The Bachelor of engineering Aeronautical Engineering (honors) is designed to equip students with skills to solve challenges in design, construction, propulsion, use and control for safe operation of rotary and fixed winged aircraft. The program offers students the opportunity to learn real-world engineering principles, analyse and interpret aircraft behaviour, aircraft performance and detailed analysis of aircraft structures.
Students will study composite materials, aero elasticity, high-speed aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control theory. Students will carry out individual project work, which allows them to apply the knowledge they have gained during their studies to a problem in aeronautical engineering as well as visit industrial sites.
The aeronautical engineer developed by this program is a skilled, practical engineer with the knowledge of aircraft design, real time operation and flight characteristics who will have opportunity to work in an aerospace or aviation industry both locally and abroad.
The Aeronautical industry is an important sector in a world of rapid economic growth, transportation and infrastructure development. This is a place where goods, services and people are needed to meet deadlines in the distribution and delivery of such goods and services around the globe. Aeronautical engineers are key to design and operate aircraft to transport these goods, people and services around the globe to those places that require them in a most effective, safe and timely manner.
Aims of the programme
The Aerospace Engineering program delivers an educational program of study that prepares its graduates to become intellectual leaders in industry, government, and academia. Graduates of our programs are grounded in scientific, mathematical, and technical knowledge through coursework that keeps pace with current relevant technologies; they have developed the ability to analyze, and design engineering systems through their immersion in the problem-based activities and, by means of general education courses, they have enhanced their ability to communicate and have acquired an understanding and appreciation for other areas of human intellectual achievement
INTRODUCTION & FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS
WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS
AEROFOIL AND WING DESIGN
WHY DESIGN A NEW AIRCRAFT?
BASICS AIRFRAME SYSYTEMS
WHY AIRCRAFT COST SO MUCH?
General aircraft as a system.
Basic systems engineering.
Aircraft Instrument Systems.
Aircraft Performance Nomenclature and Introduction to Aircraft Performance
Take-off & Landing Performance
- Mechanical Properties of materials
- Stress Transformation
- Strain Transformation
- Transverse Shear
- Theory of Buckling of Columns
- Deflection of Beams and Shafts
- The elastic curve
- Slope and displacement
- Energy Methods
- Castigliano’s theorem
- Continuous Beams
- Combined Loading
- Basic fluid dynamics
- Energy equation
- Momentum equation
- Behaviour of real fluids
- Basic principles of thermodynamics
- Work and heat
- The first law of thermodynamics
- The second law of thermodynamics
- Power and Refrigeration vapour cycles
- Hydraulic Turbines System
- Analysis of Pumps
Application of Laplace transforms to solve differential equations
Partial Differential equations
Functions of complex variables: mappings, analytical functions, complex integration
z- transforms and difference equations
Crystal structures of materials
Nucleation and Growth
Properties and uses of metals