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The University of Southampton

Continuing Education: Space Systems Engineering

Course dates and details

We are pleased to announce that the Space Systems Engineering Course is now open for registration. It will be running from 1st July to 5th July 2024.

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Course information

Our short one-week Space Systems Engineering course in Southampton has provided training for professional engineers in the spacecraft manufacturing and associated industries since 1974. To date over 5000 personnel have attended the course, from companies world-wide.

The course is organised and run by academic staff members in the Astronautics Group, who also lecture and have considerable expertise and experience in their specific research fields. This expertise is complemented by that of engineers from STFC RAL Space, Airbus Defence and Space, DLR-GSOC, the Surrey Space Centre and ESA. The group have delivered similar courses for the ESA Training Department, at ESTEC in the Netherlands as well as courses at ESA Headquarters in Paris, ESOC in Darmstadt, ESRIN in Italy, ESAC in Madrid, Airbus DS in the UK and STFC RAL Space.

Find out more about this 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 textbook, now in its fourth edition, was produced for the course and is provided to all participants.

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.

Short Course Organiser

Dr Scott Walker

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (176/4011
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
University of Southampton
SO16 7QF, UK


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