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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 216 Engines and Systems

Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces piston and turbine aircraft engines and associated systems. Topics include aircraft hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, air conditioning, and pressurization systems along with the theory of engine operations, including power and thrust computations. Upon completion, students should be able to apply principles of engine and systems operation.

Course is typically offered in Fall.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Summarize the operation principals of reciprocating engines.
  2. Summarize the operation principals of turbine engines.
  3. Summarize the operation principles of propeller systems.
  4. Identify the components of reciprocating engines.
  5. Identify the components of turbine engines.
  6. Identify the components of propeller systems.
  7. Explain the operation of different aircraft systems in use today.