ENG-411 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Kneib Jean-Paul Richard, Rodriguez Martinez David

Language: English


Summary

The main objective of this course is to teach the students the fundamentals of concurrent engineering for space missions and systems. The course is built around a similar framework to that of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Concurrent Engineering Challenge.

Content

Keywords

concurrent engineering, concept design, systems engineering, space exploration, space system, space environment, engineering teamwork

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Space mission design and operations (EE-585) Prof. Claude Nicollier (already taken or be registered for it)

Recommended courses

  • Spacecraft design and system engineering (EE-584) Prof. Bernard Foing
  • Fundamentals in systems engineering (ENG-421) Prof. Olivier de Weck

Important concepts to start the course

Some practical engineering team project experience.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Perform concurrent engineering
  • Coordinate with other students to design a coherent space mission
  • Design a spacecraft sub system and understand its impact on system design
  • Create a new mission in the frame of rapid, real time collaborative design
  • Negotiate sub system tradeoffs and communicate key concerns to system levels

Transversal skills

  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Resolve conflicts in ways that are productive for the task and the people concerned.

Teaching methods

Project-based learning

Expected student activities

Design work during intensive workshop, final presentation & report.

Assessment methods

Attendance

Engagement

Final report and presentation

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

"Space Mission Analysis and Design", by W. Larson and J. Wertz

 

eSpace Concurrent Engineering Wiki

 

eSpace hosts students for Concurrent Engineering Challenge

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Concurrent engineering challenge
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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