Space Systems Engineering

Master of Engineering Science
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Program code: 
ELECTS8338
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes

The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications offers a Space Systems Engineering stream in the Master of Engineering Science degree. Unlike other programs, which tend to be application-specific (e.g. master's in satellite communications), this stream will focus on the systems engineering aspect of spacecraft and space systems before delving into the areas of applications of these systems. Thus, the stream comprises a complement of core and elective courses, and a year-long practical project. 

These courses give students a comprehensive foundation in space systems engineering in all its aspects from the space segment to the ground segment and typical applications. 

The stream serves as a point of entry to a profession in the space industry, or to a research career in space.

 

Required Background

Students need a four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average in Mechanical Engineering or similar.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO9610 The Space Segment -
ELEC9764 The Ground Segment and Space Operations -
ZEIT8012 Space Systems Engineering -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
AERO9500 Space Systems Architectures and Orbits -
ELEC9765 Space Law and Radio Regulations -

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9762 Space Mission Development -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9771 Project Report A -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9772 Project Report B -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
AERO9500 Space Systems Architectures and Orbits -
ELEC9765 Space Law and Radio Regulations -

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO9610 The Space Segment -
ELEC9764 The Ground Segment and Space Operations -
ELEC9762 Space Mission Development -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9771 Project Report A -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC9772 Project Report B -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

 

Course code Course name Notes
     

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.