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Space engineering

Succeed in the new era of deep space exploration and development.

Space engineering combines the design, production, operation, and maintenance of space infrastructure and their systems. Study space engineering and you could be at the forefront of designing world-class satellites, spacecrafts, and missiles.

What is space engineering?

Aerospace engineers design, construct, operate, and sustain aerospace vehicles and systems, including propulsion, and flight systems. Space engineers may focus on satellites, launch vehicles, robotics, structures, thermodynamics, navigation, combustion/propulsion, aerodynamics/fluids, instrumentation, simulation and communication.

Space engineering careers

  • Design spacecraft, aircraft, parts, missiles, satellites, and support equipment based on mathematical computations.
  • Assess product designs to ensure that they meet regulatory standards.
  • Create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.
  • Investigate mechanical systems, flight characteristics, products, or equipment to identify spacecraft performance and operational issues.
  • Introduce modifications to spacecraft systems and plan installation procedures.
  • As your degree is accredited internationally, you can work anywhere in the world.
  • Gain an exciting career in either the aerospace, defence, environmental and research industries.
  • Work for renowned organisations like Australian Space Agency, European Space Agency, NASA, Space-X, Virgin Galactic, Myriota, Fleet Space or start your own business.

Why study space engineering with us?

There are many reasons for choosing our Bachelor of Engineering with Space Engineering your first preference.

  • We are Australia’s only dedicated undergraduate space engineering degree.
  • Strong focus on Experiential Learning opportunities.
  • One-year exchange programs available with partner universities in Europe, Asia and North America.
  • Study all space-related activities, from ground operations to the design and construction of orbital bodes and explorative spacecraft.
  • At Sydney, you can join the award-winning USYD Rocketry Team and apply your knowledge and compete internationally in rocket-building and satellite-launching competitions.
  • Our engineering degrees are designed to ensure our graduates are best positioned to engineer for the digital age, and are embedded with enhanced foundation studies in data and computation.
  • As part of your degree you will undertake the award-winning Professional Engagement Program enabling you to change your approach to learning through self-reflection, and undertake a six-week internship to gain valuable firsthand experience.
  • When you study the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Space Engineering), you can choose a stream specialisation or broaden your studies with a breadth specialisation.
  • This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia. Our graduates are also recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance. Your degree can take you anywhere in the world.