Course Descriptions (Aero)

MECH 1301         STATICS                                                                     

Course Synopsis: General principles of statics, force vectors, equilibrium, analysis of trusses, frames and machines, forces and moments, friction, centroids and moment of inertia.

Prerequisites:        None


Course Synopsis: Basic of electric circuits; Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws; Resistors in series and parallel; Circuit theorems and analysis for electric circuits; AC circuits and their analysis using phasors. Fundamentals of electronic circuits –rectification, operational amplifiers; Operating principles of transformer and machines power factor.

Prerequisites:        None


MFGA 1201         COMPUTER AIDED DRAWING                               

Course Synopsis: This course is a general course for all engineering students. This course introduces computer aided design by using CAD software. This course covers the basic knowledge of geometrical construction, geometrical construction, 3D modelling, orthographic projections, isometric, sectional and auxiliary views, dimensions and tolerances, mechanical and electrical symbols, intersections, development and assembly drawing.

Prerequisites:        None


EECE 1102          ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LAB 1           

Course Synopsis: Experiments on electric and electronic circuits, circuit design techniques: computer assisted analysis, active and passive circuit elements characteristic and applications, basic circuit laws and theorem, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, maximum power transfer, rectification and filtering, biasing techniques and amplifications.

Prerequisites:        EECE 1316 (Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics)


EECE 1317          ENGINEERING PROGRAMMING                           

Course Synopsis: This course is designed to expose the first year engineering students on the development of programming skills in solving engineering problems. It emphasizes on teaching the essential concepts of computer programming that includes steps of problem solving using computer, algorithm and program logic tools, control structures, modular programming using functions, arrays, and files processing. By exposing the students to Python language, at the end of the course, the students should be able to model and simulate scientific computing to support research experiments in engineering.

Prerequisites:        None


MFGA 1141         INTRODUCTION TO WORKSHOP                         

Course Synopsis: Knowledge of the content of this course is a key component in Engineering. This course covers procedures, industrial safety, health and environment issues in the manufacturing process. Students will be exposed to theory and standard operating procedures on the fabrication and manufacturing processes including conventional and non- conventional machining, drilling, metal joining, and introduction to additive manufacturing. This course addresses Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 about Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Prerequisites:        MFGA 1201 (Computer Aided Drawing)





Course Synopsis: History of aeronautics, anatomy of flying vehicles, aerodynamic forces, standard atmosphere, airfoils, wings, propulsion, flight vehicle structures, stability and control, aircraft systems, astronautics.

Prerequisites:        None


AERO 1322         THERMAL SCIENCES                                               

Course Synopsis: This course studies the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer, ranging from the properties of the pure substances, the zeroth, first, and second laws of thermodynamics, energy analysis of closed system and control volumes, gas power cycles (Carnot and Brayton), principles of steady heat of conduction, natural and forced convection, radiation, and their applications to Aerospace Engineering systems.

Prerequisites:        None


AERO 2302         DYNAMICS                                                                

Course Synopsis: Kinematics and kinetics of particle motion.  Kinematics of rigid body in planar and three dimensional motion.  Newtonian mechanics. Eulerian mechanics.

Prerequisites: MECH 1301 (Statics), MATH 1301 (Engineering Mathematics)


MECH 2340         FLUID MECHANICS                                                 

Course Synopsis: General principles of fluid mechanics, flow properties, shear stress, fluid statics, fluid kinematics, conservation of mass, momentum, and energy equations, momentum analysis, dimensional analysis, flow in pipes, losses in pipes, differential analysis of fluid flow, and Navier- Stokes equations.

Prerequisites:        AERO 1322 (Thermal Sciences)




Course Synopsis: Basic principles of measurement; Analysis of Experimental Data; Basic Electrical Measurements and Sensing Devices; Pressure Measurement and Flow Measurement; Temperature Measurement; Force, Torque, and Strain Measurements; Motion and Vibration Measurement; Electrical, Pneumatics and Hydraulics Actuators; Recent Developments in Instrumentation and Measurement.

Prerequisites:        EECE 1316 (Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics)



Course Synopsis: This course provides you with the knowledge on the various characteristics of aerospace materials and their manufacturing processes and how to successfully deploy these materials in aerospace structures. This course will also provide you with the knowledge required for assessing the failure modes of aerospace components and how to prevent material failures

Prerequisites:        None


MECH 2342         MECHANICS OF MATERIALS                                

Course Synopsis: Introduction to stress and strain, Hooke’s law, axially loaded members, torsion of circular shafts, beam bending, thin walled pressure vessels, combined loading, stress transformation, principal and maximum in-plane shear stresses, buckling of columns, deflection of beams, and introduction to failure theories.  

Prerequisites:        MECH 1301 (Statics)



AERO 2343 CONTROL SYSTEMS                                                         

Course Synopsis: Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems. Open and closed loop systems. State variable description of linear systems. Transient response and steady state error analysis. Root-locus analysis and design. Frequency response analysis of linear systems. Bode and Nyquist diagrams. Design and implementation of control systems for automotive and aerospace applications.

Prerequisites:        MATH 2311(Differential equations).


AERO 2128 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB 1                                

Course Synopsis: The course includes experimental study of different modes of heat transfer (Thermal Science); stress analysis, tensile, and compression,  tests (Mechanics of Materials); microstructure examination, heat treatment, and hardness test (Material Science); volumetric flow rate measurement, impact of a jet, and friction losses (Fluid Mechanics). The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the use of various testing equipment, machine tools and their operating principles. The course develops technical skills for conducting mechanical tests, collection of experimental data, analysis and interpretation of test data. The course integrates analytical skills, soft skills, in the form of a report write-up and oral presentation.

Prerequisites: AERO 1322 (Thermal Sciences), MECH 2340 (Fluid Mechanics), MECH 2342 (Mechanics of Materials)


AERO 2322 AERODYNAMICS I                                                             

Course Synopsis: The objective of the course is to develop an understanding and feel of aerodynamic forces and moments, drag of a two-dimensional body through basic fluid mechanics equations. The concept of circulation, the governing equation for irrotational inviscid flows, and the corresponding boundary conditions are then discussed. The method of superposition of elementary flows is applied to develop the pressure distribution over a cylinder and a rotating cylinder leading to the equations for lift and drag of a two-dimensional body via the Kutta-Jukowski theorem. Thin airfoil theory is developed using the ideas of a vortex sheet, and Kutta condition and used to develop the lift and moment equations for symmetric and cambered airfoils.  Lift augmentation devices are also discussed. The equations of inviscid compressible flow are used to develop equations for isentropic flows, normal and oblique shock waves, and Prandtl-Meyer expansions. The flow in converging and converging-diverging nozzles, and their characteristics are also discussed in depth.

Prerequisites:        MECH 2340 (Fluid Mechanics)


AERO 2326         SPACE MECHANICS                                                

Course Synopsis: Introduction to fundamental equations of motion of moving objects in space, analytical and numerical solutions of two body problem, types of Keplerian orbits, orbit description methods, time and coordinate systems transformation, orbital perturbations and maneuvers and space mission analysis and simulation.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2302 (Dynamics)


AERO 3321         AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 1                                     

Course Synopsis: Statically indeterminate beam structure, stability of beam-column and plate, vibration with/without damping and force, aircraft load, airworthiness of aircraft structure.

Prerequisites:        MECH  2342 (Mechanics of Materials)



AERO 3220         FLIGHT MECHANICS                                              

Course Synopsis: Equations of motion of aircraft, airplane performance during steady (thrust required and available, power required and available, rate of climb, range, endurance) and accelerated flight (level turn, V-n diagram, take-off and landing distances), Airworthiness: Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)- Flight Performance.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2322 (Aerodynamics 1)


AERO 3326         AERODYNAMICS 2                                                   

Course Synopsis: Finite wing theory, wings in a compressible flow, swept wings, Other aspects of supersonic wings, Perturbation theory, Supersonic Linearized theory, Prandtl-Glauert Rule and its applications, viscous flow and boundary layer, Laminar, and Turbulent Boundary layers, Boundary layer separation and control, shockwave boundary layer interactions, Flow past cylinder and spheres, Drag reduction techniques, wing design and flow control, Multi-element airfoil and wings, Supercritical airfoils.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2322 (Aerodynamics 1)



Course Synopsis: The course will equip the students with the necessary knowledge to use computational techniques to solve problems related to solid and flow mechanics. In particular, students will have hands-on experience in using finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to solve a range of practical and industrially relevant problems. Governing equations, discretization schemes, numerical methods, mesh quality and independence tests, numerical errors, and boundary conditions will be introduced in the course.

Prerequisite:          MATH 2330 (Computational Methods and Statistics)


AERO 3128         AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB 2                       

Course Synopsis: Introduction to measurements in aerodynamics, wind tunnel testing, wind tunnel types, similarity, scale effects, calibration method, flow around airfoil and circular cylinder, pressure measurements, force measurements, flow visualization, nozzle flows. Modern manufacturing methods and an open-ended laboratory project.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2322 (Aerodynamics 1), AERO 2320 (Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Processes), AERO  2343 (Control Systems)



Course Synopsis: Fundamental concepts of project and operation management in the field of engineering. The challenge of estimating project times and costs, developing project plans and managing risks. Scheduling resources and reducing project duration. Being an effective project manager, managing project teams and managing inter-organizational relations. Approaches that primarily use mathematical models to formulate LP problems and make viable and optimum decisions. Qualitative and quantitative techniques used in forecasting, inventory and project management.

Prerequisites: MATH 1321 (Engineering Mathematics 2)


AERO 3325 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 2                                               

Course Synopsis: Description of aircraft structures and materials, principles of stressed skin construction, bending, shear and torsion of open and closed thin-walled beams, shear centre, warping, structural idealization, analysis of semi-monocoque structures, stress analysis of aircraft components, fuselage and wings under bending, shear and torsion, fuselage frames and wing rib, joints and fittings, elementary aeroelasticity.

Prerequisites:        AERO 3321 (Aircraft Structures 1)




AERO3324 AEROSPACE PROPULSION                                              

Course Synopsis: Introduction to propulsion, basic thrust operations, air breathing system, propellers, fans, rotors, propulsion thermodynamics, cycles, gas turbines, compressors, nozzles, turbojet, turbofan, ramjet, scramjet and rocket engines, propellants and environmental impact.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2322 (Aerodynamics 1)



Course Synopsis: Theory and practical exposure to systems interfacing and their elements, standards and protocols, High level Basic Programming, Introduction to Industry 4.0 Technology, Industrial Automation And Field Devices, Introduction To Industrial IoT Gateway, IoT Configuration Tool, Dashboard For User Interface (HMI), Introduction To Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), PLC Hardware Design, PLC Programming, Network Design And Troubleshooting, PLC And IOT Gateway Integration, IOT Communication Protocol, Introduction to IoT Mobile Application and Development, Introduction To Cloud Computing.

Prerequisite:          MECH 2241 (Instrumentation and Measurement), EECE 1317 (Engineering Programming)


AERO 3327         AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN                            

Course Synopsis: Preliminary estimate of take-off weight, wing loading, main wing design, fuselage design, horizontal and vertical tail design, engine selection, takeoff and landing, enhanced lift design, structure and material, static stability and control, cost estimate, case study, introduction spacecraft design.

Prerequisites:        AERO 3220 (Flight Mechanics)


MECH 3140         ENGINEERING DESIGN IDEATION                       

Course Synopsis: The course is aimed to develop students’ capabilities in structured problem solving within an industry context. It brings in industrial familiarization through literature search, invited industrial speakers and industrial visit. Students work in groups on problem identification where they reflect and draw on knowledge that have been previously gained in engineering and non-engineering courses. It is designed to help students develop the logical path entailing developing logical argument that links observed problem to its root cause and eventually to a solution. The course integrates critical thinking skills, professional skills and technical skills, to construct meaningful problem formulation and a proposed solution, and present it in white paper write up and oral presentation.

Prerequisites:        Third year standing



Course Synopsis: Basic principles of engineering economics and management, organizational vision and mission, management functions, behaviour of people and corporate culture, motivation, leadership, organisational structures and change, functions and activities of human resource management, break-even point, depreciation, investment analyses, cost and financial management, ethical and Islamic perspectives in engineering economics and management.

Prerequisites: MFGA 2305 (Project and Operations Management)



Course Synopsis: The Engineering Industrial Training Programme is to expose students to the actual working environment at a relevant organization or industry. This exposure will develop students’ skills in applying engineering knowledge, solving problems, work ethics, communication, management, and teamwork.  The programme will also help to establish a close relationship between the industry and university.

Prerequisites:        CGPA 2.0 and above, Completed at least 90 Credit Hours, and fulfilment of course requirements.


MECH 4300         INTEGRATED DESIGN PROJECT                          

Course Synopsis: Integrated design project (IDP) provides students with an experiential learning of design process where students follow design thinking framework to provide a solution to a real-world problem. The course is a team-based project where students work in groups to apply their knowledge and skills to gain significant experience in developing, designing, analyzing, prototyping, and verifying their design, together with a basic business plan. A faculty advisor is assigned to each group to supervise and guide the project implementation. The lecture component provides students with key concepts in the design process, specific knowledge and skills on design and project management whereas the laboratory component allows students to brainstorm, propose ideas, design, evaluate performance of the proposed design, and verify the attainment of design objectives. 

Prerequisites:        MFGA 2305 (Project and Ops. Mngmnt), MECH 3140 (Engineering Design Ideation)


AERO 4322         FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL                    

Course Synopsis: Static stability and control,  review of aircraft nonlinear equations of motion, small disturbance theory, aircraft linear equations motion, dynamic stability coefficients and derivatives, longitudinal and lateral motion, response of open loop control, closed loop control; speed control, lateral control, and altitude control, autopilot design using classical and modern control system. Flight control programming using commonly used industry software (Simulink and Python).

Prerequisites: AERO  3220 (Flight Mechanics), AERO  2343 (Control Systems)


AERO 4122         AEROSPACE ENGINEERING LAB 3                       

Course Synopsis: Experiments related to dynamics and control of spacecraft using Quanser rotary experimental setup that includes system modeling, analysis, design, testing, and autonomous control. Propulsion experiments to assess the performance of ramjet and pulse jet engines. This includes measurement of airflow rate, fuel flow rate, thrust, and specific fuel consumption.  Structural buckling, deflection of asymmetric cantilever beam, Shear center of open sections, Experimental design projects.

Prerequisites: AERO 3324 (Aerospace Propulsion), AERO 3325 (Aircraft Structures 2)

Co-requisite: AERO 4342 (Spacecraft Dynamics and Control)



Course Synopsis: The course reviews the equation of spacecraft motion and spacecraft control, spacecraft attitude actuators and the attitude control architectures will be discussed together with the attitude actuators/sensors, modeling of the attitude actuators will be also focused.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2343(Control Systems), AERO 2326 (Space Mechanics)



AERO 4200         FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1                                         

Course Synopsis: This course requires the implementation of the engineering knowledge learnt in the theoretical and practical classes. Final Year Project 1 involves planning and having a comprehensive understanding of the project through literature review. From the literature review the student should be able to come up with a clear problem statement and objectives that ultimately leads to a solid methodology. During the semester, the student will be presenting his/her proposal and at the end of the semester, the student is to produce a report.   

Prerequisites:        4th Year Standing


AERO 4400         FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2                                         

Course Synopsis: Implementation of the engineering knowledge learnt in the theoretical and practical classes. The projects involve design, fabrication, experimental investigation, simulation, computer-based study, literature review, construction and operation of mechanical system and to develop new products or system

Prerequisites:        AERO 4200 (Final Year Project 1)



Course Synopsis: This course focuses on engineering professional ethics from Islamic perspective. The central theme of this course is Engineering Professionalism with Islamic ethical foundations. The course also focuses on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that may affect human lives and the ecological system. Issues of sustainability affecting the social, environment and economic with IR 4.0 challenges is also covered. Finally, the responsibility of the engineer towards his profession, society and international community is addressed through university social responsibility (USR) activities.

Prerequisites:        UNGS 2380 (Ethics and Fiqh of Contemporary Issues)


AERO 4260         HELICOPTER AERODYNAMICS                            

Course Synopsis: History of helicopter flight, fundamental of rotor aerodynamics, momentum theory, blade element theory, rotating blade motion, helicopter performance, conceptual design of helicopter, rotor airfoil aerodynamics, dynamic stall, rotor wakes and tip vortices, helicopter noise and noise reduction techniques.

Prerequisites:        AERO  3326 (Aerodynamics 2)


AERO 4262         ROCKET PROPULSION                                           

Course Synopsis: Classification of rocket propulsion, nozzle theory and thermodynamic relations, heat transfer, flight performance, liquid propellant rocket engine system and components, solid propellant rocket engine system and components, thrust vector control, selection of rocket propulsion system, and rocket testing.

Prerequisites:        AERO 3324 (Aerospace Propulsion)


AERO 4263         AEROELASTICITY                                                   

Course Synopsis: Beam torsional-flexural oscillation, aeroelastic oscillation; thin airfoil aerodynamic theory, coupled aerodynamic-structure equation, aeroelastic instability, divergence, control reversal, flutter phenomenon, flutter analysis, airworthiness standard on aeroelasticity.

Prerequisites:        AERO  3325 (Aircraft Structures 2)



Course Synopsis: General principles of Nondestructive Testing, Eddy current, Liquid penetrants, Magnetic particle inspection, Radiography, Ultrasonic, Other NDT methods, Nondestructive testing standards and specifications.

Pre-requisites: None


AERO 4287         COMPOSITE STRUCTURES                                    

Course Synopsis: Fiber matrix, composite materials, mechanical properties, macro-mechanical and micro-mechanical properties, fabrication methods, failure theories, laminate structure and lamination theory.

Prerequisites: MECH  2342 (Mechanics of Materials)




Course Synopsis: This course introduces various types of advanced composites for aerospace engineering, including advance fibrous architecture, metal and ceramic matrix composites, fibre-reinforced laminates, sandwiched composites, braided composites, polymer nanocomposites, multiscale composites, self-sensing and self-healing composites, and carbon-carbon composites. The concept, principles, processes, production methods, properties and applications of the composites are discussed. The course finally concludes with the design strategy, methods and tools for composite products and available testing methods for the composites.

Prerequisites:        AERO 2320 (Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Process).




Course Synopsis: System view of spacecraft, space environment and its effect on design, dynamics of spacecraft, celestial mechanics, mission analysis, propulsion systems, launch vehicles, spacecraft structures, attitude control, thermal control of spacecraft, space craft mechanisms, electrical power systems, spacecraft electromagnetic compatibility engineering, product assurance, telecommunications and ground stations.

Prerequisite: AERO  2326 (Space Mechanics)



Course Synopsis: Manufacturing processes for aircraft components include broad activities consisting of multiple materials processing technologies. This course focuses on manufacturing process technologies exclusively for fabricating major aircraft components. Topics covered with a balanced perspective on the relevant fundamentals of aircraft manufacturing. The topics include aircraft materials and classifications, manufacturing principles and processes, cold and hot forming, machining and post-machining, and composites manufacturing.

Prerequisite:          AERO 2320 (Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing Process).