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Space Engineering Project II 15 credits

Rymdteknikprojekt II
Second cycle, P7001R
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Space Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Space Technology
Main field of study
Space Technology

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of Science or correspondent within the subject area Space science, Physics, Electronics or mechanical Engineering

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student should acquire experience in project work in spacecraft or spacecraft instrumentation or related fields.
After the course, the student shall be able to:

  1. Show the ability to apply knowledge acquired in previous courses to project work.
  2. Show understanding of project organization and project management. This shall be shown applying relevant tools such as time planning, resource utilization, project meetings, finances, reports and documentation of various kinds.
  3. Assess the risks and issues that can occur in a project due to internal and external factors.
The student shall show an understanding of different roles, gender equality and gender issues within project implementation and show insight into and ability to work in a group with heterogeneous composition.  


Introduction to project work and evaluation of proposed space projects. Organization of and preparation of documents for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR).

Oral and written presentation of the PDR for clients of the project. Preparation of documents for a Critical Design Review (CDR). Every student in the project is required to be active during the presentation of the CDR, which is both written and verbal for the client. Prior to flight, the necessary tests should be carried out. After the flight, the group will present an analysis of these results as a Final Report (FR).  

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Introduction to project management to all students who register for the course. Students will work in groups. Large groups are to be divided into sub-projects with their own project managers. The minimum number of students in a project is 3. The student project manager is responsible for implementing the project. Projects will be such that it is possible to work with a specialization in science or engineering within the same project.  

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

The examination is based on active participation in the project meetings, project work, and the review processes.
The course contains reports, one review process and one presentation.

The final grade is based on the performance in all parts of the project. 

This course corresponds to the joint combination of P7005R Rymdteknikprojekt 1 and P7006R Rymdteknikprojekt 2. It can therefore not be combined with those in the exam.

Thomas Kuhn

Transition terms
The course P7001R is equal to RYM031

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Individually chosen with examiner.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Review meetings, deadlinesU G#3.00MandatoryA07
0002Design, construction, test results, theoretical calculationsU G#6.00MandatoryA07
0003Final report & individual contributionG U 3 4 56.00MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by The course plan was accepted by the Dept of Space Science 2007-02-28 and remains valid as from H07. 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2021