Kepler Co-op Program

Collaboration Opportunities

Advance Human Space Exploration

We extend an open invitation to all Space Industry Leaders, Visionary Organizations, and Space Enthusiasts Worldwide, the Kepler Co-op program is looking for space companies, private and public organizations to collaborate with our talented graduate students through our co-op Program.

Our Collaborative Approach – We believe that collective efforts and knowledge sharing are essential to pushing the boundaries of space exploration. Our Co-op Program fosters a collaborative environment where your organization can partner with our diverse and passionate graduate students. The program  bridges the gap between academia and industry to advance new technologies and innovations in the space industry.

Meet our Exceptional Graduate Students Our university boasts a talent pool of graduate students, each with a deep-rooted passion for space science, technology, and human space exploration. Their expertise spans a range of disciplines, including aerospace engineering, physics, astronomy, planetary sciences, social sciences and psychology, and more. Whether you seek innovative problem solvers, creative thinkers, or research collaborators, we have the ideal candidates to complement your organization’s objectives.

Experiential Learning

Explore Your Full Potential

The Kepler Co-op Program is available to students in both the Graduate Certificate Program and the Master of Science Degree Programs and offers students enriched educational experiences for academic and professional growth. The program works with a diverse range of community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning for co-op students. It gives realworld handson experiences in the space industry.

The co-op program allows students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. It allows students to explore different career options, while gaining paid, professional work experience and building a network of contacts. Co-op students get in-depth exposure to relevant workplaces and to a range of tasks related to their field of study. Students complete three work terms of four months each, over the two to three years, after achieving candidacy.


Co-op Program requirements:

  • Co-op students are responsible for following the regulations and procedures of the Kepler Co-op Program.
  • The co-operative placement must relate to the program of study.
  • Students complete up to three work terms of 4 months each as part of the Master of Science Program/Complete 1 work term of 4 months as part of the Graduate Certificate Program.
  • A co-op student must finish their program on an academic term.
  • A co-op student must maintain full-time status until degree completion
  • All co-op students are required to complete a co-op preparation course before they can have access to co-op job boards or be approved for a co-op job. These courses explain the co-op process and expectations, as well as provide advice and resources to help you succeed in your job search and your co-op positions. Once completed, you are eligible to search for and accept jobs during the co-op terms in your academic program plan. The course is offered completely online.

Minimum Co-op Application requirements:

  • Applications must be submitted the December of your first term of graduate studies to your department
  • For additional information, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Students must have:

  • Successfully completed at least one term as a student at Kepler Space University
  • Students cannot have any outstanding English Language Proficiency requirements as part of their conditions of admission for their graduate studies program.
  • The department may request an interview with students before they are recommended to the Co-op Program for approval.

Application checklist:

  • Graduate Coop Application Form
  • Change of Program/Plan
  • Change of Enrolment Status
KCP 500: Program Preparation (no credit)

This non-credit course is mandatory for all students enrolled in the Graduate Co-op program. Orientation to Graduate Co-op program, self-assessment exercises, job and employer research, cover letter and resume writing, interviewing skills and work place professionalism. This course is offered in all three terms every year.

KCP 510: Four Month Co-op Experience I (3 credits)

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

KCP 520: Four Month Co-op Experience II (3 credits)

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, KCP 510; Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

KCP 530: Four Month Co-op Experience III (3 credits)

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, KCP 510, KCP 520; Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

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Masters Degrees

The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Programs feature coursework, research training, and collaborations with faculty in a research-led culture emphasizing rigor, creativity & innovation. Students will join industry leaders to help guide the sustainable development of Space, and with the support of commercial and international partners will conduct impactful research in space-related fields to enable human expansion from Earth to Space.

Graduate Certificates

Online programs focusing on Interdisciplinary Space Studies, KSU provides specialized graduate certificates for those aiming to excel in the space industry. Our flexible programs offer theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, tailored to your interests. Learn from renowned faculty, explore new frontiers, and gain skills and credentials to advance your career.

Space Education

Address the needs of a rapidly evolving space industry, experience space programs equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and know-how needed to successfully navigate change and growing space industry. Our comprehensive courses and workshops cover space technology, human spaceflight, and mission operations. Led by industry professionals, to support research and development of the human exploration and migration to space. Unleash your potential and let’s go beyond boldly!


Space Scholars

Explore Your Full Potential! The Space Scholars Program is looking for scholars to support R&D supporting the expansion of human civilization from Earth to Space. We are recruiting exceptional people with a passion for space exploration. We provide education in science, engineering, or space education and to develop new knowledge and experience in pioneering fields of research related to human living and working in space.

Space Research

KSU aims to cultivate transformative impact on society through continuous innovation in education and research, with a shared commitment among all members of its community to promote the reverence for life and principles of equal opportunity, equity, and justice. We are dedicated to fostering an open and collaborative culture, providing students an experiential learning experience combining practical skills and rigorous academic study in a diverse and inclusive environment. We seek to build a better world through empowerment, vigilant protection of individual human rights and freedom of expression and inquiry.

Training & Development

Discover new ideas and experiences, space education for the builders of tomorrow, short courses up to 6 weeks focused on human space exploration. Delve into space settlements, lunar missions, Mars habitats, and beyond. Led by space innovators & experts, these programs provide in-depth knowledge & insights into the future of humanity in space. Enroll now to expand your understanding and contribute to open the next frontiers.



Space research necessitates visionary leaders who can inspire and guide the exploration of new frontiers, driving innovation, and fostering collaboration among diverse teams to achieve breakthroughs in space technology and expansion from Earth to Space.


Advancing medical knowledge and technologies, enables the understanding of the effects of microgravity on human health, developing remedies and countermeasures for long term space travel-related health issues, and fostering breakthroughs in telemedicine and remote healthcare delivery.


Space profoundly impacts society by inspiring awe and curiosity, driving technological advancements, and offering potential solutions to global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, and sustainable living through the development of space-based technologies and systems.


Space research provides unparalleled opportunities to study celestial bodies, cosmic phenomena, and fundamental principles of physics, astronomy, and planetary science, leading to discoveries that reshape our understanding of the universe and laying the foundation for future space exploration endeavors.


Government involvement in space research is crucial for fostering international cooperation, setting regulations and policies, ensuring the safe and ethical exploration of space, and facilitating partnerships between public and private entities to drive technological advancements and expand human presence beyond Earth.


Space research pushes the boundaries of engineering by demanding the development of robust and efficient spacecraft, propulsion systems, life support technologies, and advanced materials, driving innovation across various engineering disciplines and creating spin-off technologies with applications on Earth.

Explore the Next Frontiers

Space Research Areas

We are seeking passionate individuals to join our vibrant community. Our institution is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and human space exploration.. By joining our research programs, you will have the opportunity to work alongside renowned scientists and experts in their respective fields, building the worlds of tomorrow, developing innovative technologies to support future space communities.

Through our collaborative and dynamic environment, you will be empowered and make contributions to space research, shaping the future of human exploration and paving the way for transformative discoveries. If you are driven by curiosity, inspired by the wonders of space, and eager to be part of a community that is pushing the frontiers of knowledge, Kepler Space University welcomes you to embark on an extraordinary journey of exploration and discovery.