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Unit information: AVDASI 3 - Design Methods. in 2021/22

Unit name AVDASI 3 - Design Methods.
Unit code AENG30016
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Rezgui
Open unit status Not open

Successful completion of year 2



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

Aerospace Vehicle Design and Systems Integration 3 - Design Methods

Design exercises will be used to introduce relevant methods and tools that will enable the student to exercise and consolidate aerospace engineering in the context of selected vehicles. Delivery of the course material will also develop presentation and management skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the project the student will be able to:

  • apply design skills which integrate those gained from individual technical units of the curriculum
  • use specific analytical or technical tools in consort to satisfy much broader criteria
  • understand the limitations of the analytical or technical tools applied
  • understand the need for compromise, i.e. the ability to recognise conflicting technical objectives and to find constructive compromises accordingly
  • apply teamwork skills for collaborative efforts to satisfy specifications with the appreciation of the contributions of other team members
  • communicate clearly through written presentations to facilitate the design process and to report on technical findings
  • understand the management of design projects

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, which may include lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

100% portfolio demonstrating technical skills and overarching principles


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How much time the unit requires
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