MEng Aerospace Engineering

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Conceptual Aerospace Systems Design

Unit code MACE31521
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division (L5)
Available as a free choice unit? No


Students carry out a conceptual group design project leading up to a systems requirements review and a preliminary design review.   Conceptual design in aerospace engineering requires requirements analysis, the development of systems models, an understanding of when sufficient analysis has be done to demonstrate the feasibility of a concept, and engineering trade-offs to identify the most promising concepts.

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Aircraft Design MACE20512 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


To provide practical experience of project engineering team approaches to conceptual design for aerospace systems, utilising core course material assimilated in years one and two of the course, leading up to a preliminary design review. The focus for the course will be spacecraft systems.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Report 90%
Oral assessment/presentation 10%

Feedback methods

Report - written feedback is provided after the end of the project

Oral presentation - Feedback is provided during the event and written after the event

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Demonstration 4
Lectures 6
Project supervision 40
Independent study hours
Independent study 50

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Katharine Smith Unit coordinator

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