5518 Aerospace Engineering

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2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum
Counts as: 
A directed elective or elective for all diplomas
Course Description: 

Aerospace Engineering should provide students with the fundamental knowledge and experience to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to the design, development, and evolution of aircraft, space vehicles and their operating systems. Emphasis should include investigation and research on flight characteristics, analysis of aerodynamic design, and impact of this technology on the environment. Classroom instruction should provide creative thinking and problem-solving activities using software that allows students to design, test, and evaluate a variety of air and space vehicles, their systems, and launching, guidance and control procedures. NOTE: This course aligns with the PLTW Aerospace Engineering curriculum. Use of the PLTW curriculum may require additional training and membership in the PLTW network. 

Local Learning Opportunities
Recommended Grade: 
Grade 11
Grade 12
Industry or Service: 
Program Type: 
Next Level Programs of Study Courses
Course Code: 
Required Prerequisites: 
Introduction to Engineering Design and/or Principles of Engineering
Recommended Prerequisites: 
Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course