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Introduction to SpaceTech

The SpaceTech program of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands, is an international Master's Degree program, designed for international mid-career professionals who wish to expand their potential by obtaining expertise in both space systems and business engineering.

The SpaceTech curriculum is taught in a one-year program with only ten weeks of actual classroom instructions. These ten weeks are divided into five two-week sessions, spread out over ten months and provide high technical and management competency gains and substantially increased business and interpersonal skills. SpaceTech offers a comprehensive and integrated curriculum, conducted in a flexible, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment in attractive international locations that are top centers of space activities. Participants can continue to meet their current employment commitments, while at the same time earning an accredited Master’s Degree in Space Systems Engineering, awarded by the Delft University of Technology.

SpaceTech Mission

The SpaceTech program of the Delft University of Technology educates international mid-career professionals seeking top-level expertise in space systems and business engineering.

SpaceTech Vision

SpaceTech develops tomorrow's world-class leaders in Space Systems and Business Engineering.

Unique Master's Degree Program

The program introduces innovative concepts and time-tested methods to give participants the competencies required for the development and operations of future space missions and new business applications while allowing them to meet current work commitments.

Highly Effective in Improving Technical and Business Competencies

The majority of the alumni have made major upward career steps within three years of graduation, as a result of their participation in the program.

World-wide Recognition in the Space Community

The SpaceTech program has been developed with and is supported by international and national space agencies as well as a number of leading industrial space companies.

The Best Price-Quality Ratio

SpaceTech offers the best price to quality ratio with a unique approach. It employs the most advanced training techniques, outstanding and internationally recognized instructors, mentors and coaches.

Designed for Working Professionals

The curriculum and the sessions of SpaceTech are designed to allow participants to meet business commitments between sessions. SpaceTech is a fast track, efficient Master's Degree program requiring only 10 weeks of in-session time.

Attractive Session Locations

Sessions are held at international centers of space activity, consisting of Delft - The Netherlands (TU Delft), Toulouse - France (CNES), Munich - Germany (DLR), Rome - Italy (ESRIN) and Noordwijk - The Netherlands (ESTEC), with future sessions planned in the USA.

The Best Instructors

Our internationally recognized instructors, whether from academica, industry or space organizations, are outstanding experts in the field of space systems and business engineering - highly experienced, stimulating and enthusiastic.

Continuous Program Improvement

In operation for more than ten years, each lecture and exercise is evaluated thoroughly during each new term of the program. SpaceTech incorporates a permanent Core Curriculum Committee (CCC) which is responsible for the content of the program. It fine-tunes the program five times per year.

Mentored Case Studies

Participants learn best practices while interacting with industry experts and leaders during the focused Central Case Project studies.

Active International Alumni Association

SpaceTech has alumni in key positions in the space industry worldwide, in national and international space agencies, and in academia. The networking possibilities that this provides can give access to invaluable information and opportunities.

International recognition

SpaceTech participants have come from leading space companies and institutions throughout the world, including Boeing Satellite Systems, Carlo Gavazi Space, Dutch Space, EADS-Astrium, Ericsson, Eumetsat, Kayser-Threde, OHB Systems, PT Telkom, SES Astra, SES Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Telenor, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space, ASI, CNES, DLR, ESA, IKI, NASA, NIVR, University of Applied Science Bremen, Trieste University and Delft University of Technology.

Sign Up for the Next SpaceTech Programme

Full Program Participation

The fourteenth edition of SpaceTech has been postponed. The new starting date will most likely be January/April 2013. If you are interested, please contact the program office via the information below.

Restricted Program Participation as Guest

SpaceTech now offers for a limited number of guests the opportunity to attend one or more of its class-room program modules. More details can be found on the Program Structure page. The same deadline as for the full program participation applies.


For more information please contact the SpaceTech program office:

Tel:  +31 (0) 15 278 3306

Fax: +31 (0) 15 278 5322



Brochure SpaceTech


Naam auteur: Teun Hoevenaars
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