2023-2024 / SSTG0052-1

Internship in industry or agency


70h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Michaël De Becker, Marc Georges


Michaël De Becker

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course consists in an immersion in a professional environment of the space sector. The host team can be located in Belgium or abroad, in a research institute, a space agency or an industry, depending on the available offer.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course shall allow the student to observe and apprehend the operational context of a space job. Hosted by a team or laboratory head, he/she shall better grab the day-to-day aspects of this kind of job.


The student shall also have to participate in pratctical activities during this internship, which therefore is not limited to a simple observation internship. These activities must be consistent with the thematics covered by the specialized finality of the Master in Space Sciences, and will aim at developing practical skills defined in agreement with the coordinators.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The activities are defined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the nature and needs of the host team, in concertation with the titulary.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

The student presence on the internship site and participation in the activities agreed upon are compulsory. Remote (at home) work is incompatible with the internship objectives.

Recommended or required readings

Documents can possibly be provided be the host team.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The student shall deliver a (maximum 20 pages) report describing notably the host entity and collecting his observations and acquired skills. The report will also describe the activities of the student during the internship. This report shall be briefly presented orally (20 minutes), followed by a discussion.


The weighting of the final mark is the following:

- written report: 60%

- oral presentation: 40%

Work placement(s)

The main activity of this learning unit is in an internship.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

It is recommanded to register as soon as possible in order to select a topics with the course holders and take contacts with potential host units.


Michaël De Becker

Phone: 04/3669717

E-mail: Michael.DeBecker@uliege.be

Office: Institut d'Astrophysique et Géophysique, Bât. B5c, 1er étage, bureau 1/8



Marc Georges

Phone: 04/3824632

E-mail: mgeorges@uliege.be

Office: Centre Spatial de Liège, B29, avenue Pré-Aily, 4031 Angleur 

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