Course Code: SPST611 Course ID: 4034 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is an introduction to aircraft propulsion systems, including their design and development, turbo propulsion combustion technology, engine/airframe performance matching, inlets and inlet/engine integration, exhaust nozzle aerodynamics, engine operability, and aeroelasticity and unsteady aerodynamics IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS I BEFORE TAKING THIS COURSE.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- CO-1: Understand the concepts and applications of propulsion theory
- CO-2: Apply critical thinking skill to the analysis of propulsion theory
- CO-3: Apply propulsion theory and equations to real-world scenarios
- CO-4: Evaluate propulsion issues associated with subsonic, transonic and supersonic flight
- CO-5: Judge aerodynamic effectiveness of various propulsion designs and combinations
- CO-6: Demonstrate graduate-level critical thinking and writing
Grades for this course will be based on the following grading instruments. You must complete all assigned tasks in order to pass the course.
Five times throughout the course, discussion items will be posted within the Forum area of the classroom. Your responses must be between 100-300 words, be in YOUR OWN WORDS (no quotes), well written and grammatically correct. Your responses will clearly show whether you have read assigned classroom readings (listed in this syllabus). Opinions are always welcome… However, postings providing only opinions will be graded accordingly! You must also comment on two other student postings.
Details can be found in the assignments area. The 5 page paper will be due at the end of Week 3 and is worth 8-percent of your total course grade. Your paper must be at least five pages of written material; you can use illustrations, graphs, charts, etc. but the written portion of your paper must be at least 2 pages. Chicago style must be used and be sure to cite ALL facts/sources as you use them!
The four (open book) quizzes are worth a total of 32 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered in the textbooks. Each exam consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have a week to complete each exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the exams without having completed the assigned readings.
The final exam is worth a total of 20 percent of your course grade and will test your knowledge of the terms and concepts covered during the entire course. The exam consists of multiple choice and essay questions. You will have six hours to complete the exam. Although open book, it is literally impossible to pass the final exam without having completed the assigned readings.
Details on the research paper are posted in the assignments area. The 10 page paper will be due at the end of Week 8 and is worth 20-percent of your total course grade. Your paper must be at least 10 pages of written material; you can use illustrations, graphs, charts, etc. but the written portion of your paper must be at least 10 pages. Chicago style must be used and be sure to cite ALL facts/sources as you use them!
All assignments in this course are given to you prior to the due date. The “due date” for all assignments is the week in which the assignment is due. For the purposes of this course, a “week” is defined as the time period between Monday–Sunday. The first week begins on the first day of the semester and ends at 11:59 PM EST the following Sunday.
|Topic #1||2.50 %|
|Topic #2||2.50 %|
|Topic #3||2.50 %|
|Topic #4||2.50 %|
|Topic #5||2.50 %|
|Topic #6||2.50 %|
|Topic #7||2.50 %|
|Topic #8||2.50 %|
|Week 2 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 4 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 6 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Week 7 Quiz||8.00 %|
|Short Paper||8.00 %|
|Short Paper (Week 3)||8.00 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Research Paper (Week 8)||20.00 %|
|Final Exam||20.00 %|
|Final Exam (Week 8)||20.00 %|
|Book Title:||Aircraft Propulsion, 2nd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)|
Not current for future courses.