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NQF Level 8, Credits 120

Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology

Course Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology programme aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct experiments of an applied nature. The main objective of the programme is to impart broad knowledge of different disciplines of Space technology, Space regulations and Space applications. The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology is of interdisciplinary nature that prepares graduates to become scientific researchers and technologist in various fields of study related to space technology.

The programme will enable students to acquire skills and knowledge through rigorous theory, experimental application, field exercises and projects in the field of space technology. Projects will be conducted under supervision to enhance the understanding of the students. The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology focuses on Satellite Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD) of a satellite, satellite communication, international space regulations, space science and space applications. Students will develop competencies in the application of qualitative and quantitative experimental methods through participation in advanced design projects under supervision of experienced staff members.

Graduates of this programme will be able to make a sustained contribution to national economic development by finding employment primarily in the public and private sector in positions such as researchers, scientists space engineering, weather forecasting, and satellite communication engineers, resource management, and risk assessment.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be admitted to this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor degree in Electrical, Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent qualification, from a recognised institution, evaluated by the department as an appropriate admission qualification. Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the department.

Career Opportunities

Researchers, Scientists Space Engineering, weather forecasting, satellite communication engineers, resource management and risk management.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite
SEV811S Space Environment None
MAT811S Mission Architecture None
SAP811S Space Applications None
SMA811S Satellite Mission Analysis and Design None
Semester 2
SPM821S Space Policy and Management None
SAT821S Satellite Architecture Mission Architecture
ADP821S Advanced Design Project Satellite Mission Analysis and Design;
    Space Applications

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