Space Science and Technology

The Open University

Course Information

This Space Science and Technology programme from The Open University equips students with the skills to carry out scientific investigations using space-based instrumentation, both individually and as a team.

Students learn how to use a programming language in support of space science applications and develop other skills that are relevant to further research or employment in the space sector. The qualification also requires students to conduct an in-depth research project on a topic in space science or space technology.

Key features of the course

– Develops skills in conducting science in the space environment through the use of robotic experiments
– Explores current debates in space and planetary sciences using data from space missions
– Develops technical and professional skills according to individual needs and interests
– Culminates with an in-depth individual research project in space science or space technology.
Career relevance
This qualification is directly relevant to scientific and technical careers in the space sector. It is particularly relevant to roles that are concerned with acquisition, handing and interpretation of data obtained by space-based instrumentation.

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