Note: This unit version is currently being edited and is subject to change!

AERO5700: Space Engineering (Advanced) (2019 - Semester 2)

Download UoS Outline

Unit: AERO5700: Space Engineering (Advanced) (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wu, Xiaofeng
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: AERO9760. Students need to have a credit average to be approved for this project work.
Brief Handbook Description: This postgraduate unit allows students to complete additional project work with the school's research teams as part of their studies.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: Department permission is required for this unit. This course does not run every year. Contact the AMME postgraduate coursework program director to find out if this course will be offered.
Department Permission Department permission is required for enrollment in this session.
Timetable: AERO5700 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Independent Study 7.00 1 13

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students will work on implementing solutions to estimation tasks involving the design of different algorithms and sensor systems. Design (Level 4)
Students will apply estimation and design theory to a number of key problems in aerospace engineering such as global positioning systems, satellite attitude and orbit determination systems and satellite remote sensing and mapping. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
Students will develop an expertise in the fundamental principles and applications of estimation methods for various engineering tasks. Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 5)
Students will be required to conduct their own literature search in studying past solutions to design problems and draw upon this knowledge during their own design process. Information Seeking (Level 4)
The stduents will develop ability to communiate their findings and design via verbal presentation and/or written reports. Communication (Level 3)
The students will develop ability to critically reflect on professional context issues in undertaking well-defined individual and team responsibilities Professional Conduct (Level 3)
The students will develop project management skills to undertake the defined project activities. Project and Team Skills (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
1. The ability to recognize and appreciate the coupling between the different elements within an estimation task, such as satellite remote sensing, from a systems-theoretic perspective.
Design (Level 4)
2. The ability to use this system knowledge and basic design principles to design and test a solution to a given task, with a focus on aerospace applications (such as satellite remote sensing).
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 5)
3. The ability to apply learned techniques in various areas to solving a wide range of different problems in engineering.
Information Seeking (Level 4)
4. Students will conduct their own literature search in studying past solutions to example problems and draw upon this knowledge during their own design process.
Communication (Level 3)
5. The students will develop ability to communicate their findings and design via verbal presentation and/or written reports.
Project and Team Skills (Level 3)
6. The students will develop project management skills to undertake the defined project activities.
Professional Conduct (Level 3)
7. The students will develop ability to critically reflect on professional context issues in undertaking well-defined individual responsibilities and achievements.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Project Report No 100.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7,
Assessment Description: Projects are based on the solution of current aerospace system issues. A final report and presentation is report to communicate the findings to colleagues
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 13 Assessment Due: Project Report

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Aeronautical (Space) (till 2014) 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Aeronautical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Arts 2018, 2019, 2020, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical (Space) 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Commerce 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Aeronautical (Space) / Law 2015
Mechatronic (Space) 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Arts 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Commerce 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Medical Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Project Management 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic (Space) / Law 2015
Mechatronic (Space) (till 2014) 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Arts 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Commerce 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Medical Science 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Project Management 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Law 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Aerospace) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Aeronautical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Aeronautical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Aeronautical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechanical 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechanical / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechanical / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science(Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Mechatronic 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Mechatronic / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Mechatronic / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechanical/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Mechatronic/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Chemical & Biomolecular/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 30%
Design (Level 4) Yes 10%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 5) Yes 30%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 10%
Project and Team Skills (Level 3) Yes 10%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 10%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.