Space Engineering Project 2 (AERO3711)


This unit of study is for those students who have completed Space Engineering Project 1, and who wish to extend their design into the prototype phase. Students who take this subject would be interested in manufacturing a sub-system for a real satellite or launch vehicle. This unit allows students to develop a deeper appreciation for the complexities of designing and building space sub-systems, and if completed successfully will allow the student to take further Space Engineering Projects towards the final development of a sub-system ready for launch.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Meeting 2 hrs/week; Project Work - own time 6 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)


Wertz and Larson/Space Mission Analaysis and Design//

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

Completed the junior years (first 2 years) of Aero(Space), Mechanical(Space) or Mechatronic(Space) Engineering.

Additional Information

Note1: A WAM of > 75% is required as well as departmental permission from the Space Engineering coordinator. Note2: There is a cap on the number of students allowed to do this subject in any one semester -depending on resources available.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.