Current Trends in Aerospace

Module code: EG7411

This module is based on a series of lectures delivered by Rolls Royce design engineers, from the aerospace engine division. Students get a first-hand insight of the aircraft engine design process, from concept, through detailed design, manufacturing, and life-long support. Specific lectures on manufacturing, control, aerodynamics, heat management, fan blade testing, and component life monitoring cover the state of art and give future perspectives in these areas. Students conduct further independent learning on these topics by directed reading from a reading list and from complementary information sources.


  • 13 hours of lectures
  • 137 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2.5 hours (70%)