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Unit information: AVDASI 2 - Group Design, Build, and Test. in 2021/22

Unit name AVDASI 2 - Group Design, Build, and Test.
Unit code AENG20003
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Farrow
Open unit status Not open

AENG11600 Design & Computing 1
AENG11200 Structures & Materials 1
AENG11301 Aeronautics & Mechanics


AENG21200 Structures & Materials 2

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

AVDASI 2 - Aerospace Vehicle Design and Systems Integration - Group Design, Build, and Test.

This unit provides practical hands-on experience of a multidisciplinary task to design, build and test an unmanned aerospace vehicle by application of the core unit methods. The learning experience covers the technical disciplines of aerodynamics, structures, mechanisms, actuation and control, and the practical disciplines of manufacture, project planning, management, and communication.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the students will be able to:

  • carry out the design, build and test of a functioning major UAV assembly accounting for aerodynamic, structural and mechanism aspects and using a range of analysis methods.
  • cope with the freedoms and constraints of a multidisciplinary team-based design problem.
  • consider and reflect upon approaches to group/team co-ordination, management and scheduling to meet targets.
  • clearly document and present technical design, build and test information.

Teaching Information

Lectures, seminars, workshops, and design and build and test (DBT) labs.

Third year students will take this unit in TB1, and second year students will take this unit in TB4 for 21/22 only.

Assessment Information

Assessment Details
Formative in teams:

C1 Executive Summary 0%
C2 Executive Review 0%


IT1, IT2, IT3 January exam 60%


T1 Deliverable performance 20%
T2 Report 20%


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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