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Unit information: Aircraft Propulsion in 2020/21

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Unit name Aircraft Propulsion
Unit code AENG20006
Credit points 10
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. Sandy Mitchell
Open unit status Not open



AENG21100 Aerodynamics

School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering



To describe the basic features of aircraft propulsion, engine performance and design.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of the unit the student will have an introductory knowledge of the propulsion concepts used in aircraft and be able to apply them to set problems.

Teaching details

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 Details

Timed assessment during May/June assessment period (100%)

Reading and References

  • Gas Turbine Theory Saravanamuttoo, Rogers & Cohen Longman
  • Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with applications Flack Cambridge
  • Aircraft Propulsion & Gas Turbine Engines Ahmed F. El-Sayed CRC Press
  • Jet Propulsion Cumpsty Cambridge University Press
  • Theory of Flight Richard von Mises Dover Publications
  • Aerodynamics of V/STOL Fligt Barnes W. McCormick Jr. Dover Publications