The University of Southampton
Engineering and the Environment

Continuing Education: Space Systems Engineering

The Astronautics Group  has established itself as a leading centre for the training of engineers in the space industry in Europe.

Our short one-week course in space systems engineering in Southampton has provided training for professional engineers in the spacecraft manufacturing and associated industries since 1974. To date approximately 4000 personnel have attended, from companies world-wide. The expertise of the Astronautics group is complemented by that of engineers from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, EADS Astrium, Delft Aerospace, DLR-GSOC and SciSys. The Group delivers similar courses for the ESA Training Department, at Estec in the Netherlands. They have also organised and run a variety of in-house courses at ESA Headquarters in Paris, at ESOC in Darmstadt, at Esrin in Italy, CDTI in Madrid and Astrium in the UK.

In addition to this on-site course we are also able to offer in-house courses, tailored to meet the customer's specific requirements of duration and content. If your company feels this would be appropriate please do not hesitate to contact us with details of your requirements, and we will be pleased to give you a quotation.

Space Systems Engineering Course: 26 June to 30 June 2017. 

If you would like to register for the course please click here 

This course presents an integrated approach to the total systems design of spacecraft by providing insight into how the various component subsystems function and interface with one another. It has proved to be of value to a broad range of companies that are involved with spacecraft, including spacecraft manufacturers, insurers and satellite operators from many different countries world-wide. The course is the equivalent to the one week courses we hold at Estec for ESA personnel.  Further details of the course...

The Luigi Napolitano Literature Award was announced for "Spacecraft Systems Engineering (3rd Edition)" by Fortescue, Stark and Swinerd (editors), John Wiley & Sons, 2003

This 678-page textbook was produced for the course and is provided to all participants


Course Fee = £1,950. [Covers course registration, en-suite accommodation at either the Highfield House Hotel or Elizabeth House Hotel from Sunday 25 June to Friday 30 June, notes, textbook, conference lunches, daytime refreshments, welcome buffet and course dinner]

Note: Companies who book 5 or more delegates at the same time are eligible for a 5% discount on the course fees, or 10% for 10 or more delegates.

Short Course Organiser

Dr Scott Walker
Astronautics Research Group (13/5039)
Aeronautics, Astronautics and CED
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 3882
Fax: +44(0)23 8059 3058

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