Graduation Projects design courses are ditributed on 2-semester activities for 4 credit hours that are conducted in groups of 2-4 students, with each group supervised by one or more faculty members. The program objectives align with the program outcomes and learning that culminates in our Graduation Projects design courses. The Graduation Projects design courses are used to guarantee each of the AE POs is met. In the Graduation Projects design courses, students are able to successfully practice aeronautical engineering and be able to take that success to serve national and international industries and government agencies. The graduates obtain the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally as individuals or in teams in aeronautical engineering practice or in graduate schools through both our individual courses and in Graduation Projects design courses. Also in these Graduation Projects design courses the students are prepared for personal and professional success with an understanding and appreciation of ethical behavior, social responsibility, and diversity, both as individuals and in teamwork environments.
Typical projects in Aeronautical Engineering involve a review of state-of-the-art designs for the targeted aeronautical engineering process, and combine engineering analysis and design with experimental work and/or simulation work to provide needed information relevant to the specific constraints of the process. During the first semester each group of students are required to complete a literature review, perform the engineering analysis, and provide an initial design for their project. In the second term, they are expected to optimize their designs and perform the Economic, Health/Safety/and Environmental (HS &E) Impact, and other implications of their design.