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Aircraft propulsion

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Patrick HENDRICK (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

Study of the different gas turbine cycles and their applications followed by the study of their various components (modules)

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

Understand why differents engine cycles exist, the way they work and the characteristics and sizing of their components

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Required and corequired courses

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical lectures + exercises + video's

Contribution to the teaching profile

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes

  • Present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience

  • Has a broad scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to design, produce and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems with a focus on products, systems and services.

  • Has an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems.

Other information


Patrick HENDRICK Tél. : 02/650 26 58 Email : Patrick.hendrick@ulb.ac.be


Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other