As part of the its commitment to education and innovation, the Melbourne Space Program provides students with the opportunity to integrate technical knowledge and generic skills gained in earlier years. This is achieved by undertaking an engineering project conducted in a small team (typically two or three students) under the supervision of either a member of academic staff and, where appropriate, an industry partner. The project component of this subject is supplemented by a university subject that deals with project management tools and practices, organisational structures, engineering standards, and the social and environmental responsibility of professional engineers.
We support MSP members to have their work they undertake as part of the programme contribute toward their university coursework. We currently have groups working on final year Master of Engineering capstone projects, and have plans for more.