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Duration 4 Years
Method / place Classes in Bath (Avon)
Suitability Those seeking a career in the space or aerospace industries.
Course objectives This degree introduces students to space science and technology. The integration of electronics and space science takes this degree programme beyond what is available in a conventional electronics or physics/astronomy degree.
Requirements A-level: BBB 3 A-levels or 2 A-levels and 2 AS levels. These are to include A-level Mathematics and normally another scientific subject such as Physics, Electronics or Computer Science. We do not accept General Studies.
International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall, with Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level 6.
BTEC: A distinction in Further Mathematics for Techncians at Level III and overall triple grade DMM.
Other Qualifications: We are happy to consider other UK and international qualifications.
Certificate / Qualification BEng (Hons) Electronics with Space Science Technology
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The Electronics with Space Science and Technology degree provides a broad background in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the first two years, followed by further increasing specialisation. The specialist units cover astronomy, planetary science, orbital mechanics, space vehicles, space propulsion systems, the space environment, space electronics, satellite communications and space-based remote sensing.
Why choose Electronics with Space Science and Technology?
Advances in space science and technology greatly influence our lives.
Satellites have revolutionised global communications and our ability to monitor, understand and manage the Earth's resources.
Manned space flight now permits routine satellite-servicing and repair operations to be performed in orbit.
Space has also proved to be the ideal vantage point from which to explore the other planets of the solar system and the wider universe of stars and galaxies.
All these advances are entirely dependent on developments in the electronics, communications and control systems necessary for space hardware. Electronic engineers are thus at the forefront of the use and exploration of space.
Projects can be taken with research groups in the department's Centre for Space, Atmospheric & Oceanic Science.
Students on this degree programme follow elements of the two-year foundation course which covers the basic principles of electronics, communications and electrical engineering, together with relevant mathematics and associated laboratory and design work. In addition, a number of core modules are available in space science and technology related subjects.
Year 1, Semester 1:
Introduction to programming in MATLAB
Electronic laboratory techniques
Year 1, Semester 2
Digital electronics & fields and waves
Signals, systems and communications
Electrical systems and control
Space, planetary and atmospheric science
Year 2, Semester 1:
Operating systems and structured programming
Electronic devices and circuits
Space platforms and vehicles
Year 2, Semester 2:
Digital systems design
Principles of radio and optical transmission
Electrical systems and power electronics
Electronic control system design
After progressing through the first two years of the programme, students take a year-long placement in industry.
Year 4, Semester 1:
Digital networks & protocols
Space weather & space electronics
Plus 3 Units from the following:
Power electronics & drives 1
RF & microwave circuits
Digital audio and signal processing
Year 4, Semester 2:
Group design and business project 1
Group design and business project 2
4 years, full time with sandwich industrial placement.