Space engineering is complex multi-discipline systems engineering for the space domain, including terrestrial support systems. It evolved from aircraft engineering and uses many of the same construction methods and reliability philosophies.
Space engineering covers all space-related activities including ground operations, earth orbiting bodies, deep space missions, astronomical systems and instruments. Engineers from all disciplines work in space engineering along with a wide range of other professions.
The National Committee of Space Engineering (NCSpE) is a committee of the Electrical College and aims to be the voice of the space engineering profession in Australia. The NSPCE has access to dozens of leading Australian and international space engineers who are available for speaking commitments and events.
NCSpE also facilitates professional development events for the industry.
Additionally, the NCSpE supports a variety of programs and awards including STEM outreach which aims to inspire the next generation of space engineers. Email us if you’d like to request support for space-based STEM programs.
Current NCSpE committee members are:
- Peter Moar FIEAust – Chair
- Raj Das FIEAust CPEng NER
- Mathew Lewis MIEAust
- David Peterson FIEAust CPEng NER
- Anntonette Dailey MIEAust
- Cameron Dennis MIEAust CPEng NER
Space policy advice paper
Engineers Australia’s National Committee on Space Engineering has developed a policy advice paper on Australia’s space engineering capability through the member-delivered policy and advocacy process.