Mechanical Engineer

Team: Cubesat Project

Working Hours: 11am to 4.30pm Saturdays

Location: Electical Engineering Building (G17) 120

Minimum Commitment: 12 Months

We are looking for keen mechanical, mechatronics or aerospace engineering students who have a passion for space and mechanical design. If accepted, you will be responsible for designing the various structures which will go on our Cubesat as well as performing thermal and vibration analysis. Along the way, we will support you in your personal development and at the end of it all, you will have a few designs that you can be proud of.

The Cubesat Project aims to design and launch a Cubesat into space, with the aim of delivering a meaningful payload which adds value to the community in the form of scientific research.


You will be responsible for researching, designing and testing structures and payloads critical to the running of a Cubesat.


• Basic mechanics (MMAN1300).

• Makerspace induction (basic safety and handtool usage).

• Strong research skills.


• FEA experience.

• Practical manufacturing experience (familiarity with the tools in the MCIC Makerspace is highly desirable).


• Access to networking events with the space industry.

• An opportunity to practise and develop your software engineering skills.

• Access to a community of like-minded people passionate about space.

• Be recognised by future employers for your technical and soft skills.

• Gain practical and demonstrable leadership experience.