Aerospace Engineering is a five-year program aimed at providing future graduates with the ability to fulfil the engineering tasks associated with air and space travel. The emphasis is on multidisciplinary education. The student is exposed to a range of topics covering basic math, physics and mechanics, engineering structures, fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, control engineering and robotics and propulsion. Additional courses on sensors, electronics, software and system engineering provide the student with a well-rounded approach to engineering. The graduate would thus have the reach and flexibility to start a career in the air transport or space industries or associated research centres. The program strongly emphasizes hands-on design experience and innovation. This is highlighted in the two-semester graduation project where students demonstrate their mastery of the abilities acquired throughout the program.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The Aerospace Engineering program aims at providing its graduates with:
- Knowledge and ability to apply fundamental mathematical and physical concepts for the solution of engineering problems
- Ability to design and create Aerospace subsystems in the context of integrated projects
- Skills necessary for effectively working as an individual and as a team member
- Skills for scientific thinking and continuous learning
- Knowledge of existing technology as well as trends for future developments in technology that support their engineering careers.
Program Student Outcomes (SOs)
By the time of graduation, students should attain the following SOs:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.omar
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- An ability to understand and apply the fundamentals of orbital mechanics, space environment, attitude determination and control, telecommunications, space structures, rocket propulsion, aerodynamics, aeronautic propulsion, and autonomous systems.
- An ability to conduct research in one of the fields of study of Aerospace Engineering.
- An ability to perform programming tasks to solve basic problems using one or more of the modern programming tools.
- An ability to utilize locally available resources to solve technological problems.
Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes