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Applications open for the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018

on 16 July 2018

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) invites Romanian students with an engineering or physics background to take part in the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018, organised by ESA’s Education Office from 22 to 26 October 2018, at ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Transinne, Belgium. The deadline for applications is 27 August 2018, 23:59 CEST (00:59 Romania local time).

Four groups of maximum 30 university students will participate in the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018: one directly from ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility and the others from different Concurrent Design Facilities (CDF) located in three European universities, respectively: Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).   

Concurrent engineering is a method of designing and developing products in the space sector. Contrary to the traditional design methods, in Concurrent Engineering all subsystems are designed simultaneously, as specialists of all disciplines and subsystems collaborate all together working in joint sessions conducted in a dedicated facility named Concurrent Design Facility (CDF).

The four groups of university students located around Europe will be given the same specific mission to be designed in fourdays. The groups will not compete against each other. Instead, they will use video conferencing to share each day’s progress. At the end of the week, each group will present their final design to the three other groups.

In order to participate at the activity in Belgium, students must fulfil the following criteria at the time of application: be aged between 18 and 32, be a citizen of an ESA Member or Associate State, be enrolled as a full-time Master or PhD student in a university (not graduating before the challenge), be studying an engineering subject or physics.

The selected students will be sponsored by ESA, which will cover accommodation and meals as well as up to 200 euro for travelling to Transinne, Belgium.

More information on how to apply is available at this link.

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