Note: With effect from academic year 2019, this programme will be offered as a joint degree by SIT and the University of Glasgow. Find out more about the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Engineering.
Virtually all modern aircraft, from airliners to micro unmanned systems, rely on complex and comprehensive onboard systems. In this programme, you will be required to bring together concepts from aeronautical, electrical and system engineering to understand how these systems are designed, implemented and operate, as well as their effect on the operation, performance and safety of aerospace vehicles.
In this programme, you will study topics including aerospace dynamics and control, flight mechanics, aircraft performance, and avionics systems. You will also have the opportunity to visit Glasgow where you will carry out a team project to design, build and flight test your own unmanned lighter-than-air vehicle.
Aerospace Systems Engineers will acquire knowledge in manned and unmanned flight systems as well as mechanics and dynamics of flight vehicles. Possible career opportunities include aeronautics, defence, payload and electronics development.
Eligibility and Exemption
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Other relevant diplomas not listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
Group work on the development of guidance and control algorithms for rotorcraft vehicles.
This course will equip the student with a robust theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in aircraft performance.
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.
Overview of analogue and basic digital communication system modulation, generation and detection techniques. In addition, the student will be introduced to the basic principles of spectral analysis and shown how this relates to a communication system.
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.
Origins of unwanted electromagnetic emissions in terms of the electric and magnetic fields causing them. Ability to analyse the propagation of electromagnetic waves in various media.
Theoretical basis for development of elementary concepts in atmospheric flight mechanics and aircraft stability and control.
This course provides an introduction to instrumentation and data systems for engineers covering error analysis, signal acquisition and processing.
Understanding of the basic numerical methods used in engineering encouraged through requiring the student to implement and use numerical methods for solving engineering problems.
Course consists of five basic elements which are: basic propulsion considerations; turbomachinery; gas dynamics; propeller based propulsion and environmental considerations.
Hardware and software of computer systems which receive inputs from the physical world outside the computer and which must respond within the deadlines imposed by the time constants of the external hardware. The problems of multitasking, which arise when such systems have to respond to several simultaneous external events, are also introduced.
Understand the nature and problems of software and the need for software engineering. Develop familiarity with selected software engineering processes and techniques. Explore the relationship between software engineering and more traditional engineering disciplines.
Group work on developing flight control algorithms for an autonomous aerial vehicle. The algorithms will then be flight tested on a suitable UAV platform.
In depth knowledge of aspects of flight dynamics and will enable students to analyse the dynamic characteristics of aircraft.
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.
Introduces the concepts of entrepreneurial planning through understanding and practice in the use of developing a business plan.
Different approaches for controller design based on classical control methodologies, design and analyse basic three term controllers for Aerospace Systems applications. State Space and Multi-variable control theories and implementing electronic feedback controllers.
Introduction to the theory of navigation systems' technology required by the aerospace systems' engineer.
Introduction to the concepts behind radar based systems; to signal processing and filter design; to EO systems for remote sensing and target tracking.