Professional Master programme in Space missions science, design and applications (SPICES) - 5935

Code 5935
Academic Year 2022-2023
Subject area Sciences and technology
Campus Bologna
Level Second
Director Andrea Cimatti
Duration Annual
Teaching methods Conventional
Language English
Cost 4.700,00 €
Instalments first instalment 2.350,00 euros (to be paid by the deadline set for enrolment 05/01/2023); second instalment 2.350,00 euros (to be paid by 31/05/2023)
Application deadline

Nov 29, 2022 (Expired)

Enrolment start and end from December 20th 2022 to January 5th 2023
Main Department
Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi" - DIFA
Professional Profile
The SPICES Master’s degree lasts one year. It is delivered in English and issues 60 university training credits (CFU). The course aims to: (1) provide high-profile multidisciplinary training specifically focused on the requirements of the "space missions industry”, (2) illustrate the elements that contribute to the conception, development, and execution of a space mission, (3) teach the main computer and statistical techniques for analyzing data taken from artificial satellites - for their optimal exploitation in both basic and applied research. The SPICES Master’s also offers a wide range of internships in private companies, space industries, space agencies, institutes, public and private research bodies, and laboratories. Professors, coordinators, and all the lecturers of the course have direct and proven international experience in various aspects of space missions (scientific, engineering, IT, statistical and programmatic).
Number of participants
Min: 12 Max: 30
International Professional Master's programme
Admission qualifications
- single cycle degree obtained under D.M. 270/04 or second cycle degree obtained under the laws previously in force (DM 509/99 and Old Regulations) in the following fields or classes: Biology LM-6, Physics LM-17, Computer Science LM-18, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering LM-20, Biomedical Engineering LM-21, Civil Engineering LM-23, Telecommunication Engineering LM-27, Electronic Engineering LM-29, Management Engineering LM-31, Computer engineering LM-32, Mechanical engineering LM-33, Environmental and land engineering LM-35, Mathematics LM-40, Mathematical-physical modeling for engineering LM-44, Materials science and engineering LM-53, Chemical Sciences LM-54, Universe Sciences LM-58, Nature Sciences LM-60, Agricultural Sciences and Technologies LM-69, Industrial Chemistry LM-71, Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Technologies LM-73, Sciences and geological technologies LM-74, Sciences and technologies for the environment and the territory LM-75, Geophysical Sciences LM-79, Geographical Sciences LM-80, Statistical Sciences LM-82;

- single cycle degree obtained abroad deemed equivalent to those described in point above by the admission committee, for the purposes of admission to the Master;

- Other single cycle master's degrees may be considered according to the candidate's specific curriculum and skills
Linguistic skills
knowledge of the English language
Selection criteria
Admission to the Master is subject to a positive opinion based on candidates' qualifications and motivational interview.
Selection date
Dec 05, 2022
Study plan
  • Cosmology and Fundamental Astrophysics - SSD: FIS/05 - Lauro Moscardini;
  • High-energy Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics - SSD: FIS/05 - Marcella Brusa;
  • Planetology and Astrobiology- SSD: FIS/05 - Roberto Orosei;
  • Fundamental Physics of the Solid Earth- SSD: GEO/10 - Alberto Armigliato;
  • Fundamental Physics of the Fluid Earth - SSD: FIS/06 -  Federico Porcù;
  • Space Missions - I- SSD: ING-IND/05 - Paolo Tortora;
  • Space Missions - II - ING-IND/05 - Dario Modenini;
  • Space Telescopes and Radiation Detectors - SSD: FIS/05 - Beatrice Fraboni;
  • Space Data Transmission - SSD: ING-INF/03 - Marco Chiani;
  • Human Flight and Space Medicine - SSD: BIO/09 - Gabriele Mascetti;
  • Management of Space Missions - SSD: FIS/05 - Luca Valenziano;
  • Analysis of Astrophysical Data - SSD: FIS/05 - Cristian Vignali;
  • Detectors for Astroparticles and Data Analysis - SSD: FIS/01 - Laura Patrizii;
  • Earth Observation Techniques and Data Analysis - SSD: ICAR/06 - Gabriele Bitelli;
  • Applications of Geospatial Information - SSD: SECA-S/01 - Elisabetta Carfagna;
  • Satellite Monitoring of the Climate and Ocean Systems - SSD: FIS/06 - Tiziano Maestri;
  • Image Processing and Data Analysis - SSD: ING-INF/05 - Alessandro Bevilacqua


Altre attività:

  • Seminari specialistici - SSD: FIS/05 - Andrea Cimatti


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