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Aerospace Engineering

Section 71.55

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2017.

Faculty

Undergraduate Program Director
MARIUS PARASCHIVOIU, PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ing.; Professor, Provost’s Distinction

The Aerospace Engineering program is offered jointly by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For a complete list of faculty members, please consult the Departments’ websites.


Location

Sir George Williams Campus
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex, Room: EV 004.139
514-848-2424, ext. 3125


Program Objectives

Aerospace Engineering is concerned with the engineering science governing flight and the design and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. This includes the mechanisms behind flight and propulsion in the atmosphere and space including aerodynamics, lift and drag as well as the design and control of aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and rockets. The Aerospace Engineering curriculum comprises fundamental engineering courses followed by technical electives which allow students to obtain some specialization in a particular area of the field depending on their interests and expected future professional activity. Three options are available: Aerodynamics and Propulsion; Aerospace Structures and Materials; and Avionics and Aerospace Systems.
Aerodynamics and Propulsion is strongly related to the “flying” aspect of aircraft and includes topics such as aerodynamics, gas dynamics, aerospace vehicle performance, turbo-machinery and propulsion. Aerospace Structures and Materials is related to the design and manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft and includes topics such as aircraft stress analysis, aeroelasticity and vibrations, composite materials and aircraft design. Avionics and Aerospace Systems has significant electrical and computer engineering content in order to provide the necessary background for the avionics and systems engineering required to control modern aircraft and includes topics such as avionic navigation systems, communication networks, spacecraft mission design and flight control systems.


Course Requirements (BEng in Aerospace Engineering)

The program in Aerospace Engineering consists of the Engineering Core, the Aerospace Engineering Core, and option requirements as shown below. The minimum length of the program is 120 credits.

Engineering Core (27 credits)
See §71.20.5.

Aerospace Engineering CoreCredits
AERO 201Introduction to Flight and Aerospace Systems 4.00
AERO 371Modelling and Control Systems 3.50
AERO 390Aerospace Engineering Design Project 3.00
AERO 417Standards, Regulations and Certification 3.00
AERO 490Capstone Aerospace Engineering Design Project 4.00
ENGR 242Statics3.00
ENGR 243Dynamics3.00
ENGR 244Mechanics of Materials 3.75
ENGR 251Thermodynamics I 3.00
ENGR 361Fluid Mechanics I 3.00
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33.25

Option Requirements
Students in the Aerospace Engineering program must complete at least 59.75 elective credits from within one of options A, B, or C. Prior to registration for elective courses, students indicate their choice of option on a form available from the Department, which must be submitted to the Chair’s office for approval prior to March 30.

1.    Option A — Aerodynamics and Propulsion
Students must complete the following compulsory courses from the Option Core and at least 9.5 credits from the Option Electives, with no more than one of the courses marked *. Students having a GPA of 3.0 or more may submit a request to take a graduate course as an elective.

Option A Core Credits
AERO 446Aerospace Vehicle Performance 3.00
AERO 455Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace Applications 3.75
AERO 462Turbomachinery and Propulsion 3.00
AERO 464Aerodynamics 3.00
AERO 465Gas Turbine Design 3.50
AERO 481Materials Engineering for Aerospace 3.50
ENGR 311Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 3.00
MECH 211Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3.50
MECH 215Programming for Mechanical and Industrial Engineers 3.50
MECH 221Materials Science 3.00
MECH 343Theory of Machines 3.50
MECH 351Thermodynamics II 3.50
MECH 352Heat Transfer I 3.50
MECH 361Fluid Mechanics II 3.50
MECH 461Gas Dynamics 3.50
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50.25

Option A ElectivesCredits
AERO 431Principles of Aeroelasticity 3.00
AERO 444Concurrent Engineering in Aerospace Systems 3.00
AERO 480Flight Control Systems 3.50
AERO 482Avionic Navigation Systems 3.00
AERO 485Introduction to Space Systems 3.00
AERO 486*Aircraft Stress Analysis 3.00
ENGR 412Honours Research Project 3.00
INDU 372Quality Control and Reliability 3.00
MECH 368Electronics for Mechanical Engineers 3.50
MECH 375*Mechanical Vibrations 3.50
MECH 411Instrumentation and Measurements 3.50
MECH 426*Stress and Failure Analysis of Machinery 3.00
MECH 452Heat Transfer II 3.50
MECH 453Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems 3.00
MECH 460*Finite Element Analysis 3.75
MECH 463Fluid Power Control 3.50
MECH 498Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3.00


2.    Option B — Aerospace Structures and Materials
Students must complete the following compulsory courses from the Option Core and at least 6.25 credits from the Option Electives, with no more than one of the courses marked *. Students having a GPA of 3.0 or more may submit a request to take a graduate course as an elective.

Option B Core Credits
AERO 431Principles of Aeroelasticity 3.00
AERO 481Materials Engineering for Aerospace 3.50
AERO 486Aircraft Stress Analysis 3.00
AERO 487Design of Aircraft Structures 3.00
ENGR 311Transform Calculus and Partial Differential Equations 3.00
MECH 211Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3.50
MECH 215Programming for Mechanical and Industrial Engineers 3.50
MECH 221Materials Science 3.00
MECH 311Manufacturing Processes 3.75
MECH 313Machine Drawing and Design 3.00
MECH 343Theory of Machines 3.50
MECH 352Heat Transfer I 3.50
MECH 375Mechanical Vibrations 3.50
MECH 411Instrumentation and Measurements 3.50
MECH 412Computer‑Aided Mechanical Design 3.50
MECH 460Finite Element Analysis 3.75
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53.50

Option B Electives Credits
AERO 444Concurrent Engineering in Aerospace Systems 3.00
AERO 446*Aerospace Vehicle Performance 3.00
AERO 455*Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace Applications 3.75
AERO 480*Flight Control Systems 3.50
AERO 482*Avionic Navigation Systems 3.00
AERO 485Introduction to Space Systems 3.00
ENGR 412Honours Research Project 3.00
INDU 372Quality Control and Reliability 3.00
MECH 344Machine Element Design 3.00
MECH 351*Thermodynamics II 3.50
MECH 361*Fluid Mechanics II 3.50
MECH 368Electronics for Mechanical Engineers 3.50
MECH 422Mechanical Behaviour of Polymer Composite Materials 3.00
MECH 425Manufacturing of Composites 3.50
MECH 498Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3.00


3.    Option C — Avionics and Aerospace Systems
Students must complete the following compulsory courses from the Option Core and at least 11.75 credits from the Option Electives. Students having a GPA of 3.0 or more may submit a request to take a graduate course as an elective.

Option C Core Credits
AERO 482Avionics Navigation Systems 3.00
AERO 483Integration of Avionics Systems 3.00
COEN 212Digital Systems Design I 3.50
COEN 231Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3.00
COEN 243Programming Methodology I 3.00
COEN 244Programming Methodology II 3.00
COEN 311Computer Organization and Software 3.50
COEN 352Data Structures and Algorithms 3.00
ELEC 242Continuous‑Time Signals and Systems 3.00
ELEC 251Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics 3.00
ELEC 273Basic Circuit Analysis 3.50
ELEC 311Electronics I 3.50
ELEC 342Discrete‑Time Signals and Systems 3.50
ELEC 483Real‑Time Computer Control Systems 3.50
SOEN 341Software Process 3.00
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48.00

Option C Electives Credits
AERO 480Flight Control Systems 3.50
COEN 313Digital Systems Design II 3.50
COEN 317Microprocessor Systems 3.50
COEN 320Introduction to Real‑Time Systems 3.00
COEN 346Operating Systems 3.50
COEN 413Hardware Functional Verification 3.00
COEN 421Embedded Systems Design 4.00
COEN 445Communication Networks and Protocols 3.50
COEN 498Topics in Computer Engineering 3.00
ELEC 331Fundamentals of Electrical Power Engineering 3.50
ELEC 351Electromagnetic Waves and Guiding Structures 3.00
ELEC 367Introduction to Digital Communications 3.50
ELEC 433Power Electronics 3.50
ELEC 442Digital Signal Processing 3.50
ELEC 458Techniques in Electromagnetic Compatibility 3.00
ELEC 464Wireless Communications 3.00
ELEC 481Linear Systems 3.50
ELEC 482System Optimization 3.50
ELEC 498Topics in Electrical Engineering 3.00
SOEN 342Software Requirements and Specifications 3.00
SOEN 343Software Architecture and Design I 3.00
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