Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aircraft Propulsion Systems and Applications (Turbine Engines)

Aircraft Propulsion Systems and Applications (Turbine Engines) (AMNT281)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Theory, principles of operation, controls, systems for both propellers and turbine engines are analyzed in this course. (FAR Part 65.)

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Turbine Engine Development and Theory
  • Turbine Engine Design and Construction
  • Turbine Engine Maintenance and Operation
  • Induction and Exhaust Systems
  • Turbine Engine Fuel and Fuel Metering Systems
  • Turbine Engine Ignition and Starting Systems
  • Turbine Engine Lubrication and Cooling Systems
  • Engine Fire Protection Systems
  • Propeller Basic Principles and Theory; Light Aircraft Propellers
  • Feathering Propellers
  • Propeller Auxiliary Systems
  • Propeller Inspection and Maintenance
  • Turboprop Propellers

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the basic theory of jet propulsion and the uses of different types of turbine engines. Define the factors affecting thrust and engine performance. Compute and determine engine thrust. Explain the difference in engine design and construction.
  • Explain the physics of energy transformation in a turbine engine; the types of fuel and fuel controls used in turbine engines.
  • Define the requirements for engine removal and replacement. Explain the general procedures used to remove and replace the turbine engine.
  • Explain the basic inspection requirements for turbine engines and define the types and methods of inspection.
  • Explain the design and types of air entrance ducts used on turbine engines and the different types of exhaust ducts.
  • Explain turbine engine ignition-systems and starter systems.
  • Describe the different types of lubrication systems and components that make up the lubrication system.
  • Explain the requirements for a complete engine fire-protection-system for turbine and reciprocating engines. Define the types of detection systems, extinguishing systems and fire suppression agents.
  • Explain the different types of propellers and their basic construction. Define the operation and performance of the propeller in constant speed range, feathering, unfeathering, and reverse pitch.
  • Explain the inspection and maintenance requirements for propellers. Define the basic steps in inspecting, adjusting, repairing, overhauling, tracking, and maintaining propellers. Explain the operation of propeller governors and propeller auxiliary systems.
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