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.
Researchers, Scientists Space Engineering, weather forecasting, satellite communication engineers, resource management and risk management.
Some of the Subjects You Will Study
|Course Code||Course Title||Prerequisite|
|SMA811S||Satellite Mission Analysis and Design||None|
|SPM821S||Space Policy and Management||None|
|SAT821S||Satellite Architecture||Mission Architecture|
|ADP821S||Advanced Design Project||Satellite Mission Analysis and Design;|
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