The Aerospace Control Engineering Masters Program provides students with specific skills necessary to model, design, and control the dynamic behaviour of aerospace systems, including fixed-wing UAVs, rotorcrafts and satellites.
The master program is suitable for students with the interest in learning, developing, and applying state-of-the-art control technology for aerospace-related purposes. The type of technology has also large similarities with technologies for extreme environments, such as in arctic regions and subsea, and students with interest in development of technologies in such fields will find this program as relevant.
The master program in Aerospace Control Engineering at IVT-faculty, UiT Narvik Campus provides a unique education in Norway, where you as a student will learn about the most relevant technologies necessary for design, construction, and utilization of control systems in aerospace applications. Through the two-year program, important theoretical preliminaries such as applied mathematics, digital system and signal theory, embedded systems, navigation and automatic control are covered, as well as more specialized topics on system identification, artificial intelligence, and modeling, guidance and control.
Through a multidisciplinary program, students learn the relevant methods and skills in various technological fields, with a commonality through its application in aerospace-related systems. The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning by doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from ongoing internal research projects, as well as national and international aerospace related projects that UiT participates in. Therefore, several projects has ended in results at a high international level, published in international scientific journals. The students have also been able to present their results for international audiences at scientific conferences and workshops. In the last few years, such projects have included:
Attitude determination and control system design for the European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) and European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) spacecraft under the SSETI-project initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA).
To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as European Space Agency, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM).
Successfully qualified candidates can acquire jobs in a range of Norwegian businesses that contribute technical products and services within aerospace technology, but also wirhin fields as subsea engineering, systems engineering, or robotics and automation. The program also provides a basis for working with project managament and marketing, or teaching in technical subjects at Bachelor's level. The program also qualifies for doctoral studies in related fielsds.
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STE-3900 Master thesis
The basis of admission is
a relevant undergraduate bachelor in engineering, primarily within electronics or space technology, but it may also be within related fields such as automatic control, communications, power electronics or computer science. You must however have a sufficient background in electronics and communications.
In addition, the following requirements must be met:
*Bachelor engineering in satellite technology at UiT with content of acceptable physics:
IGR1609 Engineering, Society and Methods / Ingeniørfaglig yrkesutøvelse og arbeidsmetoder
See attachements to the Studyplan for more information.
In most bachelor's degrees in engineering, you must take one elective science subject to qualify for the master's degree. At UiT you may take this course: Matematikk 3/Fysikk 2 or equivalent.
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester
General admissions requirements for Norwegian and Nordic applicants - Master.
Online application is via Søknadsweb, study code 4605
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for applicants outside the Nordic countries is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
General admissions requirements - Master.
Online application, study code 9009
Are you an international applicant? How to apply.
In Week 33 a two-days refresher course in linear algebra is offered. In this course, central concepts and methods from previous linear algebra courses will be repeated. Experiences from previous years are that students who participate in this refresher course benefit greatly from this in SMN6190 Linear Algebra II.
All teaching on this program takes place in English.
The program involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The project topics are chosen from current and future national and international space projects, which UiT participates in, as well as ongoing internal research projects. In the last few years, such projects have included:
To provide a high-quality education with relevance to industry, UiT is cooperating with the national universities in Oslo (UiO), Bergen (UiB), Trondheim (NTNU), as well as ESA, Norwegian Space Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM). UiT has also a policy for advocating international cooperation, and several students have over the last years performed (parts of) the master project at well-known universities abroad.
Most courses are based on lectures, self-study and assignments or small projects, individually or in groups. Each 5 ECTS course usually includes 40 lectures, plus supervision time. The handouts can be voluntary or mandatory. Mandatory lab exercises are includes in some topics. Scientific theory application and analysis is emphasized in assignment and project solution. The different course descriptions provide additional information.
Form of assessment
Different assessment methods are applied through the study program. In most cases, the assessment is based on a written exam. In some cases an overall assessment is applied, combining a written exam with assignment or projects, or a final report combined with an oral exam. The different course descriptions provide additional information.
The final master thesis (diploma) will be performed in close collaboration with industry partners, and/or based on existing research and development projects. The work is usually performed individually, with regular supervisory meetings through the entire project period. The diploma will be evaluated solely on the basis of a final written report.
Mandatory safety training in health, security and environment (HSE)
All students must complete mandatory safety training before they are allowed access and given permission to work in laboratories, workshops and the like. This also goes for participation in fieldwork/research cruises and similar. Please contact your immediate supervisor for list of mandatory courses.
After graduation from the master program in Aerospace Control Engineering, the candidates may pursue PhD studies at UiT campus Narvik in within the field of Engineering Science and Technology - or other faculties at UiT within fields such as engineering cybernetics, communications or aeronautics.
It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must be made in accordance with the study coordinator.
The candidate will be awarded the right to use the Norwegian professional title sivilingeniør. This right is legally protected in Norway.