UQ Space is the largest and most advanced student rocketry teams in Australia. We provide students with hands-on experience, real-world learning and unparalleled exposure to cutting edge technology.
UQ Space is a student society that aims to provide all its members with hands-on experience in rocketry, aerospace and interdisciplinary engineering. We design, manufacture and launch high-powered rockets, scientific payloads and all associated space technology, and represent the University at an international level.
As the first university team of its kind in Queensland, we create an opportunity for aspiring engineers and scientists to directly apply knowledge obtained during their studies. By going beyond what is taught in a classroom setting, we bridge the gap between university and industry through outreach, research, practical experience and collaboration.
We have competed in both categories at the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC) in 2019, launching Project Athena and Project Minerva to 10081ft and 30800ft respectively. It’s hard work – but we have a great time doing it and can now call ourselves the No.1 in Australia & New Zealand!
With over 70 ambitious students across all engineering disciplines with backgrounds in multiple faculties, we are a diverse team that strives for inclusivity, engagement and innovation. However, UQ Space is always looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and committed people to join us in any of our sub-teams or business ventures. We need members for various roles from payload engineers to marketing, to legal and policy and business management, and are open to current UQ undergraduate or graduate students.