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CanSat: Satellite Design, Certificate

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  • 1 month
    Duration
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
A CanSat is a small satellite in shape of a commercial beverage can that performs several measuring tasks. In this CanSat: Satellite Design course from TU Berlin, a CanSat is designed, built and tested in the field during a rocket launch.
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Overview

In this CanSat: Satellite Design course from TU Berlin all basics of topics related to the exciting area of space technology is imparted and practical skills for the development of a CanSat are trained. The theoretical units are supplemented by practical exercises. Parts of the CanSat are developed in intensely supervised small groups. During an excursion to a site in Berlin where space related companies and institutions are located, the participants shall gain insight into facilities used for the development of satellites.

This course is designed for students with a general understanding of engineering who want to gain insight into the exciting topic of space technologies. With the practical approach applied, students experience working on a challenging project in an interdisciplinary team. This prepares them for a systems engineering career with a leading position in the engineering industry. With the basic knowledge in space technologies that is imparted in this course, students have a good starting point to prepare themselves for a continuing education in space engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course starts with introductory lectures about the most important topics related to space technologies. In parallel, a practical training will be given to develop specific engineering skills in mechanics, electronics and programming that are necessary to conduct the hands-on project. During project work units, parts of a CanSat and a water-driven rocket will be designed with supervision in smaller groups. During a launch campaign, the CanSat will be tested under real conditions. The course is supplemented by an excursion to space related companies and institutions in Berlin.

Lecturers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Brieß

Cem Avsar

Nikolas Korn

Sebastian Trowitzsch

Dr. Zizung Yoon

...and further guest lectureres and supervisors

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent. Participants should have a general understanding of engineering.

Technological Requirements

  • A general understanding of engineering (please contact us for questions about whether your background is suitable)
  • It is recommended that students use their own laptops for the hands-on project. A PC Pool is partially available. However, a laptop for writing software, making CAD drawings and preparing presentations is highly recommended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    2300 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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Course fee: covers both tuition and learning materials, excursions/field trips, cultural program, public transportation ticket for Berlin, and library access.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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