Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering

  • Code:ING 339
  • Credits3.5
  • Requirements:110 credits

Advancement in the aerodynamics science support new application of aero technology. Aero technology can be defined as the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve current technology and develop aerial vehicles that are able to fly autonomously and can be apply on different kind of fields.

We expect an easy understanding of aero technology for non-aerodynamic students and an opportunity to discover how deeply aero technology is related to every day´s life

This course should be taken by students and professionals who want to be involved in the Aeronautical and Aerospace industry. Also, professionals who want to know more about unmanned aerial systems and understand how this system works and can be apply to satisfy different kinds of industrial services.

The main objective of this course is to introduce the students to the basic concepts in aerodynamics that allow understanding of the scientific concepts behind the development of flying machines that are very complex and required different engineering disciplines to achieve an optimum performance.

Also we will talk about:

  • How to use your skills and knowledge on your own majors in the aeronautical field.
  • Current regulation on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for commercial uses.
  • Different types of sensors that are common use on unmanned vehicles
  • Mission planning for unmanned vehicles applications

Code:  ING339

Credits: 3.5

Requirements: 110 credits



Carlos Saito
Aeronautical Engineer – UAV Developer
United States Air Force Academy