As a student of this space science degree, you'll learn how to design and build nano and micro satellites, and to manufacture satellite subsystems.
You will also gain specialist knowledge in satellite operations, both within the government sector (Geoscience Australia, Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO) and within private companies such as Saber Astronautics and Space Machines. You will also discover Australia’s role as a global leader in the integration and application of space derived information such as Earth Observation data.
You will learn in our world-class facilities, including physics and engineering laboratories, workshops, the SPACE Research Centre (satellite tracking and satellite navigation units), RMIT Mission Control Training Centre, the Space Physics Laboratory and ROO, and the RMIT Optical Observatory at our Bundoora Campus.
You will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, online delivery, laboratory practicals, individual and group work. Much of your learning will be spent in the laboratory and undertaking projects, enabling you to put theory into practice.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester may include quizzes, laboratory assessments, in-class discussions and exams.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.