Aeronautical Engineering BEng/MEng

Aerospace Engineering 1 ENG1002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course will endeavour to stimulate an enthusiasm for Aerospace Engineering by introducing such as the history of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, aerospace systems and spacecraft systems.


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





100% Written Exam

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ provide an introductory course on the wide-ranging subject of Aerospace Engineering;

■ encourage students to work effectively and to grow in their ability to take responsibility for their own learning;

■ enable students to acquire the necessary generic skills which will equip them as lifelong learners away from the University and to become both prized by employers and of benefit in a changing global society;

■ stimulate an enthusiasm for Aerospace Engineering and its study in an atmosphere conducive to the pursuit of scholarship.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ relate the key topics in Aerospace Engineering to the various fundamental disciplines of mechanics;

■ communicate in the nomenclature (jargon, terms) used in Aerospace Engineering;

■ carry out simple calculations in mechanics that will provide an indication of the sizes of parameters in practical applications in Aerospace Engineering;

■ describe key fundamental concepts used to describe problems in Aerospace Engineering;

■ identify the role of problem solving in specific engineering challenges.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.