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HUB:BLE -2 05 Business Needs from Education

  1. 1. Boosting Local Enterprise 16th October 2013
  2. 2. Business Needs from Education 16th October 2013
  3. 3. Business Needs from Education Anu Ohja – National Space Academy Martin Killeen – Loughborough College Chas Bishop – National Space Centre Prof Gianfranco Chiocchia – Politecnico di Torina
  4. 4. UK Space Agency and Education Anu Ojha - Director (National Space Academy) National Space Centre anuo@spacecentre.co.uk
  5. 5. Why so inspiring? “There are two areas of science that most inspire young children – space and dinosaurs – but the dinosaurs aren’t coming back!”
  6. 6. What do we mean by “space science” ? – 3 categories • Looking out there • Getting out there
  7. 7. Looking back at Earth • “We went all the way to the Moon – but the most significant discovery we made was the Earth”
  8. 8. Earth Observation – what/why? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Atmospheric chemistry, temperature, humidity Cloud profile and rain radars Earth radiation budget radiometers High resolution optical imagers Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (visible/iR) Imaging multispectral radiometers (passive microwave) Imaging microwave radars LIDAR Lightning instruments Multiple direction/polarisation instruments Ocean colour instruments Radar altimeters Scatterometers Gravity, magnetic field and geodynamic instruments
  9. 9. The real global revenue-generators
  10. 10. UK Space Sector • 29 000 employees • £9.2 billion per annum – mainly “downstream” • Average annual growth rate of 7.5% • Target –10% of projected £400 billion per annum global market by 2030
  11. 11. UK Space Agency Education and Skills- foci • “education for space” – younger students, broadening awareness on sector and careers • “space for education” – older students, use of space contexts to support GCSE/A Level students and teachers, post-16 Space engineering course • Higher Apprenticeship for Space Sector • Industry internships and ISU scholarships
  12. 12. Final thoughts Anu Ojha anuo@spacecentre.co.uk
  13. 13. Dr Martin Killeen Head Of Technology Loughborough College
  14. 14. New Courses Developed in partnership with the National Space Centre and Leicester University • 16-18 full time Space Engineering • Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering
  15. 15. 16-18 Space Engineering AS and A2 Maths. AS and A2 Physics. Btec Level 3 Engineering diploma. Btec extended project covering engineering and physics problems. • All taught in a ‘space’ context • • • •
  16. 16. Key points of the course • Delivered by highly trained and experienced tutors. • 3.5 days at Loughborough college and 1 full day at the National Space Centre • Well rounded course giving both academic and practical skills
  17. 17. Course extras • Regular trips and visits to engineering and science establishments. • Guest speakers from industry and education. • Full use of the National Space Centre facilities during the course. • Chance to participate in open days and school visits.
  18. 18. Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Research and Development • Foundation Degree in Space Engineering
  19. 19. Routes into the pathway include those who • Mathematics subjects and GCSEs in English, Maths, and Science - grade C minimum and • Have A or AS levels in Science, Technology, Engineering or • Or have completed an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship . • Or have completed a Extended Diploma in Engineering or Manufacturing • Or have previous work experience or employment in space engineering at Level 3
  20. 20. Objectives • Provide apprentices with the technical knowledge, skills and competence at Level 5 to operate at higher technician level in space engineering . • Attract learners who wish to gain a higher education qualification while receiving a salary through a work based learning route . • Attract learners from diverse backgrounds to help address the equality and diversity challenges faced by the sector, including those of an aging workforce
  21. 21. Objectives • Develop apprentices employability skills making them more attractive to all employers whichever career they choose • help improve recruitment and retention rates within the industry by offering appropriate career progression into high level jobs and training, working towards Eng Tech or eventually I Eng (Incorporated Engineer )status. • act as essential preparation for those who will eventually operate at Level 5 and
  22. 22. • Progression to the Higher framework for Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace - Level 6) • Employment as a technician in space engineering in a variety of job roles and functions • Apprenticeship provides excellent preparation towards professional registration as an • Engineering Technician and progression to Incorporated Engineer registration • It may also, where appropriate, provide progression to a range of honours degrees.
  23. 23. Chas Bishop
  24. 24. SEEDS SpacE Exploration and Development Systems An International Postgraduate Course for Space G. Chiocchia – SEEDS Director WS HUB:BLE 2 – Leicester, October 16th, 2013
  25. 25. Contents 1. Presentation of the SEEDS concept 2. The history of SEEDS: outline 3. Critical issues 4. The new SEEDS configuration 5. Conclusions 2 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  26. 26. The SEEDS Structure (2005 concept) Max 15 Students EU site A Start: October Year X Parallel Phase (Lectures): 6 months Sequential Phase (PWs): 6-8 Months Max 15 Students EU site B Max 15 Students EU site C Project Work I 1st step: site A Project Work 2nd step: site B Project Work 3rd step: site C End: Nov-Dec Year X+1 Final discussion EU Space Centre 3 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  27. 27. SEEDS’ Unique Features: 1) Space Exploration, not Utilization SEEDS focuses on Human and Robotic Space Exploration and the Systems for its Development, rather than on Space Utilization: - other European Master Course are either focused on Space Sciences or, if on Space Engineering, are general or concentrated on aspects related to Utilization - SEEDS aims to safeguard the European knowledge and skills in Space Exploration in the perspective of a renewed emphasis on it in US and EU 4 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  28. 28. SEEDS’ Unique Features: 2) European, but not in a general way The true international nature of SEEDS matches that of the Space Exploration activities in Europe: - the first Institutions to originate it were located in three town (Torino, Toulouse and Bremen) linked by old dating industrial relations in Space, thus providing an exceptional environment for students education and training - most other Master Courses originate solely from academic collaborations (with possible successive industrial involvement) 5 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  29. 29. SEEDS’ Unique Features: 3) The very special Project Work Activity SEEDS puts major emphasis on a large Project Work to be sequentially performed through three successive internships in Companies and Centres of all three towns: - the time allocated to the Project Work dominates over that allocated to the lectures and the exercises - the Project Work itself is a high quality coordinated activity, leading to reports presented and discussed in ESA - No existing Master provides this opportunity (only shorter internships in a unique Company and Country) 6 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  30. 30. SEEDS’ Unique Features: 4) A system engineering approach, not discipline focussed as in the academic tradition Differently as most existing academic MSc programmes on Space Engineering, SEEDS emphasizes the system vision: - individual disciplines are not deepened beyond the minimum necessary level; - graduates from different branches of engineering and physics are recruited, resulting in a class provided with a manifold of knowledge and potential competences - SEEDS shows them how to work together 7 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  31. 31. SEEDS’ Most Unique Feature: the Blend of Four Unique Features ! Each one of the four SEEDS characteristics - Space Human Exploration Rooted in three European countries already linked by industrial Space Activities Dominant role of ambitious Project Works performed on EU scale System Engineering approach is by itself very special. The combination of the three is absolutely unique 8 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  32. 32. Provincia di Torino Regione Piemonte Local Entities* The original “SEEDS Vision” Thales Alenia Space ALTEC ASI * Chambers of Commerce, Foundations, Aerospace Clusters.. Politecnico di Torino ESA SEEDS ISAE Supaero Uni / HS Bremen ASTRIUM Thales Alenia Space CNES ESA Mairie de Toulouse Région Midi Pyrénées Local Entities* EADS ST OHB Systems DLR Land Bremen Stadt Bremen Local Entities* 9 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  33. 33. SEEDS Graduates’ expected skills - Experience to work in international teams, open to the world, ready to “cross the borders” Multidisciplinary, non – specialized approach Integrated vision of the Space Exploration, attitude to reason in terms of systems Knowledge “from inside” of more than one European environment active in Space (Companies, Agencies and Research Centres) Experience in dealing with borderline problems through challenging Project Works activities confronted in an international environment 10 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  34. 34. SEEDS’ historical outline (1) 2004: Torino proposed SEEDS to the partners. In Toulouse Supaero (now: ISAE) associated to SEEDS through its existing TAS-Astro post MSc programme In Bremen the local University established a SEEDS MSc programme for 3 years under the condition to be self-financed 11 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  35. 35. SEEDS’ historical outline (2) 2005: start of SEEDS ESA D/HSF supported SEEDS (hosting opening and closing weeks at ESTEC, providing lecturers …) Tutors for the Project Work were made available in all three towns, particularly by TAS-I in Torino, EADS and OHS in Bremen Solution adopted for the degrees: - Students are awarded with their national degrees - They receive also the SEEDS Certificate, a label subscribed by all three partner institutions 12 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  36. 36. SEEDS’ historical outline (3) From 2005 to 2010 five SEEDS editions were completed. Project Works were developed on the following themes: - “Human Lunar Initial Settlement for Space Exploration” (SEEDS 1) “Permanent Human Moon Base (SEEDS 2) “Lunar Orbiting Space Operation Centre” (SEEDS 3) “Lunar Itinerant Caravans” (SEEDS 4) “Mission to Asteroids” (SEEDS 5) 13 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  37. 37. SEEDS’ historical outline (4) 54 students graduated from the five SEEDS editions. All are employed (only 2 to 4 in non-space activities). The majority in TAS-I, but other are spread in EU. The excellent image of SEEDS: - Results from the PW’s were presented at the IAF Conferences and to other world events SEEDS was invited to join EU proposals (e.g. “Virtual Space Academy” … in 2008) 14 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  38. 38. Critical issues The recruitment of the first SEEDS 5 editions was prevalently Italian (46 out of 54 graduates) In 2008 the University of Bremen withdraw from SEEDS due to the impossibility to recruit students in Germany (remarkably however, the Bremen Space Industry supported the local SEEDS PW phase up to 2010). A condition for ESA to support SEEDS is that a minimum of students be from ESA countries besides Italy, or from ESA candidate countries. 15 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  39. 39. The new SEEDS configuration After the withdrawal of the industrial and academic partners in Bremen SEEDS was suspended to avoid its collapse into a national or bi-national initiative and the consequent degrade of its good image. Taking advantage of the common participation to the network of EU Regions “NEREUS”, contacts have been started in 2011 with the University of Leicester to replace Uni Bremen through a UK academic partner. 16 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  40. 40. The new SEEDS configuration The establishment of a SEEDS MSc programme in Leicester has been completed and the new SEEDS programme is now starting The structure is close to the former one, with a course duration of 12 months. SEEDS in Leicester has a similar status as TAS-Astro in Toulouse (selected students from the local MSc Space Programme can join the special SEEDS curriculum – or International Track). 17 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  41. 41. The new SEEDS Structure (2013 concept) Max 10-15 Students Poli TO Start: October Year X Max 10-15 Students Uni Leicester Max 10-15 Students ISAE Toulouse Project Work I !st step: Toulouse Parallel Phase (Lectures): 5 months Project Work 2nd step: Torino Sequential Phase (PWs): 7 Months Project Work 3rd step: Leicester End: November Year X+1 PW conclusion Torino Final discussion ESA 18 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  42. 42. Provincia di Torino Regione Piemonte Local Entities* The new “SEEDS Vision” (2013) Thales Alenia Space ALTEC ASI Politecnico di Torino * Chambers of Commerce, Foundations, Aerospace Clusters.. ESA SEEDS ISAE Supaero ASTRIUM Thales Alenia Space CNES Mairie de Toulouse Région Midi Pyrénées Local Entities* Univ. Leicester N E R E U S E S A ASTRIUM UK Thales UKSA East Midlands Region Local Entities* 19 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  43. 43. The start of new SEEDS The international recruitment look promising: 8 out of the 12 candidates in the Torino are from outside Europe In Leicester 7 candidates are confirmed with 3 from outside Europe targeting 2014-2015 In Toulouse TAS-Astro has enrolled 12 students. Their possible SEEDS option will be collected early in 2014. The 2014 Project Work will focus on a Mission to Mars and will extend on the next SEEDS editions. 20 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  44. 44. Conclusions Space Industry is different from other industrial sectors: - It is strongly integrated at the European and world level - It works on long-term projects and generates unique objects - It needs a very complex and peculiar system approach SEEDS has been designed to meet these requests. This is its first mission. But there is a second, even more special one. 21 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  45. 45. Conclusions Among all space activities, Space Exploration is the most challenging and fascinating one. However, a great body of knowledge is owned by expert engineers who are retiring or already retired. They are from different institutions, companies and countries. If they do not transmit their experience to the young people of today, all this will be lost. And this can only be done at the international level. This is the second - maybe the main - mission of SEEDS! 22 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013
  46. 46. Conclusions For further information: www.seeds-master.eu Thank you for your attention ! 23 G. Chiocchia - SEEDS An International Postgraduate Course for Space - Leicester Oct 16th, 2013

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