Teaching and learning
The MSc in Spacecraft Engineering is taught through a mix of lectures, computational and practical workshops, lab work, seminars, project based learning, independent learning and team working activities. Assessment is a mix of exams, continuous assessment and course work.
Project work will be completed at Space Park Leicester (SPL), the University’s pioneering £100 million hub which provides a direct link between academic and industrial research and development, alongside innovation and teaching in space science and related fields. There are currently 18 companies co-located at SPL, plus an ESA business incubation centre, space applications catapult, and Wolfson deep space exploration centre. The companies range from small start-ups to multinationals covering the whole lifecycle of space missions from concept to launch and also including downstream applications and data. There are companies from North America and Europe, including Airbus, ESA, Rolls Royce, CGI, Maxar, and Omnidea.