Flight Performance and Propulsion

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Flight Performance and Propulsion

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MMAN2600 and MMAN2700 and (MMAN1300 or CVEN1300)

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Atmospheric environment. Aircraft performance; speeds, range and endurance. Energy rates of climb. Mission profiles; accelerated and non-accelerated flight; take-off and landing. Introduction to propulsion systems; history, types, basic thrust, efficiency equations, propellers, rotors and fans. Engine intakes.; subsonic, supersonic, scramjets, ramjets, gas turbines, piston engines, design performance. Rockets, noise, pollution. Future propulsion systems.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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