About the Program:
Space Engineering is designed to provide students with the specialist multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required for a career working with space technology and its applications. Our students will have access to all aspects of the design, development and delivery of spacecraft and payloads, and as a result are very attractive to employers in space-related industries. As a space engineer, you will have the chance to be involved in, and gain experience of real space missions, from initial concept design to hardware and software design, manufacturing, testing, and in-orbit operations.
Space Engineering is a rapidly emerging field that has links to many other disciplines including Space Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geomatics Engineering and Computer Engineering, all of which are offered at Lassonde. Space Engineering is concerned with the development of space technology and its applications that will increase our knowledge of the Earth, our planetary system and universe.
Space Engineering in combination with Space Science enables the development of new technologies and applications that accelerate economic growth and improve the standard of living. Space-borne sensors provide useful, and in many cases real-time data that have a wide variety of applications in weather prediction, resource exploration, environmental management, navigation, health and safety, and many others. Areas of study may include space mission design, satellite systems design, dynamics and control, guidance and navigation, space robotics, satellite remote sensing, spacecraft structures and mechanisms; propulsion systems, and payload design. These studies have strong laboratory components that are connected to international projects/collaborations.
Students in the Specialized Honours BEng Space Engineering stream are required to complete:
- Complementary Studies
- Engineering program core
- LE/EECS 2031 3.00; LE/EECS 2501 1.00; LE/ESSE 2030 3.00; LE/ESSE 2360 3.00; LE/ESSE 2470 3.00; LE/MECH 2401 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00; SC/PHYS 2020 3.00;SC/PHYS 2030 3.00;
- LE/ENG 3330 3.00; LE/ESSE 3280 3.00; LE/ESSE 3340 3.00; LE/ESSE 3360 3.00; LE/ESSE 3610 3.00; SC/PHYS 3050 3.00; SC/PHYS 3150 3.00; SC/PHYS 3250 3.00;
- LE/ENG 4350 6.00; LE/ENG 4550 3.00; LE/ESSE 4020 3.00; LE/ESSE 4360 3.00; LE/ESSE 4361 3.00; LE/ESSE 4370 3.00; SC/PHYS 4110 3.00;
- Two of: LE/EECS 4421 3.00, LE/ENG 3320 3.00, LE/ENG 4330 3.00, LE/ESSE 3020 3.00; LE/ESSE 4220 3.00, LE/ESSE 4230 3.00, LE/ESSE 4610 3.00, SC/PHYS 3070 3.00,SC/PHYS 4120 3.00.
Participation in the Co-op Program is highly recommended for all engineering students, but is not a degree requirement.