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

Code 5935
Academic Year 2023-2024
Subject area Sciences and technology
Campus Bologna
Level Second
Director Andrea Cimatti
Duration Annual
Teaching methods Conventional
Language English
Cost 4.700,00 euro
Instalments first instalment € 2'350,00 (to be paid by the deadline set for enrolment January 9 th 2024); second instalment € 2'350,00 (to be paid by April 29th 2024)
Application deadline

Nov 21, 2023 (Expired)

Enrolment start and end December 19th 2023 to January 09th 2024
Main Department
Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi" - DIFA
Professional Profile
The programme lasts for one year, classroom training is delivered in the English language, awards 60 learning
CFU credits and aims the following learning outcomes to train qualified candidates and teach them the
competencies necessary to be able to enter the job market in a competitive way, both nationally and
internationally, through an innovative programme of advanced training to acquire multidisciplinary skills in the
field of space missions and the analysis of satellite data in the scientific and application fields.
Number of participants
Min: 10 Max: 30
International Professional Master's programme
Incompatibility with other programmes

- Second cycle degree or single cycle degree obtained pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 (or second cycle or single cycle degrees possibly awarded pursuant to the previous regulations Ministerial Decree 509/99 and the Old Regulations) in the following disciplinary fields/degree classes: Biology LM -6, Physics LM-17, Computer Science LM-18, Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering LM-20, Biomedical Engineering LM-21, Telecommunications 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, Natural sciences LM-60, Agricultural sciences and technologies LM-69, Industrial chemistry LM-71, Forestry and environmental sciences and technologies LM-73, Geological sciences and 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;

- Second / 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 master's degrees may be considered by the selection commission depending on the candidate's curriculum and specific skills.

Linguistic skills
Good knowledge of English
Selection criteria
Admission to the Master is subject to a positive opinion based on titles and interview.
Selection date
Dec 04, 2023
Study plan
  1. Cosmology and Fundamental Astrophysics - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Lauro Moscardini;
  2. High-energy Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Marcella Brusa;
  3. Planetology and Astrobiology- SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Roberto Orosei;
  4. Fundamental Physics of the Solid Earth- SSD: GEO/10 - Docente titolare: Alberto Armigliato;
  5. Fundamental Physics of the Fluid Earth - SSD: FIS/06 - Docente titolare: Federico Porcù;
  6. Space Missions - I- SSD: ING-IND/05 - Docente titolare: Paolo Tortora;
  7. Space Missions - II - ING-IND/05 - Docente titolare: Dario Modenini;
  8. Space Telescopes and Radiation Detectors - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Beatrice Fraboni;
  9. Space Data Transmission - SSD: ING-INF/03 - Docente titolare: Marco Chiani;
  10. Human Flight and Space Medicine - SSD: BIO/09 - Docente titolare: Gabriele Mascetti;
  11. Management of Space Missions - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Luca Valenziano;
  12. Analysis of Astrophysical Data - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Cristian Vignali;
  13. Detectors for Astroparticles and Data Analysis - SSD: FIS/01 - Docente titolare: Laura Patrizii;
  14. Earth Observation Techniques and Data Analysis - SSD: ICAR/06 - Docente titolare: Gabriele Bitelli;
  15. Applications of Geospatial Information - SSD: SECA-S/01 - Docente titolare: Elisabetta Carfagna;
  16. Satellite Monitoring of the Climate and Ocean Systems - SSD: FIS/06 - Docente titolare: Tiziano Maestri;
  17. Image Processing and Data Analysis - SSD: ING-INF/05 - Docente titolare: Alessandro Bevilacqua


Other activities:

  • Seminari specialistici - SSD: FIS/05 - Docente titolare: Andrea Cimatti
Compulsory attendance

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