Overview

Degree Master of Science
Start of study Summer semester
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Accredited No
Admission restricted No
Faculty/institution School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Integrated stay abroad Yes

The increasing digitisation, distribution and networking of technical systems leads to the necessity of a degree programme teaching “the systems view” and “interdisciplinarity” methods and skills. Furthermore, it is necessary to consider the entire life cycle of the systems starting with the analysis of the requirements, through design, integration, verification, to operation and maintenance. This, supplemented by management and social skills, forms a solid foundation for mastering the steadily growing complexity of technical systems in practice.

Since interdisciplinarity and internationality are essential for engineering and management of space systems, a joint interdisciplinary international double degree Master’s degree programme “Engineering and Management of Space Systems” will be established as a cooperation between Hochschule Bremen (HSB) – City University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Poland. The degree programme will be carried out in English.

The curriculum is oriented to the international systems engineering certification standards of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and its German Chapter, Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering (GfSE).

It is including theoretical principles and concepts of systems engineering and practical projects concentrating on space systems and projects.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jasminka Matevska on the HSB side and Dr. Marek Chodnicki on the GUT side are responsible for this degree programme.

Many thanks to our colleague Dr. Anna Chrobry for establishing the initial contact.

Test run (pilot project)

Start of third run: summer semester 2023. Expected start of the accredited program in 2023 (subject to accreditation and state approval).

Programme structure

Listed below are the modules for each semester for the start of studies in the summer of 2023.

The first term (summer semester 2023) will take place at Gdańsk University of Technology.

The second term (winter semester 2023/2024) will take place at Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences.

Branch:

  • AT – Aerospace Technology
  • EE – Electronics Engineering
  • CS – Computer Science

Prospects

Graduates of this joint program will be awarded

  1. a Master’s Degree in Space and Satellite Technologies issued by Gdańsk University of Technology and
  2. a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Technology, Electronics Engineering or Computer Science, depending on the specialization, issued by Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Sciences. Successful collaboration in this filed will result in the opening of a new joint program in Engineering and Management of Space Systems merging all previous specializations. Master's degrees awarded to graduates of this programme will be stated at least one month prior to the opening of the new programme.

Acceptance Requirements

  • Bachelor's, German "Diplom" or an equivalent first academic degree in a discipline relevant to the course profile applied for (Aerospace Technology, Electronics Engineering or Computer Science)
  • A final grade corressponding to German mark good or very good (min. of 2.5). For international students a Grade Point Average of at least 3.00 / 4.00 or 7.50 / 10.00 or first class with distinction or with percentage larger 70%) is necessary
  • Good knowledge of English, minimum of B2 Level according to Common European Framework of Reference Level Descriptions, equivalent certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS), a university certificate, if English was the main language of instruction during studies or an interview with the admission board.
  • References from two persons in education or industry qualified to evaluate your ability and potential for graduate work are desirable, but not mandatory.
  • If a visa is required, applicants should consider that it may take several months to obtain. Visa applications are made to the Polish or/and German Embassy or consular mission in your home country.

Application

  • Interested candidates shall apply for one of the corresponding master study programmes (Aerospace Technologies, Computer Science or Electronics Engineering) according to their acceptance criteria.
  • Applications are accepted until 15th January 2023 (lectures start with the summer semester in April 2023 at the Gdańsk University of Technology).
  • The students already enrolled at one of the study programmes above can also apply for this study programme. In case of acceptance, the already passed modules will be checked on suitability and accepted for the double degree programme.
  • Additionally, the candidates shall send an application to Prof. Matevska according to the acceptance requirements listed in this call. Required documents: Motivation Letter, CV, Bachelor’s Diploma, Transcript of Records, English Certificate if available and References (optional).
  • The Hochschule Bremen can accept only limited number of candidates (15 per year). Thus, it reserves the right to select applicants based on their academic achievement and past performance. The decision will be made by the admission board of the programme.
  • Each accepted candidate will receive a corresponding learning agreement.

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