Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology MEng
Institution Code H36
Course Code EIMENGAE
Year 1 - full details
Introduction to Design
Aerospace Technology & Industry
Career Skills Development
Introduction to Manufacturing Technology
Materials and Electrical Science
Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
Engineering Applications of Mathematics
Year 2 - full details
Data Acquisition and Control Systems
Project Management and Product Development
Computer Aided Engineering
Further Engineering Mathematics
Year 4 - full details
This module will further the students understanding of classical control theory and give the experience of applying the theory to modify the dynamic performance of systems. The module will introduce root locus methods for the design of series controllers, in both continuous and digitally controlled systems. The module will also extend the students understanding of frequency response methods into the design of controllers and the analysis of non-linear systems using describing functions to predict limit cycles. Where possible students will be encouraged to use Matlab to check theoretical calculations and to design controllers.
Rocket Performance and Propulsion
This module will introduce students to flight dynamics of rockets and their propulsion systems. Typical applications under consideration will include satellite launch and insertion into orbit, sounding rockets and potential future applications such as space tourism, together with some aspects of guided weapons.
Aerospace Performance, Propulsion and Design
Performance 1. Atmosphere properties and air speed definitions 2. Straight and level flight 3. Range 4. Climbing flight 5. Accelerated flight 6. Standardised performance Propulsion 1. Development and variants of gas turbine engines 2. Gas turbine component design and performance characteristics. Intakes; axial & centrifugal compressors; combustion chambers; turbines; exhaust systems; engine systems 3. Gas turbine performance a. Design point b. Off-design 4. Principles of conduction, convection & radiation heat transfer Design As part of a small group, undertake the design of a complete aircraft to meet a given specification. Each member will fulfil a distinct role, and will contribute to the progress of the team. By the end of the course, the team will produce a detailed technical report and a seminar presentation.
The major project in the fourth year of study can take several forms ranging from design oriented work to investigative work. The project title and topic are chosen to provide intellectual challenge appropriate to an honours programme of study. The student is expected to firstly identify and elucidate the problems, then to plan and execute a relevant programme of work. Assessment is ongoing through the project via an individual supervisor, culminating with a comprehensive report of work done. Students would normally be expected to register their interest in the area of work, but are encouraged to suggest their own projects where appropriate.
Satellite Terrestrial Communication Systems
This module introduces the student to the principles of terrestrial, mobile, satellite and space communication system design, including communication system building blocks, antenna properties and radio wave propagation phenomena. Treatment of some material is at systems level with some topics being treated at more in-depth, analytical level. Theoretical study is supported by practical exercises and lab experiments and where appropriate, software based simulation tools.
This module will help students identify the employability skills necessary to enter their chosen profession. They will be required to develop a portfolio that evidences the following employability skills relevant for their chosen profession, from a combination of employment experience and academic modules. Skills include; Self Management and Development, Team Working, Communicating, Specialist Technologies, Professional Awareness and Problem Solving/Creativity.
Spacecraft dynamics is studied using core physical ideas, case studies and modelling techniques.