All students attend the core lecture series, which ensures that they have an understanding of the fundamentals of all disciplines relevant to space programs—and that they understand the relationships between these disciplines in any space-related activity.
Each field of study presents a series of lectures designed primarily for non-experts. Medical specialists, will understand lectures on propulsion, while engineers and lawyers will understand the lectures on the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Lectures give an overview of topics and do not go into depth or detail unless it is necessary when illustrating a point. However, the great range and diversity of the topics presented, means that a large quantity of material is covered. Furthermore, many core lectures are grouped around clusters or theme days to highlight the interrelation among disciplines. Interaction and discussion s among the students and lecturers are encouraged.
The material covered provides students with:
- An understanding of the wide range of factors, both technical and non-technical, involved in space activity.
- The ability to apply good decision-making and management skills to projects.
- An appreciation of the relevance of all disciplines during the development and exploitation of space activities.