36th Satellite Communications Systems Course

Interactive online course with guidance thoughout sessions and projects

20 - 21 and 28 - 30 September 2022

Taking place on 5 days over 2 weeks

Now in its 36th year, IET’s SATCOMS course programme presents a comprehensive overview of satellite communication technology and applications, so delegates can learn practical skills required for design engineers.

Spread over two weeks

About the course

The IET Satcoms course was really great as content and knowledge transferred, but it was also the result of fantastic organisational work!”

“Great idea having these projects! Allows you to put it all together on a practical project and on a team basis.

“Fantastic course - so much hard work but rewarding. Thanks to all, particularly the course organiser who did a good job. Thank you.

“As an electronic engineer returning to a technical leadership role, the IET satellite communications course provided me with an excellent introduction to SATCOM technologies, and terminology. I would thoroughly recommend the course for any engineers or managers entering this complex and challenging domain.”
Dave Dean, Senior Principal Engineer, Dstl

Now in its 36th year, the IET’s SATCOMS course programme has the best academics and specialist speakers from industry who will present a comprehensive overview of satellite communication technology and applications, so delegates can learn all the necessary practical skills required for design engineers.

"All was very interesting, all tutors have a great amount of knowledge in their field."

"All sessions were interesting, most useful were sessions relating to Earth Stations"

"I really appreciate the breadth and depth of contents presented by all speakers"

"It was very well presented, organised, and I enjoyed the update on satellite technologies."


  • David Bookham, Consultant Engineer
  • Dave Davis, Technical Director, VT iDirect
  • Barry Evans, Professor of Communications, University of Surrey
  • Gorry Fairhurst, Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Aberdeen
  • Paul Febvre, CTO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • David Jowsey, Satellite Products, BT Media & Broadcast
  • Tim Tozer, Professor of Communications, University of York
  • Tim Waterfield, Senior Specialist – Antennas, Airbus DS
  • Max Petrozzi-Ilstad, Systems Engineering Department Manager, Thales Alenia Space