Space, Planetary & Astronomical Sciences & Engineering (SPASE)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Coursework of M. Tech. students

SPA 601, 602, 603 are the compulsory courses. The student will take 610, 611 and 612 OR 620, 621 and 622 depending upon which thesis area the student is interested in. In addition, the student will take two more compulsory electives.

This will be decided in consultation with the DPGC once the student is admitted to the MTech programme.

Coursework for the Minor programme is found here

Coursework of Ph. D. students

  • SPA 601, 602, 603,
  • one course from the first semester compulsory basket of a stream
  • two other electives

Details of courses

SPA 201: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics

SPA 401: Galaxies and Observational Cosmology

SPA601: Introduction to space & astronomical instrumentation

SPA602: Mathematical methods in space sciences & engineering:

SPA603: Solar system processes and space missions

SPA604: Numerical methods in space sciences & engineering

SPA 610 Fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics

SPA611: Radio astronomy

SPA612: Radio astronomy laboratory

SPA 613: Observational Techniques & Telescopes

SPA620: Solar system mechanics

SPA 621: Planetary Surface Processes

SPA622/ES683: Planetary geomorphology - Processes & products

SPA625: Space data acquisition & analysis

SPA660: High Energy Astrophysics of Binary star systems

SPA661: Stars and Stellar Evolution