Students are called to apply for the 2022 Concurrent Engineering Challenge



Following the results of the preceding editions of the Concurrent Engineering Challenge organised  by ESA’s Training Business office and Systems and Concurrent Engineering Part, a new version is scheduled from 4 to 8 April 2022*.

4 teams of up to 30 College students will participate in this Concurrent Engineering Challenge: a person immediately from the ESA Academy’s Training and Finding out Facility and the some others from different Concurrent Engineering Amenities (CEF) found in 3 European universities, respectively: EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland), the College of Liège (Belgium) and the College of Luxembourg (Luxembourg).

Cranfield University students presenting

Concurrent engineering is a process of planning and producing solutions in the place sector. Contrary to traditional style and design strategies, in Concurrent Engineering, all subsystems are designed simultaneously, as experts of all disciplines and subsystems collaborate in joint periods done at in a devoted facility. This is a much a lot more economical way of developing, but it has its own issues as effectively. Answers in one space that could affect the style and design in a different need to be determined and communicated instantaneously. While concurrent engineering is a far more extreme approach to start off with, in effect it will allow problems to be identified before, hence cutting down the design time.

As a result of this Challenge, pupils complement what they are discovering at university by familiarising on their own with the concurrent engineering method and its rewards, and also find out how ESA assesses technical and fiscal feasibility of area missions. Europe’s management in area relies upon on its capacity to go on producing entire world-class missions. To do that, a new generation of place engineers and researchers wants to be qualified.

Genuine time in particular person dialogue amongst the distinctive disciplines is a vital aspect of the Concurrent Engineering approach

Picked students in each CEF will be supervised by two technique engineers and will be offered, at the start out of the Problem, the similar house mission to structure in four times. Pupils in each group will be divided into smaller groups of two to 4 men and women to include the next disciplines: 

  • buildings, 
  • configuration, 
  • electricity, 
  • mechanisms,
  • thermal,
  • mindset and orbit manage, 
  • propulsion, 
  • trajectory analysis, 
  • communications and details managing. 

Learners within just every single compact crew will layout their subsystem applying the Concurrent Engineering tactic with the aim of complying with the mission specifications and demonstrate feasibility.

The four teams of university learners found around Europe will not compete versus each and every other. Instead, they will use movie conferencing to share every day’s development, increase any unique troubles they are dealing with, and acquire helpful inputs from the other contributors. At the finish of the week, every single team will present their ultimate style and design to the three other groups.

Prior to the Problem, all selected college students will be supplied by ESA the option to participate in an online tutorial of the Concurrent Model-based Engineering Instrument (CoMET) to get familiar with the instrument and get prepared for the Problem!

In parallel to this ESA’s collection procedure, the three European universities included in the Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2022 are organising their own college student range.  

Preliminary agenda of the Obstacle: 

Working day 1 Introduction to the Concurrent Engineering Approach
Get common with Workbooks and CoMET
Presentation of every CEF
Introduction to the mission
Mission overview and needs
Working day 2 System requirements
Mission and system modes definition
1st iteration of all subsystems – portion 1
Each team results presentation
Working day 3 Very first iteration of all subsystems – section 2
Initially budgets
Finalisation of the notion
Every single group final results presentation
Day 4 2nd iteration of all subsystems
Products tree
Each individual team results presentation
Working day 5 Ultimate design consolidation & any open challenges
Each individual group ultimate presentation

Who can utilize?

Learners enrolled in college who fulfil the following standards:

  • aged minimal 18 several years old. ESA Academy and related associates will only appraise purposes from learners who have no or minimal expert experience in pertinent engineering or area-related topics
  • be a citizen of an ESA Member Condition, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania or Slovenia 
  • be enrolled as a Learn or PhD pupil in a university for the academic calendar year 2021-2022
  • be researching an engineering matter or physics (with essential information in place technology). 

The chosen pupils will be sponsored by ESA. This will go over lodging and foods as perfectly as up to 200 Euros for travelling to Belgium.

Learners taking part in the Obstacle from ESA Academy’s Coaching and Mastering Facility will be evaluated centered on their team get the job done in the course of the 7 days and the remaining effects presentation. On completion of the Problem, they will acquire a certificate of participation as very well as a transcript, enabling them to request ECTS credit score(s) from their respective universities.

How to use?

  • Fill in the application sort 
  • Upload a commitment letter (PDF, optimum 1 site, no visuals)
  • Upload a CV (Europass format, PDF, greatest 2 webpages)
  • Upload a formal suggestion letter (PDF, optimum 1 website page, which includes signature, no photos) from a university professor or an academic supervisor of latest college (if not feasible because of to the present-day COVID-19 condition in your place, make sure you question a university professor or an educational supervisor to send out a suggestion electronic mail to [email protected]
  • Add a duplicate of educational records (PDF). 

All answers and paperwork really should be in English (except academic documents if not readily available).

The deadline for apps to take part in the Concurrent Engineering Obstacle 2022 from ESA Academy’s CDF is 14 February 2022, 23:59 CET.

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*Vital observe
Owing to the evolution of the corona virus condition in Europe, and in line with governmental guidance throughout Europe and with the suggestions of ESA’s Director Basic on journey restrictions for health and safety reasons, the ESA Instruction Business reserves the ideal to cancel scheduled ESA Academy teaching sessions.

Final effects presentation of the university college student team at Politecnico di Milano in the course of the Concurrent Engineering Challenge