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Master Thesis - Alien - a platform for intelligence in space 

Are you about to do your Master Thesis?

Do you want to be involved in developing the future technology? 

Are you an open-minded, driven, committed and highly motivated person?

Then do your master thesis with us!


RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. 


Space is a part of the daily work at RUAG Space. We manufacture space products that are used in almost all satellites and rockets serving the world wide space industry and global needs. With our products, we contribute to sustainable development for people, the earth and its prosperity.  




Artificial intelligence and machine learning is the future also in space. We need processing infrastructure and platform suitable for the space environment. We need a developer platform/framework to seamlessly transfer the applications from ground to space. What kind of applications are relevant and what kind of AI/ML platforms are needed/most suitable for the different applications? How can we create an AI/ML platform in space that can easily be used by AI/ML scientists/engineers?



Thesis description

  • Identify relevant AI/ML applications for space
  • Look at different AI/ML platforms, both hardware and software and see if/how these can be applied to the space applications
  • Suggest a concept för a satellite platform, present one or several products, a business case and a development plan


The work is a master of science thesis project of 30 credit points and the duration is 20 weeks for one or two student(s).

Proposed starting time is in January 2022, but it is possible to start earlier. Starting time will be decided in agreement with the student.



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Master of Science student in Computer Science or similar with a special interest in AI and machine learning.

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Hope we sparked your interest in this exciting position! We look forward to receiving your online application as soon as possible.


For questions regarding this master thesis opportunity, please contact recruiting manager

Patrik Sandin, Senior Manager Technical Lead Engineering, patrik.sandin@ruag.com


RUAG Space | Recruiter/HR Manager: Lena Johnsen | lena.johnsen@ruag.com | https://careers.ruag.com


Gothenburg, SE

Job Experience Level:  Career starters
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

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