10th CanSat Leader Training Program

The President and a faculty member from College of Science and Technology, RUB attended the 12-day long 10th CanSat Leader Training Program (CLTP-10) from 19th to 30th August 2019 at the College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Chiba, Japan. The training was co-organized by Nihon University and UNISEC (University Space Engineering Consortium) Japan.

Before attending the training in Japan, the two participants had to undertake an online test and subsequent online lectures and quizzes for a month. During the training, participants learnt the basic subsystems of satellite viz. power supply, command and data handling, sensors, communication, structure and ground station as well as integration of subsystems to create a working satellite. Topics included space engineering methods and their implementation. Space engineering methods were learnt and practiced during the training by teaching 20 Japanese professionals from various backgrounds.

The CanSat Leader Training Program was initiated in 2010 to provide training for researchers and educators as capacity development in space technology. UNISEC and UNISEC member universities jointly organized the CLTP trainings. In the CLTP, participants are taught the entire life cycle of satellite development apart from the lectures on space engineering and nano-satellite development. Participants are expected to learn satellite development education methods through hands-on exercises using CanSat up until CLTP-7 and from CLTP-8, HEPTA Sat was used as the training kit.  HEPTA Sat is a training kit developed by Professor Yamazaki from Nihon University, Japan for hands-on training on satellite development.

As a part of the outcome of this training, workshops on space engineering and satellite development for students, faculties and other stakeholders will be conducted at CST. These activities are all a direct result of the Royal vision of His Majesty the King to harness space resources and technologies for the benefit of our country, and to use space related activities to create a greater sense of interest and passion in our youth for Science, Technology and Innovation."



Launch of new Programmes 2019

CST will launch two new programmes from academic year 2019-20, Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Geology (EG) and Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation & Control Engineering (ICE).

BE in EG is a four year program that aims to provide knowledge and skills in engineering geology that is vital to investigation, project planning and execution of construction projects. Graduates will develop the ability to assess and make recommendations on the geological factors regarding location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works for project implementation. The programme covers subject matter on interpretation of land forms, geophysical processes, and site conditions required for various development works, besides other essential content.

Graduates of the EG can find employment as engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers in the government, corporate and private sectors and in hydropower projects that engage in different construction projects which demands application of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering for proper site investigation and detailed study of the project site.

Apart from these organisations, graduates can also find employment in the private sector, be self-employed as consultants or work for international organisations that require the services of an engineering geologist.

BE in ICE is also a four year program that aims to produce graduates who can carry out modern automation of industrial systems existing in all engineering disciplines as well as in non-engineering disciplines. It emphasises the analysis, design, synthesis and optimization of control systems in order to provide the best means of controlling their dynamic behaviour to produce favourable or specified outputs. Graduates will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills in their subject of specialisation as well as develop other transferable competencies.

Graduates of ICE will have a sound knowledge base and skill sets to develop and expand professional careers in fields related to instrumentation technologies, process control and industrial processes automation. In addition, graduates will be equipped with the ability to adapt to technological advancements and will be ready to take up challenges in industrial research.

Graduates of ICE can find employment in industries that require expertise in designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.


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