M Tech/ M Tech + PhD Dual Degree Program in Space Engineering

               In today’s world, Space is not just about human curiosity in knowing what’s beyond. Space has turned out to be a frontier essential to address a plethora of current issues as well as future prosperity. It includes study and prediction of climate change, communication, navigation, defense, security, survey, agriculture, environment, ecology, and astronomy. It is essential to develop technology and trained human resources to meet the enormous requirement in this sector both in government and private sectors. The students trained in UG/PG degrees in other disciplines have the basic foundation but fall short of the specialized skills required to carry out research in the domain of Space Sciences and Engineering.
  • This program is designed to provide fundamental concepts and specialization in Space Systems Engineering, Operations and Techniques.
  • Applicants from basic engineering fields will gain expertise in the domain of space sciences and engineering.
  • This program is designed to cater for job aspirants in India’s emerging space industry, geo-spatial and defense sectors.
Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ): Four-year Bachelor’s degree or five-year integrated degree (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/ University for Indian applicants and equivalent to International applicants, as assessed by the Institute) in Electronics and Communication/ Electronics/ Engineering Physics / Aerospace, or M.Sc. in Physics/ Electronics/ Atmospheric science   Relaxation as per GoI norms in qualifying degree is applicable for SC and ST category applicants.  
Qualifying Examination (QE): (a) International students: Valid score of TOEFL or IELTS. (b) Indian students: Valid GATE qualification in Aerospace Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Physics/ Engineering Sciences (Engineering Mathematics + Fluid Mechanics/Material Science/ Thermodynamics/ Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)  
Categories of Admission:
(a) International Students: 
  1. International self-financed (ISF) students; 
  2. International students sponsored by non-government organizations or by a reputed industry (ISW); 
  3. International students sponsored by foreign government or its organizations or through mutual collaborative programs of India with other countries (GSW)
(b) Indian Students:   
  • TA: Teaching Assistantship (TA) under this category on Full Time basis.
  • SW: Excellent eligible applicants sponsored by a reputed Industry or R & D Organization with minimum work experience of two years, under Sponsored category (SW) as Full-Time.
  • DF: Applicants from the Defense Forces under this category.
  • IS: Institute staff members of IIT Indore on Part-time basis. 
Candidates of SW, DF and IS categories will not be provided any scholarship.
Selection criteria: GATE Score and / or Interview. (Valid GATE score compulsory for TA category) 
Duration of the Program: Two years full-time.  
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Course Structure for MTech. (2 year) in Space Engineering:
1st Year: Semester-I
Course code Course Title Contact Hours (L-T-P) Credits
AA 603/AA 403 Space Engineering System 2-0-2 3
AA 478/678 Space Weather 2-1-0 3
AA 6XX/ AA 4XX Remote sensing for Atmospheric and Space Sciences 2-0-2 3
AA 605/AA 405 Detectors and Sensors for Space Observations 2-0-2 3
ZZ XXX Elective-I x-x-x 3
ZZ XXX Elective-II x-x-x 3
Total minimum credits earned during the semester 18
Additional course (as per the requirement basis)
HS 641* English Communication Skills 2-0-2 PP/NP
1st Year: Semester-II
Course code Course Title Contact Hours (L-T-P) Credits
AA 608 Astrostatistics 2-1-0 3
AA 404/ AA 604 Spacecraft and Payload Attitude Dynamics, Control and Pointing 2-1-0 3
AA676/AA 476 Satellite Based Navigation Systems 2-1-0 3
ZZ XXX Elective-III x-x-x 3
ZZ XXX Elective-IV x-x-x 3
AA 6XX PG Seminar Course 0-2-0 2
Total minimum credits earned during the semester 17

2nd Year: Semester–III
Course code Course Title Contact Hours (L-T-P) Credits
AA 799 M.Tech. Research Project (Stage–I) 0-0-36 18
Total minimum credits to be earned during the semester 18

2nd Year: Semester–IV
Course code Course Title Contact Hours (L-T-P) Credits
AA 800 M.Tech. Research Project (Stage–II) 0-0-36 18
Total minimum credits to be earned during the semester 18
Total minimum credits to be earned during the program 71

Courses for Elective I-IV@
Course code   Course Title Contact Hours (L-T-P) Credits
AA 606   Random signals and applied Kalman Filtering 2-1-0   3  
AA 601 Astrophysical Fluids and Plasma 2-1-0 3
AA 471N/671N Relativity and Cosmology 2-1-0 3
AA xxx Computational Methods in Astronomy and Space Sciences 2-1-0 3
AA 610 Spatial Informatics 2-1-0 3
AA 474N/674N Radio Astronomy 2-1-0 3
AA 672N /AA472N  Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy 2-1-0 3
@In addition to this course list, a student can also opt from the PG courses being offered by the other disciplines.