Aeronautical Engineering is a highly-advanced discipline that explores how flight is possible and how flying vehicles are designed, manufactured, powered, operated and controlled. You will learn to analyse and understand the vehicles’ behaviour, performance, propulsion and power systems, as well as perform detailed design of structural components.
This programme will focus on the advanced concepts of aeronautics. These include flight dynamics and control, aircraft vibration and aeroelasticity, structures and materials, and high-speed aerodynamics. An exciting feature of the programme is a visit to Glasgow where you will carry out a preliminary aircraft design project and perform aerofoil experiments in a large-scale wind tunnel.
Aeronautical Engineers will have a strong foundation in aero and fluid dynamics as well as structures and materials of flight vehicles. This prepares them for careers in industries such as aeronautics, propulsion, offshore drilling, renewable energy and automotives.
Students studying in the University of Glasgow (UofG) degree programmes are required to complete a four-week attachment in Glasgow at the home campus of the University of Glasgow, U.K., where they will undertake a 10-credit group design/practical module, experience a different culture and interact with students there. Some industrial visits and guest lectures may be organised by the University of Glasgow. The estimated cost ranges from S$4,500* to S$5,500*.
Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rate and flight ticket prices.
Understanding of incompressible fluid mechanics and will also provide an understanding of the aerodynamic forces generated on wings and bodies in incompressible flow and the ability to predict them.
SIT3016 Aircraft Design 3G
Group work on a conceptual design project to develop a technical specification for a new aircraft from broad design requirements; first defining the needs and any operational constraints that apply to the design. Alternative concepts should be devised with the aim of seeking an innovative solution. The project is complemented by experiments using a wind tunnel
SIT3026 Aircraft Performance 3S
This course will equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance.
SIT3027 Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design 3S
Provides practical insight into the assessment of structural behaviour using combinations of analytical, experimental and numerical techniques. Develop experimental skills for validation of predicted behaviour of structural members under load.
SIT3017 Aircraft Structures and Materials 3S
Introduction to the concepts of shear flow and shear centre and will develop an understanding of the behaviour of structural materials under various load systems.
SIT2003 Applicable Mathematics 2S
The main topics include calculus of several variables, differential equations, Fourier series and Laplace transforms.
SIT3023 Applicable Mathematics 3S
Mathematical techniques required in the degree programmes taught in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology. The main topics are vector calculus and functions of a complex variable, whose applications to fluid flow will be described.
SIT3019 Dynamics and Control 3S
Dynamics: gives the student a thorough grounding in the modelling of mechanical systems, the solution of the resulting differential equations and the application to simple vibration problems. Control: understand and analyse simple feedback control systems.
SIT3028 Flight Mechanics 3S
Theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in atmospheric flight mechanics and aircraft stability and control.
SIT3025 Instrumentation and Data Systems 3S
This course provides an introduction to instrumentation and data systems for engineers covering error analysis, signal acquisition and processing.
SIT3021 Numerical Methods in Aerospace Engineering 3S
Understanding of the basic numerical methods used in engineering encouraged through requiring the student to implement and use numerical methods for solving engineering problems.
SIT3022 Propulsion and Turbomachinery 3S
Course consists of five basic elements which are: basic propulsion considerations; turbomachinery; gas dynamics; propeller based propulsion and environmental considerations.
SIT4010 Aerospace Design Project 4S
Group work on a detailed design project to continue developing a technical specification for a new aircraft. Detailed analysis of aerodynamic and structural performances, system definition (avionics, landing gear etc). Analysis of marketing potential and development of a business plan.
SIT4012 Aircraft Structures and Materials 4S
Finite element method, one and two-dimensional elements, bending, pressure loaded and buckling plates. Elastic instability of struts and rigidly jointed frames. Laminated plate theory, extensional and bending stiffness.
SIT4048 Industrial Aerodynamics 4S
This course applies the principles of aerodynamics to industrial areas other than aerospace. Examples include the action of atmospheric wind on buildings and structures, including static, dynamic and aeroelastic effects, and the basic aerodynamic features of road vehicles. These examples increase students' awareness of wider applications of an aerospace education.
SIT4014 Flight Dynamics 4S
In depth knowledge of aspects of flight dynamics and will enable students to analyse the dynamic characteristics of aircraft.
SIT4016 High Speed Aerodynamics 4S
Understanding of how compressibility affects the global and local nature of the flow and its effects on the aerodynamic forces generated on wings and bodies in subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows.
SIT5004 Professional Practice 5S
Introduces the concepts of entrepreneurial planning through understanding and practice in the use of developing a business plan.
SIT4017P Final Year Project 4S
As part of the fourth year assessment, each B.Eng. Honours student is required to undertake a project of his/her choice and to give a presentation of such to a group of staff and students. B.Eng projects can be experimental, computational or dissertational and carried out, during your final year, under the supervision of a staff member. Project will be available in many different aerospace topics aerodynamics, flight mechanics, avionics, structures and material, aeroelasticty, fluidmechanics, space systems engineering, propulsion and turbomachinery, etc.
SIT4040 Space Flight Dynamics 4S
Introduction to 2 body problem, orbit typologies and mechanics, impulsive and low thrust transfers, orbital perturbations, 3 body problem, Lagrange equilibrium points.