The Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) curriculum at NUS is where you are equipped with a blend of analytical, computational and experimental skills for a professional career in the aerospace industry. You learn advanced concepts of flight, structures, propulsion and control, and apply these in our state-of the-art laboratories with extensive testing facilities. You even have opportunities to work on the analysis, design, construction and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Wing-in-Ground Effect crafts (WIG) or flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicles (MAV).
You spend the first two years building a solid foundation in mechanical engineering. Specialisation starts from Stage 3, when you read at least two technical electives from Group A and two from Group B in the list below. In Stage 4, you select a final-year-project (FYP) that is related to aeronautical engineering. Besides being assessed through the usual FYP dissertation and oral presentations, you also present your work in a poster session.
You will receive a separate certificate of specialisation, in addition to your B.Eng. (ME) degree scroll. You will be able to apply the essential understanding and skill sets you have developed to the analysis, design, manufacture, maintenance, operation and support of aerial vehicles and systems. The versatility of your training in mechanical engineering will also enable you to pursue a career in many other fields, in addition to those related specifically to aeronautical engineering.
Aeronautics is one of the most technologically advanced engineering areas, and the Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation is a premier pathway for select students. You may apply for admission either at the point of entry into the NUS B.Eng. (ME) programme, or later in Stage 3 of your studies in ME. Your selection to and continuation in the specialisation is based on overall merit, as well as your aptitude in related foundational modules.
Students in Aeronautical specialisation ARE EXPECTED to fulfil the following requirements:-
The Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation is the education pillar of the Centre for Aerospace Engineering (CAE), a comprehensive centre for aerospace-focused research, education and outreach activities within the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at NUS. Our partnerships with industry leaders – DSO National Laboratories, SIA Engineering Company and ST Aerospace bring a strong industry relevance to our education content. Our partners offer guest lectures in this specialisation, as well as exclusive site visits. There are also prospects for internships, and collaboration in design and research projects.