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Postgraduate | CUR-SPC515 | 2024

Space Mission Design

Unpack how space missions are planned, resourced, and carried out. From ground, to launch, and space, this subject is an introduction to the major elements of space missions. Practice project management in space with a mission planning exercise.

Study method
100% online
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Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Space Mission Design

About this subject

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

    1. design and justify suitable mission architectures for space missions accounting for the relevant considerations
    2. model the operation of a space mission in the space environment
    3. evaluate the suitability of different space mission architectures for particular mission scenarios
    4. demonstrate knowledge of space mission industry and regulatory requirements and space mission operations

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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