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Open call for students for two Concurrent Engineering Workshops at ESA

on 19 December 2017

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian university students with an engineering or physics background to take part in one of the two upcoming Concurrent Engineering Workshops organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), which will take place from 20 to 23 February and from 1 to 4 May 2018. The deadline for applications is 5 January 2018.

The workshops will be held at the ESA Academy Training and Learning Centre in Belgium, a facility designed exclusively for educational purposes. Access to this facility complements what students are learning at university by familiarising them with the concurrent engineering approach. Concurrent engineering is a method of designing and developing products in the space sector. Contrary to the traditional design methods, in concurrent engineering all subsystems are designed simultaneously which leads to a reduced design time.

Throughout the workshops, guided by ESA experts, the students will learn about concurrent engineering and its benefits. They will use the Open Concurrent Design Tool (OCDT). The 44 students will be divided into groups of two or three and will cover the following disciplines: structures and mechanisms, configuration, power, thermal, AOCS, propulsion, optics/sensors, trajectory analysis, and communications/data handling.

Those wanting to apply should meet the following criteria: they should be aged 18 to 32, be a citizen of an ESA Member or Associate State, be a full-time MSc or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the workshop) studying an engineering subject or physics.

ESA will cover the cost of accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 euros for travelling to Redu, Belgium, for each selected student.

More details about the structure of the workshops and the submission process can be accessed here.

Image credit: ESA