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MEC5109 Aerospace Propulsion Systems

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: MEC3107 or MEC4108 or MEC5107


This course teaches the propulsion concepts required in the modern aerospace industry. From subsonic turbines through hypersonic airbreathing engines and into in-space propulsion, the current state-of-the-art technologies will be analysed. Completing this course will provide the skills required for a career in aerospace propulsion engineering.

This course will present an introduction to aerospace propulsion concepts, explaining the fundamentals of propulsion and different types of propulsive devices. This course teaches the tools required to analyse propulsive systems for design purposes. The emphasis will be on rockets and airbreathing propulsion, and there will be an introduction to space propulsion concepts.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023