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AERO2705: Space Engineering 1

2024 unit information

This unit aims to introduce students to the terminology, technology and current practice in the field of Space Engineering. Course content will include a variety of topics in the area of orbital mechanics, satellite systems and launch requirements. Case studies of current systems will be the focus of this unit.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic

Code AERO2705
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(AERO1560 or MECH1560 or MTRX1701 or ENGG1800) AND {(MATH1X61 or MATH1971) OR [(MATH1X21 or MATH1931) and MATH1X02]} AND [(MATH1X62 or MATH1972) OR (MATH1X23 or MATH1933)]. Entry to this unit requires that students are eligible for Space Engineering.
Assumed knowledge:
ENGG1801 or ENGG1810. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. research and discover relevant information for the design and analysis of space vehicles
  • LO2. organise and present findings to a peer group
  • LO3. work as a team member on a project and distribute workload evenly amongst members
  • LO4. simulate orbital systems, transfers and injections
  • LO5. undertake a simple satellite design project and present their findings both in report form and verbally
  • LO6. identify and predict various orbits and trajectories for spacecraft.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Additional advice

This unit requires departmental permission to ensure students are enrolled in the Space major/stream and have a suitable academic history.