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Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08PGDS


The  Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology  programme aims at  consolidating and  deepening  the knowledge and  skills of 
students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct experiments of an applied nature. 
The  main  objective  of  the  programme  is  to  impart  broad  knowledge  of  different  disciplines  of  Space  technology,  Space 
regulations and Space applications. The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology is of interdisciplinary nature  that prepares 
graduates to become scientific researchers and technologist in various fields of study related to space technology.
The  programme will enable  students  to acquire  skills and  knowledge  through  rigorous  theory, experimental application,  field 
exercises  and  projects  in  the  field  of  space  technology.  Projects  will  be  conducted  under  supervision  to  enhance  the 
understanding of the students. The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology focuses on Satellite Mission Analysis and Design 
(SMAD) of a satellite, satellite communication, international space regulations, space science and space applications. Students 
will  develop  competencies  in  the  application  of  qualitative  and  quantitative  experimental  methods  through  participation  in 
advanced design projects under supervision of experienced staff members.
Graduates  of  this  programme  will  be  able  to  make  a  sustained  contribution  to  national  economic  development  by  finding 
employment primarily in  the public and private sector in positions such as  researchers, scientists’ space engineering, weather
forecasting, and satellite communication engineers, resource management, and risk assessment.


Admission Requirements 

In order  to be admitted  to  this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor degree in Electrical, Electronic, and Mechanical 
Engineering  or  an  equivalent  qualification,  from  a  recognised  institution,  evaluated  by  the  department  as  an  appropriate 
admission qualification. 

Applicants may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the department. 


Career Opportunities

The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology provides a solid foundation in the field of space technology, including spacecraft design, spacecraft systems engineering, and space mission management.

Graduates of the curriculum are prepared for a range of careers in the space industry, including employment with both private businesses and governmental organizations. Graduates frequently work as spacecraft engineers, systems engineers, mission planners, and project managers, among other positions. The Postgraduate Diploma in Space Technology is a promising option for those interested in pursuing a career in this exciting field because of the expanding importance of space technology in industries like communication, earth observation, and exploration. As a result, there will be an increased need for skilled professionals in this field


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