A three-years University degree in scientific and technical subjects such as geology, astronomy, physics, biology, natural sciences, engineering (see details in Info for students).
The course subject is the analysis of the Solar System and the methods to know and explore it. Students will develop knowledge about the techniques used in the exploration of the Solar System and in the scientific analysis of data and their interpretation. The course provides the professional skills needed to play a significant role in industry and academia.
The course is based on theoretical modules, tutorials, project work and field work, and allows future students to be exposed to a wide variety of topics related to planetary and spatial environments, such as: planetary surfaces, planetary interiors, astrobiology, comparative evolutions in the solar system and how to build planetary exploration projects. The Earth is considered part of the Solar System and will be part of the pagaglio of knowledge, allowing the student to be able to also approach the observation of the Earth.
Students will be engaged in a set of theoretical teaching and practical experience that will give our graduate the ability to operate in the world of space exploration. The learning experience will include its own research projects, encouraging the development of problem-solving skills, technical and quantitative analysis, independent critical thinking and good scientific practices.
Careers in Planetary Sciences are linked to the exploration of the Solar System. Our students will be able to produce scientific instrumentation, to conduct scientific research and to plan missions and exploration activities. Employment will be possible in industry, space agencies, space related activities and research in laboratories and universities.