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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    04 September 2018

Course content

Our MSc in Space Systems Engineering draws extensively on the expert knowledge of the Astronautics group using content from the professional courses we run for the European Space Agency and spacecraft industry. Led by the authors of the best-selling book "Spacecraft Systems Engineering", the course uses an integrated approach to the complete design of a total space system and shows how the various component subsystems function and interface with each other. The course is endorsed by the UK Space Agency (UKSA).

Introducing your degree

We are uniquely placed to offer this programme, drawing extensively from courses provided to the European Space Agency by our Astronautics group. Learning with us you will focus on the design of all elements involved in a space mission, and use an integrated approach, which demonstrates how the various component subsystems function and interface with each other. Our course is suitable if you have previously studied physics or engineering.

Overview

This one-year advanced course draws on the international expertise of our Astronautics Research Group and content from the courses we run for the European Space Agency. The course provides an integrated approach to the design of a total space system and describes how the various component subsystems function and interface with one another, giving you advanced knowledge of space systems engineering.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will have the option to undertake specialist space engineering modules; including spacecraft structural and engineering design and propulsion.

You will work under the guidance of world-class experts in this area and benefit from our cutting edge facilities, including an autonomous systems testbed and shaker table. You will engage in experimental study and complete a critical research project. We offer a range of potential projects, from spacecraft self-healing structures to creating your own moon orbiter.

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Modules

Compulsory modules include: Advanced Astronautics; Concurrent Engineering Design; Spacecraft Orbital Mechanics and Control; Spacecraft Propulsion; Spacecraft Structural Design; MSc Research Project

Optional modules include: Applications of CFD, Fuel Cells and Photovoltaic Systems I; Systems Reliability; Turbulence: Physics and Modelling; Space Environment


Visit the Space Systems Engineering - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!

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