Space Science Begins With Us

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the official website of the Institute of Space Science and Engineering (ISSE). The Institute which was fully established in 2018 by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is in affiliation with the African University of Science and Technology (AUST).

ISSE, through AUST awards MSc/PhD in Advanced Space Sciences and Engineering.  This website provides a general information about the Institute, and the programmes. Additional information is also available at the AUST website. The NUC approved MSc  and PhD programmes are as follows.

  • Space Physics
  • Geoinformatics and GIS Applications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
Dr. Seyi F. Olatoyinbo
Provost, ISSE

Curriculum Overview

We are a unique postgraduate Institute set to address the growing needs of scientific and space knowledge, and innovations in Nigeria and the African continent at large.


Space Physics

The Space Science program covers a broad range of disciplines, from meteorology and geology, to lunar, solar, and planetary science, to astronomy and astrophysics, to the life sciences.

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Geoinformatics and GIS

The Geoinformatics program at ISSE involves teaching, research and hands-on training on the use and appreciation of different tools for different tasks performed from theory to practice.


Aerospace Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering Program at ISSE is concerned with advanced training, research and innovation development of aircraft, spacecraft, and satellite system engineering.


Systems Engineering

Systems engineering enables building, analyzing and managing a system—be it electrical, mechanical, chemical, biological or one involving business processes and logistics.

Our Activities

Hands-on Sessions

Our students are involved in practical sessions to improve their problem-solving skills for real-time solutions.


Our scholars publish the research work for the collective benefit of the scientific community.


We avail our students with collaborative opportunities to widen their scope.

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