Master’s degree in Astrophysics and Instrumentation for Space

The work developed by a student during one academic year, according to the indicative plan of the course and on a full time basis, totals 60 ECTS.


Study Programme

Option rule
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Image Processing and Analysis 1 1st Semester Compulsory CS 6.0
Interaction of Radiation with Matter 1 1st Semester Compulsory INST 6.0
General Relativity and Cosmology 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PHY 6.0
Space Instrumentation 1 2nd Semester Compulsory INST 6.0
Topics of Modern Astrophysics 1 2nd Semester Compulsory AST 6.0
Georeferencing and Positioning 1 1st Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Reflectance Spectroscopy of Asteroids 1 1st Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Rules
  • An optional 1st semester curricular unit may be chosen among units taught in the Master’s Degrees in Physics, Physical Engineering and Mathematics, or in the 4th and 5th year of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, in a total of 6 ECTS (choice is subject to the approval of the course coordinators)
Option rule
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Dissertation/Internship 2 Annual Compulsory AST 48.0
Astrophysics Seminar 2 1st Semester Compulsory AST 6.0

Grupo: Options - 1st Year 1st Semester (min ECTS 12.0)

Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Applied Remote Sensing 1 02002518 1st Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Astronomy 1 02046914 1st Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Databases and Information Analysis 1 02007957 1st Semester Elective * CS 6.0
Differentiable manifolds 1 02021954 1st Semester Elective * MATH 6.0
Foundations of Astrophysics 1 02046920 1st Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Interfaces and Data Acquisition Systems 1 02007869 1st Semester Elective * INST 6.0
Planetary Sciences 1 02006965 1st Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Quantum Physics 1 02011333 1st Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Vacuum Physics and Technology 1 02003077 1st Semester Elective * INST 6.0

Grupo: Options - 1st Year 2nd Semester (min ECTS 12.0)

Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Astroparticle Physics 1 02042548 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Digital Cartography 1 02002488 2nd Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics 1 02003221 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
High Energy Physics 1 02003459 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Mathematical Methods of Celestial Mechanics 1 02046931 2nd Semester Elective * MATH 6.0
Monitoring and Supervision Systems 1 02041200 2nd Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Numerical Simulation of Models 1 02002269 2nd Semester Elective * MATH 6.0
Optoelectronic Instrumentation 1 02003088 2nd Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Physics of the Sun 1 02049588 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Planetary Dynamics 1 02049577 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Planetary Systems Dynamics 1 02037415 2nd Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Quantum Field Theory 1 02003369 2nd Semester Elective * PHY 6.0
Simulation and Monte Carlo Methods 1 02003122 2nd Semester Elective * CS 6.0
Solar and Plasma Physics 1 02037437 2nd Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Spatial Systems of Positioning and Navigation 1 01002077 2nd Semester Elective * ENG 6.0
Telemetry and Telemanagement 1 02003133 2nd Semester Elective * ENG 6.0

Grupo: Options - 2nd Year 1st Semester (min ECTS 6.0)

Course unit title Year Course unit code Duration Type Subject area ECTS credits
Advanced Techniques in Data Analysis 2 02041211 1st Semester Elective * INST 6.0
Ateliers of Astrophysics 2 02037426 1st Semester Elective * AST 6.0
Instrumentation for Radiation Physics 2 02003144 1st Semester Elective * INST 6.0
Parallel Computing 2 02003476 1st Semester Elective * CS 6.0

The optional course units are offered on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of the Organic Unit