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Exploration of the Solar System: Foundations of Space Industry

Postgraduate | CUR-SPC500 | 2024

Use your STEM qualification as a launchpad for space exploration. You’ll get to know the terminology, datasets, and best practices used by today’s space industry. Get ready to work on missions and projects in space agencies. 

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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Exploration of the Solar System: Foundations of Space Industry

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. examine, review, and compare methods of the exploration of the solar system (ancient to modern)
    2. describe space mission science objectives and relate to instrument payloads
    3. evaluate and relate mission science to engineering advances and spin-offs
    4. analyse and interpret mission data; derive and critique properties of solar system bodies in a written report, demonstrating academic integrity and referencing conventions to acknowledge the original source of information
    5. assess planetary environments and plan for sustainable human presence in space

Entry requirements


Students must have a Bachelor Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline with a minimum completion of high school mathematics.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Provide communication method.
  • Other requirements - Access to the Internet.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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