Space Engineering Major

Overview

Combining key areas including orbital mechanics, space vehicles, ground station infrastructure, space avionics and space robotics, the space engineering major at Sydney is the only program of its kind offered in Australia.

You must meet the specific entry requirements to enrol in this major. It is available primarily within the Aeronautical, Mechanical or Mechatronic streams of the Bachelor of Engineering and associated combined degrees.

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Space Engineering Major

This major is available only to approved students based on admission pathway, or through internal approval.

Unit of study table

Complete 24 credit points of the following:
Complete all 18 credit points of these units of study:
AERO2705
Space Engineering 1
6    A ENGG1801. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills.
P (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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AERO3760
Space Engineering 2
6    P Students must have a 65% average in (AMME2500 AND AMME2261 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2301 AND MTRX2700 AND AERO2705). Note: MUST have passed AERO2705
Semester 2
AERO4701
Space Engineering 3
6    P [65% average in (AERO3460 AND AERO3360 AND AERO3560 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND MECH3261 AND MECH3361 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND AMME3500 AND MTRX3700 AND AERO3760)] AND [Must have passed AERO3760]. Students must have achieved a 65% average mark in 3rd year for enrolment in this unit.
Semester 1
Select an additional 6 credit points from the following units of study:
AERO4260
Aerodynamics 2
6    P AMME2200 OR AMME2261
Semester 1
AERO4360
Aerospace Structures 2
6    A AERO3465
P AERO3360
Semester 1
AERO4560
Flight Mechanics 2
6    A AMME2500 develops the basic principles of engineering mechanics and system dynamics that underpin this course. AERO3560 Flight Mechanics 1 develops the specifics of aircraft flight dynamics and stability. AMME3500 Systems control covers basic system theory and control system synthesis techniques.
P AERO3560 and AMME3500
Semester 2
AERO5700
Space Engineering (Advanced)
6    A AERO3760
P (AERO3760 AND AERO4701) OR AERO9760

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5510
Vibration and Acoustics
6    P (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2200 OR AMME2261 OR AMME9261) AND (AMME2500 OR AMME9500)
Semester 2