BS Aerospace and Avionics
BSAA Curriculum
Overview


This program is another initiative by SST. The school offers program with BS degree in Aerospace and Avionics (BS-AA) in partnership with Hybrid Aviation, Walton Airport Lahore. The undergraduate (BS) degree programs at SST are semester-based four-years. BS-AA offers students the opportunity for professional careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. It will prepare them to amicably apply engineering principles, processes and practices to design, analyze and develop avionics systems and their operational maintenance and management. Aerospace engineering is a field where state-of-the-art technologies are applied every day. It is an exciting profession with outstanding career opportunities in which physical sciences, mathematics and computers are combined in the design of air and space vehicle systems and components to achieve high performance with limited size and weight. This requires aerospace engineers to constantly develop and apply the most advanced technologies. The growth of aviation across globe offers numerous opportunities in high paying positions for the aviation engineers.


Aim and Objectives of the Program

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Avionics Systems is to produce graduates who are ready for constructive roles in society, who qualify for entry-level engineering jobs in the aerospace industry or aviation-related fields and for admission to graduate programs in aerospace engineering or related engineering fields, and who are prepared to continue learning throughout their lives. The program is designed to fulfill the needs of Aviation Industry by linking academia with the aviation industry. The program is designed to provide the students with a solid and applied knowledge of basic sciences, mathematics and engineering. The program is based on the fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Electronics/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering with additional courses in Avionics and Aerospace and practical experience on state of the art avionics and aircraft systems on Hybrid Aviation’s aircrafts. Our expert full-time faculty members have a high level of enthusiasm and accessibility and a strong dedication to excellence in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Curriculum and research activities focus on fundamental and advanced topics organized within gas dynamics, structures, and dynamics, composites & control specialties. The program is designed to teach students Avionics systems used in modern aircraft and Aerospace systems along with necessary theory classes linked with hands-on experiments and laboratory facilities.

The Goals

The goal of the Aerospace and Avionics Program is to prepare the engineering student for a career with wide-ranging opportunities in research, development, design, production, sales, and management in the aerospace industry and in the many related industries which are involved with the solution of multi-disciplinary, advanced technology problems. The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Avionics Systems is to produce graduates who are ready for constructive roles in society, who qualify for entry level engineering jobs in the aerospace industry or aviation-related fields and for admission to graduate programs in aerospace engineering or related engineering fields, and who are prepared to continue learning throughout their lives. The program is designed to fulfill the needs of Aviation Industry by linking academia with the aviation industry. The program is designed to provide the students with a solid and applied knowledge of basic sciences, mathematics and engineering. The program is based on the fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Electronics/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering with additional courses in Avionics and Aerospace and practical experience on state of the art avionics and aircraft systems on Hybrid Aviation's Aircrafts. Our full-time faculty members have a high level of enthusiasm and accessibility and a strong dedication to excellence in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Curriculum and research activities focus on fundamental and advanced topics organized within aerodynamics, structures, control and stability. The program is designed to teach students Avionics systems used in modern aircraft and Aerospace systems along with necessary theory classes linked with hands-on experiments and laboratory facilities.
After completing the degree a students will have

  • Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze systems and interpret data
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Broad education necessary to understand impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications to Aerospace and Avionics Systems
  • Knowledge of mathematics and basic engineering sciences necessary to carry out analysis and design appropriate to Aerospace and Avionics Systems.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics.
  • Hands-on experience with Hybrid Aviation resulting in issue of LWTR (license Without Type Rating) from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Pakistan.

 

Why degree in Aerospace and Avionics

Flight vehicles undergo severe conditions such as extreme changes in atmospheric pressure and temperature, with structural loads applied upon vehicle components. Consequently, they are usually the products of various technological and engineering disciplines including aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics, materials science, structural analysis and manufacturing. These technologies are collectively known as aerospace engineering. Because of the complexity of the field, aerospace engineering is conducted by a team of engineers, each specializing in their own branches of science. The development and manufacturing of a modern flight vehicle is an extremely complex process and demands careful balance and compromise between abilities, design, available technology and costs. Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. Aerospace engineers develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space. Avionics covers the internal sensors and control systems within aircraft: from airborne communication and navigation systems to ‘stealth’ aircraft design and flight control systems. Avionics becomes more and more important as aircraft get more sophisticated. In fact the avionics in most aircraft will be upgraded several times during the life of the airframe. This makes avionics one of the most important sectors in the aerospace industry. You will gain hands-on experience in getting things to work, whilst improving your numeracy and communication skills. Our approach is to enable you to mature through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. Students take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation.


Career opportunities

The constant demand for the renewing of aircraft and the increase in the complexity of aircraft systems leads to a demand for aerospace systems engineers, with a wide spectrum of career opportunities in the fields of software and hardware design, simulation and expert systems. The program aims to provide a graduate with all of the necessary technical knowledge to work in a variety of disciplines associated with avionic systems: radar systems, GPS/inertial navigation systems, guidance and control, and avionics systems design. Typical careers include:

  • Avionic System Design Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Radio Frequency Engineer
  • Aerospace Consultant
  • Microwave Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Landing Gear Engineer
  • Aviation Engineer
  • Wind tunnel Operator
  • Stress Engineer / Structural Engineer
  • Communication Engineer
  • CFD ( Computational Fluid Dynamics)  application engineer

Areas of Specialization

  • Aerospace Vehicle Performance
  • Avionics Systems
  • Structural Design and Analysis
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control
  • Aerodynamics/Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

 

BS Aerospace and Avionics
Semester-wise distribution of Courses

 

1ST Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code Course Title CH Code Course Title CH
MA-100  Calculus-I 3 MA-103 Calculus-II 3
NS-113 Chemistry for Engineers 2+1 EE-306 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
EN-110 English-I 3 AE-120 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 2
AE-105 Computer Aided Drafting 0+2 HM-104 Character Building 1
CS-141 Programming Fundamentals 0+1 ME-105 Applied Mechanics -Statics 3
SS-171 Pakistan Studies 2 EE-111 Circuit Analysis    3+1
ME-104 Workshop Technology-I 0+½ HM-150 Islamic Studies 2
Total 15.5 Total 18
2nd Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code Course Title CH Code Course Title CH
NS-125 Applied Physics 3+1 AE-235 Compressible Aerodynamics 4
ME-322 Applied Thermodynamics 3 AE-222 Digital Systems Design with Microcontrollers 4
AE-208 Incompressible Aerodynamics 3 EE-310 Electromagnetics 3
AE-210 Mechanics of Materials 3 AE-226 Aerospace Structures-I 3
MA-230 Differential Equations 3 AE-230 Applied Mechanics- Dynamics 3
EE-219 Digital Logic Design 3+1      
Total 20 Total 17
3rd Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code Course Title CH Code Course Title CH
AE-316 Electronic Devices and Circuits 2 AE-320 Antenna Engineering 3
AE-305 Aerothermodynamics 3 AE-322 RF and Microwave devices 2+1
EE-324 Control Systems 3+1 AE-324 Communication Theory 3
AE-310 Aerospace Structures-II 4 AE-328 Flight Stability and Control 3
MA-233 Complex Variables and Transforms 3 AE-327 Aerospace Instrumentation 3
EE-312 Signals and Systems 3+1 EN-201 Communication Skills 2
Total 20 Total 17
4th Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Code Course Title CH Code Course Title CH
AE-405 Radar System Engineering 2+1 MS-410 Operations Management 2+½
EN-325 Technical Report Writing 3 MT-201 Leadership Skills 1+0
AE-406 Aero Vehicle Design 1+2 MS-215 Engineering Ethics 3+0
AE-XXX Elective-I 3+0 AE-XXX Elective-II 3+0
AE-491 Senior Design Project-I 0+3 AE-492 Senior Design Project - II 0+3
EE-418 Digital Signal Processing 4 AE-431 Avionics Systems Design 1+2
Total 19 Total 15.5
Total Credit Hours: 142

 

List of Elective Courses

Elective courses are offered considering the industry demands and university resources. Following is a list of courses that may be offered :

  • Aero vehicle Performance
  • Guidance Navigation and Control
  • Embedded Systems
  • Air-Traffic Control and Aviation Management
  • Communication Systems
  • Data Communication and Networks
  • Engineering Management
  • Wind Tunnel testing
  • Aerospace Vehicle Loading and Structural Analysis
  • Product Design and Development
  • Power Electronics
  • Heat Transfer in Aircrafts
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics of Propulsion
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

Admission Requirements
All applications are evaluated on the basis of merit as determined by their previous academic record and performance in admission test. A general admission test is administered by university.
Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirements
A-Levels or FSc with Physics, Math and Chemistry with minimum 60% marks is required, besides also having obtained 60% marks in Matric/O-Level.
Note: Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in the following can also apply with the above mentioned marks requirement.

  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Instruments
  • Mechanical