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Space Systems Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The B.S. in Space Systems Engineering at the Morehead State University is an aerospace engineering program that focuses exclusively on astronautical engineering- the engineering of spacecraft and space systems.  Aerospace engineering is comprised of aeronautical engineering (aircraft) and astronautical engineering (spacecraft and launch vehicles).  

The B.S. in Space Systems is an astronautical engineering program (a subset of aerospace engineering) that takes a systems engineering approach to the design, development, testing and operation of spacecraft, with an emphasis on small satellite technologies.  Graduates have an aerospace engineering degree that exclusively focuses on astronautical engineering.

Career Opportunities

  • The U.S. is reliant on space for economic, defense and research purposes. The aerospace economy is robust and numerous job opportunities exist in astronautical engineering, space systems development and testing, satellite systems and telecommunication systems.
  • MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Electronic Processes
  • Satellites and Space Systems 
  • Spacecraft Mechanical Systems
  • Spacecraft Electronic Systems
  • Principles of Radio Astronomy
  • Digital Control Systems for Space Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High school transcript showing proof of graduation
  • If a student has completed any previous academic coursework at the college/university level, then a WES evaluation is required.
  • GPA must be at least 2.00
  • IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 61, or Michigan Test 82, or
  • From an English-speaking country listed on MSU’s website, or
  • Successfully graduated from a U.S. high school (must also submit ACT or SAT scores), or Sufficient ACT or SAT scores
  • Completed at least 24 hours from a college/university in the United States
  • Original, official financial documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11365 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6778 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Morehead

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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