Course syllabus





VERSION: Spring 2015 Sp 4 - Present

SYLLABUS ESTABLISHED: by Department of Space Science 23 Feb 2010

LAST REVISED: by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 19 Jan 2015



SUBJECT: Space Engineering

SUBJECT GROUP (SCB): Space Technology

SELECTION: The selection is based on 20-285 credits



The student shall acquire knowledge aboutspace physics relevant to the solar system.This is shown by capabilityto describe the structure and dynamics of the Earth's magnetosphere as well as differences between the magnetized and non-magnetised planets,torecognize the processes behind the Aurora,tohave general knowledge about wave phenomena in the Earth's magnetosphere,tohave skills to interpret physical processes on the base of satellite data.The student shall show capability to critically and independently formulate the problems as well as perform technical calculations within the given time frame. This is done via problem solving. The student shall be able to motivate, plan and perform scientific experiments during the practical work. The student shall be able to critically select and evaluate relevant scientific and technical information within the subject via the literature survey. Ability and skills to present own results and arguments during international events are evaluated via report writing in English. The student shall demonstrate social skills and be able to effectively work in a group during the practical work.The student shall have insight about technical possibilities and limits as well as human responsibility for the way of their using. This is shown via evaluation of the relevant technological and ethic aspects.



The course starts with the history of space plasma physics followed by introduction to the motion of charged particles in the electro-magnetic fields. Included in the course is solar and solar wind physics as well as the structure and dynamics of the magnetosphere of the Earth. Space environments around other planets is discussed and is focused on differences between non-magnetized and magnetized planets. The ionosphere and the processes responsible for auroral phenomena is described. The last part of the course deals with wave phenomena in the magnetosphere and space weather. During the practical the students study and interpret measurements from particle and field satellite data.



Lectures, practical work and assignments that consider both theoretical aspects as well as training in experimental techniques and technical report writing in English.



Written examination, assignments, project. In order to pass the course it is required that examination and obligatory tasks are completely satisfactory. The final grade reflects the results obtained during compulsory moments of the course.



Study guidance for the course is to be found in Fronter two weeks before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter.



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