Flight Performance and Propulsion (FPP) offers a tailored educational programme organized in two profiles: one focused on flight performance, which covers the domains of aircraft design and design methodologies, and one specific to propulsion and power. The two profiles include different sets of mandatory courses that deepen students’ knowledge in the respective fields. Next to that, a set of common courses is offered to provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to the integration of the aircraft with the propulsion system. These core courses include Aircraft Aerodynamics, Aero Engine Technology, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation. A course on Ethics and a period of internship at a company or research institute are also common to the two profiles.

The study program culminates with an individual thesis project, where students directly contributes to the research activity pursued by the FPP Chairs in the areas of innovative aircraft configurations, advanced design methods, novel propulsion concepts and aircraft-engine integration. Under the supervision of the scientific staff, students explore new concepts and develop the required methods to improve the prediction and simulation of air-vehicle and/or propulsion systems performance. In this effort, they also contribute to the digitalization of the overall design process, thus enhancing its quality and effectiveness.

The FPP track courses are planned in the first quarter of the first year of the MSc. The courses related to the two thematic profiles on Flight Performance and Propulsion and Power take place in the first three quarters of the first year, to leave the fourth quarter free for the internship leave.

For the course descriptions see the digital study guide.

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