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Applications open for ESA Space Systems Engineering Training Course 2020

on 06 December 2019

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is announcing the call for application for the Space Systems Engineering Training Course 2020. To help prepare the next generation of space systems engineers, the ESA Education Office is looking for 30 highly motivated and enthusiastic university students to participate in the programme to be held from 3 – 6 March 2020 ESA’s ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 13 January 2020.

Space systems engineering is a crucial discipline within the space sector, and a keen understanding of what it is and how it is applied is key in defining the success of any space mission, from a student-built CubeSat to a commercial communications satellite.

During the four days, participating students will learn about the background and challenges of space systems engineering, before delving into the roles of a systems engineer within ESA, and exploring the system engineering process in detail. The course will also give students valuable insight into concurrent design and systems approach to verification and validation as well as the interactions with project management, including project planning and risk management. The course will also include a number of group exercises, with the aim of getting participants familiar with system engineering products and some real world problems faced by space system engineers.

Applicants should be enrolled as a full-time Bachelor (at least 3rd year), Master, or PhD student in a university in an engineering degree. Exceptions may be made for students enrolled in a scientific degree with a minimum level of engineering and mathematical knowledge, and a clear interest in space engineering related activities.

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA. This will cover accommodation and meals, as well as up to 200 euros for travelling to Transinne, Belgium.

The procedure for applying as well as further details are available at the following link.

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