Space Engineering (Advanced) (AERO5700)


Planetary observation using robotics and intelligents systems will grow in importance over the next decade. These systems can take the form of either intelligent spacecraft, robotic air vehicles or planetary rovers. In this subject we will study a wide range of robotic spacecraft systems that are used for planetary observation and focus on their specifications as well as their internal systems. From a practical perspective will be working hands on with the Mars Rover developed at the University of Sydney to study the various intelligent components and how they come together.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Assumed knowledge


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.