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Unit information: Design and Computing in 2015/16

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Unit name Design and Computing
Unit code AENG11600
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mr. Martin
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

An introduction to the basic principles, tools, and skills required for engineering design and use of computers; principles and processes used in the design of aerospace vehicles; standards in presenting the general arrangement layouts of aerospace vehicle design concepts; consideration of design for manufacture and its effect on product cost and quality.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will be able to: • interpret and present graphical information, including three-view 2D aircraft representations with associated principal dimensional/parametric data; • create 3D solid object models and engineering drawings using CAD; • demonstrate knowledge of basic design principles of aircraft; • use computer programming and spread-sheets for basic engineering tasks • apply basic knowledge and understanding of aerodynamics, dynamics and structures for the design of a model flight vehicle; manufacture, test and measure performance and produce documentation to clearly define the design and explain performance.

Teaching Information

Lectures, laboratories, example classes, programming exercises.

Assessment Information

Assessment is 100% coursework, consisting of:

50% Design:

  • AA 20% - DGC assessed exercises
  • AB 20% - Flight Design Project
  • AD 10% - Design Principles test

50% Computing:

  • BA 25% - Programming exercises
  • BB 25% - CAD assessed exercises

Reading and References

As recommended by unit director