Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program
The Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHS-SP) is ISU’s newest annual program offering, provided in partnership by ISU and the University of South Australia. The program is designed with a particular eye to the southern hemisphere environment and is built around the themes of space applications, space policy and space services, while giving a well rounded exposure to the principles and concepts involved in space science, space systems engineering and technology, space business and leadership and space legal and regulatory issues.
In 2014, ISU will also be offering two unique short courses in cooperation with the University of South Australia (UniSA) immediately following the SHSSP14 session. The first course addresses modern spectrum management and the second addresses strategic space law.
January 6 to February 7, 2014
The program uses the interdisciplinary educational method for which ISU is renowned, and includes core lectures from international and Australian experts, workshops and a ‘White Paper’ group project lead by faculty and invited experts. The program takes the form of an intensive five week program, providing the International, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary ISU experience in a format and schedule more suited to Southern nations.
As in other ISU programs, students will benefit from the shared experience of an international, interactive working environment with other professionals, graduate researchers and senior undergraduate students. Successful completion of the program can lead to a graduate qualification or credit towards undergraduate programs in Australia and internationally. Program graduates will become part of the professional networking forum of ISU alumni, faculty members and visiting lecturers.
Conducted in partnership with the University of South Australia (UniSA), 2014 will be the fourth consecutive session held at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus in Adelaide, Australia.
The SHS-SP’s interdisciplinary program delivers an expertly designed curriculum suited to the space education needs of professionals seeking additional knowledge of international space systems and services, graduate researchers in all fields seeking a broader understanding of the context of their work, and undergraduate students seeking exposure to the International, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary aspects of space that are not available in their home institution studies.
This is an accredited professional development program (through UniSA) for local and international students. On successful completion of the program participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from ISU and an Executive Certificate from UniSA.
Holders of the Executive Certificate will receive a 50% credit in the UniSA Graduate Certificate in Space Studies, which commences immediately after the SHS-SP and is available to graduates of the SHS-SP as a program of individual space-related research carried out over a 3 month period while working or pursuing other studies。
SHS-SP participants who wish to apply to the ISU Masters Program in Strasbourg France will be granted credit for Module 1 of the M.Sc. under one of the two following conditions, upon validation of the application by the ISU Admissions Committee:
1. Earn a UniSA Graduate Certificate in Space Studies - OR -
2. Fulfill all three of these requirements:
a. Obtain an academic ranking in the top 25% of the participant's graduating SHS-SP class;
b.Fulfill the normal admissions requirements for the M.Sc. program, which include holding a bachelor's degree or equivalent, submission of transcripts demonstrating academic excellence, submission of reference letters, and submission of a fully completed M.Sc. application form; and
c.Obtain and submit references and evaluations from ISU Faculty members who taught in the participant's SHS-SP session.
Space English Access Course - 30 December to 3 January 2014
An optional Space English Access Course (SEAC) will be offered for enrolled students whose first language is not English in the week before the SHS-SP. The SEAC program design uses English as a Second Language and English for Specific or Academic Purposes (ESL/ESP/EAP) methods and techniques to help non-native English speakers access and use the English terminology and key concepts of the major disciplines in the space sector through:
-Aural comprehension practice
Reading and writing activities using ISU curriculum and related resources
-Speaking practice for both formal and conversational speech
-Activities requiring interactions in the local campus and surrounding communities to integrate the students into the SHS-SP environment
-Individual and team assignments to promote thinking and communicating in English within the multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multilingual ISU community.
The SEAC provides 30-36 hours of classroom instruction with a certified and experienced ESL/ESP/EAP teacher. Classes meet daily, with additional informal English practice opportunities during meals and other pre-program activities. Throughout the SHS-SP, students may schedule individual tutorials with the ESL instructor as their time and the program schedule permit.
Admissions and Funding
Who is eligible to attend?
The SHS-SP's interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the needs of:
- professionals seeking more knowledge of and contacts in the international space sector
- graduate researchers in all fields seeking a broader knowledge of international space activities and the disciplines involved
- undergraduate students seeking exposure to the various aspects of space studies to complement their undergraduate space studies
- ISU alumni wishing to refresh and update their knowledge and contacts.
The program fee including tuition, accommodation and meals will be 10,900 AUD for SHS-SP 2014. Partial scholarships will be available.
Enrolment applications for SHS-SP14 should be submitted before November 30, 2013. Late enrolments will only be accepted if places in the program are still available and there is sufficient time for overseas students to obtain the necessary visa.
Students from countries other than Australia are advised to make travel bookings as early as possible (as inbound flights to Australia are heavily booked in early January) and to consult the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for information about student visa options.