Minor in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering is considered to be a natural extension of Mechanical Engineering and pursuing the minor in this area will hence give the chance to ME students to have some good knowledge in this vital area that will enable them to effectively engage in Aerospace Engineering industry both in UAE and abroad. The Aerospace industry is booming in UAE in general and in Al Ain in specific. This is why it becomes necessary to have qualified national graduates in Mechanical Engineering who are equipped with good foundations in Aerospace Engineering. Evidence on this is the interest shown recently by one of the main industrial companies in the area of Aerospace Engineering in UAE, namely Mubadala/Strata, where they approached UAE University and showed interest and willingness to support a minor program in Aerospace Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Department.
- Min grade requirement: None
- Pre-requisite: None
- Targeted students: Students in Mechanical Engineering
- To develop engineers who are broad-based in aerospace technical knowledge and aerospace engineering applications.
- To produce graduates who are able to solve problems and/or design products and services which are of importance to the aerospace industry in UAE.
- To produce graduates who have specific technical skills and soft skills (communication skills, collaboration skills, problem solving skills, and work ethic) necessary to the aerospace industry.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- To apply knowledge of mathematics, calculus based sciences and engineering to aerospace engineering.
- To design aerospace engineering related thermal and mechanical systems, component or processes to meet desired needs.
- To identify, formulate and solve aerospace engineering problems.
- To use modern engineering techniques, skills and computing tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours
|Required Courses (15 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MECH550||Introduction to Aerospace Engineering||3|
|MECH551||Foundations of Aerodynamics||3|
|MECH553||Flight Dynamics, Stability and Control||3|
Elective Courses (Student should select one course from the following groups)
|Group-1 (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MECH540||Selected Topics in Design & Manufacturing||3|
|MECH542||Introduction to Composites Design & Manufacturing||3|
|MECH543||Introduction to Rapid Tooling||3|
|MECH547||Intermediate Mechanics of Material||3|
|Group-2 (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MECH510||Selected Topics in Thermal Sciences||3|
|MECH512||Intermediate Heat Transfer||3|
|MECH513||Air Conditioning Systems||3|
|Group-3 (3 hours )||Credit Hours|
|MECH530||Selected Topics in Mechatronics||3|
|MECH531||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|MECH532||Design of Mechatronics Systems||3|
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