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  • AER 222 - Engineering Design and Graphical Communication
    Technical sketching in compliance with Canadian standards: orthographic views and auxiliary views, sections views, dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and working drawings. Basic skills of computer aided design. Introduction to engineering design: role of design in engineering, problem analysis, conceptual design and analysis, systems thinking and detailed design.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • AER 309 - Basic Thermodynamics
    Introductory concepts and definitions: Thermodynamic systems, fluid properties. Energy, work, heat, power. First law. Cycles. Properties of a pure, simple compressible substance: substances that appear in different phases, ideal gas model. Control volume analysis: conservation of mass and energy. Second law: irreversible and reversible processes, Carnot cycle. Entropy: Clausius inequality, entropy change, entropy balance for closed and open systems, isentropic processes and efficiencies. Gas power systems; Air Standard ,Otto, Diesel, Dual and Brayton cycles.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CPS 125 and MTH 240 and PCS 211
  • AER 316 - Fluid Mechanics
    Dimensions and units, continuum fluid mechanics. Fluid Statics: Properties of fluids. Manometry and pressure measurement. Flow characteristics: laminar and turbulent flow, steady and unsteady flow, streamlines. Flow analysis: control volume/control system and differential approaches for mass, momentum and energy conservation. Applications of the conservation equation, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Dimensional analysis, similitude and model testing. Surface resistance. Flow in conduits.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: MTH 240 and PCS 125 and PCS 211
  • AER 318 - Dynamics
    Particles in motion. Kinematics and kinetics of a particle. Planar motion of rigid bodies. Planar kinematics and kinetics of a rigid body. Equations of motion. Work and energy. Impulse and momentum. Applications: wheels, gears, pulleys, springs, and mechanical linkage systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Prerequisites: AER 222 and MTH 141 and MTH 240 and PCS 211
  • AER 320 - Statics and Intro to Strength of Materials
    The statics will cover rigid body equilibrium. Two and three-force members. Trusses, frames and machines. Method of joints, section, members. Dry friction. The introduction to strength of materials will cover stress and strain, Hooke's Law. Axial loading and statically indeterminate problems. Flexural analysis of beams: shear and moment diagrams, introduction to bending stresses, singularity functions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 222 and MTH 141 and MTH 240 and MTL 200 and PCS 211
  • AER 403 - Mechanisms and Vibrations
    Displacement, velocity, and acceleration analysis of simple link and rotating systems using vector polygons and complex-polar numbers. Inertia forces and moments acting on simple link systems. Single and multi-degree of freedom systems, continuous systems. Forced and free excitation with system damping. Vibration absorbers and static and dynamic balancing of rotating shafts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 318 and MTH 425
  • AER 404 - Intro to Aerospace Engineering Design
    This course provides students with an introduction to the principles and practice of engineering design. Course instructors provide one or more engineering challenges and students work in design teams to provide innovative design solutions. Students learn to provide, clarify and satisfy project requirements. Projects are structured to encourage trade-offs between possibly conflicting goals. Design lab sessions are supplemented by special-topic lectures that include: occupational safety, systems thinking, environmental impact.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 222 and AER 318 and AER 320 and CEN 100 and ECN 801
  • AER 416 - Flight Mechanics
    Aircraft and spacecraft anatomy. Atmospheric properties. Basic Aerodynamics, source of aerodynamic forces, and aerodynamic shapes. Lift, drag and moment characteristics of aircraft. Mach number effects on lift and drag. Piston, turboprop and turbofan engine performance characteristics. Introduction to steady level flight, climb and descent. Introduction to helicopter flight mechanics. Introduction to orbital flight.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 316
  • AER 423 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
    The Clausius inequality. Entropy change. Isentropic processes. Entropy balance for closed and open systems. Processes and cycles depicted on temperature, entropy and enthalpy axes, isentropic efficiencies. Combustion. Gas turbines; nozzles, engine intakes, compressors, combustion chambers, extended surface (fins and pins). Two-dimensional conduction; transient conduction, forced convection, free convection.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 309 and AER 316
  • AER 504 - Aerodynamics
    Finite wings and effects of wing geometry, viscosity and compressibility. Aerodynamic forces on wings and bodies. Lift, drag and moment coefficients. Scalar and vector fields, stream function and velocity potential. Rotation; vorticity; circulation and lift. Sources, sinks, vortices. Fluid dynamics; substantive derivative, Euler and Bernoulli equations. Flow about a body, superposition of flows, doublets. Kutta-Jukowski theorem and Kutta condition. Thin airfoil theory, symmetrical and cambered airfoils. Introduction to computational fluid dynamics. Panel methods.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Prerequisites: AER 416 and CEN 199 and CMN 432 and MTH 425
  • AER 507 - Materials and Manufacturing
    Mechanical properties of materials, materials testing: tensile properties, hardness, impact, fatigue; engineering materials systems, interrelationships of structure, properties, and processing; processing and application of engineering materials, manufacturing methods and manufacturing systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 320 and AER 423 and CEN 100
  • AER 509 - Control Systems
    Mathematical model representation of physical control systems which involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components. System modelling in time domain and its time response analysis; Open and closed-loop control system analysis and steady-state error analysis. Block diagram algebra. First, second and higher order system stability analysis using techniques such as: Bode diagrams, Routh-Horowitz analysis, Root Locus analysis Control system design via root locus and frequency response.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 403 and CMN 432 and EES 612
  • AER 520 - Stress Analysis
    Torsion of shafts, angle of twist and statistically indeterminate torque-loaded members; Shear force and bending moment analysis and graphing; Transverse shear stress analysis and shear flow determination; Stress analysis for combined loadings; Analysis of deflection, bending moment in statically determinate/indeterminate members; discontinuity function method and superposition method ; Strain energy and Castigliano's theorem for beam and frame deflections; Strain and stress transformations and Mohr's circle; Experimental stress analysis in the laboratory.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 320 and CMN 432 and CEN 199 and MTH 425 and MTH 410
  • AER 606 - Component Design and Material Selection
    The course addresses the principles of mechanical component design from a perspective of failure prevention. Learning objectives include selecting appreciate materials; applying appreciate static failure theory and fatigue failure theory; and designing for creep resistance and surface durability. The learning is reinforced via design examples of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears and shaft, and a substantial design project wherein students model and design a mechanical system that is relevant to a real application.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Prerequisites: AER 404 and AER 507 and AER 520
  • AER 615 - Aircraft Performance
    Legislated performance and related safety requirements: FAR and other airworthiness standards. Takeoff and landing performance, including calculations for balanced field length with critical engine inoperative. Range-payload characteristics block properties, aircraft utilization and capacity. V-n diagram. Energy concept: accelerated rate of climb. Determination of cruise costs and minimum cost cruise. Elements of route analysis, overall flight fuel prediction and flight control and navigation using various sensors. Automatic flight control systems with auto pilot and instrument landing systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
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    Prerequisites: AER 504
  • AER 621 - Aerospace Structural Design
    Aircraft structural integrity concepts and stress analysis methods. Fail-safe vs. safe-life design. Component life estimation. Load spectra, damage tolerance. Aerodynamic manoeuvre, gust, pressurization and landing loads. V-n diagrams. Wing design: stress analysis. Strength vs. stiffness. Torsional and bending divergence. Introduction to control reversal and flutter. Fuselage analysis. Effect of cutouts. Buckling of columns, thin plates and stiffened panels under a variety of loading conditions are examined. Lab work will entail the design of aircraft primary structure.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Prerequisites: AER 404 and AER 504 and AER 507 and AER 520 and CMN 432 and ECN 801
  • AER 622 - Gas Dynamics
    Review of basic equations. Wave propagation in compressible media. Isentropic flow of a perfect gas. Normal shock waves. Unsteady flow. Oblique shock waves. Prandtl-Meyer flow. Subsonic, transonic and supersonic flow over wings and bodies. Flow measurement. Computational fluid dynamics applications; supersonic flow over a cone, flow in a supersonic nozzle, shock waves on re-entry type bodies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 423 and AER 504
  • AER 626 - Applied Finite Elements
    Fundamentals of finite elements method will be explained. Application of finite elements to stress analysis, heat transfer and free vibrations will be discussed. Trusses, beams and frame elements will be introduced. Applications using engineering software.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
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    Prerequisites: AER 520 and CPS 125 and MTH 510
  • AER 627 - Introduction to Space Robotics
    This course is an introduction to the topics of space robotics. The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of basic and applied concepts in both manipulators and mobile robots. Topics covered include the kinematics of manipulators, velocity control, Jacobians, dynamic modeling, position and force control, path and trajectory planning, rover fundamentals, robot vision, localization, navigation, and processing architectures. Examples are drawn from existing and proposed planetary and orbital missions.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 403
  • AER 710 - Propulsion
    Introduction to aerospace propulsion. Review of gas dynamics and thermodynamics. Propellers, theory and design. Internal combustion engines: spark-ignition, compression-ignition, rotary. Turbosupercharging. Gas turbine engines. Cycle analysis of turbojets. Design considerations for intake, compressor, combustor, turbine, afterburner, and exhaust nozzle. Cycle analysis of turbofans. Cycle analysis of turboprop engines. Rocket propulsion introduction. Solid rocket motors. Liquid-propellant rocket engines. Hybrid rocket engines. Air-breathing rocket engines. Advanced propulsion techniques for space applications.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 622
  • AER 715 - Avionics and Systems
    Fundamentals of avionics and aircraft systems will be introduced, including avionics systems framework and design; instrument and crew-plane interface, displays and man-machine interaction; sensors; flight control systems including fly-by-wire control, environmental and engine control systems; electrical power systems; fuel and hydraulic systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 416 and AER 509 and MTH 410
  • AER 716 - Aircraft Stability and Control
    The fundamentals of stick-fixed and stick-free static stability are considered. Manoeuvre margins and corresponding required control column forces are assessed. The dynamic stability of a given aircraft is evaluated through consideration of the equations of motion, and approximation methods presented for the longitudinal and lateral modes of transient motion. Longitudinal and lateral-directional responses to control applications are also considered.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 320 and AER 509 and AER 615
  • AER 721 - Orbital Dynamics
    Astrodynamics: two-body problem in three dimensions, orbital elements, orbit types (circular, elliptical, hyperbolic), reference frames and time-keeping, orbit determination, position and velocity, introduction to three-body problem. Earth Orbits: orbital perturbations (earth, environment, third-body effects), orbit lifetime, ballistic trajectories, types and uses of orbits (low, mid, high, sun-synchronous, geosynchronous). Orbit Control: basic orbital maneuvering, delta-V considerations, interplanetary transfer and rendezvous, method of patched conics, orbital swing-by, orbit station-keeping, Hill's geometry, eclipse, sun incidence, earth viewing and coverage geometry, calculation of contact time and duration, constellations. Launch Vehicle Considerations: various rocket configurations, staging, ascent to orbit.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 403 and AER 615 and AER 622 and MTH 510
  • AER 722 - Aeroelasticity
    Wing divergence. Control surface effectiveness. Flexibility effects on aircraft stability and control. Quasi-Steady and unsteady aerodynamics. Flutter analysis of two-dimensional wings with discussion of three-dimensional effects. Introduction of other aeroelastic phenomena such as stall flutter and buffeting. Prevention of aeroelastic instabilities. Flight flutter testing.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 403 and AER 621
  • AER 723 - Introduction to Space Systems Design
    Overview of a typical space mission; mission analysis; space environment and its effect on spacecraft design; spacecraft structures and mechanisms; spacecraft propulsion and launch; attitude and orbit control systems; spacecraft thermal control; spacecraft electrical power systems; communications.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 509 and AER 606 and MTH 510
  • AER 813 - Space Systems Design Project
    This course brings together the knowledge gained in many previous courses and requires that the student work as part of a small team. The requirement is to complete the design of a special purpose spacecraft or a major space system, complete with interim design reviews, final reports and presentations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 627 and AER 721 and AER 723
  • AER 814 - Aircraft Design Project
    This course brings together the knowledge gained in many previous courses and requires that the student work as part of a small team. The requirement is to complete the design of a special purpose airplane, complete with interim design reviews, final reports and presentations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 626 and AER 716 and AER 722 and AER 817
  • AER 817 - Systems Engineering
    Aerospace systems engineering standards and practices. Working knowledge of all elements involved in the systems engineering of aerospace projects. Project management. Requirements derivation and analysis. Systems modelling, simulation and documentation. Cost analysis. Risk management. Systems safety, system integration and verification. Students will work in teams to apply systems engineering principles and processes to the design of aerospace systems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 606 and MTH 410
    Co-Requisites: AER 715
  • AER 818 - Manufacturing Management
    Aerospace materials, design, manufacturing, assembly, testing, certification, commission. Bill of materials (BOM) including materials, off-the-shelf parts, components, sub-assembled components, tooling, interface design. (Using Excel.) Bill of Labour (BOL) including metal forming, sheet metal working, metal removal, special processing methods, joining and assembly, testing. Development cycle including design (CAD), component simulation (FEM), system simulation (ADAMS). Cost analysis including return on investment (ROI), technical risks, past lessons learned. Matrix organization, enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply-chain management, production planning and scheduling. Material flow control, production time control, product quality control, product cost control, Statistics process control (SPC), Six Sigma.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 507 and ECN 801
  • AER 821 - Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
    Review of rotational dynamics: Euler's equations, major/minor axis spins, asymptotic stability, role of energy dissipation, integrals of motion. Space-Vehicle Attitude Dynamics: rigid-body motion, typical configurations (non-spinning, spinning, momentum-bias), applications. Applied Classical Control: Discrete-time control systems, real-time considerations, bandwidth, sampling, other practical considerations. Basics of Modern Control Theory: State-space formulations, LQR/LQG controllers, comparison to classical methods. Space-Vehicle Attitude Control: Typical sensor and actuator devices, strategies for attitude control, gravity gradient control, effects of flexibility.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 509 and (AER 716 or AER 721)
  • AER 822 - Avionics Design Project
    This course brings together the knowledge gained in many previous courses and requires that the student work as part of a small team. The requirement is to complete the design of avionics and systems for a special purpose aircraft, with interim design reviews, final reports and presentations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 715 and AER 716 and AER 817 and EES 508 and EES 604
  • AER 827 - Composite Materials
    This is a comprehensive course in composite materials, especially those commonly used in aerospace industry. Topics include design of composite laminates, properties of composite materials, characterization methods, manufacturing process and design of products made from these materials. Design considerations associated with composite materials and new developments will also be covered.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: AER 507 and AER 520
  • AER 870 - Aerospace Engineering Thesis
    The course is an optional elective course and is intended to provide the student with an opportunity for independent development through solo performance of a design/research project. There is no guarantee of admission to the course since the number of thesis topics is limited. Students considering enrolment in the course must have a CGPA of at least 3.00, and must have department consent. Interested students will select a project topic from a published list and make an application to the corresponding faculty member who will be responsible for advisement of engineering content. The nature of the projects will involve some aspect of the design of an aerospace related component, process or system. The student will submit a formal technical report and conduct an oral presentation both of which will be judged on technical and design content and on communication ability.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 4 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required