Aerospace Engineering

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program provides students with a transformative education focusing on technologies and systems significant to the design and development of aerospace vehicles. The program explores not just the design and manufacture of aircraft but of spacecraft as well. Knowledge of aerodynamics, aerostructures and materials, propulsion systems, and flight mechanics and controls are important in completing the course. Related astrophysics courses will also be explored to reinforce the understanding of the students on the earth’s atmosphere and the outer space. Future graduates of this program will be enabled to produce quality designs and undergraduate research output or technical paper relevant to aerospace engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Ateneo de Davao University, Aerospace Engineering graduates will:

  1. Excel in the corresponding technical competencies expected for the following fields of specialization:
    • Spacecraft Research and Development
    • Spacecraft design and manufacture
    • Spacecraft maintenance and operation
    • Aerospace education and training
    • Aviation technology entrepreneurship
  2. Seek new knowledge by engaging in industry-relevant research using updated and appropriate technology;
  3. Engage in efforts towards personal and professional growth in the context of life-long learning;
  4. Exhibit discerning leadership marked by clear communication and effective collaboration; and
  5. Live out Filipino and Christian values by the ethical practice of their professional expertise in the pursuit of the common good.

Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the students shall have the ability:

a. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve complex aerospace engineering problems;
b. Design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data and to simulate process;
c. Design a system, improve, innovate, and to supervise systems or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, in accordance with standards;
d. Function in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
e. Identify, formulate, and solve complex aerospace engineering problems;
f. Understand the professional and ethical responsibility;
g. Communicate effectively aerospace engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large;
h. Understand the impact of aerospace engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
i. Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning;
j. Know contemporary issues;
k. Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering practice;
l. Know and understand engineering and management principles as a member and leader of a team, and to manage projects in a multi-disciplinary environment; and
m. Apply acquired aerospace engineering knowledge and skills for national development

Faculty

Chair: Dr. Rogel Mari D. Sese