From basic to specialization

In the basic modules "Leadership & Organizational Behavior" and "Management & Technology Essentials" you will receive economic and technical management knowledge and raise your personal leadership skills to a new level.

In the "Masterclass" basic module, you expand and renew your specialist technical knowledge and are informed about the latest trends and developments in space architecture. Here you will be taught by the Academic Director and international experts with who you will develop an excellent industry network. Following this you can deepen your knowledge of the industry on an exciting 6-day study trip.

At the end of the program you will be asked to devote yourself to a specific topic in the form of your written master's thesis. You will of course be continuously supervised until you graduate.



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Develop and strengthen your role of manager by mastering the three value chains 'EEE':

  • Execution: Focus on strategic important issues
  • Engagement: motivating employees, using and promoting their potential
  • Enhancement: providing impetus for further development and influencing transformation processes (employee and organizational level)

You will learn the core tasks of management to ensure financial performance and operational processes:

  • Corporate accounting, basic financial principles, financing and valuation problems
  • Economic policy and macroeconomic contexts, central economic theories and concepts
  • Data Science and Technology Management, Big Data - applicability  and assessment
  • Statistical methods for collecting and analyzing data
  • Innovation management
  • Marketing analysis, strategic marketing plans and consumer behavior
  • Control with performance indicators and financial key figures 


Modul 1: The Big Picture: Differences, Commons and Synergies
Introduction to the Field of Space Architecture, Environmental Issues, Challenges of designing for extreme environments and Design Consequences, Lessons Learned from Living and Working in Space, Bridging the Gap: Learning from Space Tech for a Sustainable Future, Space Strategies and International Relations

Modul 2: Making most of what we have: Resources and Cycles
Sustainability in Space Architecture, The field of space resources, space resource utilization, Life Support and Habitability, Bioscience and -technology, Bioregenerative Life Support Systems, Space Manufacturing and Construction, Design Integration

Modul 3: Innovating the Future: Strategies and Approaches
Pioneers, Leaders and Milestones, Emerging and Cutting-Edge Materials and Technologies, Implementation Challenges, Innovative Strategies and Concepts: Insights from Industry Leaders

Modul 4: New Space: Synthesis and Best Practices 
New Space and Space Architecture, Innovations and Best Practices, Collaborative Approaches Entrepreneurship, Case studies and current projects


The Space Architecture Learning Journey Houst will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical experience in space habitat design, human factors, sustainability, and emerging technologies, among other topics. You will learn from a diverse range of top experts, from TU Wien and Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA), University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering, as well as industry professionals, researchers, and policymakers.The course takes place on-site in Houston, Texas, at SICSA's state-of-the-art facilities. You will have direct access to top experts and lecturers in the field, and will participate in site visits to nearby facilities such as the Lunar Planetary Institute and the Space Center Houston. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the best and gain practical insights that will help you take your career to the next level.

Topics are :

  • The field of Space Architecture 
  • Extreme Challenges, and Design Consequences
  • Space Habitat Design: Approaches, Methods and Technologies 
  • Space Habitability – Integrating Humans and Environment Interaction
  • Space Excursion : Visit to Lunar Planetary Institute and the Space Center Houston


In your Master's thesis, you will work independently on a problem in a topic area of your own choice, in terms of content and using scientific methods. In most cases, this is a question with practical relevance to your own working environment. The Master Thesis will be supported by the faculty members. There will also be a possibility to work in close cooperation with selected industry.