10 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: AER301, AER302

Aims/Description: This module provides a comprehensive knowledge about all elements of conceptual aircraft design and promotes the learning and application of the industrial procedure for designing an aircraft based on given requirements. Topics include: conceptual design and sizing, preliminary design, matching plot, wing design, propulsion system selection, fuselage design, etc. The teaching will be based on constructive alignment by making use of specific active learning techniques during teaching sessions.

Restrictions on availability: This unit is only available to students on Aerospace Engineering courses.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Aerospace course under IPE):

Teaching timetable


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