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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aircraft Systems Engineering (Fall 2005)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare

Overview

Course Features
  • Video lectures
  • Captions/transcript
  • Demonstration - video
  • Image galleries
  • Lecture notes
  • Projects (no examples)
Course Highlights

This course was administrated by shuttle astronaut and MIT Professor Jeff Hoffman and Professor Aaron Cohen, who was the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project Manager.Guest speakers providethe majority of the content invideo lectures, discussing topics such as system design, accident investigation, and the future of NASA's space mission.

Course Description

16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are delivered. For the Fall 2005 term, the class focuses on a systems engineering analysis of the Space Shuttle. It offers study of both design and operations of the shuttle, with frequent lectures by outside experts. Students choose specific shuttle systems for detailed analysis and develop new subsystem designs using state of the art technology.

Syllabus

Lec 1 | MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005.
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Shuttle Operations Video | MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005.

Taught by

Prof. Jeffrey Hoffman

Reviews

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  • Muy interesante, los temas son muy buenos, se aprende bastante y me pareció algo muy bueno para aprender
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    thank you for considering me as one of your student . I will believe that it can help me for my future dream .
  • This course gives you the fundamentals you need in understanding the world of Engineering in Aviation.
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    BIR SINGH JANGRA
    Aircraft Systems Engineering is a branch of aerospace engineering that deals with the design, development, and maintenance of systems and equipment used in aircraft. These systems can include propulsion systems, flight control systems, navigation systems,...
  • Mohsiul Mumit Alik
    Commercial aviation systems engineering (SE) delivers a set of requirements and procedures specific to the commercial aircraft sector. SE can be used in the design of original, derivative, and change-based aircraft. Beyond the actual aircraft, the idea of an aircraft system applies. Modern procedures incorporate the aircraft architectural hierarchy. The life-cycle functions of aircraft are similar to conventional life-cycle functions. The requirements and functions at the aircraft and subsystem levels can be flown from the aircraft level functions. Performance, safety, affordability, dependability, and weight requirements all deserve more consideration than others, though not necessarily in that order.
  • studying aerospace engineering can be a challenging but highly rewarding experience. It is a field that offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and it is an essential part of the transportation industry. If you are interested in pursuing a career in aerospace engineering, it is important to be dedicated and committed to your studies, and to be willing to put in the hard work and long hours required to succeed. This course is helpful for those who want to pursue their career in aviation field.
  • studying aerospace engineering can be a challenging but highly rewarding experience. It is a field that offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and it is an essential part of the transportation industry. If you are interested in pursuing a career in aerospace engineering, it is important to be dedicated and committed to your studies, and to be willing to put in the hard work and long hours required to succeed. This course is helpful for those who want to pursue their career in aviation field.
  • This was an awesome course and I would recommend it to anyone in the aviation industry. It gave a detailed insight to systems engineering and a fundamental base line as a whole. Additionally, its gives a unique teaching moment from high level professionals within the air and space industry who have been doing it for awhile.
  • Ilyas Kypshak
    A very good course that can help a lot of people to understand what rockets are, how they work. Lectures themselves can be boring, but they help well. The course tells in detail about the rocket structure about why and where the engines are located . Satellites and space physics are described in detail
  • Yasir Zaman
    hi very nice and i learned a lot of things good I had the pleasure of interacting with while he was my professor at Oxford University. He is very knowledgeable and has a knack for teaching. In class, I learned more than I imagined possible, and it was all thanks to his excellent teaching methods.
  • Prabhpreet Singh Bhatti
    I had the pleasure of learning from the best in their field while It is very knowledgeable and has a knack for teaching. In class, I learned more than I imagined possible, and it was all thanks to his excellent teaching methods.
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    سعيد العمودي
    This course is very good and rich in information and gives the person more culture in his field and helps in improving his awareness and is also very useful for the person
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    Sameer Pawar
    All good and informative for a basic understanding of Aircraft Systems Engineering. All good and informative for a basic understanding of Aircraft Systems Engineering.
  • Deon Tadiwanashe Manyengawana
    It’s really straight the the point,really beneficial to students learning about this particular subjects to understand the fundamentals of aviation etc...
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    DIEGO ALBARRACIN
    well done for me it was a good course, I have a doubt about How can I get my certificate? however it is a good way to learn some new things in aviation
  • Callum Bace
    Very interesting and capturing course. Gives a good background knowledge into aircraft systems. Only issue was quality of videos but then they are older.

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