Space Engineering Project 3 (AERO4711)


This unit of study is for those students who have completed Space Engineering Projects 2, and who wish to formalise their design into the launch phase. Students who take this subject would be interested in manufacturing the final 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 provide an opportunity for the actual launch of the sub-system. Launch of the sub-system will be dependent on the current opportunities existing with international collaborators.

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 first three 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.