The F’SATI International Master’s Programme

 

The F’SATI Academic Programme affords students the opportunity to follow a Franco-South African dual-degree course that results in graduation with MTech/MEng Electrical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology and MSc Electric and Electronic Systems Engineering from ESIEE (Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique), Paris. This course follows the European Credit Transfer System and has been re-accredited for the six years until 2022 by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE).

Academic Programme

The Academic Programme comprises the following modules:

Core Modules ECTS (Credits)
Signal Theory 6
Scientific Computing & Programming 6
Optimisation Theory 6
Embedded Systems 6
Research Methodology 2
French Language Skills  3
Engineering management 6
Subtotal: 35
   
Space Engineering Modules  
Satellite Applications 6
Space Mission Analysis & Design 6
Engineering for Space Environment 7
Satellite Subsystems 6
Subtotal: 25
   
Total: 60
 

Admission requirements

 

A BTech in Engineering (or a relevant NQF level 8 qualification ) in a field applicable to satellite engineering, such as Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering, with an average of 65% and a minimum of 65% for Mathematics IV and Industrial Project IV.  A lively interest in the space sciences and applications thereof, as well as appropriate research and writing skills to actively participate in research and development projects are required.
Please contact Prof Elmarie Biermann (bierman@xsinet.co.za) for enquiries regarding the admission and applications process.


CubeSat Projects at CPUT

 

Below is a list of research projects currently undertaken in the group.

MTech/MSc Project Titles and Supervisors
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

Court, Evan
The Design of a High Efficiency Class-E Power Amplifier using GaN Technology
Mr. C. Whaits, Dr. V. Balyan
Student:
Title:
Supervisor/s:
Kanyinda, Josias
VHF Antenna for CubeSat
Prof R. Lehmensiek
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

Kotze, Elrich
The Development and characterization of an ion propulsion drive for satellite applications
Prof. G. Olivier, Dr. K. Govender
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

Nienaber, Ryno
Design of a High Efficiency Class-F Power Amplifier using GaN Technology
Mr. C. Whaits
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

van Wyk, D.J.
The design of a field programmable gate array based on-board computer for small satellites
Prof. R. van Zyl
Student:
Title:
Supervisor/s:
Daniels, Rifqah.
Power Allocation for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Systems
Dr. V. Balyan
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

Press, Randall
Channel performance estimation for massive multiple input multiple output.
Dr. V. Balyan
Student:
Title:

Supervisor/s:

Joubert, Rens
Orbital configuration and maintenance of nanosatellite constellations through electric propulsion
Prof. R. van Zyl