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Space Robotics, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
In this course, small student teams are provided with a sophisticated rover system. The goal of the teams is to operate the rover in a Mars analog mission scenario on a test-bed. The practical skills to program the rover are imparted in hands-on lectures. The teams must build their own manipulator to pick up ground samples or objects.
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Upon course completion students should have acquired knowledge of the most important topics related to space robotics and planetary exploration. Course participants shall be familiar with the parts of a space rover system and understand their correlations. In addition, they will be able to plan and conduct a planetary exploration mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a rover system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course starts with introductory lectures about the most important topics related to space rover technologies and planetary exploration. In parallel, a practical training will be given to develop specific engineering skills in mechanics, electronics and programming that are necessary to conduct the hands-on project. During project work units, parts of a rover will be designed with supervision in smaller groups. In a mission scenario on a test-bed, the rover will be operated under real conditions.


Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar, managing director of the Berlin-based space company beSpace.

Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Kryza is a lecturer and scientific assistant and at Chair of Space Technology in the Technical University of Berlin.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are the following: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

Technological Requirements

The course requires no specific robotics-related knowledge. Experience in programming is an advantage.

Students are asked to bring their own laptops in class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    2300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/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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