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Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)

AERSP 402A Aircraft Design--Preliminary (3) Conceptual and preliminary design of an aircraft, its constituent subsystems, and related systems, to satisfy a given set of specifications.

AERSP 402A Aircraft Design -- Preliminary (3)

AERSP 402A is the first of a two-semester sequence of senior capstone design courses. In this course, students will complete the preliminary design for an aircraft such that it satisfies the assigned specifications. Students completing this course will have the ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs in aircraft systems; they will have the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; and they will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. In addition, students will have the background to help determine what the ethical responsibilities are to themselves, to employers, and to society. Classes (115 minutes each, twice weekly) include lecture and time for team meetings.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: AERSP 306 . Prerequisite or concurrent:AERSP 413

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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