Aims/Description: The aim of this module is for students to solve a complex aerospace engineering design challenge. The project will be undertaken in groups and will require students to apply and develop their project management and group working under realistic industrial conditions. Students will apply systems engineering principles and their engineering knowledge and understanding to the design and development of an aircraft to meet client requirements. The module will be largely self-directed by the students - students will be expected to work outside of their current knowledge and understanding in solving this challenging engineering problem and so considerable independence, initiative and creative and critical thinking will be required.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on Aerospace Engineering MSc programmes.

Staff Contact: Sarah Power
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study, surgery/feedback sessions
Assessment: Project work, flight test demonstration and user manual 15%, oral presentation 10%, poster presentation 15%

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

Teaching timetable


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