Courses

The Space Track offers two main options: Start at Aalto or start at DTU. There are several options for electives and a possibility for one course in Greenland.

Aalto’s main focus for Arctic thesis project is in collaboration with industry and DTUs main focus for Arctic thesis projects is at the university.

See the detailed course plans for the different options of the Space Track below.

 

Option 1: Start at DTU

 

Year 1: DTU

Semester 1

Semester 2

Courses:

 

30201 Measurement technologies in Earth and Space Physics (5 ECTS)

30230 Data analysis and modeling in Geoscience and Astrophysics (5 ECTS)

30350 Remote Sensing (10 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (10 ECTS)

Courses:

30754 Climate Change – physics and observation (5 ECTS)

30752 Cryosphere physics and observation (5 ECTS) or 11857 in 4th semester

42500 Innovation in Engineering (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (15 ECTS) suggestions:

30220 Synthesis in Earth and Space Physics (10 ECTS)

 

Year 2: Aalto, including master thesis and possible course in Greenland

Semester 1

Semester 2

Courses:

 

GIS-E1040 - Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing (5 ECTS) -not if 30540 Mapping from Aerial and Satellite Images was chosen at DTU

ELEC-E4930 Project in Space Science and Technology (10 ECTS) - if not 30220 was chosen at DTU

Geodesy and positioning GIS 1010 (5ECTS)

Plus elective courses, suggestions:
ELEC-E4130 Electromagnetic fields (5 ECTS)
GIS – E1020 From measurements to maps (5 ECTS)
GIS-E1070 Theories and techniques in GIS (5 ECTS)

Courses:

 

Master thesis (30 ECTS) –  can be made with for instance FMI – Arctic Space Center https://fmiarc.fmi.fi/

If not 30752 at DTU was chosen, 11857 in Greenland (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses, suggestions:
GIS-E3050 - Advanced Remote Sensing (5 ECTS)
ELEC-E4520 - Space physics (5 ECTS)
GIS-E3020 - Digital Image Processing and Feature Extraction (5 ECTS)
CS-E4890 - Deep Learning (5 ECTS)   
ELEC-E4240 - Satellite systems (5 ECTS)

 

Option 2: Start at Aalto

 

Year 1: Aalto

Semester 1

Semester 2

Courses:

 

GIS-E1040 - Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing (5 ECTS)

ELEC-E4230 - Microwave Earth observation instrumentation (5 ECTS)

TU-E1120 - Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation  (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (15 ECTS) suggestions:
ELEC-E4130 Electromagnetic fields (5 ECTS)
ELEC-E4210 - Introduction to space (5 ECTS)
ELEC-E4930 Project in Space Science and Technology (10 ECTS)
GIS – E1020 From measurements to maps (5 ECTS)
GIS-E1070 Theories and techniques in GIS (5 ECTS)

Courses:

 

GIS-E3050 - Advanced Remote Sensing (5 ECTS)

ELEC-E4240 - Satellite systems (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (20 ECTS) suggestions:
ELEC-E4420 Microwave Engineering 1 (5 ECTS)
ELEC-E4520 - Space physics (5 ECTS)
GIS-E3020 - Digital Image Processing and Feature Extraction (5 ECTS)
CS-E4890 - Deep Learning (5 ECTS)   
ELEC-E4930 Project in Space Science and Technology (10 ECTS)

Year 2: DTU, including master thesis and possible course in Greenland.

Note: 25 ECTS in the autumn and 35 ECTS in the spring

Semester 1


Semester 2


Courses:

 

30201 Measurement technologies in Earth and Space Physics (5 ECTS)

30230 Data analysis and modeling in Geoscience and Astrophysics (5 ECTS)

30220 Synthesis in Earth and Space Physics (10 ECTS) - if not ELEC-4930 was chosen at Aalto

Plus elective courses (5 ECTS)

Courses:

 

30752 Cryosphere physics and observation or 11857 Extreme Climate and Physical Nature (5 ECTS)

Master thesis (30 ECTS)


More information about DTU courses can be found here.

More information about Aalto courses can be found here.

Additionally, there is a 3 ECTS language requirement for achieving the Aalto degree.

https://www.coldclimate-master.org/study-tracks/space-track/courses
31 JULY 2021