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Unit of study_

AERO2705: Space Engineering 1

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.

Details

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Unit code AERO2705
Unit name Space Engineering 1
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2021
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Remote
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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(AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923). Entry to this unit requires that students are eligible for the Space Engineering Major.
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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ENGG1801. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Youngho Eun, youngho.eun@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Youngho Eun , youngho.eun@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Take-home short release) Type D final exam Final exam
Final exam
30% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO4
Assignment Assignment 1
Students are required to solve theoretic questions in orbit design
20% Week 05
Due date: 18 Sep 2020
3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO6
Assignment Assignment 2
Students are required to solve theoretic questions in orbital mechanics.
20% Week 09
Due date: 16 Oct 2020
3 weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO4
Presentation group assignment Student seminar
Each student group will present their design for the Optus project.
10% Week 13
Due date: 10 Nov 2021
2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3
Assignment group assignment Group project designed by Optus
Each group will develop a space system and submit a report within 20 pages.
20% Week 13
Due date: 11 Dec 2020
5 Weeks
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO6
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type D final exam = Type D final exam ?

All assignments will be assessed according to the corresponding rubrics 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late submissions will lose 10% per day 

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction (4 hr) LO1
Week 02 Dynamics of point masses (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 03 Orbital mechaics: Kepler's law (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 04 Orbital mechanics: orbits in 3d (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 05 Orbital mechanics: manoeuvres (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 06 Orbital mechanics: Preliminary orbit determination (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 07 Orbital mechanics: Interplanetary trajectories (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 08 Orbital mechanics: Interplanetary trajectories (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 09 Optus Guest Lecture (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 10 Optus Guest Lecture (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 11 Optus Guest Lecture (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 12 Perturbations (4 hr) LO1 LO6
Week 13 Summary (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

The lectures and tutorials will be delivered online via Zoom. The zoom meeting ids will be available on Canvas. 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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. be aware of the regulatory and liability requirements relating to all aspects of the space industry
  • 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.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
1. ENABLING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
1.1. Developing underpinning capabilities in mathematics, physical, life and information sciences and engineering sciences, as appropriate to the designated field of practice.
1.2. Tackling technically challenging problems from first principles.
2. IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
2.1. Appropriate range and depth of learning in the technical domains comprising the field of practice informed by national and international benchmarks.
2.2. Application of enabling skills and knowledge to problem solution in these technical domains.
2.3. Meaningful engagement with current technical and professional practices and issues in the designated field.
3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3.1. An ability to communicate with the engineering team and the community at large.
3.2. Information literacy and the ability to manage information and documentation.
3.3. Creativity and innovation.
3.4. An understanding of and commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities.
3.6. An ability to function as an individual and as a team leader and member in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
3.7. A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development and appropriate professional attitudes.
LO2
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3.1. An ability to communicate with the engineering team and the community at large.
3.2. Information literacy and the ability to manage information and documentation.
3.3. Creativity and innovation.
3.4. An understanding of and commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities.
3.6. An ability to function as an individual and as a team leader and member in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
3.7. A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development and appropriate professional attitudes.
LO3
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3.1. An ability to communicate with the engineering team and the community at large.
3.2. Information literacy and the ability to manage information and documentation.
3.3. Creativity and innovation.
3.4. An understanding of and commitment to ethical and professional responsibilities.
3.6. An ability to function as an individual and as a team leader and member in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
3.7. A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development and appropriate professional attitudes.
LO4
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
1. ENABLING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
1.2. Tackling technically challenging problems from first principles.
3. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3.2. Information literacy and the ability to manage information and documentation.
LO5
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
2. IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
2.1. Appropriate range and depth of learning in the technical domains comprising the field of practice informed by national and international benchmarks.
2.2. Application of enabling skills and knowledge to problem solution in these technical domains.
2.3. Meaningful engagement with current technical and professional practices and issues in the designated field.
2.4. Advanced knowledge and capability development in one or more specialist areas through engagement with: (a) specific body of knowledge and emerging developments and (b) problems and situations of significant technical complexity.
4. ENGINEERING APPLICATION EXPERIENCE
4.1. Advanced level skills in the structured solution of complex and often ill defined problems.
4.2. Ability to use a systems approach to complex problems, and to design and operational performance.
4.3. Proficiency in the engineering design of components, systems and/or processes in accordance with specified and agreed performance criteria.
4.4. Skills in implementing and managing engineering projects within the bounds of time, budget, performance and quality assurance requirements.
4.5. An ability to undertake problem solving, design and project work within a broad contextual framework accommodating social, cultural, ethical, legal, political, economic and environmental responsibilities as well as within the principles of sustainable development and health and safety imperatives.
4.6. Skills in operating within a business environment, organisational and enterprise management and in the fundamental principles of business.
LO6
Engineers Australia Curriculum Performance Indicators - EAPI
1. ENABLING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
1.1. Developing underpinning capabilities in mathematics, physical, life and information sciences and engineering sciences, as appropriate to the designated field of practice.
1.2. Tackling technically challenging problems from first principles.
2. IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
2.1. Appropriate range and depth of learning in the technical domains comprising the field of practice informed by national and international benchmarks.
2.2. Application of enabling skills and knowledge to problem solution in these technical domains.
2.3. Meaningful engagement with current technical and professional practices and issues in the designated field.
2.4. Advanced knowledge and capability development in one or more specialist areas through engagement with: (a) specific body of knowledge and emerging developments and (b) problems and situations of significant technical complexity.
This UoS will involve an industrial lecture series delivered by Optus.

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