The Astrophysics of precision is based on sophisticated instrumentation placed either on earth or in orbit, on the ability to manipulate large amounts of observational data and computational modeling and simulation on a large scale. It is a strongly interdisciplinary area of great growth, on which teams from the more different origin cooperate, involving astronomers, physicists, engineers, mathematicians but also chemists and geologists.
The MSc in Astrophysics and Instrumentation for Space intends to train professionals able to integrate these teams, either in major international organizations (ESA, EUSO, etc...) or in technology companies with contracts within the space field.
The very flexible structure of the Master allows students to choose course units that best fit their profile and that best complement their previous training, bearing in mind the career opportunities that most interest them. Therefore, they may focus on Astrophysics and Theoretical Cosmology or Computational Modeling and Data Analysis, or on Instrumentation and Navigation Engineering.
The course reflects the excellence of scientific and technical activities of the Departments of Physics and Mathematics of FCTUC in the fields of instrumentation and data acquisition, of observational astronomy and geodesy, and computing, simulation and data analysis. The training is solid and multidisciplinary and that is very appreciated by employers in search of versatile individuals, familiar with diverse instrumentation and with solid knowledge of computing and informatics.