes Palmer, Felix
  • Cubas Cano, Javier
  • García, Andrés
  • Roibás-Millán, Elena
  • Fernández, Antonio
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Artículo)
Título del Evento: 1st Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching
Fechas del Evento: 9-12 May 2016
Lugar del Evento: Atenas
Título del Libro: Annual International Conference on Engineering Education & Teaching
Fecha: 2016
Palabras Clave Informales: Master’s degree, space technology, space systems, project-based learning,active learning.
Escuela: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Departamento: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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In Spain, and most part of Europe, historically, space engineering education was a small part of a broader aerospace curriculum in aeronautics, dominated by fluid- and structures- focused engineering. The Spanish universities have entailed a profound renewal within the last years as a result of the European Space for Higher Education implementation. In the case of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) this change led to the possibility of setting up new official master’s degrees (Masters Universitarios). One of these new degrees is MUSE (Master Universitario en Sistemas Espaciales), the Master’s Degree in Space Systems of UPM, which is fully devoted to space systems engineering and technology, and fully focused on the space industry needs. MUSE is promoted, organized, implemented and run by Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad “Ignacio Da Riva” (IDR/UPM) research institute. The main purpose of this master is to share with the students the wide expertise and experience in space research/technology from the IDR/UPM (and other research groups at UPM). At present, IDR/UPM collaborates with several space scientific nstitutions (ESA, NASA, JAXA, etc.) on different missions, such as Rosetta, Sunrise, Solar Orbiter,ExoMars, JEM-EUSO. Besides, IDR/UPM designed and developed a 50-kg class satellite (UPMSat-1) which was launched in 1995, and is currently developing another two: UPMSat-2 and Lian-Hé (in collaboration with Beihang University, China). In this regard, MUSE is project-based learning oriented, as it is characterized by a significant amount of practical work by the students, directly linked to IDR/UPM running space projects. This master’s degree is designed to reduce as much as possible the initial training required by the graduates once enrolled in a space engineering company. The aim of this paper is to explain the origin of MUSE master’s degree program, its structure, the implementation focus and problems, student characteristics, study cases carried out, and future challenges.

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