Spacecraft Systems Engineering

Module code: EG7413

Spacecraft are now critical to everyday life, providing communication and navigation capability around the world, as well as allowing us to explore other planets.

Leicester has a long history of building instruments for exciting and famous space missions. In this module you'll learn how to produce simple designs for all the main sub-systems on a typical spacecraft and mission, from the orbital mechanics through to the power and thermal sub-systems. This module will use examples from missions, technologies and research conducted at Leicester.


  • 18 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 128 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam (100%)