Beihang University
MASTA Program: Satellite Communications

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Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 3 Years
Hours/Week: 22 hrs/wk
Starting Date: Sep. 2018
Applocation Deadline: Jun 10,2018
Tuition Fee: CNY 50000 per year
Application Fee: 75 USD (Non-Refundable)


  • 1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
  • 2. Be in good health condition and above the age of 18.
  • 3. With reliable financial support and custody.
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Program Description

Why choose to study this program?
MASTA (Master Program on Space Technology Applications) has been an elaborately designed and an intensive Master Program on space technology applications in Beihang University since 2006, sponsored by the Secretariat of Asia-Pacific Multilateral Cooperation in Space Technology and Applications (AP-MCSTA). It focuses on both knowledge acquisition and operational training, and is an engineering and application-oriented program with flexible curricula. It provides a powerful platform for scholars and professionals to obtain more opportunities for communicating and experiencing the space technology practice in China. English will be used as teaching and instruction language.

Note: Only when the number of the qualified applicants for one major is over 15 the class will be opened.

Main Courses and Credits
Major Courses: Introduction to Satellite Communication, Electromagnetic Wave and Antennas, Principles of Satellite Communications, The Opening of Experiments of SATCOM, Satellite Communication Networks, Rules, Regulations and Procedures of ITU, Case Studies in the Applications of Satellite Communications, Software Applications of STK etc.

See more detailed course information please download the MASTA-SATCOM Curriculum Catalogue.

Program Schedule
MASTA will launch a two-stage program:

Stage Ⅰ: 9-12 months in BUAA for the Core Course;
Stage Ⅱ: 6-12 months in BUAA or home country for Advanced Research Projects.
Tuition Fee
Period of Study  Tuition Fee 
9 Month Couse in BUAA:CNY 50000 / Person
6-12 Month Project At BUAA:CNY 30000 / Person
In home country: CNY10000 / Person

Accommodation Fee
No.1 Dormitory  Two room apartment with a bathroom and kitchen CNY 1300 / Mth. per room
Da-yun-cun Dormitory No.10 BLDG Shared bed-room with a bathroom CNY 550 / Mth. per bed
Single room with bathroom CNY1100 / Mth. per room

Other Fees
Physical Examination: CNY 350 / Person
Insurance Fee: CNY 600 / Person / Yr
Diploma Awarded
Students who have finished Stage Ⅰwill obtain postgraduate certificate of BUAA.
Students who have finished both stages and pass the master thesis defense will be awarded a Master degree of P.R. China.

Entry Requirements

1.The Applicant should be expected to study hard, observe the laws and decrees of the Chinese government and abide by the regulations of BUAA.
2.In general the applicant should have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or have the equivalent educational background of (a B.S.) degree.
3.The applicant should be forty years of age or under.
4.He/she must have a good command of English and have the ability to take courses in English or Chinese

Application Materials

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.  Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  Health certificate(optional)
Photocopy of physical examination record.

6.  Two recommendation letters(optional)
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.Financial support statement
A certificate from the financial guarantor of the applicant.

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