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Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering - Delft University of Technology

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Discover the fascinating world of aviation by investigating aeronautics, aerodynamics and flight mechanics.
With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: High school level Mathematics & Physics


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Pedro Santos
What I would highlight Everything was incredible, study material, educator, supplier. Simply extraordinary. I was extremely propelled to take the course of aerospace engineering at university, and now I just can hardly wait to begin. This was extremely intriguing, cool and propelling.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Grant Pearson
What I would highlight This was an intense initial course by EdEx norms, with a solid accentuation on determination of equations, so I speculate it had a high drop-out rate for understudies not expecting the measure of maths included. The course would be enhanced by the arrangement of course guidelines (not simply lecture transcripts) and quicker reactions to inquiries on the discourse board.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
Bentt Chea
What I would highlight This course will improve my enthusiasm for aeronautics and lift my electronics engineering innovation abilities.

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: November 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Aeronautical Engineering

Course programme

This course provides an overview of and introduction to the fundamentals of aeronautics, using the history of aviation as a story line. The course uses examples from the very beginning of aviation (the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon flight in 1783 and the Wright brothers’ heavier-than-air flight in 1903) and continues all the way through to the current Airbus A380 and future aircraft. During this trajectory three major topics are discussed: aeronautics, aerodynamics and flight mechanics.

Lectures are frequently accompanied by related exercises and demonstrations. The course also incorporates (design) challenges/competitions, based on the knowledge obtained through the lectures.

What you'll learn

  • A general introduction to aeronautics
  • Detailed knowledge of aerodynamics
  • A specific understanding of flight performance

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Jacco M. Hoekstra Professor CNS/ATM (Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) After 16 years of researcher and manager in the field of flight simulation, handling qualities, avionics, human factors and CNS/ATM at the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) of the Netherlands, a.o. working for the FAA and NASA, professor Hoekstra was asked to be the Dean of the Aerospace Engineering faculty of the Delft University of Technology. After serving two terms as dean, he was appointed as chairholder CNS/ATM at the Control & Simulation group at this faculty. Apart from the awards for his research, he has also been chosen as best teacher of the faculty and is the recipient of the International Open Courseware award for multimedia usage in 2013. Professor Hoekstra is the course coordinator of this course.