Course Introduction / Overview
This is an ideal degree for anyone considering an engineering career in aviation. It will prepare you to work in design, airworthiness, aviation management, logistics, systems integration, support, manufacturing, and aircraft maintenance and air transport economics.
Studies include aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science and the performance of aircraft. Through practical work in laboratories and workshops, you’ll apply the engineering principles you learn.
This degree will also develop career skills such as effective communication, presentation, team-working, and planning and project management.
This is a 03 years Full Time learning process and First two years of study delivered at AAC in Sri Lanka and Third / Final year of study is conducted at Kingston University in London, United Kingdom
Following modules will be completed during the first two years of the programme at Asian Aviation Centre.
In year 1, you will acquire the fundamental engineering knowledge and skills building a solid foundation for students to undertake a deeper study in year 2. You will have the opportunity to carry out hands-on practical work in laboratories and workshops throughout the programme. Most modules are designed to develop key employability skills such as communication, presentation, team-working, and planning and project management.
1. Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacture (30 credits)
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with a flavour of what is involved in engineering design and to develop the good academic and professional practice needed to succeed during the course and attain professional status.
The module introduces the key aspects involved in:
• planning a project from start to finish,
• design processes incorporating a sustainability agenda,
• building an awareness of the interactions across various disciplines,
• regulatory frameworks and Health and Safety procedures.
The module develops good academic and professional practice by developing skills in self-reflection and recording professional development. The basic principles of measurement and manufacturing processes in a workshop and testing environment are also addressed in the module.
2. Structures and Engineering Materials
The module introduces you to the fundamentals of structural analysis (statics and dynamics) and the mechanical behaviour of a broad range of engineering materials. The mechanics part provides an understanding of the behaviour of particles and rigid bodies whilst stationary and in motion. Bodies such as trusses in equilibrium are studied and the external and internal parameters such as force, moment, stress, strain, etc. are defined and calculated. The analysis of structural components will be developed with theoretical and numerical skills that are necessary in the design of real world structures. This section also introduces the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies with their engineering applications. Material test methods will be used to determine the deformations and failures of the various engineering materials. A selection of materials for engineering applications, such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, will be studied including their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment. The module is primarily delivered through lectures supported by tutorial sessions and laboratories.
3. Engineering Mathematics and Computing Applications
The aim of this module is to provide a thorough background in engineering mathematics and equip you with the mathematical skills essential for solving engineering problems. The module also introduces the use of computing methods in engineering. The mathematics part comprises algebra, functions, logarithms, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations and vectors. The computing part covers the use of software for problem solving, visualisation and data representation. The emphasis is on using mathematical and computational tools to solve engineering problems.
4. Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Science
This module introduces you to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and engineering science. Taught to mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering students, it will use this broad audience to enhance a collaborative learning environment. The fluid mechanics section will cover the fundamental properties of fluids and the main basic conservation equations used and their engineering applications. It also introduces the concept of dimensions and the SI units of measurement. The engineering science section will consider subject areas relevant to each discipline. For mechanical and aerospace engineering students it will introduce thermodynamics and electrical engineering and for civil engineering students it will consider soil mechanics. The thermodynamics topic covers the key concepts of system, work, heat and the main thermodynamics laws with special reference to their engineering applications. The electrical engineering section covers the basic concepts and electrical quantities such as charge, current, resistance, voltage, power and energy before looking at fundamental electrical components and how they can be incorporated into both AC and DC circuits. The soil mechanics topic will introduce the fundamental properties of soils and their essential aspects.
In year 2, you will study the engineering principles underpinning aircraft technologies such as aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science and performance of aircraft. You will also study aircraft maintenance operations, aircraft systems, airworthiness and air transport economics.
1. Aerospace Engineering
This module covers aerodynamics, propulsion, the application of advanced engineering materials in the design of aerospace components, and introduction to virtual design methods (FEM and FEA). It considers both low speed and high-speed aerodynamics of aircraft. It starts with low- speed aerodynamics, discussing the fundamental principles of fluid flow and aerofoil properties. Then it introduces the concept of basic propulsion, aerodynamic principles, boundary layer flows and high-speed compressible flows. The approach to design and materials selection are demonstrated and areas of the design process are methodically examined. Aspects of the design process that are particular to aerospace components and assemblies are emphasized, along with the terminology associated with typical engineering design tools. The module is primarily delivered through interactive lectures, tutorials, and problem-solving, flipped classes. The laboratories include a large wind tunnel, material testing, flight simulation and FEA computing laboratories.
2. Aircraft Systems
This module is designed to give you a broad understanding of the operation of the major systems typically found on an aircraft. It will use a systems engineering perspective to look at the interaction of the systems. It will also review the maintenance requirements of these systems and more generally how aircraft maintenance is planned, delivered and regulated.
3. Engineering Project Management
The module includes principles and commercial practices for the management of engineering projects and related wider business operations. The nature of project engineering and business management is considered in the context of quality, time, risk and sustainability aspects. The module is contextualised for mechanical and automotive professionals to promote and broaden knowledge of how companies and organisations work in the project and business environment. This module continues effective team working as well as developing interpersonal skills.
4. Electronic Systems, Control and Computing
This module deals with advanced electronic systems and concepts from classical control, including feedback control systems and analysis of their response and the effects of the feedback loop. The content of this module is informed by the research performed by the teaching team. In order to improve students’ employability, a range of engineering programming tools are used to model and analyse the performance of engineering systems, enabling learning of the functionality of control analysis and design software.
On completion of the second year studies you will proceed to Kingston University – London
, United Kingdom to complete the third year studies and graduate.
In year 3 you will study aircraft maintenance operations, aircraft systems, airworthiness and air transport economics.
1. Aerospace Technology
This module is designed for students from a range of aerospace-related programmes. It provides an understanding of how the principles of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials science all determine the configuration and performance of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
2. Aircraft Maintenance Operations
This module is designed to encourage independent learning and develop the skills required of those holding senior posts in the aviation industry; particularly in the field of aircraft maintenance. It therefore provides an ideal opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate a number of intellectual, practical and transferable skills.
The module starts by briefly examining maintenance cost drivers, airline logistic support processes and cooperative logistic support strategies before moving onto project planning. In project planning, the basic processes of determining tasks, writing aims and objectives and estimating time are considered before looking at the planning and mapping of projects using network diagrams and finally network analysis.
The purpose of completing the preparatory studying is to prepare you for what is to follow: a significant group exercise in which you work together to produce a realistic and cost effective maintenance solution for an airline operation. The details of which (routes, flight schedule, aircraft details etc.) are provided by the course team. The project involves reviewing the “scenario” to determine the exact requirements, planning for successful completion of the project, identifying options and determining costs through research, analysing data collected and formulating an evidence-based solution and presenting the findings. As part of the project, you will produce a project plan, do a group presentation, produce a substantial written report, and maintain a project log book.
3. Air Transport Economics
Throughout the course of your studies, you will have so far studied material that has been focused on a specific role or roles within the air transport industry whether it be aircraft design, maintenance, operations or repair and overhaul. The aim of this module is to take a step back and explore how employers within the various sectors of the air transport industry combine all these functions in order to make a profit.
In addition to looking in detail at the overall profit and loss equation:
Traffic x Yield – Output x Cost = Profit or Loss
The module also compares the operation of the air transport market with that in other sectors and, in more general terms, looks at what makes the industry tick. The standard method of recording and reporting financial performance is also considered.
On successful completion of this module, you will not only understand how your future role will contribute to your employer’s success but, should you decide to move away from the air transport sector, you will have a firm grounding in the general economic principles by which all industries operate.
4. Individual Project (Aircraft IEng)
The overarching aim of this individual project module is to provide each student with the opportunity to impress. Working on a topic of their own choosing, the student, with minimal guidance from their supervisor, should apply approximately 300 hours of individual effort into the analysis of a problem and determination of the best solution and/or course of action. The analysis can take a variety of forms ranging from an in-depth comparison of a number of already documented potential solutions to the collection and comparison of experimental and theoretical data. The topic investigated should ideally be of an aircraft maintenance or engineering nature, though other topics may be permitted with the agreement of the module leader.
By completing a capstone project of this type, each student is able to demonstrate that they can draw together the information from all the other teaching and learning on the course and past learning and experience; and through innovation and analysis, demonstrate that they truly are independent learners.
|The Course Management Staff & Teaching Team|
|Director Studies||Wg. Cdr. Sarada Mawitagama SLAF (Ret’d)|
|Registrar||Mr. Dhananjaya Weerasinghe|
|Course Director||Wg. Cdr. Sarada Mawitagama SLAF (Ret’d)|
|Manager Quality Assurance||Mr. Dhananjaya Weerasinghe|
|Course Coordinator||Mr. Mangala Gunawardhana|
|Mr. Anil, B V, (Ex Instructor SLAF)||Intro to Aero Engineering|
|Ms. Dilhani, K A A||Engineering Mathematics and BTech (Hons) (OUSL) Computing, Electronic Systems, Control and Computing|
|Mr. Ferdinandez, C, (Ex Instructor SLAF)||Aerospace Design Methods and Materials Aerospace Engineering|
|Mr. Gunawardhana, E M S, BEng (London), MSc (London)||Intro to Aero Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Design Methods and Materials|
Mr. Kumranayake, D T
BEng (Hons) in Aero Eng Design (Kingston)
MSc in Adv. Manuf. Technology (Portsmouth)
Dip in Quality Mgt. (SLSI)
Mr. Lankapura, W K, BTech (Manuf. Tech)
ND in Production Tech, Adv Dip (C&G)
Structures and Materials
Mr. Mantriratne, H,
(Ex Instructor SLAF)
|Intro to Aero Engineering|
Wg. Cdr. Mawitagama, P S, SLAF (Ret’d)
BSc Eng (KDU)
Materials and Manufacture
Mr. Nimarshana, P H V, BSc (Hons) Eng
BIT (Adv. Dip)
|Engineering and Mechanical Principles|
|Mr. Pushpakumara, G J, (Ex. Instructor SLAF)||Intro to Aero Engineering|
Mr. Sanjeewa, M K I
Diploma in Aero Tech in Airframe Technology
Ex SLAF Technical Instructor / Airframe
|Intro to Aero Engineering|
Mr. Udayakumara, S V, BSc Eng in Materials
Engineering, M Phil
• Three (03) Credit Passes at GCE A/L with Mathematics and Science Subjects equivalent to a minimum of 112 points (UCAS Tariff Table) + Plus Five (5) Credit Passes at GCE O/L Including credit passes for Mathematics and English.
(UCAS Tariff Points: A* – 56 points, A – 48 points, B – 40 Points, C – 32 Points, D – 24Points and S/E – 16Points).
Alternate entry routes
• Engineering foundation – Students with less than 112 points may get through a foundation programme (Engineering Foundation pathway to BSc. (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering)
• Students with other equivalent or qualifications may be considered as case by case basis
Every year the programme begins in the month of January (around third week) in line with the release of local GCE Advanced Level results.
This is a three year degree programme with 02 + 01 arrangement. First two years of the study programme will be conducted at the Asian Aviation Centre, Colombo Airport, Ratmalana in Sri Lanka.
For the third and final year of studies, students would have to proceed to Kingston University, London, United Kingdom and graduate.
Students may progress to further studies or make use of the currently available two years post study work visa programme to stay back and continue to work in United Kingdom.
Fees and Payment Structure (All payments are subjected to Government Tax)
01st & 02nd Year Total LKR 1,717,000.00 + £1,500.00
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